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  • Applications for city home repair funding available starting Aug. 21

    Applications for city home repair funding available starting Aug. 21

    ELLSWORTH — Low- to moderate-income city residents, or landlords who rent to them, can apply for funding to help better their buildings starting Monday, Aug. 21. The city of Ellsworth received $300,000 from the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development, which in turn got it from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.

  • Bucksport police apply for body armor grant

    Bucksport police apply for body armor grant

    BUCKSPORT — Body armor might stop bullets and look cool, but it sure is uncomfortable. “You sweat like crazy underneath,” said Detective Sgt. David Winchester of the Bucksport Police Department, while wearing his Type IIIA U.S. Armor ballistic vest. While the vest stops handgun bullets from coming in, it also stops sweat from going out.

  • Ronan is officially named president of Maine Coast, Blue Hill hospitals

    Ronan is officially named president of Maine Coast, Blue Hill hospitals

    ELLSWORTH — John Ronan, acting president of Maine Coast Memorial Hospital since late last year, has now been named the hospital’s official, permanent leader. M. Michelle Hood, president and CEO of Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (EMHS), made the announcement Thursday. Ronan has led Blue Hill Memorial Hospital since 2014 and has been acting president at

  • Ellsworth eyes new public safety building for police, fire departments

    Ellsworth eyes new public safety building for police, fire departments

    ELLSWORTH — As the city’s fire and police departments grapple with increasingly cramped conditions at City Hall, city officials are looking seriously at building a new facility specifically for the public safety agencies. On Monday, Aug. 21, the City Council will consider whether to approve hiring Bangor-based WBRC Architects Engineers to provide “engineering services related

  • EA publisher to enter Hall of Fame

    EA publisher to enter Hall of Fame

    BAR HARBOR — The longtime owner and publisher of two of Maine’s top weekly newspapers will be among two inductees into the Maine Press Association Hall of Fame here in October. The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander Publisher Alan Baker, along with retired Bangor Daily News Editor Mark Woodward, were selected this month by

  • Tree cutting plan raises concerns in Gouldsboro

    Tree cutting plan raises concerns in Gouldsboro

    GOULDSBORO — A brother and sister’s petition to cut 30 acres of trees, a large percentage of which stretch along the shoreline, has prompted strong protests from residents and officials here citing environmental concerns. The land owned by Keith Young and Susan Webber covers all but a small portion of the Point Francis Peninsula and

  • Dairy Queen coming to Ellsworth

    Dairy Queen coming to Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — Dairy Queen has been confirmed as the new restaurant coming to High Street. Dan MacIntyre, spokesman for the company that owns the Maine Coast Mall, said Wednesday that Ellsworth Soft Serve LLP intends to open a Dairy Queen Grill & Chill on the now-vacant former Darling’s auto dealership lot next to McDonald’s. The

  • Wild Wild West is fast, fast fast

    Wild Wild West is fast, fast fast

    WINTER HARBOR — Much like the postal service of yore, neither rain nor fog Saturday morning could deter 103 boats from signing up to run in the Winter Harbor Lobster Boat Races. The event, now in its 52nd year, always draws a big fleet. The races are well organized and the partying good. Added incentive