Articles by: Staff


  • Scams target vets

    Dear Editor: Maine’s 126,842 military veterans and active-duty service members are at risk of being targeted by scammers. According to a new AARP report, veterans, military and their families are nearly 40 percent more likely to lose money to scams and fraud than the civilian population. Additionally, four out of five military/veteran adults were targeted

  • Back to work

    The second session of the 130th Maine Legislature got underway Jan. 5 with debate over whether committees should meet in person or remotely. Lawmakers gathered in person last week, but committees will meet remotely for now due to COVID-19. The rule passed 17-12 in the Senate with one Democrat, Sen. David Miramant of Camden, joining

  • Hancock County Court

    Hancock County Court

    The following cases were adjudicated, reviewed or continued in Hancock County Court, according to official records: Dean R. Murphy, 62, Ellsworth. Unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs at Ellsworth, April 26, 2018. Jail 24 hours. Probation partially revoked. Deandra L. Gant-Lambert, 30, Searsport. Theft by unauthorized taking or transfer at Bucksport, Jan. 8, 2019. $150. Nicholas

  • Hancock County jail log week of January 13

    Hancock County jail log week of January 13

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between Dec. 31 and Jan. 6: Phillip M. Norris, 29, Prospect, probation revocation. Jacqueline R.L. McClure, 29, Newport, assault, disorderly conduct and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Neil T. Long, 28, Bar Harbor, warrant arrest. Matthew A. Blethen,

  • WinterFest event in Stonington Jan. 22

    STONINGTON — Healthy Island Project’s WinterFest 2022 is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 22, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event will take place outside at the Island Community Center/Old Stonington School on School Street. All are welcome to come out for free food, fun and fireworks (at 6:45 p.m.). Masks are requested. For more information, call

  • Ellsworth Republicans holding open house

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Republican Committee will hold an informational open house on Wednesday, Jan. 19, from 5-6 p.m. at the Hancock County Republican Headquarters, located at The Maine Coast Mall in the old Radio Shack. Meet the Ellsworth chair and learn more about the local Republican Committee and how to become involved on the

  • Online Chinese cooking class set

    BAR HARBOR — ArtWaves is sponsoring a virtual cooking class titled “Easy Chinese Favorites” on Jan. 16, 23 and 30. Each session runs from 4-5 p.m. All are welcome to join Stonewall Kitchen and adult ed cooking instructor Chris Toy as he demonstrates some favorites from his five best-selling cookbooks. The cost for the three

  • Winter hike in Brooksville Jan. 17

    Winter hike in Brooksville Jan. 17

    BROOKSVILLE — Blue Hill Heritage Trust has announced its seventh annual winter hikes series. The series will kick off on Monday, Jan. 17, MLK Day, with a hike from 10-11:30 a.m. at John B. Mountain in Brooksville. Hikers are asked to be vaccinated and social distance as much as possible on the trail. Masks are

  • Online program on Bucksport Jan. 20

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Democratic Committee will host an online program titled “Celebrating the Strong Bucksport Community 1929-2022” on Thursday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m. Several community members will speak about the many things local leaders have done from the time the paper mill opened in 1929 to being named the Best Small Coastal