News-Featured

  • Utility work on Water Street and Bayside Road

    Utility work on Water Street and Bayside Road

    ELLSWORTH — Traffic will be slowed to a single lane on Water Street and the Bayside Road while utility workers with Emera Maine replace utility poles and anchors for the next month. The work will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. between R.F. Jordan & Sons Construction Inc. on Water Street and Chester

  • Police search local ponds for signs of missing Blue Hill woman

    Police search local ponds for signs of missing Blue Hill woman

    BLUE HILL — State Police and the Maine Warden Service continue to search for a missing Blue Hill woman who was last seen July 23. Jessica Grindle, 37, was reported missing by a friend last week. State Police appealed to the public for help locating her. Since then, investigators have received some tips. Several searches also have

  • Waste disposal options dry up

    Waste disposal options dry up

    ELLSWORTH — Members of the nonprofit Municipal Review Committee (MRC), among them 14 municipalities in Hancock and Washington counties, have a problem: Where to dispose of their waste? The plan had been to ship municipal waste to the Fiberight facility under construction in Hampden. But that plant is not yet ready to go live. So

  • City grants tax exemption for religious radio tower

    City grants tax exemption for religious radio tower

    ELLSWORTH — The city’s Board of Appeals voted unanimously Monday to grant tax-exempt status for a radio tower, steel building and equipment on Beechland Road owned by Light of Life Ministries Inc. The organization operates Worship Radio Network, a Christian radio station that broadcasts out of offices in Augusta. Light of Life Ministries is a

  • Yes, it’s breast cancer; No, it’s not the end

    Yes, it’s breast cancer; No, it’s not the end

    LAMOINE — Lisa Crosby isn’t shy about discussing her diagnosis of stage four breast cancer. “I was very quiet when I started this process,” the Lamoine resident said. “You have to be open. If people have questions, answer them.” “I’m here to show them that no, stage four doesn’t mean that’s the end.” Crosby was

  • Buoy bell thieves range along Maine coast

    Buoy bell thieves range along Maine coast

    ELLSWORTH — From the days when sailing vessels were the primary means of transportation along the Maine coast, mariners have relied on the clang and bang of bell and gong buoys to warn them away from offshore dangers that can sink a vessel that strays from safe waters. Over the past several months, though, nine

  • West Enfield man in critical condition after crash

    West Enfield man in critical condition after crash

    ELLSWORTH — A 31-year-old West Enfield man was taken to the hospital in critical condition after he was thrown off his motorcycle following a crash on the Bangor Road on Aug. 25, said Ellsworth Police Capt. Troy Bires. According to a preliminary police report of the incident, a car driven by a 59-year-old Lamoine resident