• Hancock County Dems to meet Oct. 15

    ELLSWORTH — On Thursday, Oct. 15, the Hancock County Democrats’ monthly meeting will feature Nicole Brown, deputy field director for Mainers for Accountable Elections. She will focus on Referendum Question No. 1 on November’s ballot, a proposal to improve Maine’s election system. The County Democrats urge all Maine voters to attend and learn about this

  • Institute to host community music night

    ELLSWORTH — With its second season of operation now under way, the Ellsworth Community Music Institute is inviting friends and neighbors from the Hancock County region to attend its first annual Community Music Night on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bryant E. Moore Community Center. Those attending will have an

  • Firearm safety course scheduled

    BLUE HILL — The Blue Hill Public Library will again be hosting the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s firearms safety course for hunters. The free course meets two times: on Friday, Oct. 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both class meetings are required

  • City sells former Collier’s Nursing Home building

    City sells former Collier’s Nursing Home building

    ELLSWORTH — City councilors unanimously approved selling the former Collier’s Nursing Home building to a local couple at a special meeting Sept. 25. Barbara Buza said Wednesday morning that she and her husband, Kevin, intend to operate an assisted living facility there. The sale price for the building and the property it sits on at

  • Family movie night at Moore Library

    STEUBEN — The Henry D. Moore Library and Community Center is hosting a family movie night on Friday, Oct. 16, at 6 p.m. The movie to be shown is “Hotel Transylvania” (2012, PG). When monsters want to get away from it all, they go to Count Dracula’s (Adam Sandler) Hotel Transylvania, a lavish resort where

  • No endangered species listing for American eel

    ELLSWORTH — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that it would not add the American eel to the list of species protected by the federal Endangered Species Act. That is good news for Maine elver fishermen. Last year, Maine fishermen landed some 9,690 pounds of elvers worth about $8.5 million. Elvers are juvenile

  • Judge rules against Corea couple in water access case

    Judge rules against Corea couple in water access case

    ELLSWORTH — A Hancock County Superior Court judge has ruled that a Corea couple does not have the right to cross a neighbor’s property to get to the ocean. Judge Robert Murray said in his ruling Sept. 28 that there was nothing in Robert and Deborah Swan’s deed that gave them title to the path,