• Historical Society program May 4

    GOULDSBORO — The Gouldsboro Historical Society will present a program by The Ellsworth American science writer Tom Walsh, who will speak about his recent work of historical fiction, “Erin’s Hope,” and his research related to the project. The public is invited to attend the program at 7 p.m. Monday, May 4, at the Church Building,

  • Visit to vernal pool May 5

    ORLAND — All are welcome to join the Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust on Tuesday, May 5, for a walk to a local vernal pool to look for signs of springtime activity by wood frogs, spring peepers and spotted salamanders. These animals migrated to the breeding pools recently and have been busily mating and laying

  • Central Maine Power crews respond to Bucksport area outage

    Update: Power appeared to have been restored to customers by 2 p.m. BUCKSPORT — Almost 2,000 customers in Bucksport, Verona Island, Orland and Ellsworth experienced power outages Tuesday morning, said Gail Rice, a spokesman for Central Maine Power (CMP). CMP crews haven’t determined the cause of the outage yet, Rice said, although they did locate

  • Benefit yard sale in Hancock May 2

    HANCOCK — A multi-family yard sale will be held on Saturday, May 2, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hancock Town Hall on Point Road. The sale will benefit Hancock Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. In case of rain, the sale will be held in the Hancock School gym. For more information, call

  • Bean supper set in Prospect Harbor

    GOULDSBORO — The Prospect Harbor United Methodist Church is hosting a baked bean supper on Saturday, May 2, from 4 to 6 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children 5-12. Children under 5 eat free. The church is located at 57 Main St. in Prospect Harbor. For more information, call 963-5556 or

  • SCIA awards dinner scheduled May 4

    SURRY — The Surry Community Improvement Association (SCIA) will hold its annual awards dinner on Monday, May 4, at the Surry Elementary School. The awards dinner recognizes individuals who have worked to improve the Surry community. Dinner will be served starting at 5:30 p.m. and will include lasagna, salad, rolls and dessert. The awards ceremony

  • BHCS chess team takes second at nationals

    BHCS chess team takes second at nationals

    BLUE HILL — Blue Hill Consolidated School’s chess team took second place at the National K-9 Junior High Scholastic Chess Championships held April 24-26 in Louisville, Ky. The team tied for second place, with 31 teams competing from across the country, in the K-8 Under 750 Division. The BHCS chess team is very young, formed

  • Benefit yard sale in Hancock May 2

    HANCOCK — A multi-family yard sale will be held on Saturday, May 2, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hancock Town Hall on Point Road. The sale will benefit Hancock Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. In case of rain, the sale will be held in the Hancock School gym. For more information, call

  • MMA sailing season ends in New London

    MMA sailing season ends in New London

    CASTINE — The Maine Maritime Academy sailing team ended its spring season last weekend racing J/70 keelboats on the Thames River at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. Sailing J/70 sloops, the Mariners finished sixth in the seven-boat fleet, one point ahead of Dalhousie University. The University of Rhode Island edged Roger