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  • Machias man indicted on multiple charges

    Machias man indicted on multiple charges

    ELLSWORTH — A Machias man who allegedly set fire to an Indian Township food pantry, tied up a Washington County woman and stole her truck before leading police on a chase into Trenton was indicted Oct. 10 by a Hancock County grand jury. James Berube, 21, was indicted on charges of reckless conduct with a

  • Downeast births

    Downeast births

    At Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital in Ellsworth  To Amethyst Cousins and Erick Swanson of Bass Harbor, a son, Erick River, Sept. 1. To Renee Lamb and Travis Fowler of Bucskport, a daughter, Makenzie Gene, Sept. 1. To Courtney and Chad McIntire a daughter, Lainey Mae, Sept. 3. To Aimee and Rob Brown of Deer

  • Mariner offshore sailors race at Larchmont

    Mariner offshore sailors race at Larchmont

    CASTINE — The Maine Maritime Academy offshore sailing team traveled to Larchmont, N.Y., last weekend for the Storm Trysail Club’s annual Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta. This year, the event drew 48 teams with three from Canadian universities and one coming all the way from France. With the fleet divided into six classes, light airs limited the

  • Road sealant eyed in crashes  wasn’t used on Route 1A

    Road sealant eyed in crashes wasn’t used on Route 1A

    ELLSWORTH — A protective road sealant that may have contributed to several crashes around the state, including in Bar Harbor, was not used in roadwork that recently took place on the Bangor Road, said an official from the Maine Department of Transportation (DOT). Public Information Officer Paul Merrill said in an email that the “fog

  • Portland developer plans 51-unit apartment complex in Ellsworth

    Portland developer plans 51-unit apartment complex in Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — The Portland-based developer that constructed the Oriole Way Apartments off Washington Street behind Renys will bring plans for another 51-unit complex on nearby Foster Street, behind Shaw’s, in front of the Planning Board at the end of the month. Developers Collaborative recently submitted sketch plans for the apartments, which will include market rate

  • Hancock County divorces

    Hancock County divorces

    The following divorces were granted in Ellsworth District Court: Heather D. Jones, Northeast Harbor and Eric H. Jones, Mount Desert. Married June 20, 1998, at Mount Desert. Shared parental rights, primary residence with both parties for one minor child. Star Leslie McKinney, Hancock and Robert Frank McKinney Sr. Married Dec 2, 2017, at Unity. Lisa

  • SPCA seeking foster families for cats

    SPCA seeking foster families for cats

    TRENTON — The SPCA of Hancock County is looking for people to provide foster care for cats. In a foster care situation, the cat or cats stay temporarily in the home of a human caregiver. The shelter provides all supplies including a litter box and litter, a carrier and food, said Nichola Redmond, executive director.

  • Mouse has many lives

    Mouse has many lives

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Five years of work rebuilding a venerable old boat were finally capped off recently when Kathe and Dan Walton celebrated the launch of the 1972 Bunker and Ellis lobster boat Susan Margaret. The boat is named for Kathe Walton’s mother, Susan Bunker Newman. The late Raymond Bunker was Newman’s father and Walton’s

  • Rural kids offered shot at free tuition

    Rural kids offered shot at free tuition

    HARRINGTON — High school students enrolled in a recently implemented college prep program have a good chance of earning a full ride to college. The Maine Seacoast Mission recently announced the establishment of the Davis Maine Scholarship, a full, four-year scholarship for rural, first-generation college students from Washington and eastern Hancock counties. The scholarship is