• Fire destroys garage in Franklin

    Fire destroys garage in Franklin

    FRANKLIN — A Memorial Day weekend fire destroyed a garage with two vehicles inside and melted the side of the house, which is built of Styrofoam blocks. Fire Chief Bob Grindle said the fire alarm was sounded about 10:30 p.m. on May 30. When firefighters arrived at the home at 11 Lonely Oak Way, the

  • Nibbles: Casserole, medicinal herbs and ice cream

    Nibbles: Casserole, medicinal herbs and ice cream

    What’s for supper? Looking for a modestly priced option for taking the family out to eat? Baked beans, casseroles, salads, hot dogs, rolls, beverages and pies are on the menu of the Union Congregational Church in Ellsworth Falls’ public supper from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 4. Admission costs $8 per adult and

  • Dedham looking to add new firefighting position

    DEDHAM — Voters will decide whether to add another position to the Dedham Fire Department June 18 at the annual Town Meeting. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. the Dedham School. The proposed $1.2-million municipal budget is up $174,000, or 16 percent, over current spending. It includes $54,000 for an additional firefighter. “It is

  • Local Variety to reopen under new ownership

    Local Variety to reopen under new ownership

    BUCKSPORT — With a few tweaks, a fresh coat of paint and some menu additions, The Local Variety & Bake Shop will reopen June 1 under the ownership of Jessica and Caleb Carter. “We are revamping a little bit, but we are keeping a lot of it the same,” Jessica said. The previous owners put

  • On the Road Review: Nissan Maxima SL Sedan

    On the Road Review: Nissan Maxima SL Sedan gallery

    In 1970, Nissan — then known in this market as Datsun — gave us the 240Z, the first real Japanese sports car for the masses. It was powered by a straight-six engine, had rear wheel drive, and that sports car upset all of the preconceived notions about what an Asian car company could do. That

  • The end is nigh for elver season

    The end is nigh for elver season

    ELLSWORTH — The season for legally harvesting elvers from Maine’s streams and rivers ends Tuesday, June 7, but practically speaking the elver fishing season was all but over last week. The Department of Marine Resources reported that, as of last Wednesday evening, harvesters had landed all but 429.34 pounds of the state’s total 9,688-pound quota.

  • How to kill weeds naturally

    How to kill weeds naturally

    It’s the moment of truth. In the 1980s, I was a casual user of Roundup, a popular herbicide that I mostly applied to poison ivy. By spraying or painting the foliage I could kill the whole plant, roots and all. In those days Roundup, though toxic, was considered safe if handled carefully. In the 1990s,

  • HCTC student excelling in video production

    HCTC student excelling in video production

    ELLSWORTH — A Hancock County Technical Center (HCTC) senior and filmmaker is winning a slew of awards for video production and hopes to pursue a career in the field. Connor Petros, 18, recently won a New England Newspaper and Press Association award for a news video. Petros created a news video for The Ellsworth American

  • EHS summer camps scheduled for June-August

    ELLSWORTH — The following Ellsworth High School-sponsored athletic summer camps will take place over the course of the summer: Eagle Cheering Camp: June 20-23 from 5:30-8 p.m. for grades 3-8. Fee of $45 includes camp T-shirt. Contact Kat Dickens at 460-1264 or [email protected] Eagle Wrestling Camp: June 20-24 for grades K-12. Contact Logan Walsh at