• Vintage candidates

    Vintage candidates

    We’re getting down to the wire with the presidential primaries. That fact is not lost on the leading candidates, all five of whom recently adopted signature wines to help them get their messages out. We arranged for a tasting and offer this nonpartisan appraisal. Bernie Sanders’ People’s Pinot Well aged, slightly dry with a tendency

  • Bucksport, Ellsworth receive big boosts in state school subsidy; others take a hit

    Bucksport, Ellsworth receive big boosts in state school subsidy; others take a hit

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine Department of Education has released preliminary state aid estimates for local schools in 2017. The forecast is mixed for area districts, though the outlook is sunny and warm in Bucksport and Ellsworth. Regional School Unit 25 (RSU 25), which includes Bucksport, Orland, Verona Island and Prospect, is projected to receive the

  • Schoodic Arts offers Boston museums trip

    Schoodic Arts offers Boston museums trip

    WINTER HARBOR —Schoodic Arts invites Downeast residents to join its April 1-2 trip to see “Gold and the Gods: Jewels of Ancient Nubia” and other shows at the Museum of Fine Arts, cutting-edge art at the Institute of Contemporary Art and The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Departing on a chartered bus at 6

  • Hancock County Dems meeting set

    ELLSWORTH — The public is invited to come to the regular meeting of the Hancock County Democratic Committee on Thursday, Feb. 18, to hear from the Democratic presidential candidates’ representatives and learn about what will be happening at the caucuses on March 6. The meeting will take place from 7-8 p.m. in the theater at

  • Hancock County Jail Log Feb. 1-7

    Hancock County Jail Log Feb. 1-7

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail from Feb. 1 to Feb. 7: James E. Lemoine, 24, Swan’s Island, 18 months for burglary. Jamie A. Alley, 33, Beals, two days for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Dacota D. Dow, 25, Bar Harbor, two days for OUI.

  • Mid-winter soup and chowder event set in Surry

    SURRY — The Surry Community Improvement Association will host a mid-winter soup, chowder and cookie event. The intent is to provide an opportunity for families to get out and have some fun. The event will be open to the public and will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21, at Surry Elementary School.

  • Ellsworth girls’ basketball team

    Ellsworth girls’ basketball team

    ELLSWORTH — Samantha Mason led the Ellsworth High School girls’ basketball team to a 57-44 victory over No. 12-ranked Mattanawcook Academy in Tuesday’s Class B North prelim. Mason scored a game-high 21 points for the fifth-seeded Eagles. Caitlin Bean contributed 12 points, and Madison Card added 10. Ellsworth will play No. 4-ranked Winslow in the