• On the Road Review: Chevrolet Silverado LT Crew Cab

    On the Road Review: Chevrolet Silverado LT Crew Cab gallery

    2015 was a very good year to be a new car retailer. Sales reached almost 17.5 million new vehicles sold (including leases, now about 30 percent of the new market), creating the largest sales year ever. Pickup trucks were a large part of the year’s success. Ford has the best selling pickup line, as well

  • Hot on the trail of peppers

    Hot on the trail of peppers

    Hot peppers, sweet peppers — they’re all hot items in the catalogs this spring, and every year there are more. What’s up? Peppers, which spread globally from the New World, were put to new and exciting uses everywhere they went. Although heat-loving, they were welcome even in northern countries such as Hungary, which became famous

  • Keep ME Warm 5K to support heating assistance

    ELLSWORTH — The Keep ME Warm 5K scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 28, will benefit the Washington Hancock Community Agency’s THAW Heating Assistance Fund. The race starts and ends at Evergreen Home and Hearth at 403 High St. in Ellsworth. The entrance fee is $15, and coffee mugs will be given to the first 25 entrants.

  • Student Notes

    Rebecca Gerrish of Bar Harbor was named to the fall dean’s list at Ohio Wesleyan University. The following students were named to the fall dean’s list at the University of New Hampshire in Durham: Abby Andrews of Brooksville, highest honors; Emily Coleman of Surry, high honors; Delaney Davis of Holden, highest honors; Nicholas Shaw of

  • Ellsworth cheering squad edges Hermon for second at state championship

    Ellsworth cheering squad edges Hermon for second at state championship

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth High School cheering squad edged five-time defending state champion Hermon for second place in the Class B state championship on Saturday in Bangor. Both teams finished with 79.9 points, but Ellsworth earned the runner-up title from the technical scores that serve as a tiebreaker. Old Town won with 81.3 points, narrowly beating its two regional

  • Ellsworth wrestling team takes second in regional championship

    Ellsworth wrestling team takes second in regional championship

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth High School wrestling team placed second at the Class B Northern Maine championships with 146 points on Saturday in Winslow. Foxcroft won with 205.5 points; Belfast took third with 141.5; Winslow, fourth with 117; Oceanside, fifth with 97; Medomak, sixth with 95.5; Dexter, seventh with 80; Bucksport, eighth with 57; Caribou, ninth

  • Peninsula School seeks funds to acquire scoreboard

    Peninsula School seeks funds to acquire scoreboard

    GOULDSBORO — The K-eighth grade Peninsula School has broken ground for the construction of dugouts for its ball fields behind the school building located in the heart of Prospect Harbor. The concrete pads for four dugouts were laid last fall, paving the way for construction and installation of the roofed structures in time for the

  • Maine Baseball Hall of Fame seeking nominations for 2016

    Maine Baseball Hall of Fame seeking nominations for 2016

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine Baseball Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for the 2016 induction. Founded in 1969, the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame honors players, coaches, umpires, organizers and benefactors statewide who have achieved prominence in, made valuable contributions to, or had a lasting impact on baseball in Maine. Nominations are now being accepted.