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  • Bucksport has new town clerk

    Bucksport has new town clerk

    BUCKSPORT — The new town clerk, Jacob Gran of Winterport, who began work March 27, is also pastor of the Frankfort Congregational Church. Gran replaces longtime clerk Kathy Downes, who has served Bucksport for 26 years. The front office staff at the Bucksport town office helped Town Manager Susan Lessard with the interview process. Lessard

  • Bucksport motel cited for safety issues

    Bucksport motel cited for safety issues

    BUCKSPORT — The town of Bucksport Friday issued a notice of violation and order for corrective action to the owner of the Spring Fountain Motel. The order concerns alleged safety issues first cited when the Bucksport Fire Department responded to a Jan. 8 fire alarm. The property belongs to Asad Khaqan, who bought the two-building

  • Baby goats a crowd-pleaser

    Baby goats a crowd-pleaser gallery

    STEUBEN — Nothing says spring like mud and new life. Visitors to Painted Pepper Farm donned their Muck boots and had their cell phone cameras at the ready for the farm’s Spring Baby Goat Social on Sunday afternoon. More than two dozen bouncing baby goats — some just days old — were on hand.

  • Hancock County show choirs delight audience at state finals

    Hancock County show choirs delight audience at state finals

    FAIRFIELD — The Mount Desert Island High School Show Choir’s evocative, exquisitely performed production “Requiem,” featuring a finely conducted pit band, captured first place and a gold medal, Saturday in Division I of Maine’s 2019 Maine All State Vocal Jazz & Show Choir Competition held March 29-30 at Lawrence High School. Organized by the state’s

  • Beef, butter, milk prices up slightly

    Beef, butter, milk prices up slightly

    ELLSWORTH — The prices for beef, butter and milk rose slightly this quarter, according to prices gathered by The American. Ground beef, a pound of 85 percent lean, has increased by just over 1 percent since October, going from $5.40 to $5.47 this month. That’s on top of a 7 percent spike that occurred last

  • Oak Street blaze started small, grew unexpectedly

    Oak Street blaze started small, grew unexpectedly

    ELLSWORTH — A fire that initially appeared small unexpectedly grew into a full-on blaze popping out of the walls and roof of an apartment building at 65 Oak St. on Thursday afternoon, displacing four families and gutting the structure. The construction of the building, along with gusty winds, made fighting the blaze tricky, said Ellsworth

  • Fiberight opening “any day”

    Fiberight opening “any day”

    ELLSWORTH — It may be a year behind schedule, but recycling at the Fiberight facility in Hampden could happen “any day,” a company spokeswoman said Monday. “I’m literally waiting on a phone call,” said Shelby Wright, who is Fiberight’s director of community services. “It could be tomorrow, it could be today. Most likely it’s looking