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  • Open mic poetry night in Blue Hill

    BLUE HILL — The Blue Hill Public Library will host an open mic poetry reading night on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 6:30 p.m. Whether you are a seasoned poet or an amateur, the library invites you to come and share a poem. Readers can read one of their own works or a favorite poem that

  • Commissioners to hold hearing Feb. 7

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Commissioners will hold a public hearing Thursday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. to hear comments about a land use protection ordinance being proposed by the board for the unorganized territories in Hancock County. The hearing will be held in the commissioners’ meeting room at the Hancock County Courthouse at 50

  • Free vascular screenings set

    ELLSWORTH — Bucksport Regional Health Center will be offering a free vascular screening in the Ellsworth location, Coastal Health Center, 37 Commerce Park, on Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Dr. Stephen Nightingale, BRHC physician, internist and expert in vascular conditions, will be conducting the screenings. Anyone suffering from painful varicose veins, leg

  • Clifton woman found dead

    Clifton woman found dead

    CLIFTON — The Maine State Police are investigating the death of a woman who was found dead in her home Monday morning at 311 Airline Road, Maine State Police spokesman Steve McCausland reported. The Maine Medical Examiner’s Office is conducting an autopsy on the woman, Kary Dill, 35, McCausland said. The state police responded to

  • Area blood drives scheduled

    ELLSWORTH — The American Red Cross is holding three upcoming blood drives in Hancock County. The Red Cross encourages people to help meet the urgent need for blood and platelets by resolving to give blood this January – National Blood Donor Month. Drives are scheduled at VFW Post 109 in Ellsworth on Tuesday, Jan. 15,

  • Cyr-Khan wedding

    Cyr-Khan wedding

    John and Diane Cyr of Ellsworth are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Danielle Alice Cyr, to Shahrukh Khan, son of Shafi and Kabila Khan of Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, on New Year’s Day. The wedding took place at their home in Ellsworth with officiant Malen Hsu presiding. Danielle and Shahrukh initially met

  • Winter hike in Surry Jan. 21

    SURRY — All are welcome to join Blue Hill Heritage Trust volunteers Merrie Eley and Barbara Kourajian for their fourth annual winter hikes series. These fun group hikes are a great way to explore the woods in the winter. Please dress accordingly, and bring snowshoes, ice creepers or sturdy boots and poles depending on the

  • Student notes

    Husson University in Bangor recently announced its fall 2018 president’s list. Students who make the president’s list must carry at least 12 graded credit hours during the semester and earn a grade point average of 3.80 to 4.0 during the period. The following local students were named to the list: Delia Rose Hallett, Bar Harbor;

  • Health center adds walk-in care hours

    BUCKSPORT — Bucksport Regional Health Center is expanding its walk-in care hours at its Bucksport location, located at 110 Broadway. The hours are expanding from the current Saturday hours to also include a Monday through Friday schedule. Beginning Monday, Feb. 4, the center will offer walk-in care from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. during the week.

  • Ellsworth duo wins bridge game

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Duplicate Bridge Club held a regular open game on Jan. 10. Finishing first were Phillip Heasley and Alice Higgins, both of Ellsworth. Placing second were Tom Archambault and Glen Quintal, both of Bangor. Lucy Benjamin of Blue Hill and Henry Chung of Surry finished third. The next game will be held