• Fair scheduled in Castine Aug. 8

    CASTINE — On Saturday, Aug. 8, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., there will be an outdoor fair on the grounds of Our Lady of Holy Hope Church on Perkins Street in Castine. All proceeds from the fair will go to “Free the Kids Inc.,” which supports an orphanage and model village founded by Father

  • DVD Review: Kingsman: The Secret Service

    DVD Review: Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Deranged, disjointed and weird. Equal parts comic book, 007 parody and “Spy Kids,” this alarmingly violent sendup would have done better to select a single genre and stay there. Colin Firth, Michael Caine and Samuel T. Jackson would have done better to exercise their own powers of selection before agreeing to participate in this adolescent

  • Free health forum at MCMH Aug. 10

    ELLSWORTH — Maine Coast Memorial Hospital will be hosting a free community health forum titled “Nutrition 101: The Basics and Not So Basic Guidelines for Healthy Eating” on Monday, Aug. 10. The forum will run from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and will be held in the hospital’s classroom. Amy Henderson and Cece Ohmart will talk

  • Gallery features nationally known photographers

    Gallery features nationally known photographers

    GOULDSBORO — Photographer Dean Kotula regularly exhibits photos taken from his years working on the sea and exploring locales from Aroostook County’s potato fields to India. Currently his gallery is featuring the work of three celebrated photographers who also happen to be friends —Cherie Hiser, Henry Horenstein and Mariette Pathy Allen. “I wanted to break

  • Hancock County Superior Court July 15 to July 24

    Hancock County Superior Court July 15 to July 24

    The following cases were heard in Hancock County Superior Court, according to official records: July 15 to July 24 William Smith, 51, Franklin. Gross sexual misconduct at Hancock, July 10, 1987. Jail 30 days. Probation partially revoked. Craig E. Strout Desmond, 28, Castine. Unlawful possession of oxycodone at Ellsworth, Aug. 4, 2011. Dismissed. Unlawful trafficking

  • Property Transfers July 23 to July 29

    AMHERST Holly Lund, Canon City, Colo., to David R. Butterfield, Eddington, land with any buildings. Warranty Deed. Toni Denise Taylor, Columbus, Ind., Personal Representative of the Estate of Neola J. Lord, to Toni Denise Taylor, Columbus, Ind., Dirk Eugene Lord, Newark, Del., and William Darin Lord, Columbus, Ind., as tenants in common, land with any

  • Square-rigged ship visits Castine

    Square-rigged ship visits Castine

    The square-rigged barque Picton Castle sailed into Castine on Wednesday and anchored in Nautilus Cove for an overnight stop on route from New York to her home port of Lunenberg, Nova Scotia. In October, the sail training ship is scheduled to begin a Transatlantic cruise with stops in Europe, Africa and the West Indies.

  • Social Security’s future

    Within weeks of taking office, the next president of the United States must begin fitting his or her promises and plans for the nation’s economy into a budget proposal. It is likely that no challenge will be greater than coming up with a budget that puts America on a more responsible fiscal course. Over the