Articles by: Staff



  • Shriners outdo themselves

    Hats off (or should we say fezzes?) to the Anah Shrine Facts & Figures Unit for another blockbuster Downeast Festival of Trees. The three-day festival, which was held over the weekend in Franklin, was proof once again that small organizations can do big things. The service at the volunteer-run event was first class from the

  • November births at Northern Light Maine Coast

    November births at Northern Light Maine Coast

    Downeast births at Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital in Ellsworth   To Elizabeth and Thomas Conary of Trenton, a daughter, Willow Rae, Nov. 1. To Sarah Willey and James Welch of Cherryfield, a son, James Welch III, Nov. 8. To Margaret Wentworth and Derek Cole of Bucksport, a daughter, Edith Elizabeth, Nov. 13. To Molly Munn

  • Blood drive Dec. 21 at St. Joseph’s

    ELLSWORTH — The American Red Cross and WABI TV5 invite eligible donors to participate in a blood drive on Friday, Dec. 21, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Parish in Ellsworth. The parish is located at 231 Main St. The Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to give now to ensure blood

  • Tea party set at SW Harbor Library

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — All are welcome to come to the Southwest Harbor Public Library for tea on Thursday, Dec. 20, from 2-3:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a cup of tea by the library’s fireplace, nibble on a homemade treat and enjoy the company of others. Ruth Grierson and friends will provide live music.

  • Blue Hill Consolidated School honor roll

    The following students were named to the first trimester honor roll at Blue Hill Consolidated School:   Eighth grade High honors: Jasmine Black, Andrew Hipsky, Lily Jaffray, Sarah Means, Liliana Muise, Everett Stiles-Martin. Honors: Jack Brooks, Kelsey Carter, Lael Clapp, Paige Gray, Sarah Emerton, Charlie Kolisch, Theron Lehto, Jazelle Rodriguez, Ana Scheff, Charles St. Lawrence.

  • Bucksport Middle School honor roll

    The following students were named to the first trimester honor roll at Bucksport Middle School:   Grade 8 Highest honors: Henry Foster, Aleida Harvey, Mya Moran, Alexandra Pickering, Lanie Stubbs, Elsa Theobald, Hannah Varnum, Kaylee Whalen. High honors: Emma Brezovsky, Marissa Brown, Garrett Carrier, Connor Coombs, Kaden Curtis, Grayson Fernald, Alyx Frazell, Kelsea Gaff, Jaxon

  • Play reading group meeting Dec. 19

    BLUE HILL — The public is invited to participate in the Blue Hill Public Library Play Reading Group on Wednesday, Dec. 19, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the library. This month the group will read “The Humans” by Stephen Karam, which premiered in 2014. This one-act play covers the interactions of a family that

  • Hancock County Jail log Dec. 3-12

    Hancock County Jail log Dec. 3-12

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between Dec. 3 and 12: Ryan M. Drake, 33, Eddington, failure to appear. Jennifer G. Wright, 38, Bar Harbor, failure to appear. Patricia L. Mitchell, 45, Ellsworth, domestic violence assault. Mustafa H. Al Shuwaili, 26, Bar Harbor, failure to appear. Cory J. McMillan, 24,

  • Retired teachers scholarship offered

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Retired Teachers Association is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a college student from Hancock County enrolled in the field of education. The award is available to a college student who is entering his or her senior year in the fall of 2019. Applications for the award and further information may

  • Holiday open house at Wright Center

    ELLSWORTH — The entire community is invited to join the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center for its 2018 holiday open house on Wednesday, Dec. 19, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. All are welcome to drop in to say hello, grab a snack and cup of cider and explore the facility and learn more about the