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  • Coffee Express closing Tuesday

    Coffee Express closing Tuesday

    ELLSWORTH — The Coffee Express location in Ellsworth will be closing its doors for good at noon on Tuesday, March 31. The closing was announced via a note posted at the store and on its Facebook page. Owner Laura-jean Eckard confirmed the closing in a phone call this week, but declined to talk about why

  • Auction held at Bucksport mill

    Auction held at Bucksport mill

    BUCKSPORT — Thousands of items were on the auction block this week, as the company that bought the local paper mill from Verso Paper Corp. earlier this year comes closer to demolishing the hulking facility. AIM Development, a Montreal-based scrap metal recycler that’s demolished several paper mills in the United States, held the auction as

  • New EHS principal likely to be named in mid-April

    New EHS principal likely to be named in mid-April

    ELLSWORTH — The effort to get a new principal for Ellsworth High School is moving forward, and a person is likely to be appointed to the post in mid-April. Ellsworth School Department Superintendent Dan Higgins said Friday that the search and screening committee met March 16 and interviewed three candidates. “We were very pleased with

  • Homeless shelter happy to have helping hands

    Homeless shelter happy to have helping hands

    ELLSWORTH — The name Emmaus Homeless Shelter is a bit deceptive. Make no mistake: the former post office at the corner of Water, Main and State streets in Ellsworth is most definitely a homeless shelter, with room for up to 25 people. There is a constant demand for those beds, too. Director Nichole Gulowsen said

  • Police investigate suspected meth lab on State Street

    Police investigate suspected meth lab on State Street

    ELLSWORTH — Police have discovered a suspected methamphetamine lab at a State Street apartment building, the same location where a woman previously arrested in connection with a Bar Harbor meth lab almost died earlier this month after an accidental drug overdose. Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, said Ellsworth police officers

  • Judge to rule on murder evidence

    Judge to rule on murder evidence

    ELLSWORTH — After arguing in court last month that evidence in the case of a man accused of murdering a Trenton accountant should be suppressed, the attorneys for William Morse have filed a memorandum to support their position. That memorandum will be taken into consideration when Justice Robert Murray makes his decision on the motion

  • Dragging the bottom for scallops

    Dragging the bottom for scallops video

    SORRENTO — It was still pitch dark as a blunt-bowed outboard skiff ghosted out of the fog and nosed up to the ice-slicked Sorrento Harbor boat ramp early last Wednesday morning. Snow still lay deep on the ground and waist-high banks lined the road but, for the first time in weeks, the forecast called for