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  • Brooklin voters to consider pair of Center Harbor questions

    BROOKLIN — Voters will have two Center Harbor articles to consider at the annual Town Meeting, which will be held Saturday, April 1, at 9 a.m. at the Brooklin School. Voters will be asked to authorize an agreement with Steve White and the Brooklin Boat Yard to establish a permanent easement for parking and access

  • Hancock County Court Jan. 1 to Jan. 31

    The following cases were heard in Hancock County Court, according to official records: Jan. 1 to Jan. 31 Gordon Robert Falt, 23, Mount Desert. Burglary at Bar Harbor, Sept. 15, 2013. Jail six days. Probation partially revoked. Probation continued. Restitution $5,000. Mark W. Sincyr Sr., 43, Ellsworth/Eastbrook. Burglary at Surry, Oct. 18, 2013. Department of

  • Sumner student to receive MPA Principal’s Award

    Sumner student to receive MPA Principal’s Award

    SULLIVAN — Issiac Christiansen of Franklin, a senior at Sumner Memorial High School, has been selected to receive the 2017 Principal’s Award, Principal Ty Thurlow announced Thursday. The award, sponsored by the Maine Principals’ Association, is given in recognition of a high school senior’s academic achievement and citizenship. “Throughout his years at Sumner Memorial High

  • 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

  • Lobster exports to China boom

    Lobster exports to China boom

    ELLSWORTH — A trade war with China may be somewhere on the horizon, but the Maine lobster industry is hoping that the horizon is a distant one. According to the figures published by the National Marine Fisheries Service, in 2016 China imported more than $108 million worth of lobsters from the United States. That’s a

  • Hancock County Jail log March 14-19

    Hancock County Jail log March 14-19

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between March 14 and 19: Eben D. Powers, 26, Stonington, two days for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and forgery. Zoltan T. Croll, 61, Cherryfield, protection order violation. Lawrence J. Romer II, 48, Ellsworth, reckless conduct. Richard A. Tonini, 56, Bucksport, operating a motor

  • 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