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  • Area blood drives scheduled

    ELLSWORTH — The American Red Cross will hold blood drives this month in Deer Isle and Sullivan. The Sullivan drive will be held Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Sumner Memorial High School, 2456 U.S. Highway 1. In Deer Isle, the drive will be held Friday, Nov. 30, from 1 to

  • Judge denies Poliquin’s challenge to ranked choice voting run-off

    Judge denies Poliquin’s challenge to ranked choice voting run-off

    ELLSWORTH — A federal judge this morning rejected U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin’s lawsuit seeking to halt the ranked-choice run-off process that would designate the winner of the 2nd District congressional race. The results should be announced shortly after noon Thursday. No District 2 congressional candidate received a more than 50 percent majority of first-choice votes

  • Holiday fair at Moore Library

    STEUBEN — The Henry D. Moore Library and Community Center in Steuben is hosting its annual holiday fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23, and Saturday, Nov. 24. The offerings include crafts, baked goods, handmade soaps, vintage toys, vinyl records, antiques, household items, furniture, picture books, Maine books and more. The library is

  • Vets club hosting Thanksgiving meal

    FRANKLIN — On Thursday, Nov. 22, the Franklin Veterans Club will host its annual Thanksgiving dinner at 2 p.m. A list is available at the club of items that could be donated to offset the cost of this meal. There is no charge for the meal, but donations are welcome. The family-style meal will include

  • Deck the halls with Charlie Brown!

    Deck the halls with Charlie Brown!

    ELLSWORTH — An all-teen cast will kick off the holiday season and perform “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” the stage adaptation of the beloved 1965 TV special created by Peanuts cartoonist Charles Schulz, Friday-Sunday, Dec. 7-9, at The Grand. Directed and choreographed by Nina Robinson-Poole, the musical production will feature jazz musician and composer Vince Guaraldi’s

  • Benefit pie sale scheduled Nov. 21

    ELLSWORTH — The members of Chapter K of PEO (Philanthropic Education Organization) are holding their annual sale of homemade pies on Wednesday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. between Renys and Family Dollar at the Shaw’s Shopping Center in Ellsworth. To order a specific pie to be reserved for you, call Ann Dederer

  • Hancock County Jail log Nov. 2-8

    Hancock County Jail log Nov. 2-8

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between Nov. 2 and 8: Patrick C. Jordan, 35, Waltham, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Malcolm H. Dow Jr., 53, Trenton, three counts violating conditions of release and one count violation of a protection from abuse order. Jonathan W.

  • Scavenger hunt in Bucksport Sunday

    BUCKSPORT — The Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a scavenger hunt, called Tozier’s Turkey Trail, on Sunday, Nov. 18, starting at noon to raise funds for Bucksport’s food pantry, which flooded last week. “Normally we ask for toiletry donations that helps the Bucksport food pantry,” said Leslie Wombacher, the chamber’s executive director.

  • Remembrance service at Ellsworth church

    ELLSWORTH— A transgender service of remembrance will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ellsworth (121 Bucksport Road). This service will honor the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Rev. Sara Hayman

  • Church service Thanksgiving Day

    ELLSWORTH — The public is invited to join in an open service of gratitude on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, at 10 a.m. at the Christian Science Society, 39 Washington St. in Ellsworth. There will be readings from the Bible and giving thanks. Testimonies of healing also will be expressed. No collection or donations will be