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  • Friends in Action gets $40,000 for adults to play

    Friends in Action gets $40,000 for adults to play

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth area adults and seniors will soon have a new place to play and get fit. City officials and Friends in Action received word this week that the city had been awarded a $40,000 grant to install several pieces of fitness equipment, game tables and benches at Knowlton Park. “It’s really for the

  • City hires new planner

    City hires new planner

    ELLSWORTH — After several months of searching and a few twists and turns, the city of Ellsworth has hired a planner to start Sept. 3. J.E. “Jef” Fitzgerald resigned his post as town assessor in Bucksport this week to take the job in Ellsworth. He worked in Bucksport for roughly eight years, according to The

  • Lobstermen say whale rules threaten way of life

    Lobstermen say whale rules threaten way of life

    ELLSWORTH – Maine has more than 6,000 licensed lobstermen. If the 100 or so who gathered at Ellsworth High School Tuesday evening to discuss proposed whale protection rules are a representative sample, most of those lobstermen are angry. The fishermen gathered for a National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) scoping session on proposed measures to protected

  • One killed in Route 102 crash

    One killed in Route 102 crash

    MOUNT DESERT — A Bar Harbor man was killed in a head-on collision on Route 102 at Echo Lake at around 2:25 p.m. Tuesday. Edward “Ted” Wells, 72, died at the scene after his 2006 Honda Insight was struck by a 2016 Toyota Prius driven by Susan Edson, 70, of Bernard. Edson, who sustained what

  • Lightning knocks out power to 9,000

    Lightning knocks out power to 9,000

    BLUE HILL — Over 9,000 Emera Maine customers from Surry to Stonington spent six hours without power Tuesday morning thanks to a lightning strike Monday night that damaged a transmission line, power company officials reported. The power went out at 5:01 a.m. and was restored at 11 a.m. Spokeswoman Judy Long said crews found a

  • Deputy Investigates Multi-Vehicle Crash in Brooklin

    Deputy Investigates Multi-Vehicle Crash in Brooklin

    The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a multi-vehicle crash involving the Brooklin General Store early Monday evening. Authorities said that no life-threatening injuries have been reported. However, it appears from a photo that the store may have lost its ice machine. Deputy Jeff McFarland is the lead investigator. The Brooklin Fire Department is handling

  • Affordability of Hancock County communities ranked

    Affordability of Hancock County communities ranked

    ELLSWORTH — Northeast Harbor, Bass Harbor and the Gouldsboro village of Corea top the list as the least affordable places in Hancock County to live. Those rankings are based on recent U.S. Census data analyzed by the website unitedstateszipcodes.org. The site ranked the 50 most and 50 least affordable towns in Maine using the “median

  • Wedding gown mix-up inspires search for owner

    Wedding gown mix-up inspires search for owner

    ORLAND — After Barbara Violette’s wedding on June 6, 1987, she had Gold Star Cleaners in Ellsworth clean and preserve her wedding dress. The dress was wrapped in acid-free tissue paper and carefully boxed up. Violette opened the box this week for the first time in 32 years only to find another bride’s dress inside.