• Campaign launched to save historic Surry school

    Campaign launched to save historic Surry school

    SURRY — A group of residents intends to take ownership of and revitalize the old Surry Schoolhouse, which town fathers had scheduled for demolition. “It has a lot of history for the town,” said Glyneta Thomson, who is chairman of the Old Surry Village Schoolhouse Preservation Group. “It’s been there for 143 years and we

  • Wood bank opens in Bucksport

    Wood bank opens in Bucksport

    BUCKSPORT — Several cords of wood are now available for those in Bucksport, Orland and Verona Island who need heating assistance this winter, after local real estate agent Paul Hansen recently got the area’s first “wood bank” up and running. Housed in the Bucksport transfer station, the wood bank is operating under the umbrella of

  • DVD Review: The Overnight

    DVD Review: The Overnight

    “This is California. Maybe this is what dinner parties are like.” An innocent pizza party turns into a lot more in “The Overnight,” a supposed comedy that one critic aptly referred to as a “hipster horror film.” Alex, Emily and son RJ are a young, middle class family new to Los Angeles from Seattle. Emily

  • Property Transfers Sept. 24 to Sept. 30

    AMHERST Charles R. Ebersol Jr., Torrington, Conn., Personal Representative of the Estate of Elizabeth T. Kenniston, to Donald T. Kenniston, West Cornwall, Conn., land with any and all structures and improvements. Deed of Distribution. Pauline Helen Dowling Wright, Lakeland, Fla., to Pomroy’s Amherst Ventures, L.L.C., Amherst, land with all improvements. Warranty Deed. AURORA Austin G.

  • Stonington lobster boats win four racing titles

    Stonington lobster boats win four racing titles

    STONINGTON — Four Stonington boats were big winners in this summer’s Maine Lobster Boat Racing Association points championship. In Class B, for diesel-powered boats 32 feet and over up to 235 horsepower, the winner was Cory McDonald’s Hello Darlin’ II. In Class E, boats 24 to 33 feet with between 336 and 435 horsepower, the

  • Elver fisherman netted for income tax evasion

    Elver fisherman netted for income tax evasion

    ELLSWORTH — For a while, harvesting elvers must have looked like an expressway to riches, but for at least one fisherman who ignored the highway signs it was a quick road to the slammer. On Thursday, Maine Attorney General Janet Mills announced that Waldoboro elver fisherman Paul L. Griffin Jr., 44, would spend 90 days

  • Journal celebrates Maine’s native plants

    Journal celebrates Maine’s native plants

    Gardeners and other citizens who treasure Maine’s native flora will delight in Wild Seed: Returning Native Plants to the Maine Landscape. The Wild Seed Project, a Blue Hill-based, nonprofit group, publishes the newly launched annual journal. The 80-page publication’s contents include an in-depth piece about coastal Maine forests’ past and future by The Chewonki Foundation’s

  • Violent Connecticut street gang tied to Maine cocaine, heroin distribution

    BANGOR — Members of a violent Connecticut street gang that allegedly trafficked drugs to the Bangor area have been charged with federal murder, racketeering, firearms, narcotics and money laundering offenses. U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Special Agent in Charge Daniel J. Kumor and New Haven Police Chief