• Grass fire on Long Island destroys an acre

    Grass fire on Long Island destroys an acre

    BLUE HILL — Over a dozen Blue Hill firefighters with help from a Maine Forest Service helicopter fought a grass fire on Long Island Saturday that claimed over an acre of land. Blue Hill Fire Chief Denny Robertson said the property owner did have a burn permit. Forest Ranger John Cousins said, “The criteria of

  • Lamoine voters reject proposed Fiberight plant

    Lamoine voters reject proposed Fiberight plant

    LAMOINE — Residents of Lamoine May 24 voted not to back construction of a new refuse plant in Hampden, and backers now say the outcome of the entire project could be in jeopardy. Greg Lounder, executive director of the Municipal Review Committee (MRC), said the issue is not that Lamoine’s 550 tons of trash were

  • Daylilies stolen from Blue Hill residence

    Daylilies stolen from Blue Hill residence

    BLUE HILL — Thieves stole 47 daylilies, valued at over $500, from a Blue Hill residence this week. “They were near the edge of her property, still by the road,” said Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Jake Day. “She had them all lined up and was going to plant them.” Day said the daylilies are valued

  • Mill demolition moves ahead

    Mill demolition moves ahead

    BUCKSPORT — Phase 1 of the former Verso Paper mill demolition project is under way and on schedule to be completed by the end of the year. Independence Excavators has been working six days per week since the Bucksport Town Council voted to allow Saturday demolition earlier this month. “We’ve been very happy with them

  • Music, poetry at Blue Hill Library

    BLUE HILL — The Maine-based DaPonte String Quartet will give an interactive musical program at the Blue Hill Public Library on Tuesday, May 31, at 7 p.m. The group, founded more than 20 years ago, performs string chamber music in Maine and throughout the United States, and introduces string music to students of all ages.

  • Candidate forum set for May 31

    ELLSWORTH — Two Republicans and two Democrats who will be on the primary election ballot June 14 will meet for a candidate forum Tuesday, May 31. The event, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Maine, the Community Union of Hancock County and The Ellsworth American, will take place in the Council Chamber at