• Shoreline cleanup in Gouldsboro

    Shoreline cleanup in Gouldsboro

    A shoreline cleanup by volunteers in Gouldsboro June 27 netted 250 empty plastic jugs, among them bleach bottles and anti-freeze containers, and more than 100 buoys. One of the organizers from the Solid Waste Committee, Becky O’Keefe, said there are hundreds of lobster traps that could not be hauled away because they are in areas

  • Franklin News of Neighbors

    Jenna Shorey, Correspondent The Franklin Historical Society will hold its annual meeting on July 8, followed by a special presentation. The evening’s topic will be “Franklin Houses” and will presented by Bob Fernald and Emery DeBeck. Franklin is rich in history, and many folks in town still refer to a house as the original owner’s home.

  • Fire destroys lodge in Township 28

    Fire destroys lodge in Township 28

    TOWNSHIP 28 — Investigators are still determining what led to a fire that destroyed Lead Mountain Lodge’s Oakum Lodge Compound and over an acre of woods on June 25. “The woods fire is definitely a result of the structure fire,” said Maine Forest Ranger John Cousins. “The insurance company is bringing in a propane specialist

  • Two-vehicle crash snarls traffic on Route 3

    Two-vehicle crash snarls traffic on Route 3

    ELLSWORTH — At least two vehicles were damaged and traffic snarled for several minutes after a collision on Route 3 at Beechland Road Tuesday afternoon. County Ambulance treated one motorist at the scene. No one appeared to be seriously injured. The Ellsworth Fire Department and Ellsworth Police Officer Bart Tokas directed traffic while Officer Dan

  • Author Sandy Phippen to speak July 8

    WINTER HARBOR — Author and literary entertainer Sandy Phippen will talk July 8 about working at the former Frenchman’s Bay Lodge and coming of age in Downeast Maine in the 1950s and 1960s. Phippen was invited to speak by the Winter Harbor Historical Society at 7 p.m., in Hammond Hall on Main Street. Phippen’s novel,

  • Hancock County Jail Log June 23-28

    Hancock County Jail Log June 23-28

    The following were arrested or booked in the Hancock County Jail from June 23 to 28: Michael B. Brown, 39, Deer Isle, unlawful drug possession. Jeremy M. Murphy, 25, Sedgwick, failure to pay fine. Mark W. Sincyr Sr., 41, Ellsworth, seven counts failure to appear and one count each default in payment of fine and

  • Clam prices up as holiday approaches

    Clam prices up as holiday approaches

    ELLSWORTH — When you run a restaurant in Maine with “lobster” in the name, you’ve got to have lobster on the menu no matter what it costs. With the July Fourth weekend almost here, lobster costs a lot but, at least according to some along the waterfront, not as much as soft-shell clams. “Clams are

  • Woman arrested for prior charges

    Woman arrested for prior charges

    BUCKSPORT — Amanda Williamson, 29, of Bucksport was arrested for allegedly failing to appear in court on an earlier charge of operating a vehicle after her license had been suspended. Police made the arrest June 23 at the Wenbelle Apartments after receiving a warrant out of Hancock County for the failure to appear charge. Williamson