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  • Maine crime rate drops 15 percent

    Maine crime rate drops 15 percent

    ELLSWORTH — Maine was a safer place in 2014. The state’s overall crime rate dropped 14.9 percent last year, according to the Department of Public Safety. It was the largest drop in the 40 years that Maine has calculated detailed crime statistics. Coupled with a 9.1 percent decrease the previous year, crime has dropped about

  • Hancock County Jail Log July 14-19

    Hancock County Jail Log July 14-19

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail from July 14-19: Karen S. Rogers, 58, Eastbrook, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. Wayde A. Awalt, 22, Ellsworth, failure to appear, bail violation, domestic violence assault. Deanna E. Lindsey, 28, Ellsworth, domestic violence assault. Brendan L. Sprague, 29, Bar Harbor, domestic violence assault. William

  • Student notes

    Maria Ullo of Orland was named to the spring dean’s list at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She studies biology. Megan Hunt of Ellsworth was named to the dean’s list at Rochester Institute of Technology. Hannah Gignoux of Steuben was named to the dean’s list at Ithaca College. The Maine Sea Coast Mission awarded scholarships to the

  • Sumner Memorial High School fourth quarter honor roll

    The following Sumner Memorial High School students were named to the fourth quarter honor roll: Ninth Grade Highest honors: Andrea Knapp. Honors: Jordan Benoit, Madeline Bierman, Gary Greenlaw, Brandon Grinnan. 10th Grade Highest honors: Noah Goldfarb. High honors: Gina Bybee, Liam Flubacher, Rebecca Grinnan, Samantha Keenan, Marisole Lopez, Margaret Perry, Kaitlin Reid. Honors: Issiac Christiansen,

  • DMR gets $256K for trawl survey

    DMR gets $256K for trawl survey

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) announced Monday that the Maine Department of Marine Resources will receive $264,516 in grant funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to support the Maine-New Hampshire Inshore Trawl Survey. The survey gathers important data on the groundfish and lobster populations in near

  • Bucksport Bay Festival this weekend

    Bucksport Bay Festival this weekend

    BUCKSPORT — The usual assortment of music, food, games and revelry will be in town this weekend for the 18th annual Bucksport Bay Festival. It will run from the afternoon of Friday, July 24, to the morning of Sunday, July 26. Among other activities and events, it will feature a bungee jumping, rock climbing wall

  • Musical “Annie” opens this weekend

    Musical “Annie” opens this weekend

    BLUE HILL — New Surry Theatre will open its production of the musical “Annie,” starring Asha Kirkland in the lead role, at 7 p.m. Friday, July 24, at the Blue Hill Town Hall Theater. NST’s production is directed by Shari John, with musical direction by Bill Schubeck and choreography by Maureen Robinson. The production also