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  • City has several options for ambulance service

    City has several options for ambulance service

    ELLSWORTH — As the city of Ellsworth wrestles with how to provide emergency medical services to its citizens, there are several options to consider. The city’s model for the last few decades — a private ambulance company serving a region — is actually one of the rarest in the state, according to data from the

  • New wind project proposed for Eastbrook, Osborn, Aurora and T16

    New wind project proposed for Eastbrook, Osborn, Aurora and T16

    ELLSWORTH — Boston-based developer Longroad Energy is proposing a $140 million wind project for Eastbrook, Osborn, Aurora and Township 16 that would be adjacent to two existing wind projects: Hancock Wind and Bull Hill. Matt Kearns, chief development partner for Longroad Energy, and land owner Duane Jordan met with Hancock County officials on Friday. County

  • Home prices are up in city

    Home prices are up in city

    ELLSWORTH — The median sales price of a single-family home in Ellsworth has risen over $20,000 since 2016, according to data provided to The Ellsworth American by the Maine Association of Realtors. The median price of a home in Bar Harbor, by contrast, has fallen nearly $40,000 since 2016 (although, at $320,000, it is still

  • Airbnb revenues and rentals up in Hancock County

    Airbnb revenues and rentals up in Hancock County

    ELLSWORTH — Bar Harbor and Ellsworth were among the top five most popular destinations for visitors using the home-sharing site Airbnb this summer, according to data released by the company this week. Revenue for hosts was higher in both municipalities than the statewide average between May 25 and Sept. 3. A typical Bar Harbor host

  • Bar Harbor man arraigned on murder charge

    Bar Harbor man arraigned on murder charge

    ELLSWORTH — A Bar Harbor man pleaded not guilty to charges of gross sexual assault and murder in the June death of a young Bar Harbor woman during his arraignment Wednesday in Hancock County Superior Court. Jalique Keene, 21, accused of the murder of Mikaela Conley, 19, appeared before Justice Robert Murray and a packed

  • MRC looking to bridge the waste disposal gap

    MRC looking to bridge the waste disposal gap

    ELLSWORTH — The Municipal Review Committee (MRC) is continuing efforts to bridge the waste disposal gap, following reports that the Juniper Ridge Landfill in Old Town will no longer be accepting MRC’s member towns’ waste beginning in October of this year. In a statement to The Ellsworth American, MRC Executive Director Greg Lounder stated that

  • Mother Nature smiles on Blue Hill Fair

    Mother Nature smiles on Blue Hill Fair

    BLUE HILL — Mother Nature graced the annual Blue Hill Fair with plenty of sunshine and warm breezes, which contributed to a successful event. “Great weather and steady crowds,” said Fair Director Rob Eaton. “The Demo Derby was a hit (no pun intended) and everyone that was here for the Motor Booty Affair show seemed

  • Orland residents want traffic slowed on Castine Road

    Orland residents want traffic slowed on Castine Road

    ORLAND — A handful of this riverside town’s roughly 2,200 residents gathered at the Orland Community Center Aug. 29 to ask state Sen. Kim Rosen (R-Hancock County) for help with slowing speeding traffic on the road to Castine. On the eastern bank of the Orland River, the center of Orland lies just to the south