• Bucksport Council votes to allow Saturday demolition

    Bucksport Council votes to allow Saturday demolition

    BUCKSPORT — Town councilors voted to allow demolition projects to take place on Saturdays in all but the most densely populated areas of town. The change to the town’s ordinance will allow homeowners to work on small-scale demolition projects and also allow demolition work at the former Verso Paper mill from 7 a.m. to 7

  • Bridge repair projects scheduled over next two years

    Bridge repair projects scheduled over next two years

    VERONA ISLAND — Over the next couple of years, three Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) projects will affect users of the Penobscot Narrows Bridge and the Verona Island-Bucksport bridge. During a public hearing at the Verona Island Town Hall last Thursday, MaineDOT senior project manager and engineer Michael Wight outlined projects to the Penobscot Narrows

  • Blue Hill to foreclose on Parker Lane house

    Blue Hill to foreclose on Parker Lane house

    ELLSWORTH — The Blue Hill Selectmen intend to foreclose on a Parker Lane house that has been neglected for several years and whose owner the town can’t find. “It’s almost like she’s disappeared into thin air,” Selectman Jim Schatz said. “We’ve gone to the sheriff of Montgomery County and tried one more time to serve

  • Gallery unveils fresh works

    ELLSWORTH — Belfast photographer Lynn Karlin’s portraits of vegetables and flowers — “The Pedestal Series” — is among the fresh crop of artwork featured at John Edwards Market’s Wine Cellar Art gallery starting Friday, May 6. That day, a wine tasting/reception will be held to introduce the artists. Various whites, reds and roses will be

  • Surry Garden Club meeting May 11

    SURRY — The Surry Garden Club will meet on Wednesday, May 11, at 7 p.m. at Rural Hall. The speaker will be Allison Kanoti of the Maine Forest Service. She will give a presentation on “Tree Pests.” Meetings are open to the public and visitors are welcome. There will be a short business meeting before

  • TGIF dance set for May 6

    ELLSWORTH — The final TGIF lesson and dance of the season will be held at the Moore Community Center in Ellsworth on Friday, May 6. The dance lesson starts at 6:45 p.m., with a social dance that follows around 7:30. There are plans for two new line dances, a Salsa and West Coast Swing to

  • Volunteers sought for Surry project

    SURRY — Volunteers are needed for the Surry Village School rehabilitation project on Saturday, May 7 and 14, starting at 9 a.m. Tasks will involve cleanup and demolition. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. Meet at the Old School. Call Gete Thomson at 479-4699 for more information.

  • Book sale, film at Blue Hill Library

    BLUE HILL — The Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library will hold their first-Saturday-of-the-month book sale on May 7 in the library’s basement “book nook” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library film series will continue on Thursday, May 12, at 7 p.m. with “Gunga Din” (1939).

  • Hospice Volunteers hosting conference

    ELLSWORTH — Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County is hosting the Hospice Foundation of America conference titled “Managing Conflict, Finding Meaning – Supporting Families at Life’s End” on Tuesday, May 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Faith Community Fellowship on the Ellsworth/Trenton line. This program emphasizes strategies to support families as a loved one