• Colloquy Downeast season announced

    BLUE HILL — Colloquy Downeast has announced its upcoming colloquies for its 2016-17 season. Beginning its 17th year, Colloquy Downeast is a nonprofit volunteer organization offering a variety of topics for discussion and study. The colloquies, typically meeting in four weekly sessions at the Blue Hill Public Library, are led by local facilitators and emphasize

  • Collins announces funding to replace Beals Island Bridge

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), the chairman of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, announced Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Transportation will award $10,525,000 in federal funding toward the replacement of the Beals Island Bridge in Jonesport. The funding is awarded from the successful Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER)

  • Ellsworth Fire Department conducts rescue boat training

    Ellsworth Fire Department conducts rescue boat training

    ELLSWORTH — Members of the Ellsworth Fire Department conducted training with the department’s 13-foot Zodiac rescue boat off of Harbor Park Monday night. Fire Chief Richard Tupper said members of the department are continuing to train with the boat, which the city acquired earlier this year. He said the boat is “extremely stable,” and that

  • Sailboat founders off Stonington

    Sailboat founders off Stonington

    STONINGTON — Perhaps misled by the a confusing maze of buoys in the Deer Island Thorofare, a group of summer sailors escaped injury last week when they drove their chartered 34-foot sailboat onto the ledge off Bold Island on Tuesday morning. According to the Marine Patrol, Mantra, an O’Day 34 chartered from Bucks Harbor Marine,

  • Historic courthouse building focus of talk

    Historic courthouse building focus of talk

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County historian Mark Honey will speak about the former county courthouse and registry of deeds — now home to Courthouse Gallery Fine Art — at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, in honor of the Courthouse Gallery’s 10th anniversary and Acadia National Park’s 100th birthday. Honey, who has written extensively about the history of Hancock

  • Volunteers flock to BioBlitz event on Schoodic Peninsula

    Volunteers flock to BioBlitz event on Schoodic Peninsula

    WINTER HARBOR — Lepidoptera buffs were out with nets and cameras on the Schoodic Peninsula last weekend, racing to collect and identify as many moths and butterflies as possible. The BioBlitz event started with check-in at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 23, at the Schoodic Institute in Acadia National Park and continued through lunch the following