News-Featured

  • Councilors approve plan to house ambulances at City Hall

    Councilors approve plan to house ambulances at City Hall

    ELLSWORTH — City councilors voted 6-1 Monday to move forward with plans to provide space for two ambulances and four staff members from Northern Light Medical Transport (formerly Capital Ambulance). The vehicles and crew will be housed at the Ellsworth Fire Department this winter. Councilor Bob Crosthwaite opposed the plan without commenting. He has previously

  • EHS students to head to Galápagos Islands

    EHS students to head to Galápagos Islands

    ELLSWORTH — If all goes as planned, Ellsworth High School students will have the chance to follow in Charles Darwin’s footsteps. At a meeting on Oct. 9, the Ellsworth School Board approved an 11-day trip to Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands in June 2020. “It’s a very unique opportunity,” Ellsworth High School Spanish teacher Carolyn

  • Prescription drug take-back events scheduled Oct. 27

    Prescription drug take-back events scheduled Oct. 27

    ELLSWORTH — In observance of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 27, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office will host a drug take-back event in collaboration with Ellsworth Police Department, the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce and Healthy Acadia. The event is scheduled for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce,

  • City Council candidates campaign on taxes, public safety

    City Council candidates campaign on taxes, public safety

    ELLSWORTH — Four candidates are vying for two seats on the Ellsworth City Council this year, seeking to replace councilors Steve Beathem and Robert Crosthwaite, neither of whom is seeking re-election. Three of the four candidates have never held elected office, while one, John Phillips, is deeply familiar with the council, having served as a

  • Franklin girl wins Scouting Medal of Honor

    Franklin girl wins Scouting Medal of Honor

    SULLIVAN — A year ago, 11 year old Julyanna Damon of Franklin did something quite remarkable. “Oct. 7 of last year, Julyanna’s mother, Amanda, was having a seizure. Julyanna reacted quickly and called for friends to come, then called 911,” said Althea Christiansen, Julyanna’s Girl Scout troop leader. “Her mom was eventually airlifted down to

  • Engine shortage slows pace of boatbuilding

    Engine shortage slows pace of boatbuilding

    LAMOINE — Seated behind the desk in his office, boatbuilder Stewart Workman seemed pretty relaxed for a businessman with a big problem that seems to be growing worse. Workman owns SW Boatworks, the builder of some of the most popular boats used in the Maine lobster fleet. The company’s boats, drawn by two iconic Downeast

  • City to provide housing for ambulances

    City to provide housing for ambulances

    ELLSWORTH — Representatives from Northern Light Medical Transport (formerly Capital Ambulance) met with city officials on Tuesday to discuss the possibility of housing two ambulances in the Ellsworth Fire Department beginning in early November. The arrangement would be on a short-term basis, for six to nine months. “It’s a temporary accommodation, very different from what