• Dam’s fate to be decided in Orland

    Dam’s fate to be decided in Orland

    ORLAND — Orland residents will decide the future of the Orland Village Dam ahead of the June 15 Town Meeting. Voters will choose whether to keep and maintain the dam on the Narramissic River, or to work toward removing it completely. Voting will take place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on June 14 at

  • College planning workshops set

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will be hosting free workshops titled “Essentials of College Planning” for adults 19 and over at the following times and locations: Hancock County Higher Education Center/UC Ellsworth, 248 State St, Suite 1, on Thursday, June 2 and 16, at 9 a.m. Sullivan Learning Center of RSU 24 Adult

  • DVD Review: “The Salvation”

    DVD Review: “The Salvation”

    Mads Mikkelsson is Jon, a good-hearted Danish immigrant. He waits anxiously at the train station for the wife and son he hasn’t seen in seven years. Then comes the far off whistle, followed by the plumes of black smoke and the chug-chug of the locomotive into the station. The train clanks and squeals to a

  • Woodlawn hosting pair of workshops

    ELLSWORTH — Woodlawn is hosting a workshop titled “Pop Up Cards” with Melissa Rioux on Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This class will take participants from basic to extraordinary in a daylong exploration of paper mechanics. Start with scissors and paper and end up with a masterpiece. This workshop is intended

  • Hancock County Superior Court March 2 to April 1

    Hancock County Superior Court March 2 to April 1

    The following cases were heard in Hancock County Superior Court, according to official records: March 2 to April 1 William G. Laws Jr., 55, Swan’s Island. Gross sexual assault at Swan’s Island, Sept. 15, 2010. Jail 49 days, all but 49 days suspended. Probation six years. Gross sexual assault at Swan’s Island, April 15, 2010.

  • Diabetes program starting June 2

    ELLSWORTH — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s free Dining with Diabetes Downeast series begins Thursday, June 2, from 3-5 p.m. at the UMaine Extension Hancock County office, 63 Boggy Brook Road in Ellsworth. The four-week series continues June 9, June 16 and June 23. This program complements medical care by teaching people with type

  • Man of many hats releases one beautiful CD

    Man of many hats releases one beautiful CD

    Sometimes classical, sometimes bluesy, sometimes jazzy and always exquisitely beautiful. That’s the original music produced by pianist Scott Cleveland of Brooklin on his new recording titled “Short Pieces for Solo Piano.” Cleveland graduated in 1976 from the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston, which can boast alumni who collectively have won more than 250

  • Let’s stick with PERC

    By a narrow 4-3 majority, the Ellsworth City Council made what we believe to be the right move last week in voting to continue sending the city’s trash to the Penobscot Energy Recovery Co. (PERC) facility in Orrington. Municipalities through a large part of Maine have been confronted with the need to choose between PERC