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  • Pain management series starting

    BAR HARBOR — Healthy Acadia, in partnership with MDI Hospital and Health Centers, is offering a free, six-week “Taking Action on Pain” workshop series. Classes will meet weekly on Tuesdays from 1:30 to 4 p.m. beginning Feb. 26 and continuing through April 2. Meetings will be held in the second-floor conference room of Cadillac Family

  • Registration dates set in Hancock

    HANCOCK — Kindergarten registration at the Hancock Grammar School is scheduled for Thursday, March 7, and Friday, March 8. Please call Mrs. Dyer in the office at 422-6231 by March 4 and set up a time and date for your child to register for kindergarten if he/she will be attending this fall. Incoming kindergartners must

  • Property transfers Jan. 31 to Feb. 6

    BAR HARBOR Carolyn R. Housman, Hulls Cove to Micheline F. Dahlgren and Michael J. Dahlgren, Bangor, as joint tenants, land with buildings or improvements. State of Maine, Augusta to Town of Bar Harbor, land with buildings and improvements. Stephen H. Sprague and Brenda L. Sprague, Portland to Sean N. Parady and Nicole E. Parady, Bar

  • Church hosting auction Feb. 23

    ELLSWORTH — The Unitarian Universalist Church of Ellsworth is holding its annual goods and services auction on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 5-7:30 p.m. The event is open to the public and admission is free. Two photo safaris for two to Africa are being offered again for the second year. Also, an Ellsworth resident is offering

  • DNA Interest Group to host speaker

    ELLSWORTH — On Saturday, Feb. 23, the Eastern Maine DIG (DNA Interest Group) will welcome Peter Michael Smith as special guest speaker. The group’s meeting will be held in the Ellsworth Public Library’s Riverview Room at 10 a.m. Smith is the current vice president of the Maine Genealogical Society and hosts the Central Maine DIG

  • Film showing at Blue Hill Library

    BLUE HILL — Peninsula Peace and Justice’s monthly film series will feature the documentary “Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, at the Blue Hill Public Library. Lauded as one of the Ten Best Films at Sundance 2017, it follows steps in a committed veteran documentarian filmmaker’s return

  • Hancock couple arrested after $50K worth of heroin found

    Hancock couple arrested after $50K worth of heroin found

    ELLSWORTH — Two Hancock residents were arrested on drug trafficking charges after police found more than $50,000 worth of heroin in a vehicle and home. Around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, agents with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency’s Downeast Task Force, assisted by Ellsworth Police, stopped a 2005 Mercedes on High Street. The owner of the vehicle,

  • Bucksport by the numbers

    Bucksport by the numbers

    Source: Bucksport annual report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017   Town Clerk’s report Births: 316 Deaths: 124 Marriages: 92   Registered voters (November 2018) 3,854 total registered voters 1,071 Democrats 1,143 Republicans 61 Green Independent Party 31 Libertarians 1,548 not enrolled in any party   Tax Collector’s report Outstanding 2016 real estate

  • Collateral damage

    As reported on this week’s Waterfront page, a Stonington-based lobster buyer and shipper is building a good-sized processing plant in Bucksport. That operation will create many new jobs in a town that could use such a boost. Greenhead Lobster owner Hugh Reynolds is expanding the processing side of the business, which should be up and