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  • Hancock County Jail log July 9-14

    Hancock County Jail log July 9-14

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between July 9 and 14: Matthew W. Briggs, 34, Ellsworth, warrant arrest. Melanie M. Smith, 33, Ellsworth, warrant arrest. Albert C. Curtis, 39, Orland, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Benjamin A. Boscia, 44, Ellsworth, violating conditions of release

  • Interrupting the cycle

    Substance use and abuse are both on the rise in Maine. And so is the generational trauma associated with drug use. An estimated 8 million U.S. children, the majority under age 5, lived in households with at least one parent with a substance use disorder from 2009 to 2014, according to a report by the

  • Business/professional briefs

    Commercial lender Tim Tunney has joined Franklin Savings Bank. “Tim has a wealth of knowledge, experience, and connection to the greater Ellsworth community and we’re confident that having him on board will enable us to start writing an exciting new chapter in the growth of our commercial business in eastern Maine,” said Derek Hayes, senior

  • The Giving Report

    Every day, individuals, businesses and organizations are doing good in and around Hancock County. The Giving Report compiles some of their financial contributions. Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has pledged a $25,000 gift to support the Charles M. Sumner Learning Campus, the new Regional School Unit (RSU) 24 public school that is currently under construction

  • 2021 Pioneer Prize winners announced

    2021 Pioneer Prize winners announced

    “I thought, ‘I could totally make video games,’ and I wanted to learn how to code, so I wrote my first game, which was terrible! But I’d started to learn it. And then I heard about the Pioneer Prize and that really made me interested in code.” 

  • Is there a tourism tipping point?

    The secret is long out about Acadia National Park. With more than 100 years of history behind it, the park draws roughly 3.5 million people each year to its peaks, carriage roads and shoreline stretches. The sweeping vistas from nearly every mile of the Park Loop Road are a sight to behold. It is no

  • No child left hungry

    Public education is meant to be the great equalizer, but children know early and acutely what sets them apart from their peers. That includes economic disparities. They look askance at their scuffed thrift-store sneakers next to a classmate’s shiny Nikes. There might be no one at home after school to help with homework. The stomachs

  • Volunteers needed for Beech Hill Pond survey

    OTIS — Volunteers and partners are needed to complete a new watershed survey of Beech Hill Pond to aid in continued efforts to protect and maintain the current water quality of this lake. An informational meeting will be held Saturday, July 17, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Otis Baptist Church at 469 Otis

  • Ellsworth High School honor roll

    The following students were named to the fourth quarter honor roll at Ellsworth High School: Grade 12 Highest honors Lauren Billings, Jocelyn Boudreau, Bryce Carter, Vincent Cotroneo, Allison Dorr, Elise Dow, Warren Dowling, Mark Fuller, Megan Gammill, Sydney Garrity, Ethan Gross, Lilja Hanson, Hanna Hughes, Reece Jagels, Chase Johnson, Abigail Mazgaj, Calvin Nelson, Jacob Pung,

  • George Stevens Academy honor roll

    The following students were named to the fourth quarter honor roll at George Stevens Academy in Blue Hill:   Grade 9 Highest honors: Kennedy Austin, Mattea Black, Oceania Black, Kate Chandler, Morgan, Clifford, Violet Czuj, Patrick Dagan, Isla Day-Picariello, Rylee Dorr, Charlotte Griffith, Summer Hardie, Nevaeh Hodgkins, Brady Hutchins, Christopher Jackson, Iris Kimball, Elias Lieser,

  • Jonathan Fisher House opening for 2021 season

    BLUE HILL — The Jonathan Fisher House of Blue Hill has announced that tours of the house will resume for the 2021 season beginning on Saturday, July 17. Tours will be available on Thursdays and Saturdays from 1-3:30 p.m. at the historic homestead at 44 Mines Road (Route 15 South). After being unable to host

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