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  • Bucksport woman charged with operating meth lab

    Bucksport woman charged with operating meth lab

    BUCKSPORT — Officers arrested a local woman after being called about a disturbance Sunday morning at a Central Street residence where alleged methamphetamine production was discovered. Sgt. David Winchester said Megan Patten, 28, was arrested on an outstanding Penobscot County warrant. Officer Gerald Lowe also charged Patten with assault and disorderly conduct. Maine Drug Enforcement

  • Maine Coast welcomes first baby of 2019

    Maine Coast welcomes first baby of 2019

    ELLSWORTH — Barrett Joseph Plant, the first baby of the year born at Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital, made his debut Wednesday, Jan. 2, at 8:50 a.m. Barrett, son of Brad and Amber Plant of Ellsworth, weighed 8 pounds, 0.6 ounces. The hospital presented the baby and his parents with a basket filled with treats.

  • Legacy of “the Commander”

    Legacy of “the Commander”

    ELLSWORTH — On Dec. 11, a jury in Charlottesville, Va., recommended that James Alex Fields Jr. spend the rest of his life in prison. In August of 2017, Fields drove his Dodge Challenger into a group of anti-Nazi protesters, killing a 32-year-old woman. Fields had traveled overnight from Ohio to attend a mass gathering of

  • American announces leadership transitions

    American announces leadership transitions

    ELLSWORTH — City native Cyndi Wood and Kathy Cook, formerly of Old Town, are assuming top management positions at The Ellsworth American. Wood, 33, will succeed Stephen Fay as managing editor of the newspaper. Cook, 43, will assume the post of general manager of The American and its sister paper, the Mount Desert Islander. That

  • PETA lodges complaint against lobster plant

    PETA lodges complaint against lobster plant

    GOULDSBORO — Consider the lobster. Or, for animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) consider the lobster being dismembered. PETA has lodged a complaint alleging incidents of animal cruelty at a Prospect Harbor lobster processing plant. The complaint, sent to the Hancock County District Attorney’s Office and Gouldsboro Police Chief Tyler

  • Flu death reported in Hancock County

    Flu death reported in Hancock County

    ELLSWORTH — Influenza has claimed the life of one Hancock County resident, according to Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention Spokeswoman Emily Spencer. The victim was over the age of 65, but no other details about the individual were released. The death was reported in the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Dec.

  • Landmark “lighthouse” torn down

    Landmark “lighthouse” torn down

    SULLIVAN — A curious local landmark on Falls Point overlooking Taunton Bay was toppled last week. The eight-story tower modeled after a lighthouse and visible over the trees to passers-by on Route 1 was brought down by Elliott Jordan & Son Inc. The logging company stuck to its roots when it came to demolition. “We