Articles by: Staff


  • Bucksport Regional Health Center welcomes new dentist

    Bucksport Regional Health Center welcomes new dentist

    Natalie Sigwart, DDS, has joined Bucksport Regional Health Center, which provides complete dental care. Sigwart earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry degree, from Towson University in Towson, Md. She has volunteered for the Special Olympics Special Smiles program,

  • Three DEFY swimmers compete at Nationals

    Three DEFY swimmers compete at Nationals

    INDIANAPOLIS — Three swimmers with the Down East Family YMCA Dolphins competed in the YMCA Long Course National Championships last week. Talor Hamilton, Cooper Holmes and Hannah Wood, accompanied by coach Matt Montgomery, swam against the top YMCA swimmers from around the nation. “This was the first time that DEFY had two swimmers score at

  • Downeast births

    Downeast births

    At Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, Ellsworth: BUSBY — to Kristen Snow and Joshua Busby of Dedham, a son, Cameron Patrick, July 1. STEELE — to Sally and Patrick Steele of Orland, a daughter, Alexys Nicole, July 2. GROSS — to Jennifer and Gerry Gross of East Orland, a son, Sawyer Mason, July 3. SHEPARD —

  • Cullen Shea Tinkham and Erin Melissa Mosher

    Cullen Shea Tinkham and Erin Melissa Mosher

    Kim and Tim O’Brien would like to announce the marriage of their son, Cullen Shea Tinkham, to Erin Melissa Mosher. Erin is the daughter of John and Lynn Mosher of Castine. The wedding was held outside at the Traharta Cottage in Castletownshend, Ireland, with Sandy Cove as a lovely backdrop. Seamus O’Brien, the groom’s brother,

  • A job well done

    Motorists who have traveled Maine roads for more than a year or two likely have experienced the frustration of sitting motionless in a line of traffic for long minutes at a time while road construction crews worked to rebuild or repave sections of the highway. That was not the case during the recent paving of

  • Federal highway funding

    Rather than simply increase funding for the Federal Highway Trust Fund, Congress should reject the status quo, take a much more focused look at how the money is being spent and consider a major reform of the Federal Highway Administration. By the time you read this, Congress likely will have approved another patchwork mechanism by

  • Narraguagus High School fourth quarter honor roll

    The following Narraguagus High School students were named to the fourth quarter honor roll: Ninth Grade High honors: Elizabeth Chartrand, Sophia DeSchiffart, River Fenton. Honors: Angel Alley, Shalynne Barbee Bamford, Tiah Bickford, Brittney Church, Taylor Colbeth, Josiah Couture, Sasha Crowley, Emma Denbow, Jenna Deniger, Mary Hammond, Madison Leighton, Colby Poirier, Kegin Schoppee, Jose Salud, Villafuerte

  • Bar Harbor Bank & Trust announces second quarter earnings

    BAR HARBOR — Bar Harbor Bankshares, the parent company of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, recently announced net income of $3.9 million for the second quarter of 2015, representing an increase of $16,000, or 0.4 percent, compared with the second quarter of 2014. The company also reported diluted earnings per share of 64 cents for

  • The power of 545

    Back in the 1980s and 1990s, columnist Charlie Reese of the Orlando Sentinel in Florida penned several versions of a column observing that “politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.” Since Reese died some years ago, various forms of his column keep on appearing on the