• Camden National announces 12 percent core earnings increase

    CAMDEN — Camden National Corp. reported net income for the first quarter of 2015 of $5.6 million and diluted earnings per share of 75 cents. The company reported core operating earnings and core diluted earnings per share for the first quarter of 2015 of $6.3 million and 84 cents per share, respectively, representing an increase

  • Bucksport to host state fishing championships

    BUCKSPORT — The Oklahoma-based Bass Federation will hold the Student Angler Federation Maine high school fishing state championships on May 9 at Silver Lake. Students in grades 9-12 will compete in two-person teams, with the option for one member of each team to be a seventh- or eighth-grader. All teams should pre-register online for any

  • 23 DEFY gymnasts qualify for Regionals

    23 DEFY gymnasts qualify for Regionals

    LEWISTON — Thirty-three gymnasts representing the Down East Family YMCA took to the floor at Lewiston Armory last weekend for the YMCA State Championships. More than 300 gymnasts from nine YMCA programs across Maine competed at the event. DEFY gymnasts, who train at Springers Gymnastics Center in Ellsworth, competed in Levels 3 through 7 as

  • George Stevens Academy third-quarter honor roll

    The following George Stevens Academy students were named to the third-quarter honor roll:   9th Grade Highest honors: Matthew Billings, Eliza Broughton, Hunter Dorr, Ellie Gellerson, Eliza Guinness, Sheldon Neal, Ava Sealander, Mazie Smallidge, Maira Vandiver, Bohan Xu. Honors: Iris Benson-Sulzer, Nathan Brown, Isla Brownlow, Coral Bubel, Danny Goodrich, Emily Hooper, Zeya Lorio, Sophie Mitchell,

  • Historical Society program May 4

    GOULDSBORO — The Gouldsboro Historical Society will present a program by The Ellsworth American science writer Tom Walsh, who will speak about his recent work of historical fiction, “Erin’s Hope,” and his research related to the project. The public is invited to attend the program at 7 p.m. Monday, May 4, at the Church Building,

  • Visit to vernal pool May 5

    ORLAND — All are welcome to join the Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust on Tuesday, May 5, for a walk to a local vernal pool to look for signs of springtime activity by wood frogs, spring peepers and spotted salamanders. These animals migrated to the breeding pools recently and have been busily mating and laying

  • Central Maine Power crews respond to Bucksport area outage

    Update: Power appeared to have been restored to customers by 2 p.m. BUCKSPORT — Almost 2,000 customers in Bucksport, Verona Island, Orland and Ellsworth experienced power outages Tuesday morning, said Gail Rice, a spokesman for Central Maine Power (CMP). CMP crews haven’t determined the cause of the outage yet, Rice said, although they did locate