• DMR announces research grants worth $284,000

    AUGUSTA — The Department of Marine Resources recently announced four grant awards from the DMR Research, Education and Development fund totaling $284,139. The four organizations receiving funding include the Penobscot East Resource Center, the Maine Lobstermen’s Community Alliance, the University of Maine System and Colby College. Each responded to a request for proposal issued last

  • Trust, art gallery launching open-air arts initiative

    BLUE HILL — Blue Hill Heritage Trust (BHHT) and the Cynthia Winings Gallery are launching an Open-Air Arts Initiative with a kickoff event on June 4. The mission of the initiative is to inspire creativity in the young people who live on the Blue Hill Peninsula by encouraging them to get outside and explore nature.

  • EHS girls end regular tennis season with 3-2 win over Foxcroft

    EHS girls end regular tennis season with 3-2 win over Foxcroft

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth girls’ tennis team ended its regular season on a high note. Ellsworth (7-5) defeated Foxcroft (4-7) 3-2 on Saturday. For singles, Alexa Grant of Ellsworth beat Maddie Fadley 8-1; Lexi Raymond of Foxcroft beat Samantha Mason 8-1; and Victoria Page-Jackson of Ellsworth beat Alice Russo 9-7. For doubles, Elena Russo and

  • Accusations continue in MRC vs. PERC debate

    Accusations continue in MRC vs. PERC debate

    ELLSWORTH — Allegations continue to fly as two entities — the Municipal Review Committee (MRC) and the Penobscot Energy Recovery Co. (PERC) — vie for the refuse generated in 187 towns and cities in Maine. The MRC represents the municipalities and is proposing a new waste-to-biogas plant in Hampden. PERC would like to keep its

  • GSA softball team wins three straight

    BLUE HILL — The George Stevens Academy softball team pulled its record even with three wins this week. GSA (7-7) defeated Sumner (2-10), Dexter (8-5) and even avenged an early-season loss to Ellsworth (9-4). GSA rolled past Sumner on Tuesday with a 35-15 win. On Saturday, GSA edged Dexter 7-6. Mallory Charette hit the winning