Articles by: Staff


  • No silver bullets for worker shortage

    The Maine Department of Labor announced last week that it would tighten its work search requirements for those collecting unemployment beginning May 23. During the pandemic, the state’s traditional work search requirements were relaxed and reasons for refusing work were broadened to include health concerns and the need to care for children. Now those who

  • Band of brothers

    Two families are mourning the loss of Ellsworth Deputy Fire Chief Bobby Dorr — the family he went home to and the family he worked beside. It was abundantly clear during Dorr’s cancer battle and final days that a firefighter never fights alone.  Dorr joined the Ellsworth Fire Department in 2009 as an on-call firefighter

  • Wednesday, May 12, 2021

    Baseball Bucksport 4, Searsport 3 Washington Academy 8, GSA 0 Machias 14, Sumner 1 Softball Searsport 4, Bucksport 2 GSA 8, Washington Academy 1 Machias 8, Sumner 7 Boys’ tennis Ellsworth 3, Old Town 2 MDI 5, Bangor 0 Girls’ tennis Ellsworth 3, Old Town 2 Bangor 3, MDI 2 MLB Athletics 4, Red Sox

  • Ellsworth’s Barrett, Osterlin qualify for state tennis singles

    Ellsworth’s Barrett, Osterlin qualify for state tennis singles

    BANGOR — Two Ellsworth tennis players qualified over the weekend for the state singles tennis tournament to be played later this month. Koa Barrett and Ben Osterlin of the Ellsworth boys’ team won all of their respective matches in Saturday’s qualifying round to move on to the upcoming Round of 32. The two were among

  • Bucksport announces honor parts

    BUCKSPORT — Bucksport High School recently announced the honor parts recipients for the Class of 2021. Principal Josh Tripp said graduation will be held on June 11. Details are still being arranged. Addie Morrison, daughter of Matthew and Emily Morrison of Orland, is the class valedictorian. Morrison plans on attending Middlebury College in the fall,

  • Hancock County Jail Log Week of May 14

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between May 5 and 6: Jarvis L. McMillan, 43, Watertown, Mass., warrant arrest. Daniel E. Grant, 60, Hancock, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant.  Damian J. Spelas, 37, Orland, unlawful drug trafficking, operating after habitual offender revocation. Meghan S.

  • Monday, May 10, 2021

    Baseball GSA 11, Searsport 7 Narraguagus 8, Sumner 5 Softball Bucksport 4, Orono 3 Searsport 4, GSA 2 Sumner 19, Narraguagus 5 Boys’ tennis Hermon 3, Ellsworth 2 Hampden 5, MDI 0 GSA 5, Orono 0 Girls’ tennis Ellsworth 4, Hermon 1 Hampden 3, MDI 2 Orono 4, GSA 1 MLB Orioles 4, Red Sox

  • Bucksport, Sumner softball teams bounce back with wins

    Bucksport, Sumner softball teams bounce back with wins

    BUCKSPORT — Two Hancock County softball teams are now on winning streaks after suffering back-to-back losses earlier in the season. Bucksport and Sumner moved up the Class C North standings with key victories in recent contests. The Golden Bucks claimed decisive wins against Oceanside and Belfast last week before topping Orono on Monday, and the

  • Saturday, May 8, 2021

    Baseball Ellsworth 9, Hermon 1 Belfast 7, Bucksport 5 GSA 22, Calais 5 Softball Ellsworth 11, Hermon 3 Bucksport 17, Belfast 5 Sumner 11, Jonesport-Beals 10 MLB Orioles 11, Red Sox 6 NHL Rangers 5, Bruins 4

  • Friday, May 7, 2021

    Baseball Bucksport 8, Oceanside 0 Washington Academy 2, MDI 1 Softball Bucksport 9, Oceanside 1 MDI 16, Washington Academy 3 Girls’ tennis Ellsworth 4, Belfast 1 MLB Red Sox 6, Orioles 2 NBA Bulls 121, Celtics 99

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