• Hancock County Superior Court March 9-20

    Hancock County Superior Court March 9-20

    The following cases were heard in Hancock County Superior Court, according to official records: March 9 to March 20 Michelle Lea Fowler, 44, Blue Hill. Theft by unauthorized taking or transfer at Sedgwick, Dec. 1, 2011. Probation partially revoked. Probation conditioned. Kean M. Ripley, 33, Searsport. Violating condition of release at Waltham, Jan. 15, 2013.

  • “Ford People” need to get a lawyer

    Dear Car Talk: My husband and I grew up in “Ford People” families. We personally have been Ford customers for over 20 years, buying nine different Ford vehicles in that time. My husband took care of each of these vehicles meticulously, including our current vehicle, the 2012 Platinum Expedition, following the instruction manual explicitly and

  • Library hosting student art show

    BLUE HILL — The Blue Hill Public Library will be hosting the annual Student Art Show during the month of April. Everyone is invited to a reception to celebrate the artists and their teachers on Friday, April 3, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The reception is a good time to view the artwork, meet some

  • 24-Hour Bread

    24-Hour Bread

    When he is not putting out The Ellsworth American, Managing Editor Stephen Fay does Zumba, reviews wine and movies, irons his and her clothes, bakes bread and walks the dog. No-knead, 24-hour bread is proof that life is not fair. Whenever we bring an oven-warm loaf to a gathering, the bread gets more praise than

  • Helping homeowners to become energy efficient

    Helping homeowners to become energy efficient

    A brief appearance, in the 1990s, with plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey on PBS’s Emmy Award-winning home-improvement show “This Old House” helped lead Randy Sprague of Bar Harbor to his passion for European-built heating and plumbing systems. “It’s really hard to find high-quality, proven heating equipment,” Sprague, proprietor of Randy Sprague Heating and Plumbing,

  • DVD Review: The Theory of Everything

    DVD Review: The Theory of Everything

    Our theory is that a movie based on a book written by the devoted ex-wife of the still-living astrophysicist Stephen Hawking would lack objectivity. “The Theory of Everything” is visually gorgeous and Eddie Redmayne deserves several dozen Oscars for his inspired interpretation of the profoundly disabled genius who nailed black holes 50 years ago. Really,

  • Going South

    Going South

    Leslie and I walk from our rented bungalow on Carpenter Street in Brunswick, Ga., as far as Egmont Street. The mid-March drizzle turns into a steady rain. Several “For Sale” signs mark Victorian era houses, some in San Francisco multi-colors: green dormer shingles, yellow trim, blue shingles, red front door. Camellias are blooming. Red bud and azaleas are beginning to show, and there are lots of other shrubs I can’t identify. The real estate agents listed on the “For Sale” signs are women, reminding me of the full-page real estate ads in the Golden Isles magazines showing columns of winking agents.

  • Hancock Woman’s Club meets April 2

    HANCOCK — The Hancock Woman’s Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, April 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center. Ellsworth High School AFS international exchange students will be introduced by their advisor, Candace MacBeth. All are welcome and refreshments will be served. For more information, call Myrna at 422-6668.

  • Nine dead goats found in Sullivan

    SULLIVAN—Mike Soule and his wife were driving on Donnell Pond Road the morning of March 25 when he noticed blood droplets in a snow bank. As the only year-round resident on the isolated road, Soule was concerned. He got out of his pickup truck and climbed over the steep bank into the woods. It was