Articles by: Staff



  • Property transfers Aug. 30 to Sept. 5

    AURORA Eileen M. Hallock, Mount Desert to Catherine A. Allen and George C. Allen IV, Bangor, as joint tenants, land. Quitclaim Deed. BAR HARBOR Richard B. Cough, Bar Harbor to Davor Sklizovic, Bar Harbor, land with buildings or improvements. Quitclaim Deed. Carolyn S. Blake, Ellsworth, Personal Representative of the Estate of Margaret S. Blake, to

  • Health group to meet in Milbridge

    MILBRIDGE — The Downeast Public Health Council will meet on Friday, Sept. 21, from 9-11:30 a.m. in the Women’s Health Resource Library conference room, located at 24 School St. in Milbridge. For more information or questions, contact Maura Lockwood, council coordinator, at 439-4101 or Al May, district liaison, at 255-2017.

  • MMA sweeps inaugural inter-academy Monomoy Challenge

    CASTINE — Maine Maritime Academy recently sent two Monomoy rescue rowboat teams to SUNY Maritime Academy in Throggs Neck, N.Y., to compete in the inaugural George C. Previll Memorial Inter-Academy Monomoy Challenge. Winning both parts of the challenge, MMA collected $4,000 in scholarship money: a $2,500 first place prize for the Monomoy race and a

  • Overdose prevention talk in SW Harbor

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — On Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 5:30-7 p.m., Joseph Locke, public health specialist with Bangor Public Health and Community Services, will present a training in opioid overdose prevention at the Southwest Harbor Public Library. Locke has over 20 years of experience providing social services to diverse populations in Maine, including helping people who

  • Pancake breakfast in Penobscot

    PENOBSCOT — There will be a pancake breakfast from 7-10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Penobscot United Methodist Church. The church is located at 14 Southern Bay Road. Pancakes, toppings, home fries, bacon, eggs, muffins and fruit will be served. Admission is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children 12 and under. For

  • Animal blessing service in Hancock

    HANCOCK — Community members are invited to join the Union Congregational Church of Hancock, UCC, for a blessing of the animals at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23. The church is an open and affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ. The service will be held outdoors at the church, which is located at

  • Blueberry blues

    This year’s wild blueberry harvest is over. Anecdotal evidence suggests that 2018 will make the second year in a row with less tonnage than the record crop of 2016. Blueberry farmers are also worried about what their field price will be — hoping it doesn’t get worse than last year’s money-losing payments. Being a successful

  • Making Medicaid expansion work

    It’s a safe bet that Medicaid (MaineCare) expansion in Maine will not occur on Governor LePage’s watch. Historical overview: Voters approved expansion in November 2017 by a 59-41 percent margin. The Governor, citing fear of red ink and past performance when the MaineCare door was opened a little wider, refused to implement expansion. A component

  • Coffee House Music Buffet Sept. 21

    PENOBSCOT — There will be a Coffee House Music Buffet from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, at the Penobscot United Methodist Church. The church is located at 14 Southern Bay Road. Open mic will be at 7 p.m., followed by refreshments at 8 and featured performer Fred Coon. A free will donation will be

  • Hiking talk set at Ellsworth Library

    ELLSWORTH — Local author Carey Kish will share updates to the newly released 11th edition of the AMC Maine Mountain Guide on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m. at the Ellsworth Public Library. Learn about many new hikes and the best local hikes in this area. Books will be available for sale and signing. This