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  • Bucksport police chief honored for bravery

    Bucksport police chief honored for bravery

    BUCKSPORT — Bucksport Police Chief Sean Geagan and Sgt. David Winchester on Feb. 9 attended a Maine Chiefs of Police Association gathering where Winchester was recognized for bravery. The officer saved two residents from a house fire on Central Street last April. Geagan is currently serving as president of the association.        

  • Hancock County Jail log Feb. 13-19

    Hancock County Jail log Feb. 13-19

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between Feb. 13 and 19: Samantha J. Meserve, 31, Jonesport, hold for other agency. Christopher W. Wright, 39, Brooklin, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Rebecca W. Atamian, 28, Fitchburg, Mass., unlawful drug trafficking. Cyntoine D. Sloan, 34, Worcester, Mass.,

  • Events scheduled at Blue Hill Library

    BLUE HILL — Kids are invited to learn about animal migration using “passports” at the Blue Hill Public Library on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 3:30 p.m. Julianne Taylor, education coordinator for Downeast Audubon and Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust, will help kids learn about how animals migrate north to their spring and summer feeding and

  • Extension offering pruning course

    ELLSWORTH — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a four part course in pruning woody landscape plants at the Hancock County Extension Office in Ellsworth. The course is scheduled for Saturday mornings, March 24 and 31 and April 7 and 14, from 8:30 to noon. In each session there will be both classroom

  • Maine State Police Log Week of Feb. 22

    Maine State Police Log Week of Feb. 22

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police charged two men with burglarizing a business on Great Cranberry Island Sunday. Trooper Caleb McGary reported that cash and merchandise had been stolen from the business. McGary charged Harry Beers, 26, and Justin Bunker, 24, both of Great Cranberry, with burglary, theft and criminal trespass. Beers also was charged

  • Story slam set at SW Harbor Library

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Bring your “Off-Season” story to share at the Island Story Slam on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Southwest Harbor Public Library. Three winners from Southwest Harbor and Tremont will move on to the main stage event at the Criterion Theatre on March 10 to compete against winners from other

  • Ellsworth church hosting supper

    ELLSWORTH — The First Congregational Church of Ellsworth’s 2018 season of public suppers kicks off on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 5 p.m. with a roast turkey dinner. The menu will include turkey, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, green beans, stuffing, cranberry sauce, Caesar salad, roll, tea, coffee or lemonade and homemade pies. Admission is $9 per

  • Caucuses scheduled in Orland

    ORLAND — The towns of Bucksport, Dedham, Orland, Penobscot and Verona Island will hold their Republican caucuses on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Orland Community Center, 21 School House Road. Those not registered to vote should arrive by 9:30. Republicans will gather, elect delegates and alternates to the state convention,

  • Candidates night in Lamoine Feb. 27

    LAMOINE — A candidates night is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lamoine-Bayside Grange. Residents will have an opportunity to talk with candidates for the Board of Selectmen and School Board. The Grange is located on Route 184 in Lamoine.

  • Bunker running for House District 137 seat

    Bunker running for House District 137 seat

    FRANKLIN — Lifelong Franklin resident Doug Bunker has announced that he is a candidate for the Maine House of Representatives in District 137, which includes parts of Hancock, Penobscot and Washington counties. Bunker is a Democrat seeking to represent Amherst, Aurora, Beddington, Bradford, Bradley, Deblois, Eastbrook, Edinburg, Franklin, Great Pond, Greenbush, Lagrange, Northfield, Passadumkeag and