• Ellsworth American opens weekend newsstand

    Ellsworth American opens weekend newsstand

    ELLSWORTH — Starting this Saturday morning at 7, The Ellsworth American at 30 Water St. will sell newspapers as well as a wide selection of in-county, in-state and out-of-state papers. The storefront newsstand also will be open Sundays from 8 a.m. until 1 with a selection of Sunday papers. The weekend newsstand initiative comes in

  • Maine elver fishermen see quota cut

    Maine elver fishermen see quota cut

    ELLSWORTH — Maine elver harvesters will see their aggregate allowable landings quota cut by more than 2,000 pounds per year beginning in 2015 and continuing through the 2017 fishing season, Meeting in Connecticut on Monday, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s American Eel Management Board set an annual landings limit of 9,688 pounds for the

  • New dietitian used to run former Fork in the Road

    New dietitian used to run former Fork in the Road

    ELLSWORTH — It was while frying up multiple eggs and orders of hash for one customer that Amy Henderson had an “aha” moment. Henderson, who sought to be healthy and athletic, said she thought, “I just can’t do it anymore.” Henderson had spent a decade cooking all kinds of greasy, rich food at her now

  • Schoodic Arts to showcase West African music

    WINTER HARBOR — The woody sound of the balafon will fill Hammond Hall when Mike Bennett and Ryan Blotnick perform songs there from West Africa’s Balanta tribe at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Schoodic Arts for All is hosting the musicians, specializing in African music, as the featured act of the Last Friday Coffee House

  • Mother arrested after 3-year-olds found wandering

    Mother arrested after 3-year-olds found wandering

    TRENTON — A call about two 3-year-old sisters walking alone on Oak Point Road led to their mother’s arrest Tuesday, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department reported. “The two girls were a hundred yards away from their residence,” Deputy Jake Day said. A hundred yards is the length of a football field. A passer-by saw the

  • Tracy Michelle Lemoine-Butler

    Tracy Michelle Lemoine-Butler

    ELLSWORTH — Tracy Michelle Lemoine-Butler, 38, passed away Aug. 20, 2014, in Ellsworth. She was born June 13, 1976, in Houston, Texas. Survivors include her husband, Dennis Butler; a son, Xzavier Rios; two brothers, Ricky Lemoine and Austin Lemoine; a sister, Tracy Morrison, all from the Ellsworth area; and her mother, Mary Tate, of Townsend,

  • MCMH recognized for patient safety

    MCMH recognized for patient safety

    ELLSWORTH — Maine Coast Memorial Hospital was honored with an “A” grade in the Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group

  • Farm to school conference Nov. 1

    ELLSWORTH — The third annual Maine Farm to School Conference will take place at Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The conference is organized by the Maine School Garden Network, the Maine Farm to School Network, FoodCorps Maine and Maine Agriculture in the Classroom, in partnership with Healthy