• South Street proposal back before Blue Hill Planning Board

    BLUE HILL — The Planning Board will review for a second time a 9,920-square-foot retail development proposed for 28 South Street. The board will hold a public hearing for a presentation from a development firm called Ellsworth Holdings on Monday, July 10, at 7 p.m. Blue Hill Code Enforcement Officer Judy Jenkins said the developer

  • Hancock company wins painting award

    Hancock company wins painting award

    HANCOCK — Gatcomb Painting & Design was recently named as the town of Hancock’s 2016 “Top Job” winner, the American Painting Contractor announced in a press release. The national trade magazine gives the award annually to the painting company that displays “superior work and commitment to excellence in the painting industry” in the city or

  • 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

  • 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

  • Deer Isle native opens physical therapy business

    DEER ISLE — Deer Isle native Hollan Oliver has returned to the island to open Coastline Physical Therapy & Performance. “I’m excited to return to Maine to help our community members achieve and maintain a comfortable, pain-free, and active lifestyle,” Oliver said. Hollan works with patients of all ages, from infants to senior citizens, using

  • Primavera Restaurant now open for business

    Primavera Restaurant now open for business

    ELLSWORTH — Diners in the area have long desired an Italian restaurant in Ellsworth, and last week their wish came true with the opening of Primavera Restaurant on High Street. Primavera, owned by the owners of nearby Shinbashi restaurant, occupies the building that was formerly home to Jasper’s. It has undergone a dramatic transformation, both

  • Friends in Action to benefit from Freshwater sale

    ORLAND — Friends in Action will be a beneficiary of an upcoming sale at Freshwater Stone. Freshwater will hold its sixth annual clearance sale Friday, June 16, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, June 17, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of Acadia Highway (Route 1) and the Upper Falls

  • Brooklin General Store reopens

    Brooklin General Store reopens

    BROOKLIN — A brighter, sparkling Brooklin General Store opened June 1, saving residents from having to travel to Sedgwick or Blue Hill for forgotten gallons of milk or loaves of bread. The store was completely rebuilt, although the layout is similar to the original circa 1872 store. The store occupies the same footprint but seems

  • Heart of Ellsworth debuts new logo

    Heart of Ellsworth debuts new logo

    ELLSWORTH — Heart of Ellsworth Executive Director Cara Romano introduced the group’s new logo at a community party June 1 at The Grand. The event was designed to both introduce the logo, created by Maggi Blue of Warren, and to celebrate the group’s first anniversary since changing its name from Downtown Ellsworth Association last year.

  • Primavera goes public

    Primavera goes public

    ELLSWORTH — Primavera Restaurant opened its doors to members of the community Sunday for a soft-opening event, where diners got to sample the Italian cuisine it offers. Primavera operates in the space formerly occupied by Jasper’s Restaurant. Its new owners, who also own Shinbashi at the nearby corner of High and Washington streets, have extensively