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  • Large keg party busted in Penobscot

    Large keg party busted in Penobscot

    PENOBSCOT — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies and the Maine State Police busted a large keg party at 536 Dunbar Road in Penobscot Thursday night. The officers had been conducting a Hancock County Alcohol Enforcement Team detail in western Hancock County when they learned of the gathering. Police arrested three youths and summoned two dozen others.

  • Sedgwick Town Meeting scheduled for March 3

    SEDGWICK — The annual Sedgwick Town Meeting will once again feature plenty of parking, central heat and indoor plumbing. That’s because the warrant portion of the 2018 Town Meeting will be held once again in the gym at the Sedgwick Elementary School on Saturday, March 3, at 9 a.m. instead of the wood-heated Sedgwick Town

  • How Hancock County Jail handles withdrawal

    How Hancock County Jail handles withdrawal

    ELLSWORTH — For some, the time spent incarcerated at the Hancock County Jail can be a reprieve from addiction, even a life-saver. It’s a chance to get clean, according to social workers, and to take advantage of local and state programs aimed at helping addicts avoid using. For others, incarceration can pose a dangerous health

  • Salmon farm planned for former Bucksport mill site

    Salmon farm planned for former Bucksport mill site

    BUCKSPORT – A Maine-based company, Whole Oceans, which describes itself as a land-based producer of sustainable farm-raised Atlantic salmon, intends to begin construction of an aquaculture plant this year at the former Verso mill site in Bucksport. Whole Oceans has signed a purchase and sale agreement with AIM Development, which owns the mill site, and

  • Local man charged with “school shooting threat”

    Local man charged with “school shooting threat”

    ELLSWORTH — Michael Allen, 19, of Ellsworth was arrested Wednesday after allegedly making threats in an online gaming forum relating to a “possible school shooting threat,” the Ellsworth Police Department wrote in a press release. The department was alerted Wednesday to the threat by Special Agent Raymond Goergen, who works in the FBI’s Bangor office.

  • Knowles Company welcomes Kristi Jacoby and Sara Dennis

    The Knowles Company of Northeast Harbor has announced the addition of two new agents. Kristi Jacoby has joined the company as an associate broker and Sara Dennis has been hired as a sales agent. Prior to joining The Knowles Company in January, Jacoby managed and sailed some of the world’s finest superyachts for 15 years,

  • What tax reform will mean for you

    What tax reform will mean for you

    ELLSWORTH — Did you notice a few extra dollars in your paycheck this month? So did Marden’s. The recently adopted Republican tax cuts may mean more money in your wallet. Maine’s own bargain bazaar is hoping you’ll pass along your good fortune and buy something. Employees of Walmart and Camden National Bank got a lot

  • Bill seeks to ensure Stored Solar pays up

    ELLSWORTH — The biomass firm at the center of statewide financial concerns — Stored Solar, a subsidiary of French multinational Capergy — has become the focus of legislation that would ensure its contractors get paid. Since early last year, there have been multiple complaints from contractors that Stored Solar, a state-subsidized energy company based in

  • Bucksport police chief honored for bravery

    Bucksport police chief honored for bravery

    BUCKSPORT — Bucksport Police Chief Sean Geagan and Sgt. David Winchester on Feb. 9 attended a Maine Chiefs of Police Association gathering where Winchester was recognized for bravery. The officer saved two residents from a house fire on Central Street last April. Geagan is currently serving as president of the association.        

  • Lamoine wins lawsuit on gravel pit setback

    Lamoine wins lawsuit on gravel pit setback

    LAMOINE — A judge ruled in favor of the town of Lamoine on Feb. 13 in a lawsuit filed by gravel pit operators contesting rules in the town’s 2013 gravel ordinance. Citing inadequate evidence that 2013 setback rules for gravel pits would economically harm the companies — in this case, Harold MacQuinn Inc., Doug Gott