Articles by: Staff



  • Roque Bluffs gallery to host art show

    ROQUE BLUFFS — The public is invited to the Roque Bluffs Art Gallery and Learning Center for its second show of the season. The show takes place 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 22 at the gallery, 4 Schippee Point Road. The theme is All Things Art and will include pieces done in many forms. Area artists

  • Spaghetti supper at Otis Baptist Church

    OTIS — The Otis Baptist Church is hosting a spaghetti supper on Saturday, June 22, at 5:30 p.m. The church is located at 9 Church Lane, off Route 180. Spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and desserts will be served. There is no charge, but donations are welcome. Proceeds will go toward completing the church’s new kitchen.

  • Touch a Train event scheduled June 22

    HANCOCK — The whole family is invited to the Downeast Scenic Railroad’s Touch a Train Day on Saturday, June 22, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Washington Junction railroad yard just north of Ellsworth. The event will be held rain or shine and admission is free. Visitors will get a chance to get

  • Ham radio event set in Trenton

    TRENTON — EAWA, the Ellsworth Amateur Wireless Association, will be participating in a nationwide event known as Field Day. The event which runs from 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, until 2 p.m. the following Sunday, is a North American-wide exercise in the use of amateur radio, otherwise known as ham radio. This event is

  • Supper scheduled at St. Andrew June 21

    ELLSWORTH — St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Ellsworth is hosting a supper on Friday, June 21, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. This will be a bean supper and will also include American chop suey, cole slaw, rolls, homemade desserts and coffee/tea. Admission is by donation. Call Sarah Rausch at 667-2430 for more information.

  • Mountain bike trail under construction in Orland

    Mountain bike trail under construction in Orland

    ORLAND — A mix of volunteers, paid trail crew and professional machine operators has begun construction of Hancock County’s first significant mountain bike trail, the Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust announced recently. The Capstone Trail is part of an eventual 3.6-mile trail that will climb Great Pond Mountain in the Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust’s

  • Property transfers May 30 to June 5

    AURORA LSF9 Master Participation Trust, Irving, Texas, to Gary Schwartz and Julia Schwartz, Skykomish, Wash., as joint tenants, land with buildings. BAR HARBOR Jonette Watkins Christian Revocable Trust, Holden to Jeffrey Verrill and Lynn Verrill, Bar Harbor, as joint tenants, land with improvements. Shelly A. Price and Christopher W. Price, Bar Harbor to Steven Richard

  • Talk scheduled at Blue Hill Library

    BLUE HILL — On Friday, June 21, 7 p.m. at the Blue Hill Public Library, Bob and Maurine Tobin of Deer Isle will give a talk about occupied Palestine. They recently traveled to Gaza and the West Bank, including a visit to Khan Al Ahmar, a Bedouin village under threat of demolition. Since 2005, the

  • Coastal landscape’s character captured in oils

    Coastal landscape’s character captured in oils

    ELLSWORTH — British painter Christina Thwaites, who has worked as an artist in such far-flung places as a remote village in southeastern Indonesia and a Palestinian refugee camp, is the focus of a show running from June 15 through July 11 at Courthouse Gallery Fine Art. Moving to Maine, where she now lives with her

  • Hancock County Jail log June 3-10

    Hancock County Jail log June 3-10

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between June 3 and 10: Theresa L. Graham, 33, Hancock, probation violation. Christopher L. Hutchinson, 38, Deer Isle, violating conditions of release, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. Charles M. Butz, 57, Naples, Fla., theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. Brandon L. Garland, 18, Ellsworth,

  • State of the Science Conference set for UMaine-Machias

    MACHIAS — Big science is coming to Downeast Maine next week. On Monday and Tuesday, June 17 and 18, the Eastern Maine Coastal Current Collaborative (EM3C) will host a State of the Science Conference at the University of Maine at Machias. The conference will discuss ecosystem-based fisheries management in eastern Maine and will bring together

  • Student notes

    Husson University in Bangor recently announced its spring 2019 president’s list. Students who make the president’s list must carry at least 12 graded credit hours during the semester and earn a grade point average of 3.80 to 4.0 during the period. The following local students have been named to the list: Aaron Joseph Boumil, Bar