Articles by: Staff



  • Lodging bill to be heard in Augusta Monday

    AUGUSTA — Residents picking up extra money by renting a room in their homes would be lumped in the same regulatory category as hotels, motels and inns under a bill to be heard in the Legislature Monday, April 6, at 9:30 a.m. Airbnb is the most popular service for short-term rentals of rooms or entire

  • March births at MDI Hospital

    March births at MDI Hospital

    At Mount Desert Island Hospital, Bar Harbor SAPP— to Megan Hort and Zachary Sapp of Hancock, a son, Simon Sapp, March 5. POWERS — to Renee Chew and Steven Powers of Bar Harbor, a daughter, Evangeline Snow Powers, March 7. CASEY— to Patricia and Trevor Casey of Bar Harbor, a son, Benjamin Winters Casey, March

  • Penobscot man sentenced on child porn charge

    BANGOR — A Penobscot man has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for possessing child pornography. U.S. District Court Judge John A. Woodcock Jr. on Thursday sentenced Kevin Lee Ross, 52, to 7½ years in prison followed by five years of supervised release. Ross was found guilty after a jury trial on

  • Four Washington County men arrested on heroin charges

    Four Washington County men arrested on heroin charges

    ELLSWORTH — Four men from Washington County have been arrested on heroin charges following an investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. Deputies and drug agents searched the home of Robert Clark Woodward, 46, on Maple Road in Columbia during the early morning hours of April 1. They seized

  • Cherryfield Library launches portable Wi-Fi initiative

    CHERRYFIELD — Washington County students without high-speed Internet access will now be able to surf the web at home, thanks to a Maine State Library initiative. Eligible students in Cherryfield and Harrington will now be able to check out portable Wi-Fi devices from the Cherryfield Public Library as part of the “Check-out the Internet” initiative, according

  • Hancock County Jail Log March 23-30

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail from March 23 to 30: Jamie L. Brown, 36, Sullivan, back for court. Jason A. Littlefield, 31, Searsport, failure to appear. Kevin J. Robinson Jr., 29, Thorndike, failure to pay fine. Jacob M. Carney, 24, Surry, receiving stolen property, probation violation. Colby J. Treadwell, 23,

  • Adams School second-trimester honor roll

    The following students were named to the second-trimester honor roll at the Adams School: Grade 5 High honors: Evelyn Dagan, Morgan Davis, Ian Potter. Honors: Taylor Evans, Sophia Jennings, Will MacArthur. Grade 6 High honors: Amelia Griffith. Honors: Madison Colson, Syrus Ordway. Grade 7 High honors: Syra Gutow. Honors: Chad Davis. Grade 8 Honors: Bess

  • Dutch Soccer Academy to hold Brooklin camp

    Dutch Soccer Academy to hold Brooklin camp

    BROOKLIN — The Dutch Soccer Academy is bringing its day camp program to the Brooklin School soccer field Friday through Sunday, May 15-17. The Maine-based program, now in its 17th year, offers instruction to about 1,800 students each year. At Brooklin, instructors will work with youth in grades kindergarten through four from 2:30 to 4:30

  • Leroy C. Stevens, stem cell research pioneer at Jackson Lab, dies

    Leroy C. Stevens, stem cell research pioneer at Jackson Lab, dies

    BAR HARBOR — Leroy C. Stevens, Ph.D., a retired Jackson Laboratory scientist acknowledged as the pioneer of embryonic stem cell (ES cell) research, died on March 28. Stevens was born in Kenmore, N.Y., in 1920. He received his B.S. from Cornell University in 1942 and his Ph.D. in embryology from the University of Rochester in

  • Hancock County Superior Court March 9-20

    Hancock County Superior Court March 9-20

    The following cases were heard in Hancock County Superior Court, according to official records: March 9 to March 20 Michelle Lea Fowler, 44, Blue Hill. Theft by unauthorized taking or transfer at Sedgwick, Dec. 1, 2011. Probation partially revoked. Probation conditioned. Kean M. Ripley, 33, Searsport. Violating condition of release at Waltham, Jan. 15, 2013.