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  • Deer Isle-Stonington High School announces graduation honor parts

    Deer Isle-Stonington High School announces graduation honor parts

    DEER ISLE — Deer Isle-Stonington High School has announced the graduation honor parts for the Class of 2020. The valedictorian is Eliza Borntraeger, daughter of Henry Borntraeger of Deer Isle and Anne Woodcock of Kenduskeag. Borntraeger has been a member of Student Council for four years, the math team and National Honor Society for three

  • Property transfers May 7-13

    AMHERST Randolph W. Highfield, Ocklawaha, Fla., to Dennis R. Goudreau and Wanda L. Goudreau, Nashua, N.H., as joint tenants, land with buildings and improvements. AURORA The Inhabitants of the Municipality of Osborn to Bruce A. Mace, Bar Harbor, land. BAR HARBOR Broughman Builders Inc., Ellsworth to Adam S. Rabasca and Elizabeth M. Holbrook-Rabasca, Bar Harbor,

  • The remote learning curve

    Since Maine schools first closed in March, the estimate for their reopening was pushed back more than once. Few were surprised when word finally came down that the doors would not be reopening this school year. But at least things will get back to normal this fall, right? Right?!? Maybe not. Officials with the California

  • Human remains found in Jonesport

    JONESPORT — State police say human remains were found May 21 off Route 187 in Jonesport near Wilders Way. The discovery came after a search that included police dogs and members of the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, Maine Warden Service, state police and community volunteers. The remains will be transported to the state Medical Examiner’s

  • Ellsworth Public Library curbside pickup starts June 1

    Ellsworth Public Library curbside pickup starts June 1

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Public Library will launch curbside pickup service for library materials on June 1. This is part of a phased reopening plan following careful safety protocols. To maximize safety for library patrons and staff, the building will not be open to the public until Stage 3 of the state’s reopening plan, currently

  • Update: EHS graduation plans to be changed

    Update: EHS graduation plans to be changed

    Update 5/21/20: Certain aspects of this plan are likely to change, Superintendent Dan Higgins said Thursday morning. Specifically, school officials, with input from the Ellsworth Police Department, are considering changes to the date and time of the processional. The current plan for a car processional at 4 p.m. on a Friday “is not an option,” Higgins

  • Free online ‘Goo Party’ for home entertainment

    Free online ‘Goo Party’ for home entertainment

    Brewer Public Library Executive Director and dad Darren French and his 3-year-old son Lukas have been charming viewers with their lively “Making Slop” party and their other hands-on Facebook Live storytime sessions every week. Inspired by Mo Willems’ “I Really Like Slop,” Darren, who previously served as the education coordinator at Castine’s Wilson Museum, says

  • GSA announces graduation plans, honor parts

    GSA announces graduation plans, honor parts

    BLUE HILL — George Stevens Academy will honor the Class of 2020 with an online class night on Saturday, June 13, at 7 p.m. and online commencement exercises on Sunday, June 14, at 1 p.m. The school also announced its senior class honor parts. Though commencement will not take place on the school’s front lawn

  • Sumner honor parts announced

    Sumner honor parts announced

    SULLIVAN — Sumner Memorial High School Principal Ty Thurlow has announced the honor parts for the Class of 2020. This year’s valedictorian with summa cum laude distinction is Bjorn Collins, son of Will and Susan Collins of Steuben. Collins has participated in the Drama Club with performances in the one-act plays at the Maine Drama

  • Hancock County Jail log May 11-14

    Hancock County Jail log May 11-14

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between May 11 and 14: Devin M. Ward, 19, Hancock, domestic violence assault. Kevin J. Cobb, 60, Lamoine, probation violation. Sheldon B. Alley, 35, Mount Desert, endangering the welfare of a child. Sherman L. Merchant III, 35, Ellsworth, probation violation. Kevin E. Page, 57,

  • Hospital’s food service staff step up for hungry co-workers

    BLUE HILL — A trip to the grocery store can be stressful right now. The masks, new behavioral rules and contagion anxiety can be tough to manage. With that in mind, the nutritional services team at Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital has made some changes during the COVID-19 response to help prevent co-workers from having

  • Maine Maritime recognizes Hancock County students for achievement

    CASTINE — Maine Maritime Academy students and staff members from Hancock County were among those the college honored in virtual ceremonies recently. At an online event April 23, the MMA Student Life Awards Committee recognized outstanding members of the MMA and Castine community whose contributions include various service projects, athletics, employment and volunteer programs and