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  • Resourceful young Mainer returns home, starts business

    Resourceful young Mainer returns home, starts business

    CHERRYFIELD — Emma Thieme is a typical and atypical millennial — independent, a bold traveler, totally adept working online yet possessing hands-on skills as well. The writer and custom upholsterer also is a fourth-generation Mainer who has lived elsewhere but then decided there is no place like home. “To be from Maine means to be

  • Bucks Harbor prison closed; sentences may be commuted

    Bucks Harbor prison closed; sentences may be commuted

    MACHIAS — On Friday, the Maine Department of Corrections handed pink slips to all 46 employees of the Downeast Correctional Facility in Bucks Harbor. The shutdown could result in the transfer of a large number of prisoners from the minimum security prison to maximum security facilities. “The people of Washington County are very disheartened by

  • Memorial Day events scheduled around Hancock County

    Memorial Day events scheduled around Hancock County

    ELLSWORTH — Communities around Hancock County will observe Memorial Day with parades and other ceremonies on Monday, May 29. In Ellsworth, lineup for the parade will be at 9:30 a.m. at the Gen. Bryant E. Moore Community Center on State Street. The parade steps off at 10, heading down State Street briefly and then down

  • City launches initiatives to clean up roadsides, dooryards

    City launches initiatives to clean up roadsides, dooryards

    ELLSWORTH — The city is launching two initiatives to help spruce up the community. From Monday, May 22, through Saturday, May 27, Ellsworth residents will be able to take leaves, brush, wood, metal, appliances and tires to the Ellsworth Demo facility free of charge. That facility is located directly behind the Transfer Station located on

  • Sports a common bond among Sumner honor parts students

    Sports a common bond among Sumner honor parts students

    SULLIVAN — The top four students in Sumner Memorial High School’s 2017 graduating class say their fondest memories involved sports. For valedictorian Liam Flubacher, son of Marcella Flubacher of Winter Harbor, it was hitting a home run against Deer Isle. For Noah Goldfarb, the salutatorian and son of Keith Goldfarb and Peg Rush of Steuben,

  • Jordan’s Snack Bar for sale: $1.4M

    Jordan’s Snack Bar for sale: $1.4M

    ELLSWORTH — After its owners announced two weeks ago that the popular takeout restaurant would be closed for an undetermined period of time, Jordan’s Snack Bar is now for sale. Sargent Real Estate is listing the business, billed as “one of Maine’s most successful snack bars,” for $1,390,000. The 2.4-acre property features the main building

  • Acadia advisory board suspended

    Acadia advisory board suspended

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has ordered the Citizen’s Advisory Commission here to cease meeting until further notice. Members of the commission, which represents the towns surrounding Acadia, were notified of the suspension in a May 9 email from park Superintendent Kevin Schneider. “Our upcoming meeting scheduled for June 5

  • Trojans just miss regatta championship

    Trojans just miss regatta championship

    CASTINE — The MDI Trojans came as close to winning Maine’s high school sailing championship last weekend as it was possible to do without actually bringing the trophy home. After two days of sailing and 20 races at the Downeast Invitational Regatta, the Trojans finished tied with Camden Hills High School for third overall but