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  • Bar Harbor Bankshares announces stock split

    BAR HARBOR — The parent company of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust announced Tuesday it will be doing a stock split next month. The three-for-two split will increase the number of shares of common stock outstanding for Bar Harbor Bankshares (BHB) from the current level of just under 10.3 million to almost 15.4 million. The

  • Bucksport steps up to help officer’s son

    Bucksport steps up to help officer’s son

    BUCKSPORT — Raising a child is hard work, but raising a child with a debilitating genetic condition that only 1,000 people in the world have is even harder. That’s the challenge that Bucksport police officer Dan Harlan and his wife, Crystal, have faced since March of 2016, when their son Dalton was born. “It was

  • Hancock County Jail log Feb. 10-20

    Hancock County Jail log Feb. 10-20

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between Feb. 10 and 20: Michael B. Hames, 24, Ellsworth, drug court sanction. Kenneth W. Gray, 28, Blue Hill, drug court sanction. Richard D. Magoon, 28, Osborn, drug court sanction Feb. 10; bail violation Monday. Caleigh A. Lenfest, 20, Ellsworth, drug court sanction. William

  • Servers uneasy with new wage law

    Servers uneasy with new wage law

    ELLSWORTH — For most waiters, waitresses and restaurant owners, the new law requiring an increase in the minimum wage is bad news. Although most agree with an increase in the minimum wage in general, restaurant owners and servers say hiking the minimum wage for servers will add to the cost of doing business and everyone

  • Legislature faces busy marine resources calendar

    ELLSWORTH — With last week’s blizzard upending the Legislature’s schedule, the Marine Resources Committee has a busy calendar between now and the start of the Maine Fishermen’s Forum on March 2. On Monday, the committee has scheduled a hearing on a bill that would, among other things, set the number of non-tribal elver fishing licenses

  • Tire Warehouse set to open soon in Ellsworth

    Tire Warehouse set to open soon in Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — Tire Warehouse will soon join the ranks of auto parts and supplies businesses in the city’s commercial district. According to a sign at the location, recent direct mail fliers and information posted on the company’s website, Tire Warehouse is set to open soon at 27 Downeast Highway. Located at the corner of that

  • Craigslist scam uses real name to make phony sale

    Craigslist scam uses real name to make phony sale

    ELLSWORTH — Police say a man posing as an Ellsworth resident has scammed at least two residents of Southern states out of money when those residents attempted to get tickets to sporting events via Craigslist. In the first instance, a man from St. Petersburg, Fla. called Ellsworth police on Feb. 15. He said he had

  • What do Bucksport residents buy the most before a big snowstorm?

    What do Bucksport residents buy the most before a big snowstorm?

    BUCKSPORT — The manager of the Hannaford grocery store caught a glimpse into the psyche of his customers earlier this month, when the store was filled with shoppers preparing for a record-breaking snowstorm. “The chip aisle was beat up worse than it was during Super Bowl weekend,” said Jay Boyce, who has managed the store

  • Polar Plunge in support of Camp CaPella to be held Sunday

    Polar Plunge in support of Camp CaPella to be held Sunday

    DEDHAM — Whether it’s ice hockey, ice skating or ice fishing, there are plenty of ways people have fun out on the ice. But carving out a chunk of ice and jumping into the freezing cold lake water below generally isn’t one of them. That’s exactly what Laurie Turner plans to do this Sunday, when