Articles by: Staff



  • Virtual comedy “Do Not Move Stones” to debut

    Virtual comedy “Do Not Move Stones” to debut

    Editor’s Note: Portland Press Herald writer Bob Keyes wrote the following excerpted from his longer Sept. 26 story about young Maine artists who have sought refuge from the COVID-19 pandemic and produced innovative works while in their home state. To read the full story, click on the link: DEER ISLE — Marvin Merritt IV

  • The Weekly Podcast – Tess Gerritsen – Author

    The Weekly Podcast – Tess Gerritsen – Author

    For this episode, we talked with a woman of many talents, one of those being an internationally bestselling author that calls Camden, Maine her home. Her thriller and suspense novels may be just the thing you are looking for as we approach Halloween later this month. Enjoy this conversation with Tess Gerritsen.

  • “Terror Trail” and trunk or treat among area Halloween events

    “Terror Trail” and trunk or treat among area Halloween events

    ELLSWORTH — The Grand is presenting “Terror Trail” this Halloween season at the Woodlawn Museum’s Black House estate. Dates are Thursday, Oct. 28, through Sunday, Oct. 31, from 7 to 10 p.m., weather permitting. The circus was coming to town but had to travel through the forest. It went in but didn’t come out. Beware

  • Orland Fire Department receives two grants

    ORLAND — The Orland Fire Department announced Monday that it has won two grants from the Maine Municipal Association (MMA). Combined, these awards provide more than $3,600 that will help to cover the cost of much-needed safety equipment for the trained volunteers who serve their communities through their work with the department. The Ed MacDonald

  • Franklin noise cap considered

    Franklin voters will go to the polls Nov. 2 to decide whether the Planning Board should develop a noise ordinance to be considered at the town’s annual meeting in March.

  • Real Estate Transfers Week of Oct. 14

    AMHERST James V. Beal and Charlene M. Beal, Amherst to Jonathan Merchant, Ellsworth, land. David E. Honey Sr., Bangor to Gary E. Frost and Terry L. Carlisle, Ellsworth, joint tenants, land. BAR HARBOR Karen A. Mcfarland, Bar Harbor to Bangor Savings Bank, Bangor, land together with any buildings or improvements. Michael D. Brooks and Miriam

  • Blowing the whistle on Facebook

    Facebook is deliberately designed to make us angry — or afraid or devastated or elated. The kind of emotions that keep users deeply engaged and coming back for more. Studies and our own eyes have observed toxicity on the social network, including vitriol and the rapid dissemination of misinformation. Instagram, which Facebook owns, can have

  • Hancock County Jail log Oct. 1-7

    Hancock County Jail log Oct. 1-7

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between Oct. 1 and 7: Deandra L. Gant-Lambert, 30, Searsport, warrant arrest. Andrew R. Semple, 35, Blue Hill, protection order violation. Amanda J. Rooney, 42, Brooksville, operating after habitual offender revocation. William P. Abney, 57, Holden, violating conditions of release. James C. Thompson, 41,