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  • Forester to give talk May 20

    WINTER HARBOR — Part of Schoodic Institute’s monthly brown bag lunch series, “Be Woods Wise” is a presentation by Michael Jensen, district forester from the Maine Forest Service about the state program of the same name. The event is scheduled for Thursday, May 20, at noon, and will be held both in person and remotely

  • Daffodil fundraiser to benefit pantry

    Daffodil fundraiser to benefit pantry

    BLUE HILL — What do you do with a field full of daffodils?  If you’re Karen Brandenburg and Anne Mastin, you pick them, put them in jars, affix ribbons and sell them for $10 a jar to raise money for the Tree of Life Food Pantry in Blue Hill.  The friends organized a successful fundraiser

  • Hancock church holding pie sale

    HANCOCK — The Union Congregational Church of Hancock is holding a Mother’s Day pie sale on Saturday, May 8, from 9-11 a.m. Pies are $20 each or $25 for pecan. Pre-orders are preferred. Pick-up is at the church handicapped parking lot at 1368 Route 1 in Hancock. Social distancing and face coverings are requested. For

  • Real Estate Transfers Week of May 6

    AMHERST Wild Aurora LLC, Miami, Fla., to Aram J.K. Calhoun and Malcolm L. Hunter Jr., Amherst, as joint tenants, land with buildings.  AURORA Darrell L. Brown, Deer Isle, to Aaron Eaton, Deer Isle, land with buildings and improvements.  Aaron Lee Eaton, Deer Isle to Trustee of the Eaton Family Realty Trust, land with improvements.  BAR

  • The Giving Report

    Every day, individuals, businesses and organizations are doing good in and around Hancock County. The Giving Report compiles some of their financial contributions. Camden National Bank has announced a $10,000 donation to the LifeFlight Foundation to help provide vital medical support to people across Maine. This is the eighth year that Camden National Bank will

  • Hancock County Court

    The following cases were adjudicated, reviewed or continued in Hancock County Court, according to official records: Randall Lance Melvin Jr., 24, Ellsworth. Obstructing report of injury at Bar Harbor, Oct. 10, 2020. Dismissed. Blaine Langworthy, 38, Trenton. Theft by unauthorized taking or transfer at Ellsworth, Sept. 19, 2020. Jail 45 days. Restitution $143.73. Theft by

  • Let’s get it done

    The season’s must-have accessory is making waves on the social (and socially distanced) scene. No, it’s not sweatpants with extra stretchy waistbands. That’s so 2020. It’s a Band-Aid affixed to the upper arm with all the panache of a beret tipped just so. One newly vaccinated Hancock County resident emerged from the Cross Center Insurance

  • So far, so good

    After a long wait, Maine’s adult-use recreational marijuana market got up and running this past fall. Things seem to be going smoothly enough, although it’s hard to judge with so much else going on.  Money is certainly rolling in. There were $1.4 million in legal sales in the industry’s first month, the Portland Press Herald

  • Hancock County Court

    The following cases were adjudicated, reviewed or continued in Hancock County Court, according to official records: Renee S. Miranda, 54, Bucksport. OUI (alcohol) at Bucksport, May 16, 2020. $500. Jail two days. License suspended 150 days. Use of drug paraphernalia at Bucksport, May 16, 2020. $300.  Stephanie J. McKinnon, 31, Bucksport. Operating while license suspended

  • A promise kept

    It’s a hard time to be a rural hospital, but last week Northern Light Health sent a strong message about its commitment to Hancock County: Blue Hill Hospital is here to stay. Not only that, but it is getting an extreme makeover. Officials plan to break ground on a new, smaller building next year. The

  • 10th Annual Hancock County Food Drive starts April 3

    10th Annual Hancock County Food Drive starts April 3

    The project aims to raise $40,000 by the end of April, which will provide 120,000 nutritious meals to community members experiencing food insecurity. All donations will directly support 20 food pantries, meal programs and school backpack programs in Hancock County.

  • Property Transfers Week of April 1

    BAR HARBOR Christian A.H. Johnson, Bar Harbor to Christian A.H. Johnson, land. Nicholas Charles Lyman and Edith Snyder Lyman, Otter Creek to Nicholas Charles Lyman and Edith Snyder Lyman, Otter Creek, as joint tenants, land. Glen K. Lafferty, Ardmore, Pa., to Hanna F. Lafferty, Bar Harbor, land with buildings and improvements. Shaw and Gott III

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