Articles by: Staff



  • Property transfers Feb. 13 to Feb. 19

    BAR HARBOR Northerly, LLC, Ellsworth to Northerly, LLC, land with buildings and improvements. Marie H. Garland, Bar Harbor to the Marie H. Garland Family Real Estate Trust, land with buildings. BLUE HILL The Estate of Wilbur G. Ricker to Linda MacLeod and David Macleod, as tenants in common, land. The Sally K. Mitchell Living Trust

  • Hancock County divorces

    Hancock County divorces

    The following divorces were granted in Ellsworth District Court: Martha L. Fox, Ellsworth and Randy A. Fox, Marana, Ariz. Married Dec. 17, 1983, at Shepherdsville, Ky. Sarah June Castleberry, Ellsworth and Travis Clayton Castleberry, Ellsworth. Married Oct. 8, 2011, at Danville, Pa. Shared parental rights, primary residence with Sarah Castleberry for two minor children. Andrea

  • Tech class scheduled at Brooksville Library

    BROOKSVILLE — The Brooksville Free Public Library is offering a Lunch and Learn tech class on Wednesday, March 11, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The class will focus on “Facebook and Instagram 101.” A light lunch will be served. Bring your own laptop or other device or use one of the library’s. Please remember to bring

  • Jazz pianist to kick off concert series

    Jazz pianist to kick off concert series

    BLUE HILL — The Quartessence combo, led by pianist Scott Cleveland and featuring the University of Maine at Orono’s finest jazz musicians, will kick off the 2020 Vanderkay Concert Series at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill. The evening’s program will focus on jazz and Mardi Gras music

  • Benefit event set at Brooklin School

    BROOKLIN — On Saturday, March 7, at 5:30 p.m., the Brooklin School PTF is hosting the annual Soup, Chili, Chowder Challenge at the Brooklin School. This community event showcases the talented foodies on the Blue Hill Peninsula. Live music will be provided by Saints and Singers. This year donations will be collected to help former

  • George Stevens Academy honor roll

    The following students were named to the second quarter honor roll at George Stevens Academy in Blue Hill: Grade 9 Highest honors: Alexon Astbury, Robert Bennett, Ian Bowden, Phillip Ciampa, Thea Crowley, Dell Davis-Batt, Jillian Eldridge, Rose Kazmierczak, Alyssa Ladd, Emery Leach, Logan Leach, Regan Libby, Sol Lorio, Eleanor McMillan, Azaiah Nanson, Thomas Norgang, Sebastian

  • Fixit Clinic at Blue Hill Library

    BLUE HILL — In the spirit of reducing waste and helping the community learn new skills, the Blue Hill Public Library hosts a monthly “Fixit Clinic” on the first Saturday of the month. The clinic starts at 2 p.m. The next clinic is scheduled for March 7. The idea is for local experts to coach

  • The lights are on

    Walmart wants to lower its property tax bill in Ellsworth and other communities in Maine and elsewhere. Lawyers representing the multibillion-dollar company are using the “dark store” theory to seek hefty abatements of the assessed values of its stores. The gist of the theory is that a Walmart store isn’t worth nearly as much without

  • Spring support groups starting

    ELLSWORTH — Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County has announced that its 2020 spring grief support groups will be starting soon. Examples of Support Groups to be offered include Widows, Widowers and Partners; Grieving the Loss of a Loved One to Drug Overdose; Parents and Grandparents who are Grieving the Loss of a Child (of any

  • Coffeehouse event in Northeast Harbor

    MOUNT DESERT — The First Friday Coffeehouse at the Northeast Harbor Library returns on March 6 at 7 p.m. The evening will begin with an open mic session hosted by Blue Gene. All performing artists are welcome to sign in on the clipboard for a turn at the mic. At 8 p.m., the featured program

  • Cat Video Fest at The Grand March 7

    ELLSWORTH — Cat Video Fest, playing at The Grand on Saturday, March 7, at 2 p.m., is a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos culled from countless hours of submissions. Cat Video Fest is a joyous communal experience, only available in theaters, and raises money for cats in need through partnerships with

  • Cabin Fever Reliever event in Milbridge

    MILBRIDGE — A Cabin Fever Reliever event will take place at the Milbridge-Wyman United Methodist Church on Friday, March 6, beginning at 5 p.m. All are invited to bring a dish to share, and a favorite game from your home. Neither are necessary to attend; plenty of both will be available. Call 866-2144 for more