Articles by: Staff



  • Colloquy Downeast to sponsor two discussion topics

    ELLSWORTH — Two Colloquy Downeast discussions are scheduled for late October and November. Each colloquy is a facilitated discussion of no more than 15 participants and consists of four two-hour weekly discussions. These colloquies will be virtual, with participants engaging in a Zoom meeting format. “Seaweeds,” which starts on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 2-4 p.m.,

  • New pastor joins Lutheran church

    ELLSWORTH – The Rev. Jonathan Vogel has accepted a call to serve as pastor of St. Andrew Lutheran Church. Pastor Vogel is a graduate of Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, Pa., where he earned his Master of Divinity degree. During his 30 years in ministry, he has served congregations in Pennsylvania, Wyoming, Connecticut and Augusta.

  • Massage, reflexology at Wright Center

    ELLSWORTH — Since April, the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center has shifted to offering its many services online. The staff has continued offering support and information to individuals in need, by phone and email, and conducting business on Zoom while navigating the current pandemic. During this time, the center’s doors have been closed to

  • Elks present donation at Wheel of Meat event

    Elks present donation at Wheel of Meat event

    ELLWORTH — The Ellsworth Elks Lodge on Oct. 12 presented a $2,000 check to Jacqueline Wycoff, director of the Community Closet. The donation was made during the lodge’s monthly “Wheel of Meat” event. In attendance were Maine Elks Association State President Anthony Gause and his wife, Linda Gause. Also attending were Maine Elks Association President-elect

  • Real Estate Transfers Week of Oct. 15

    BAR HARBOR White Deer Investments LLC, Ellsworth, to Kevin Currie and Deborah Currie, Medway, as joint tenants, land with improvements. Sylvia A. Webber, Bar Harbor, to Douglas Chamberlain and Stephanie A. Chamberlain, Elliot City, Md., as joint tenants, land. Steven L. Ciciotte and Barbara J. Beyer, Ellsworth, to Dan Thomassen, Hulls Cove, land with improvements.

  • Halloween tennis, laser tag planned

    Halloween tennis, laser tag planned

    ELLSWORTH — With the additional precautions and safety concerns about COVID-19, the Ellsworth Tennis Center has come up with a novel idea: it will host area children under age 15 on Halloween day for socially distanced tennis play and “masked” laser tag in its two 120-by-120-foot court areas. There will be no charge; children just

  • September births at Maine Coast Hospital

    September births at Maine Coast Hospital

    At Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital in Ellsworth A son, Nathan James, was born Sept. 1 to Erica and Kristopher Greene of Addison. A son, Jack Van Michael, was born Sept. 1 to Jasmine Bernal and Jesse Carter of Brooksville. A daughter, Maria Grazia “Grace” Patricia, was born Sept. 2 to Danielle and Mark Morgioni

  • A gift for Maine’s future

    With the fall semester well under way, college students are settling into a new normal amid a pandemic with long-term implications for their lives and careers. What job market will await them when they graduate? How heavy a burden will the debt they carry become? Among these and so many other uncertainties, there is good

  • ATV ride to celebrate breast cancer survivors and support local charities

    ATV ride to celebrate breast cancer survivors and support local charities

    HANCOCK — Local volunteers are inviting Mainers to celebrate breast cancer survivors and to help those facing the disease during the Ride for a Cure ATV ride on Sunday, Oct. 18. Ride for a Cure will include an ATV decorating contest, bra decorating contest, 50/50 raffle and additional raffle items. The first 250 paid registrations

  • Hancock County Jail log Oct. 5-8

    Hancock County Jail log Oct. 5-8

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between Oct. 5 and 8: Robert J. Ebert Jr., 42, Sedgwick, nine months and one day for three counts unlawful sexual touching. Scott E. Lymburner, 60, Brooksville, probation violation. Jacob D. Russell,35, Tremont, 20 days for violating conditions of release, unlawful drug possession, theft

  • Shining a light on domestic violence

    Shining a light on domestic violence

    ELLSWORTH — With the help of the chambers of commerce in Ellsworth and Machias, NextStep Domestic Violence Project has developed a series of ways that businesses, organizations and individuals may show their support for domestic violence survivors during October. The following are ways that people across Hancock and Washington counties may “shine a light” during

  • Recklessness invites disaster

    Imagine having extensive data and the best science available about a highly infectious, potentially deadly disease but still not believing it could happen to you. Or acknowledging that it could happen, but reasoning the odds are in your favor so why bother to take even the most basic measures to protect yourself and those around