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  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Oct. 21

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Oct. 21

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office investigated three drug overdoses, including one fatality, over the past week. Two occurred on Oct. 12 at residences in Surry and Trenton and the fatality occurred in Brooklin on Oct. 17. The Brooklin overdose claimed the life of a 42-year-old woman, according to the investigating officer, Deputy Travis

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of Oct. 21

    Bucksport Police Log Week of Oct. 21

    BUCKSPORT — A man legally growing marijuana called police Oct. 13 to report that someone had tampered with his crop but after investigating, police found no evidence that tampering had occurred, said Deputy Police Chief David Winchester. Theft Sharon Harvey, 49, of Ellsworth was charged with theft Oct. 12. Speeding Victoria Maxim, 65, of Blue

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of Oct. 21

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of Oct. 21

    ELLSWORTH — Two passenger cars and a van collided near Autumn Road on Route 1A Oct. 9, but the four occupants escaped any injuries. All were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident. Police said Victor K. Mubang, 64, of Machias was traveling north on Route 1A in his 2019 passenger van when

  • Airport considers solar development

    Airport considers solar development

    The Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport is considering a solar development. Airport Manager Leroy Muise spoke to the Hancock County Commissioners at a special meeting of the board Tuesday about the potential project.

  • Bucksport candidates discuss Whole Oceans plans, Pride

    Bucksport candidates discuss Whole Oceans plans, Pride

    A Bucksport Town Council candidates forum held at Brown Hall Tuesday evening in advance of the upcoming Nov. 2 election raised an alarm about Whole Oceans’ continued interest in developing a land-based salmon operation in town. That concern, according to town officials, is unfounded.

  • Council approves solar moratorium

    The ordinance applies to medium- and large-scale solar energy systems and lasts for 179 days. During that time, the city will not entertain new proposals for solar facilities, but projects already in the planning and development process will continue.

  • Local resident, protesters clash before public hearing

    Local resident, protesters clash before public hearing

    GOULDSBORO – Local resident Mason Johnson Tuesday night was the lone voice speaking out in support of American Aquafarms’ proposed 120-acre salmon farm in Frenchman Bay before a public hearing, where the Planning Board voted 5-0 to approve and send forth an aquaculture development moratorium ordinance for voters’ consideration at a special town meeting expected

  • Local man recalls his night as Colin Powell’s chauffeur

    Local man recalls his night as Colin Powell’s chauffeur

    ELLSWORTH — How often do ordinary citizens rub shoulders with those in the upper echelons of government? With Mount Desert Island a global vacation hotspot, locals know that it does happen. And when it does, it is rarely forgotten by us regular folk. Richard “Bub” Anderson owned and ran Crystal Limousine in Ellsworth for 21

  • The Weekly Podcast – Tess Gerritsen – Author

    The Weekly Podcast – Tess Gerritsen – Author

    For this episode, we talked with a woman of many talents, one of those being an internationally bestselling author that calls Camden, Maine her home. Her thriller and suspense novels may be just the thing you are looking for as we approach Halloween later this month. Enjoy this conversation with Tess Gerritsen.