• President Obama nominates Mike Michaud to national veterans employment post

    President Obama nominates Mike Michaud to national veterans employment post

    WASHINGTON, DC — President Barack Obama on Thursday announced his intent to nominate former Maine Second Congressional District Rep. Mike Michaud as assistant secretary for veterans’ employment and training with the Department of Labor. Michaud, a Democrat, gave up his House seat to run against incumbent Gov. Paul LePage in 2014. He was unsuccessful. Michaud,

  • Branch Pond group to meet Aug. 6

    ELLSWORTH — The Branch Pond Association’s annual meeting will be held at Ellsworth City Hall on Thursday, Aug. 6, at 6:30 p.m. A social gathering will precede the business meeting, which will start at 7. John Wedin from the Ellsworth Water District will give a brief update on the water quality of Branch Lake and

  • Hancock County Court July 15 to July 24

    Hancock County Court July 15 to July 24

    The following cases were heard in Hancock County Court, according to official records: July 15 to July 24 Keith A. Heald, 50, Chelsea. Negotiating a worthless instrument at Ellsworth, July 19, 2012. $100. Shain Stanley, 57, Sullivan. Elver fishing near dam or fishway at Somesville, April 25, 2013. $2,000. Eric M. Archer, 19, Franklin. Minor

  • Hancock County Divorces

    Hancock County Divorces

    The following divorces were granted in Ellsworth District Court: Laura C. Salisbury of Otis and Michael E. Salisbury of Otis. Married July 15, 1995, at Ellsworth. Robert R. Giggey of Bar Harbor and Jill Giggey of Penobscot. Married Aug. 16, 2003, at Fryeburg. Shared parental rights, primary residence with Jill Giggey for two minor children.

  • Junior safety-at-sea seminar set for Monday

    Junior safety-at-sea seminar set for Monday

    CASTINE — For the second year in a row, Maine Maritime Academy will host a Storm Trysail Foundation Junior Safety-at-Sea Seminar. The program is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 3, and is open to young sailors ages 13 through 20. “We had a tremendous turnout last year and hope to welcome some more participants this year,”

  • Route 3 rebuild will take years

    Route 3 rebuild will take years

    BAR HARBOR — The planned $18 million rebuild of Route 3 between Ireson Hill near Pirate’s Cove mini golf and Mount Desert Street downtown will take several years, senior project manager Rhobi Moulton told members of an advisory committee July 23. Work is expected to begin in the fall of 2016, she said, and could

  • Camden National reports 14 percent net income increase

    CAMDEN — Camden National Corp. reported net income for the second quarter of 2015 of $7.2 million and diluted earnings per share of 96 cents, representing an increase of 14 percent. The company also reported earnings of 11 cents per share compared to the same period of 2014 and an increase of 28 percent and

  • Area blood drives scheduled

    ELLSWORTH — The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood in August. There will be two blood drives this month in Hancock County: Southwest Harbor: 1 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at the American Legion, 21 Hassan Ave. Ellsworth: noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11, at the Down East

  • Holden church hosting supper

    HOLDEN — The Holden Congregational Church is hosting a supper on Saturday, Aug. 8, at 5 p.m. The menu will include home baked beans, hot dogs, cole slaw, casseroles, rolls, salads, dessert and coffee. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12. There is no admission charge for preschoolers.