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  • Surry’s own ice disk

    Surry’s own ice disk

    SURRY — The spinning ice disk in Westbrook’s Presumpscot River has received lots of coverage but let’s not overlook Surry. This ice disk in Meadow Stream was discovered by hikers Dec. 27. Local hikers Marie Merkel and John Curtis happened upon the phenomenon about a quarter of a mile upstream from the Old Surry Village

  • Hancock man defies odds, leaves indelible mark

    Hancock man defies odds, leaves indelible mark

    HANCOCK — Jeremy Kane wasn’t expected to survive his first day of life; 38 years later hundreds of his loved ones gathered to celebrate a life fully lived. Kane died of unknown causes Jan. 11 at his Hancock home. The celebration of life Saturday at the Masonic Lodge in Ellsworth “was just like he would’ve

  • Sullivan house destroyed by fire

    Sullivan house destroyed by fire

    SULLIVAN — A fire in Sullivan resulted in the destruction of a house this past weekend. Sullivan Fire Rescue was dispatched at 11:28 p.m. Saturday to a structure fire at 451 Punkinville Road. The two-story building was fully ablaze and had already collapsed by the time fire crews arrived. A press release from Sullivan Fire

  • Jackson Lab sues Vermont contractor

    Jackson Lab sues Vermont contractor

    ELLSWORTH — Attorneys for The Jackson Laboratory are suing the Vermont-based building contractor hired to work on the lab’s new mouse production facility in Ellsworth, according to court documents filed in the U.S. District Court in Bangor on Jan. 16. Lab attorneys claim that the work done by PC Construction Co. of South Burlington, Vt.,

  • Sumner High School plans take shape

    Sumner High School plans take shape

    SULLIVAN — Designs for the new Sumner Memorial High School building are taking shape. Last month, the Maine State Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the site plan for a new building. The site plan, related to the new school’s location, required approval because a section of the land being used had been purchased

  • Coastal Recycling shutting its doors

    Coastal Recycling shutting its doors

    HANCOCK — As the market for recyclables dries up, it’s become increasingly difficult to make money off glass bottles, aluminum cans and cardboard boxes. As a result, there’s one fewer recycling option in the county. Hancock-based nonprofit Coastal Recycling will be closing. Coastal Recycling, which serves five towns, will stop accepting waste material after April

  • City planner takes job in Bar Harbor

    City planner takes job in Bar Harbor

    ELLSWORTH — After 17 years working with the city of Ellsworth, Planner Michele Gagnon will be leaving her job to take the job as planning director in Bar Harbor. “We just really liked her enthusiasm for the job,” said Bar Harbor Town Manager Cornell Knight. “I think she’ll be a great fit. She has a