Articles by: Staff



  • Bank employees aid teen leadership camp

    ELLSWORTH — On Feb. 6, employees of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust presented a $4,500 check to Healthy Acadia’s Downeast Teen Leadership Camp program. The funds were raised through donations from the bank’s employee-driven charitable giving program, Casual for a Cause, which focuses on giving back to community programs focused on education and workforce development.

  • Support group starting Feb. 20

    ELLSWORTH — Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County has announced an upcoming support group for those who have lost a loved one to drug overdose. The group will be held Wednesdays, Feb. 20 through March 20, from 5-7 p.m. at the Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County house in Ellsworth. The group is free of charge but

  • Soup, chowder and cookies in Surry

    SURRY — The Surry Community Improvement Association is hosting a mid-winter soup/chowder and cookie competition. The event is open to the public and will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Surry Elementary School. Those attending will have the opportunity to sample up to 10 soups/chowders and a variety

  • Forum takes up free press

    ORLAND — The League of Women Voters-Downeast will present a program titled “The Free Press and a Functioning Democracy” on Friday, Feb. 15, from 10 to 11 a.m. on WERU-FM. Topics up for discussion are democracy, journalism and the state of American news. Listener questions will be taken by email at [email protected] Questioners are asked

  • Property transfers Jan. 24 to Jan. 30

    AURORA William S. Silsby Jr., Aurora to Silsby Family, LLC, Aurora, land with improvements. BAR HARBOR Elizabeth Ann Gibbs, Vienna to Elizabeth Ann Gibbs and Steven H. Richardson, Vienna, as joint tenants, land with buildings. Andrea Lepcio, Bar Harbor and France Hilbert, Bar Harbor to Christine T. Stelling, Portland, land with structures and improvements. AUX,

  • Hancock County divorces

    Hancock County divorces

    The following divorces were granted in Ellsworth District Court: James R. Williams, Ellsworth and Beth E. Williams, Hudson, Fla. Married Jan. 25, 1997, at Ellsworth. Sole parental rights granted to Beth E. Williams. Nancy Ann Violette, Deer Isle and Kendall Leland Eaton, Deer Isle. Married Aug. 8, 2009, at Deer Isle. Jennifer Rae Grant, Southwest

  • Negotiation and compromise

    The first round of testimony for and against the relicensing of Ellsworth’s hydroelectric dam at the base of Leonard Lake downtown and the storage dam at Graham Lake concluded in November. Additional filings and responses highlight the competing interests wishing to weigh in on the license that Black Bear Hydro Partners needs to continue operating

  • Funds for senior housing

    Three years ago, $15 million in bonds was secured for senior housing and weatherization projects in rural Maine. Politics got in the way of releasing the money — which stood to be matched by federal funds of up to $22 million. But there’s a new sheriff in town. Governor Mills is releasing these funds. Developers

  • Bucksport High School honor roll

    The following students were named to the second quarter honor roll at Bucksport High School: Seniors Highest honors: Nathaniel Bowden, Brittney DeWitt, Emily Erickson. High honors: Elden Brown, Austin Clement, Tyson Gray, Jenny Jordan, Cassidy Noonan, William Plante, Kaylah Rankin, Nolan Soucie, James Terrill, Carter Tolmasoff, Mikayla Tripp, Dylan Wight. Honors: Benjamin Ames, Max Astbury-King,