• Speeding drivers continue to attract police attention

    Speeding drivers continue to attract police attention

    ELLSWORTH — As they have throughout the summer, Ellsworth police have ticketed a number of motorists who were allegedly exceeding the posted speed limits around the city in recent weeks. Motorists ticketed recently include: Chrisshawn Larson Fluker, 23, of Otis, 39 mph in a 25-mph zone on Shore Road Aug. 23. Kennedy T. Milliken, 19,

  • Something new under the sun

    Something new under the sun

    Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, just as you reflect that you’ve tried most everything not once but many times to the point where you’re ready to go on “Jeopardy” and cry out, “I’ll take Wines of the World for $200, Alex,” that’s when the roof falls in and the bottom

  • Gardener creates custom bouquets at farmers market

    Gardener creates custom bouquets at farmers market

    STONINGTON — Every flower has a story and so does gardener Iana CrainWing, who creates custom bouquets every Friday morning at the Stonington Farmers Market. “Beautiful beings” is how CrainWing describes flowers today but that wasn’t always so. “I used to think ‘vegetables are practical, flowers are frivolous,’” she said. “Then I noticed how I

  • Author to speak in Castine Aug. 29

    CASTINE — On Monday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m. in the Unitarian Universalist Parish House, Ben Coes will discuss some of his New York Times bestselling novels, including the new novel “First Strike.” Many of his books include Castine characters. Coes’ first job was at the White House under President Ronald Reagan. He also worked

  • Bucksport students shine in writing contest

    Bucksport students shine in writing contest

    BUCKSPORT — Two of the three Maine winners of the 2016 Youth Writing Contest, sponsored by the New England Outdoor Writers Association, are from Bucksport. Lauren Kercheis and Kaylee Grindle tied in the Senior Division. The third winner was William Maines of Gray, who won the Junior Division. Both Bucksport winners graduated this spring from

  • Cruise ship season to hit stride

    Cruise ship season to hit stride

    BAR HARBOR — Parents are stocking up on school supplies as summer vacation nears its end, but the Bar Harbor cruise ship season is just getting ready to slip into high gear. Between now and Oct. 29, eighty-six cruise ship visits are scheduled, including the maiden voyage to Bar Harbor of the world’s fourth-largest passenger

  • School costs squeeze towns

    School costs squeeze towns

    ELLSWORTH — Gouldsboro this year pulled $57,000 from what was once a $400,000 reserve account to help defray the cost of education. The problem is, they’ve emptied out the reserve account. Gouldsboro is hardly alone. Several Hancock County municipalities are confronting the dilemma of how to keep pace with the rising cost of education when

  • Good Life Center hosting speaker

    BROOKSVILLE — The Good Life Center’s 2016 Monday Night Speaker Series presents a talk by Gregg Krech titled “That Art of Taking Action: Lessons from Japanese Psychology” on Monday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m. Krech, an author and leading expert in the United States on Japanese psychology, is director of the ToDo Institute in Vermont

  • Man arrested in error: paperwork was misfiled

    Man arrested in error: paperwork was misfiled

    ELLSWORTH — This week’s Hancock County Jail Log and last week’s Ellsworth Police Log listed the arrest of Adam Chavez, 38, of Southwest Harbor on a charge of failure to appear. But District Attorney Matt Foster, the court clerk’s office and the lawyer for Chavez say Chavez should not have been arrested. Defense attorney Robert