• Body pulled from Penobscot River

    Body pulled from Penobscot River

    BUCKSPORT — A man’s body was recovered from the Penobscot River in Bucksport on Saturday, according to the Bangor Police Department. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta has not yet released the man’s identity or cause of death. No further information is available at this time.

  • Rheumatoid arthritis support group forming; meets monthly at MCMH

    ELLSWORTH — Karen Hawes of Ellsworth, a retired registered nurse, is starting up a support group for individuals with rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatoid diseases. Arthritis Introspective Downeast Maine will meet the third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Maine Coast Memorial Hospital board room (enter through Door C). The purpose of

  • Egg prices down dramatically from summer

    Egg prices down dramatically from summer

    ELLSWORTH — Egg prices have dropped dramatically as the industry recovers from the 2015 bird flu, which affected production. The average price of a dozen large white eggs this past week was $1.42 at Ellsworth grocery stores. That’s a 46 percent drop since last summer when eggs averaged $2.64 a dozen. “Avian influenza — that

  • MCMH hosting talk Feb. 13

    ELLSWORTH — Maine Coast Memorial Hospital will be hosting a free health education event titled “Atrial Fibrillation: What Does It Mean to Me?” on Monday, Feb. 13, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the hospital classroom. The program will be presented by Dr. Adam Grasso of Maine Coast Cardiology. Atrial fibrillation (also known as AFib or AF)

  • December births at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

    December births at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

    The following births were recorded at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth in December: To Danielle Hallet and Joshua Coleman of Blue Hill, a daughter, Lydia Grace, Dec. 1. To Rachel and Chris Nelson of Gouldsboro, a son, Oakley Pike, Dec. 6. To Morgan Whynott of Franklin, a daughter, Evangeline Ann-Marie, Dec. 6. To Cheyenne

  • Job fair scheduled in Ellsworth

    Job fair scheduled in Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — The annual Hancock County Spring Job Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 9 a.m.-noon at the Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School. The event is being sponsored by the Tri-County Career Center, Northeastern Workforce Development Board, Eastern Maine Development Corp. and the Maine Department of Labor. For more information, visit

  • RSU 24 receives federal bus funding

    SULLIVAN — Regional School Unit 24 (RSU 24) is among two public school bus fleets in Maine to receive federal funding to buy newer school buses that emit less pollution. RSU 24 received $40,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) toward the cost of replacing two school buses. “We feel very fortunate to have