• Horoscope August 31, 2016

    To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Today is a 6 — The pace quickens. Take on more work over the next two days. Sort through feelings as they arise. You can solve the puzzle. Someone brings home a surprise. TAURUS

  • Hancock County Jail log Aug. 25-28

    Hancock County Jail log Aug. 25-28

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between Aug. 25 and 28: Jairo U. Castillo, 24, Machias, failure to appear. David W. Tonini, 50, Hall Quarry, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. James C. Klausky, 26, Ellsworth, 48 hours for operating after suspension. Kyle C. Crosby, 27,

  • Holden church hosting supper

    HOLDEN — The Holden Congregational Church is hosting a supper on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 5 p.m. The menu includes baked beans, hot dogs, casseroles, cole slaw, salads, rolls, pies and beverages. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Preschool age children eat free.  

  • Benefit concert on Labor Day

    ELLSWORTH — The Everybody Eats Free Community Meal presents a benefit concert by the Flash in the Pans Steel Band on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Re-Store in Ellsworth. The store is located next to Jordan’s Snack Bar (200 Downeast Highway).

  • As legislators lambaste LePage, Rep. Lockman defends the governor

    As legislators lambaste LePage, Rep. Lockman defends the governor

    ELLSWORTH — What the final fallout from Governor Paul LePage’s disturbing voicemail last week will be remained unknown Wednesday morning, with Democrats in Augusta continuing to call for him to step down and Senate and House Republicans divided in their response. Senate Republicans are seeking “corrective action”; their House counterparts are not backing that move.

  • Blue Hill Fair opens Thursday

    Blue Hill Fair opens Thursday

    BLUE HILL — The annual Blue Hill Fair opens Thursday, Sept. 1, at 4 p.m. Fairgoers have until Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5, at 9 p.m. to take in the spectacle and stuff themselves with fair food. Old Man Weather is expected to cooperate with a forecast of sun and 70-plus degree temperatures through Monday.

  • Loony for loons

    Loony for loons

    We have a loon in our downstairs bathroom. No, it’s not swimming around in the tub; it is the focal point of a lovely acrylic painting we bought at a Maine art show. We also have loons out in front of our place, real ones. Our place is on a lake. How blessed we are,

  • Dollar General store coming to Sullivan

    Dollar General store coming to Sullivan

    SULLIVAN — Dollar General Corp., which operates more than 12,400 variety stores around the country, has signed an agreement to buy a house on Route 1 near the town green as the site for a new Dollar General store. The town’s code enforcement officer, Millard Billings, said Aug. 30 that a developer for Dollar General

  • Floating wind power pitched by UMO prof

    Floating wind power pitched by UMO prof

    BROOKSVILLE — When it comes to cool inventions, University of Maine professor Habib Dagher has a long resumé. From portable ballistic barricades for the Army to safer boats for the Navy SEALs, the engineer has churned out dozens of projects from the University of Maine’s 87,000-square-foot Advanced Structures and Composites Center, of which Dagher is