• Wild Blueberry Commission names new executive director

    ORONO — The Board of the Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine recently announced that it has selected Nancy McBrady to fill the position of executive director. McBrady began work at the end of 2014, succeeding David Bell, who had a 19-year tenure in the role. McBrady becomes the fourth executive director since the founding of

  • Smooth sailing at Deer Isle Town Meeting

    Smooth sailing at Deer Isle Town Meeting

    DEER ISLE — The annual Deer Isle Town Meeting held Monday afternoon went smoothly and quickly, with all 67 in attendance voting in favor of each of the Board of Selectmen’s 70 recommendations. There also were no surprises in this year’s election results. Selectman Lew Ellis will add three more years to his 16-year tenure

  • Hancock County Jail Log

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail during the past week: Dorothy D. Carey, 59, Bar Harbor, two days for two counts operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant and bail violation. Lybra H. Cousins, 26, Bangor, failure to appear. Juanita L. Gardiner, 52, Brooks, four counts failure

  • Breakfast buffet in Bucksport

    BUCKSPORT — The Franklin Street United Methodist Church, located at 71 Franklin St. in Bucksport, will host a breakfast buffet on Saturday, March 14, from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. The all-you-care-to-eat meal features many delicious entrees, beverages and homemade baked goods. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children and $25 for a family

  • Blue Hill man injured in snowmobile accident

    BLUE HILL — The Maine State Police are investigating a snowmobile accident that occurred on the Mines Road in Blue Hill Saturday evening. Randall Seidle, 59, of Blue Hill was operating a 2015 snowmobile and following a companion down the roadway, police said. Seidle’s companion turned left off the roadway and Seidle failed to negotiate

  • Friends in Action expanding offerings for seniors

    Friends in Action expanding offerings for seniors

    ELLSWORTH — A new local meal program for senior citizens is set to start this week, and the agency providing the meals also has a new way to help get eaters to the table. Friends in Action, which runs the senior center within the Moore Community Center in Ellsworth, will launch a new lunch program

  • Eat Well program seeking volunteers

    Eat Well program seeking volunteers

    ELLSWORTH — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s new Eat Well Volunteers Program is currently recruiting volunteers for the 2015 season. Do you love to cook and talk about food? Do you enjoy volunteering and making a difference in your community? The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is seeking volunteers for the second year of