Articles by: Staff



  • Osborn by the numbers

    Town Clerk’s report (2018) Births: 1 Deaths: 0   Registered voters (March 2019) 49 total registered voters 10 Democrats 29 Republicans 10 not enrolled in any party   Tax Collector’s report 2016-2017 tax liens as of July 27, 2017 Eight accounts (seven taxpayers): $2,688.14   Osborn Volunteer Fire Department annual report for June 2017 —

  • The show goes on!

    The show goes on!

    WINTER HARBOR — Meetinghouse Theatre Lab’s hit production of Neil Simon’s heart-warming, hilarious and heartbreaking play, “Lost in Yonkers,” will be presented again at 7 p.m.  Friday-Saturday, June 14-15, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, at Schoodic Arts for All’s Hammond Hall in Winter Harbor. From left, the cast includes Marc Bellenoit (Eddie),

  • Wake up to the world

    Wake up to the world

    STONINGTON — Maine Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum will read selected poems from his fifth, newly published poetry book “How to Start Over” (2019, Deerbrook Editions, Cumberland, Me.) at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, at the Stonington Opera House. The event is free and open to all. Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco, who was President Barack

  • Senate supports Luchini’s bill to protect tenants from sexual harassment

    Senate supports Luchini’s bill to protect tenants from sexual harassment

    AUGUSTA — On May 30, the Maine Senate unanimously supported legislation introduced by Sen. Louie Luchini (D-Hancock County) aimed at protecting tenants from sexual harassment by their landlord or their landlord’s agent. “Sexual harassment is prevalent in housing in Maine, particularly for low-income tenants, who are the most vulnerable,” Luchini said. “This bill states clearly

  • Yard and plant sale set in Lamoine

    LAMOINE — Lamoine Community Arts is holding an indoor yard sale and plant sale on Saturday, June 15, and Sunday, June 16, at the Lamoine-Bayside Grange. The sale hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. There will be a wide variety of furniture, household furnishings,

  • BHHT holding listening sessions

    BLUE HILL — Blue Hill Heritage Trust is holding a series of listening sessions across the peninsula this summer and wants to hear from peninsula residents. The Trust is interested in finding out what residents value about the peninsula, what they think of the organization’s conservation work and what the future might hold for both.

  • Former Connecticut governor to lead University of Maine System

    Former Connecticut governor to lead University of Maine System

    ORONO — The University of Maine System Board of Trustees has unanimously voted to appoint former Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy the next chancellor of the University of Maine System. The appointment concludes more than a year of succession planning in anticipation of the June 30 retirement of Chancellor James Page and a national search.

  • Ellsworth High School honor roll

    The following students were named to the third quarter honor roll at Ellsworth High School: Grade 12 Highest honors: Dawson Bishoff, Emily R. Brown, Hunter Clark, Elliana Clarke, James Doty, Olivia Dyer, Carter Frank, Lydia Gatcomb, Keegan Grey, Sidney Hamilton, Emma Henry, Kaitlin McCullough, Emma McKechnie, Miriam Nelson, Samuel Pelletier, Samuel Updike, Maria Wagenknecht, Robert

  • Dance scheduled in Ellsworth June 8

    ELLSWORTH — The DownEast Dancers will hold a dance featuring the R & B, soul and funk of Souled Out on Saturday, June 8, at the Down East Family YMCA. The dance will run from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Admission is $12 ($10 for seniors and students). For more information, call 266-7690.

  • Talk scheduled at Wright Center

    ELLSWORTH — The Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center will be hosting a free talk about prostate cancer rehab and recovery for men affected by prostate cancer treatment. The talk will take place on Wednesday, June 12, from noon-1 p.m. at the center, located at 23 Commerce Park in Ellsworth. Statistics show that one out

  • St. Joseph Parish Wins $2,000 Grant for “Heat Savers”

    ELLSWORTH — St. Joseph Parish has won a $2,000 grant from Catholic Charities Maine’s Parish Social Ministry program, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland has announced. The parish includes St. Joseph Church in Ellsworth, Blue Hill Mission Church in Blue Hill, Our Lady of the Lake Church in Dedham and St. Margaret Chapel in Winter

  • Program on suicide scheduled June 10

    ELLSWORTH — On Monday, June 10, at 3 p.m. at the Ellsworth Public Library, Healthy Acadia’s Hancock County Drug Free Communities Coalition will present suicideTALK. This is a community-oriented program exploring issues around suicide and the connections to youth substance use, and how suicide can be prevented in our community. The presentation is appropriate for