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  • Fire spreads over 5 acres in Trenton

    Fire spreads over 5 acres in Trenton

    TRENTON — Firefighters from across Hancock County responded to a brush fire that broke out this afternoon in a wooded area near Goose Cove Road. “Right now the fire is spread over about five acres,” said Steve Heckman, Trenton deputy fire chief. “It’s in an area only accessible by ATV trails.” Heckman added that the

  • Man admits to driving truck that struck motorcyclist

    Man admits to driving truck that struck motorcyclist

    ELLSWORTH — A Cherryfield man was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries Wednesday after the motorcycle he was driving was rear-ended by a pickup truck and he was thrown to the ground, according to a press release from the Ellsworth Police Department. The accident happened near Jordan’s Snack Bar on Route 1 around 3:20 p.m. The motorcycle,

  • Boat overturns in intersection

    Boat overturns in intersection

    ELLSWORTH — A collision on High Street resulted in a small motorboat overturning with its trailer and landing in the middle of the intersection near the Maine Coast Mall and Walgreens on Thursday afternoon. The crash, which occurred around 3 p.m., tied up traffic on High Street for over an hour. Ellsworth Police Cpl. Shawn

  • Ellsworth man pleads guilty in school shooting threat

    Ellsworth man pleads guilty in school shooting threat

    ELLSWORTH — A young Ellsworth man pleaded guilty Thursday to charges he incurred after making a school shooting threat in an online gaming forum. In exchange, the Hancock County District Attorney’s Office recommended a two-year deferred disposition, which Judge Michael Roberts accepted. Ellsworth Police last February charged Michael Allen, 19, with two counts of terrorizing

  • Living history program scheduled at Penobscot Marine Museum

    Living history program scheduled at Penobscot Marine Museum

    SEARSPORT — On Thursday, July 26, at 5:30 p.m., the Penobscot Marine Museum will host David Middleton as his alter ego, William Foxcourt. He will present “A Yankee Expeditioner’s Thoughts on the Penobscot Expedition.” The presentation will take place at the museum’s Visitors Center, located at 2 Church St. in Searsport. The Penobscot Expedition, during

  • Body found in Trenton identified

    Body found in Trenton identified

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office has identified a body found in Trenton Wednesday as that of Barbara Graves, 88, of Trenton. “No foul play is suspected in this case,” said Deputy Luke Gross. “The Sheriff’s Office is working with the Medical Examiner’s Office, as the investigation is still ongoing.” Passers-by found Graves’ body

  • Hancock County Jail log July 9-15

    Hancock County Jail log July 9-15

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between July 9 and 15: Walker R. Gaspar, 30, Deer Isle, domestic violence assault. Jared L. Kjenstad, 33, Owls Head, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, burglary and forgery. Khadijah N. Kenion, 19, Brownstown, Mich., hold for other agency. Matthew C. Milliken, 32, Ellsworth,

  • Excavator sale exceeds expectations

    Excavator sale exceeds expectations

    ELLSWORTH — The city received nearly $12,000 over its reserve price for an excavator sold on www.govdeals.com, according to Public Works Director Lisa Sekulich, who informed councilors of the sale on Monday evening. The 2007 Komatsu excavator sold for $29,750 on the public auction site, which focuses on government equipment. This is the first time