• Now We’re Cookin’: Rhubarb Butter

    Now We’re Cookin’: Rhubarb Butter

    Editor’s Note: Mark Messer, copy editor at the Mount Desert Islander newspaper, is a word and language geek who grew up in Ellsworth. He also likes to play around in the kitchen. By Mark Messer I love cooking things that grow in my yard or in my neighborhood. But even more, I love canning what

  • DVD Review: London Has Fallen

    DVD Review: London Has Fallen

    “London Has Fallen” is a long, bombastic wallow in anti-Muslim hysterics. We thought it would be a diverting shoot-em-up, what with it being the sequel to 2013’s noisy, mildly preposterous “Olympus Has Fallen,” in which the White House is taken over by terrorists. But we got our trumpupence. Here’s the story: England’s prime minister dies

  • Duplexes planned in Hancock

    HANCOCK — Saying there is a need for rental housing in the area, Donald Lagrange is building three duplexes with two one-bedroom apartments in each. He also is adding another one-bedroom apartment in the former and adjacent Country Rose novelty shop on Route 1. Lagrange said he currently has eight apartments on his 11-acre property

  • Wildfire risk assessment presentation set

    ORLAND — The Maine Forest Service, Orland Fire Department and the Alamoosook Lake Association have scheduled an informative presentation for Monday, Aug. 8, at 6 p.m. at the Orland Community Center, Room 38. District Ranger Peter Pelletier will present the findings of the wildfire risk assessments that were completed in July 2015. All are welcome.

  • Duplexes planned in Hancock

    HANCOCK — Saying there is a need for rental housing in the area, Donald Lagrange is building three duplexes with two one-bedroom apartments in each. He also is adding another one-bedroom apartment in the former and adjacent Country Rose novelty shop on Route 1. The subdivision will be called “Country Rose Apartments.” Lagrange said he

  • Blue Hill hospital, YMCA team up for race series

    Blue Hill hospital, YMCA team up for race series

    BLUE HILL — Blue Hill Memorial Hospital and the Blue Hill YMCA are teaming up once again for the third annual Blue Hill Community Race Series. “Because of the creation of the Blue Hill Community Race Series, we haven’t competed with the YMCA for local sponsors and financial support,” BHMH Community Relations Manager Kelley Columber

  • Property Transfers July 21 to July 26

    BAR HARBOR Richard J. Burne, Bar Harbor, to Bruno J. Graizzaro Jr., and Joann K. Grizzaro, Hingham, Mass., as joint tenants, land with any buildings and improvements. Quitclaim Deed. BLUE HILL Seaward-Blue Hill, LLC, Blue Hill, to Raymond Jay Akscin and Stella M. Akscin, Sedgwick, as joint tenants, land. Warranty Deed. BROOKLIN Paul M. Lindquist,

  • Too much, too soon

    Under a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) rule scheduled to take effect Dec. 1, the threshold for salaried employees who are considered exempt from overtime pay will double, from $23,660 to $47,476 annually. Any employee whose annual salary falls below that threshold must receive overtime pay (time and one-half) for every hour of work in