• Cars collide in Ellsworth after one runs red light

    Cars collide in Ellsworth after one runs red light

    ELLSWORTH — A Gouldsboro man was ticketed Sunday after he reportedly ran a red light and crashed into another vehicle. Police said 25-year-old Christopher J. Ring was headed south on High Street around 4 p.m. when he reportedly ran a red light at the entrance to the Maine Coast Mall by Governor’s Restaurant. Ring’s 2007

  • Eating blueberries may reduce inflammation, study finds

    Eating blueberries may reduce inflammation, study finds

    ELLSWORTH — Two University of Maine studies reveal that a diet containing wild blueberries may improve certain characteristics of metabolic syndrome, including lipid status and inflammation. Having metabolic syndrome dramatically increases one’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Metabolic syndrome is defined as a cluster of concurrent risk factors: central obesity, insulin resistance, glucose intolerance, hypertension

  • The Bank of Maine to merge into Camden National Bank

    The Bank of Maine to merge into Camden National Bank

    ELLSWORTH — Camden National Corp., the parent company of Camden National Bank, and SBM Financial, Inc., the parent company of The Bank of Maine, today announced the signing of a agreement under which The Bank of Maine will merge into Camden National Bank, creating Maine’s largest community bank. The combined organization will operate under the

  • Winter Harbor woman named Miss Maine Sportsman for 2015

    Winter Harbor woman named Miss Maine Sportsman for 2015

    AUGUSTA — A champion hunter and fisherman, Morgan Whitten of Winter Harbor, has been named Miss Maine Sportsman for 2015. Whitten was selected over 11 other finalists March 29 at the State of Maine Sportsman’s Show at the Augusta Civic Center. “It was a great group of girls—all great hunters and fishermen,” said Whitten. Whitten

  • Hancock County schools shine at state festival

    Hancock County schools shine at state festival

    MILLINOCKET — The good news from the 2015 Maine State Vocal Jazz Festival is that Ellsworth High School’s performance of Kander and Ebb tunes and the Middle School’s “Xanadu” received 1 (gold) ratings last weekend at Stearns High School. And, Sumner Memorial High School’s “Into the Woods” landed a 2 rating, coming within a hair’s

  • Eat your red and blues

    Eat your red and blues

    A red light at a crossing catches our eye, as do blood, fire and red lipstick. Hummingbirds are drawn to that color too, but not honeybees, which don’t see red at all. They seek flowers in the ultraviolet range — a color invisible to us. “Leaves and fruits shaped our vision,” writes Harold McGee in

  • Hancock County Superior Court March 9-20

    Hancock County Superior Court March 9-20

    The following cases were heard in Hancock County Superior Court, according to official records: March 9 to March 20 Michelle Lea Fowler, 44, Blue Hill. Theft by unauthorized taking or transfer at Sedgwick, Dec. 1, 2011. Probation partially revoked. Probation conditioned. Kean M. Ripley, 33, Searsport. Violating condition of release at Waltham, Jan. 15, 2013.

  • “Ford People” need to get a lawyer

    Dear Car Talk: My husband and I grew up in “Ford People” families. We personally have been Ford customers for over 20 years, buying nine different Ford vehicles in that time. My husband took care of each of these vehicles meticulously, including our current vehicle, the 2012 Platinum Expedition, following the instruction manual explicitly and

  • Library hosting student art show

    BLUE HILL — The Blue Hill Public Library will be hosting the annual Student Art Show during the month of April. Everyone is invited to a reception to celebrate the artists and their teachers on Friday, April 3, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The reception is a good time to view the artwork, meet some