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  • Route 3 MDI project to be topic of chamber meeting

    Route 3 MDI project to be topic of chamber meeting

    ELLSWORTH — Like ripples on the surface of the water after a rock has been thrown in, the traffic effects caused by a major roadwork project reach far beyond the job site itself. Such is the case with the Route 3 reconstruction project now under way in Bar Harbor, with work set to ramp up

  • Elver season opens, but action is slow

    Elver season opens, but action is slow

    ELLSWORTH — Elver season opened on March 22, but while Downeast stream banks are blossoming with fyke nets, at least so far the juvenile eels that can fetch $2,000 per pound or more when the market is hot have been pretty scarce. “Everyone set their nets to save their spots,” Darrell Young, an elver harvester

  • Innovative doctor sets up shop in Milbridge

    Innovative doctor sets up shop in Milbridge

    MILBRIDGE — It is apparent as soon as one enters Dr. Cathleen London’s medical office at 40 Main St. that this physician is not one to stand on ceremony. In the entryway a sign invites patients to leave their muddy boots behind and don complimentary slippers. A dog or two might wander over to sniff

  • New Ellsworth Library director settling in

    New Ellsworth Library director settling in

    ELLSWORTH — Amy Wisehart believes the Ellsworth Public Library occupies a special and important place in the city, both the site it calls home and the role that it plays in people’s lives. Wisehart was hired as the library’s new director last year and started work in early December. She came to Ellsworth from Hartland,

  • 73-year-old completes degree at University of Maine

    73-year-old completes degree at University of Maine

    LAMOINE — “You’re never too old to learn” is a well-known saying, but few people honor it better than Lamoine resident Walter Grenier II, who at 73 years old completed his bachelor’s degree in university studies from the University of Maine in Orono earlier this year. The degree comes nearly 56 years after Grenier first

  • Hancock man, always willing to lend a helping hand, needs one

    Hancock man, always willing to lend a helping hand, needs one

    HANCOCK — Aaron Johnson is used to answering calls for help, not making one. The 12-year veteran of the Hancock Volunteer Fire Department doesn’t remember having the seizures that awoke his wife, Ashley, at 2 a.m. Dec. 12, 2016. She does — vividly. “It took seven minutes for the first responder to get there,” she

  • YMCA, Jackson Lab partner to expand childcare

    YMCA, Jackson Lab partner to expand childcare

    ELLSWORTH — The Down East Family YMCA is set to launch a large expansion of its childcare program this fall, one designed in part to help meet the needs of the county’s largest employer as it, too, expands. The Y’s plans call for a new childcare facility in the former Redlon and Johnson building on