• “American Pickers” hunting for Maine treasures this fall

    “American Pickers” hunting for Maine treasures this fall

    ELLSWORTH — Who doesn’t have some old tools, clocks, dolls, records, furniture and other longtime possessions thought to be of value, but taking up precious space in the attic or garage? Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, stars of the History Channel’s popular show “American Pickers,” may knock on your door if they think your stuff

  • Cooking class series starting

    BUCKSPORT — Healthy Acadia is offering a free six-class “Cooking Matters” series in Bucksport beginning on Oct. 4. Classes will meet on Tuesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bucksport High School through Nov. 8. The series is specially designed for those struggling with a tight food budget. Classes will offer participants an opportunity to

  • No soil, no sunshine!

    No soil, no sunshine!

    BLUE HILL — Outside her house on Pleasant Street, Edee Howland keeps a garden flourishing with vines of cherry tomatoes, stalks of corn, a head of cabbage, a bunch of bright white zinnias and some deep green watermelon. But there are no piles of soil or pesky weeds here. Instead, the plants grow up and

  • Wild wonders

    YARMOUTH — On some days, there’s just not a good word for the way you are feeling. If your socks are sagging and your pants are wrinkled, what do you call it? Maybe you’re feeling like a turtle. Maybe you’re feeling …halfway wild. Bernard author Laura Freudig explores the connections we have with the animals

  • Trenton drug bust nets $8,000 worth of heroin

    Trenton drug bust nets $8,000 worth of heroin

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Maine Marine Patrol seized $8,000 worth of heroin, $1,100 in cash and arrested three people Friday following a traffic stop in Trenton. Maine State Police spokesman Steve McCausland said 200 bags of heroin were seized from one of the passengers. “Agents were able to determine that

  • Hancock County GOP hosting candidates

    ELLSWORTH — As a service to voters in Ellsworth and surrounding areas, the Hancock County Republicans are planning an open house/meet and greet the candidates night. The event will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the organization’s new headquarters, 71 Main St. in Ellsworth. Among those candidates expected to attend are