Posts Tagged: Business

  • Camden National Corp. reports 16 percent increase in earnings

    CAMDEN — Camden National Corp. reported a 16 percent increase in core operating earnings for the year ended Dec. 31, 2015. Core operating earnings increased from 2014 to $28.2 million. The company also reported an 8 percent increase in core diluted earnings per share to $3.49 per share. Fourth quarter 2015 core operating earnings increased

  • Lottery tickets were up in 2015

    Lottery tickets were up in 2015

    ELLSWORTH — Sales of Maine lottery tickets in 2015 were up 11.4 percent statewide over the previous year. Hancock County players were big contributors to that growth. They spent $9,279,612 on the lottery in 2015, up from their 2014 spending by a hefty $1,280,000. That 16 percent increase was among the highest in Maine. Washington

  • The First gets a new name

    DAMARISCOTTA — The First, N.A., a 150-year-old Maine community bank based in Damariscotta with 16 locations from Boothbay to Bangor to Eastport, is unveiling a new name. Tony McKim, president of The First, N.A., announced the change in name to First National Bank on Feb. 1. Over the last 18 months the leadership at several

  • American to launch new digital edition, apps

    American to launch new digital edition, apps

    ELLSWORTH — Newspaper subscribers will have a new way to stay tuned to what’s happening in Hancock County starting next week. On Monday, Feb. 1, The Ellsworth American and its sister paper, the Mount Desert Islander, will launch a new platform for the papers’ digital editions. The papers will also unveil new apps for IOS,

  • “Best American” Cocktail Contest Voting to start Feb. 1

    “Best American” Cocktail Contest Voting to start Feb. 1

    Ladies and gentlemen, let the sipping begin! For weeks now, 10 bartenders have tested and tweaked their respective cocktails and now urge you to stop by their establishment starting Monday, Feb. 1 to sample their entry in The “Best American” Cocktail Contest. The contest is being held to toast The Ellsworth American’s 165th birthday this

  • News not all good for huge blueberry crop

    News not all good for huge blueberry crop

    ELLSWORTH — Maine’s wild blueberry crop came in at a hefty 100 million pounds in 2015 — the second largest harvest in a decade. But the price is likely to be depressed because of the large supply coupled with a bumper crop in Canada and competition from the ever growing number of cultivated blueberries. For

  • Blue Hill Memorial Hospital welcomes new philanthropy director

    Blue Hill Memorial Hospital welcomes new philanthropy director

    Blue Hill Memorial Hospital recently welcomed Ruth Calas as its new director of philanthropy. Calas has worked at The Jackson Laboratory since 1993. In her tenure at the laboratory, she worked in the Office of Sponsored Programs, Product Management and the Office of Development. Calas has a strong fundraising background, with 15 years of philanthropy