Articles by: Staff



  • Sanford man killed in boat crash on Toddy Pond

    ORLAND — The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife has identified the person who died in the Toddy Pond boat crash in Orland Sunday as Ryan Conary, 26, of Sanford. Spokesman Mark Latti said Conary was killed when the boat he was traveling in was struck by a jet ski. Conary “was part of

  • Project aims to restore fish passage to river

    Project aims to restore fish passage to river

    BROOKSVILLE — A project is underway this summer to help restore fish passage to the Bagaduce River. Construction vehicles will be onsite at the Mill Pond on Coastal Road in Brooksville. “This project will take place on the small property owned by Maine Coast Heritage Trust at a former mill site at the head of

  • Student notes

    The University of Maine at Augusta has announced its 2020 spring semester dean’s list. The following area students were named to the list: Heather Halliday, Bar Harbor; Raven Radziewicz, Bar Harbor; Mckenzie Young, Bar Harbor; Laura Johnson, Birch Harbor; Laura Cass, Blue Hill; Jessica Kardos, Blue Hill; Stephanie McGuire, Blue Hill; Nolan Soucie, Bucksport; Cindy

  • Columnist to discuss what’s next for America’s global role

    Columnist to discuss what’s next for America’s global role

    ELLSWORTH — Marvin Ott, senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center of the Smithsonian Institution and a longtime foreign policy columnist for The Ellsworth American, will give his fifth annual summer presentation Friday, Aug. 21, via the teleconferencing app Zoom. The title of this year’s lecture is “America and the World — What Next?” Ott

  • Hancock County Divorces

    Hancock County Divorces

    The following divorces were granted in Ellsworth District Court: Christina N. Gramolini, Hancock and Richard A. Gramolini, Corea. Married May 28, 2013, at Hancock. Shared parental rights, primary residence with Christina Gramolini for one minor child. Christopher L. Bruce, Deer Isle and Jan Marie U. Grant, Brooklin. Married May 20, 2008, at Brooklin. Shared parental

  • Schoodic Arts supported by $26,000 in donations

    WINTER HARBOR — Some $26,000 has been raised to support Schoodic Arts for All’s year-round cultural programming even though the organization was unable to hold its 10th Summer Luncheon, the year’s biggest fundraising event, due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Last May, the luncheon’s organizer, Jane Bradley, sent out a letter of regret to Schoodic

  • Real Estate Transfers Week of Aug. 6

    BAR HARBOR John D. Bunker, Holden, and Cheryl J. Bunker, Newton, Mass., to Leinenbach, LLC, Newburgh, Ind., land. Polly Archer, F/K/A Polly Walls, Franklin, to Mark Downs, Manchester Center, Vt., land with improvements. BLUE HILL Andrew CDF Gray, Hancock, to Anne Marie Parker, Saco, land. The Estate of Lawrence Alvin Long, to Janet Long, Winston-Salem

  • Acadia to test its reservation system

    Acadia to test its reservation system

    BAR HARBOR — The National Park Service has developed a vehicle reservation system to reduce severe traffic and parking congestion at popular destinations within Acadia National Park. As a pilot to prepare for the 2021 season, reservations will be required for vehicles to enter the Sand Beach entrance and Cadillac Summit Road from Oct. 1

  • Pandemic worsens addiction struggle

    In the first quarter of 2020, there were 127 drug overdose deaths in Maine. That represents a 23 percent increase from the last quarter of 2019. This upward trend is expected to continue, with an estimated 259 people projected to have died from drug overdoses during the first half of the year. A recent report

  • A safety net for farmworkers

    It is blueberry season in Maine and the state’s signature fruit is ripe for the raking. Many growers depend on migrant agriculture workers to harvest the crop. Any Mainer who has spent a hot August day hunched over a blueberry field hand-raking these tiny fruits knows just how demanding that work can be. Strenuous and

  • Funding awarded for Georges Pond watershed restoration

    FRANKLIN — The Maine Department of Environmental Protection, in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has awarded the Georges Pond Association a $45,960 federal grant to reduce pollution in the Georges Pond watershed. The estimated project cost is $79,066, with $33,106 promised from project partners coupled with the federal grant. The pond association has

  • Hancock County Jail log July 27-29

    Hancock County Jail log July 27-29

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between July 27 and 29: Amanda J. Woods, 32, Searsport, domestic violence assault. Charles E. Skovgaard, 72, Surry, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Toby S. Casey, 70, Southwest Harbor, failure to appear. Ricky D. Skillings Jr., 42, Ellsworth,