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  • Telephone Museum gets archive of telephone industry trade mag

    Telephone Museum gets archive of telephone industry trade mag

    ELLSWORTH — Upon hearing its name, potential visitors to The Telephone Museum sometimes assume it is simply a collection of old telephones. Anyone who has been to the museum on Winkumpaugh Road can attest it is more than that. There are phones, to be sure, but there are also switchboards, trunk systems, phone booths and

  • Film on eels in Stonington July 11

    STONINGTON — The Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries is hosting a free film screening of “The Mystery of Eels” at the Stonington Opera House on Tuesday, July 11, at 6:30 p.m. The film’s narrator, artist James Prosek, will be in attendance. The film takes viewers on a journey to unlock the secrets of eels and

  • Student notes

    Husson University has announced its spring 2017 president’s list. Students who earn president’s list honors must carry at least 12 graded credit hours during the semester and earn a grade point average of between 3.80 to 4.0 during the period. The following area students were named to the president’s list: Emily Butler, Bar Harbor; Abigail

  • Youngsters “band” together to help hospitalized children

    Youngsters “band” together to help hospitalized children

    ELLSWORTH — Three young girls who are part of the Down East Family YMCA’s after-school program recently lent a helping hand to other youngsters. Well, more accurately, a wrist. Camryn Clough, 8, and 7-year-olds Madeline Carrier and Hannah Jameson used little elastic rubber bands to make bracelets and chokers. “I showed up with these rubber

  • Council OKs a new food vendor for Harbor Park

    Council OKs a new food vendor for Harbor Park

    ELLSWORTH — A food vendor will soon be operating at Harbor Park on the Union River. On June 19, the City Council approved granting a three-year lease to Harris’s Harborside Takeout. The vote was 6-0 with one abstention, as Councilor Gary Fortier said he is doing the electrical work for the business. Harris’s Harborside Takeout

  • Atlantic salmon still in trouble

    Atlantic salmon still in trouble

    ELLSWORTH — The North American stock of wild Atlantic salmon is in trouble, according to the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES). In a recent report, the group said data collected last year indicated that the number of young salmon returning to Maine and Canadian rivers to spawn during 2016 was extremely

  • Renys earns safety award

    R.H. Reny Inc. was honored with an award for outstanding safety performance during the MEMIC annual meeting of the policyholders earlier this month. Only nine other employers, out of more than 20,000 MEMIC policyholders, received an award for workplace safety from workers’ compensation specialist The MEMIC Group. Established in 1949 by R.H. Reny, Renys is

  • Library hosts events to mark 200th year of Tisdale House

    Library hosts events to mark 200th year of Tisdale House

    ELLSWORTH — The historic heart of the Ellsworth Public Library turns 200 years old this year, and the library is planning a series of events to mark the milestone. The Tisdale House, named after businessman Seth Tisdale, was built in 1817 by Col. Meltiah Jordan. In 1897, George Nixon Black Jr. purchased it and gave