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  • Online talk on apples April 15

    BAR HARBOR — John Bunker will be speaking on his latest book, “Apples and the Art of Detection,” in an online talk on Thursday, April 15, at 7 p.m. The program is being sponsored by the Jesup Memorial Library. The “art of detection” is what Sherlock Holmes called his profession. In Bunker’s new book, he

  • Bipartisanship bypassed in budget process

    They say to the winner goes the spoils. Maine Democrats, who secured the majority in both state House and Senate last election, also got their way with the budget last week. The two-year, $8.3 billion budget passed by a majority vote. The final vote on the bill in the House was 77-67. The final vote

  • COVID cases prompt closures

    By Anne Berleant and Rebecca Alley  ELLSWORTH – Students at Sumner Memorial High School are learning remotely this week following a case of COVID-19, according to an April 5 letter from Regional School Unit 24 (RSU 24) Superintendent Michael Eastman. Students are scheduled to return to in-person learning Monday, April 12. The letter states that

  • Surry budget sessions set

    The annual briefings sponsored by the Surry Community Improvement Association on the upcoming Surry town and school budgets are set for April 10 and 12.

  • Hancock County Court

    The following cases were adjudicated, reviewed or continued in Hancock County Court, according to official records: Renee S. Miranda, 54, Bucksport. OUI (alcohol) at Bucksport, May 16, 2020. $500. Jail two days. License suspended 150 days. Use of drug paraphernalia at Bucksport, May 16, 2020. $300.  Stephanie J. McKinnon, 31, Bucksport. Operating while license suspended

  • When is the City Council not a city council?

    City Council Chairman Dale Hamilton on March 5 emailed a letter to local legislators urging them to advocate for the removal of pandemic-era restrictions in Maine schools. Signed by all seven councilors, the letter stated that the signers were acting as citizens and not in their official capacity. That’s not how that works. When the

  • Vaccine schedule accelerated

    Vaccine schedule accelerated

    Beginning Tuesday, Maine residents age 50 and older became eligible for the vaccination. Beginning Monday, April 19, all Maine residents age 16 and older will be eligible.

  • Hancock County Court

    The following cases were adjudicated, reviewed or continued in Hancock County Court, according to official records: Eben Moss, 36, Winter Harbor. Violating conditions of release at Birch Harbor, March 3, 2020. Jail 96 hours. Violating conditions of release at Winter Harbor, Aug. 8, 2020. Jail 96 hours. Violating conditions of release at Winter Harbor, Nov.

  • Fork in the road

    Trouble’s brewing in Trenton, where a group of citizens say they want out of the Mount Desert Island Regional School System (AOS 91). They have submitted a petition seeking to ask voters at Town Meeting in May to consider initiating a withdrawal process.  Opposing the effort are members of the Trenton School Board and most

  • Real Estate Transfers Week of March 4

    AMHERST Jessica Bennoch Ouellette and Cory A. Ouellette, Old Town to Richard Cohen, Amherst, land with buildings and improvements. Janna MacDonald, Telluride, Colo., and Thomas F. MacDonald, Ellsworth to Corey T. Nichols and Valerie L. Nichols, Amherst, as joint tenants, land with improvements.  BAR HARBOR Ashley Rosborough, Ellsworth to Neha Gupta Kumar and Vivek Kumar,

  • Courthouse Gallery features online artist talks

      ELLSWORTH — Courthouse Gallery Fine Art recently launched a new talk series, “New Beginnings,” in conjunction with its mid-winter online art show featuring fresh works from 12 artists. Artists and guest speakers Jeffery Becton, Tom Curry, Lisa Tyson Ennis and Linda Packard are slated to speak about their work from 4 to 5 p.m.

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