• Winter Harbor to vote on wastewater plant upgrades

    Winter Harbor to vote on wastewater plant upgrades

    WINTER HARBOR — Residents will be asked at Town Meeting June 15 to approve $5.2 million in updates to the town’s more-than-40-year-old wastewater treatment plant. Peter Drinkwater, chairman of the Winter Harbor Utility District, said officials are hoping to secure $3.4 million in grants, but the remaining $1.8 million would be borrowed and shouldered by

  • Schoodic Chamber holding pair of meetings

    SULLIVAN — Trying to unite employers with potential summer employees, the Schoodic Area Chamber of Commerce is holding two related meetings May 10 and May 17. The meetings will be held in the library at Sumner Memorial High School. The chamber invites employers May 10 to meet local teenagers and other possible employees at 2:40

  • Safe turkey hunting

    Safe turkey hunting

    In most wildlife management districts (WMDs), spring turkey hunting in Maine begins a half-hour before sunrise on May 2. There is a special Youth Day that is held April 30. There is probably no better way to introduce a youngster to hunting than in the turkey woods. For adult or youngster, the primitive sound of

  • Gun show set in Orland

    ORLAND — The fifth annual Bucksmills Rod & Gun Club gun show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, at the Orland Community Center, 21 School House Road. There will be snacks, treats and drinks available. Admission is

  • Hancock County GOP meeting May 12

    ELLSWORTH — The May meeting of the Hancock County Republicans will be held at the Ellsworth VFW hall, 419 Main St., on Thursday, May 12, at 7 p.m. This will be the first meeting of the board that was elected at the convention. There is a collection basket from the Lions Club at the hall.

  • Local bridge game honors Tug White

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Duplicate Bridge Club held a charity club championship in memory of Tug White on April 28. Susan and Paul Johnson of Orrington finished first. Placing second were Ed Soper of Ellsworth and Martha Williams of Bangor. Ron Fillmore and Michael Povich, both of Ellsworth, finished third. The next game will be

  • Speech stars shine

    Speech stars shine

    GOULDSBORO — Students from RSU 24 schools recently had the opportunity to demonstrate their public speaking skills as they took part in a district speech competition at the Peninsula School on May 2. Students presented their original speeches on the topic “Hunger in America.” Prior to the contest, each student had already won first or second

  • Hopsice Volunteers to host 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