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  • Poultry, equipment destroyed in shed fire

    Poultry, equipment destroyed in shed fire

    GOULDSBORO — A fire believed to have been started by a heat lamp used to keep a half-dozen baby chicks warm gutted an outbuilding on Rice Road in Gouldsboro Wednesday. Assistant Fire Chief Ken McCartney said the owner, Michael Bernier, lost thousands of dollars in fishing, woodworking and other equipment. Bernier, a fisherman, was home

  • Alewife watchers needed in May

    ORLAND — The annual upstream migration of alewives is beginning in coastal Maine rivers, and this year, Orland residents and the Fish Committee are seeking volunteers to count the fish passing the Orland Village dam on their way up the Narramissic River. The Narramissic once had the third largest alewife run in Maine, and Orland

  • Draft city, school budgets would require more of Ellsworth taxpayers

    Draft city, school budgets would require more of Ellsworth taxpayers

    ELLSWORTH — Draft versions of the city School Department and municipal budgets show Ellsworth taxpayers will likely be asked for more money in the coming year, though exactly how much remains to be seen. City officials presented an initial draft of the municipal budget to the City Council at a budget workshop meeting Monday night,

  • Labor shortage hurting local businesses

    Labor shortage hurting local businesses

    ELLSWORTH — In the 1980s, Americans stopped having babies at the rates they had in previous decades and that’s turned into a problem for your lunch. Finn’s Irish Pub was closed for lunch Sunday through Wednesday this week due to a staffing shortage. “We have a wonderful core group of people here, our staff,” said

  • Hancock County Jail log April 17-21

    Hancock County Jail log April 17-21

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between April 17 and 21: Justin A. Smith, 34, Otis, default in payment of fines. Nathaniel S. Madore, 24, Trenton, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and operating after suspension. Robert S. Hardy, 58, Southwest Harbor, two days for operating a motor vehicle while under the

  • Acadia preps for possibility of a government shutdown

    Acadia preps for possibility of a government shutdown

    ACADIA NATIONAL PARK — Acadia officials are preparing to close the park if a “continuing resolution” to keep the federal government funded and avoid a partial shutdown isn’t passed by Congress and signed by the President by midnight Friday. Park spokesman John Kelly said Monday that if a shutdown occurs, “The park will be closed;

  • Young moves to suppress OUI evidence

    Young moves to suppress OUI evidence

    ELLSWORTH — A former Bar Harbor police chief charged with operating while under the influence is asking the court to suppress the fact he refused a test to determine his blood alcohol level at the time of his arrest. Wayne Foote, attorney for Nathan Young of Bar Harbor, filed the motion to suppress Young’s refusal

  • The Gatherings in Surry receives $20,000 grant

    SURRY — The Gatherings, a community center in Surry, has received a grant of $20,000 from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation. The grant will be used to finish renovations at The Gatherings’ community building, nearly doubling the useable space where people congregate. The Gatherings already offers activities such as Tai Chi, a reading group,

  • Camden National reports first quarter earnings

    CAMDEN — Camden National Corp. recently reported net income for the first quarter of 2017 of $10.1 million and diluted earnings per share of 64 cents per share, representing an increase over the first quarter of 2016 of 17 percent and 14 percent, respectively. For the first quarter of 2017, the company’s return on average