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  • Cold, wind hamper firefighting effort

    Cold, wind hamper firefighting effort

    SWANS ISLAND — Firefighters from Tremont and Southwest Harbor traveled by lobster boat and ferry to help local volunteers battle flames that gutted the Ted and Bonnie Turner residence on Quarry Road here Monday afternoon. The fire was reported around 1:30 p.m. Crews braved single digit temperatures and a biting northwest wind as the stubborn

  • Early-morning fire Sunday damages Ellsworth apartments

    Early-morning fire Sunday damages Ellsworth apartments

    ELLSWORTH — A fire that broke out in an upstairs apartment Sunday morning around 5:30 did extensive damage to that unit and caused the temporary evacuation of the five-unit structure at the corner of Oak and Park streets. Fire Chief Richard Tupper said the first 911 call came in around 5:30 and was followed by

  • Crash victim making slow but steady recovery

    WALTHAM — Angela “Angie” Young, who was severely injured in a head-on collision in Franklin Nov. 22, 2014, is recuperating slowly, but steadily, at her home in Waltham. Young suffered a head trauma as well as multiple other injuries when her sedan was struck by a van operated by Darrin Smith of Canaan. She was

  • Fire chief offers safety tips to residents

    Fire chief offers safety tips to residents

    ELLSWORTH — With more than six structure fires and two fire deaths across eastern Maine in the past week, city Fire Chief Richard Tupper shared steps Wednesday that residents can take to keep their homes and families safe. Colder weather brings with it increased possibilities for fires, as people use a variety of fuel and

  • FairPoint, unions reach tentative agreements

    FairPoint, unions reach tentative agreements

    ELLSWORTH — FairPoint Communications Inc., System Council T-9 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Locals 2320, 2326 and 2327 and the Communications Workers of America Local 1400 announced Thursday that they have reached tentative agreements on the terms for new collective bargaining agreements. According to a statement from a FairPoint spokesman, the terms of

  • Property valuation plummets in Winter Harbor

    Property valuation plummets in Winter Harbor

    ELLSWORTH — The combined state valuation of all houses, commercial buildings and land in Winter Harbor dropped by 14 percent this year — the largest decrease in Hancock County. In contrast, the state’s valuation of property in several other municipalities, among them Franklin and Sullivan, increased. The overall value of property in Franklin bounced by

  • Fire destroys Surry house

    Fire destroys Surry house

    SURRY — Fire claimed a house at 28 Cross Road Tuesday night despite the efforts of firefighters from several nearby towns. Surry Fire Chief Mike Locke said the homeowner, David Page, had cooked supper and took it over to friends nearby. That was around 7:30 p.m. Page allegedly looked back at his house minutes later

  • Council backs broadband Internet project

    Council backs broadband Internet project

    ELLSWORTH — Faster Internet service for parts of the city is a step closer to reality after a vote by the City Council Feb. 9. While the coverage area for such service will be limited at first, city officials and Internet experts said it should pave the way for expanded offerings in the future. Councilors