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  • Hancock County Court

    Hancock County Court

    The following cases were adjudicated, reviewed or continued in Hancock County Court, according to official records: Richard R. Salman, 70, Sedgwick. Three counts of reckless conduct at Sedgwick, Aug. 11, 2001. Dismissed. Jamal E. Shaw, 31, Dorchester, Mass. Unlawful possession of scheduled drug at Ellsworth, Aug. 4, 2013. $400. Sharon L. Fraser, 59, Harrington. Operating

  • Hospitals welcome three new trustees

    ELLSWORTH — On Oct. 22, the Northern Light Blue Hill and Maine Coast Hospital Board will welcome three new trustees. Joining the board will be Michael Hockenbury, Tyler Smith and Jake Taylor. “Our board already benefits from strong leadership and diverse professional backgrounds,” explains John Ronan, president of Blue Hill and Maine Coast hospitals. “Our

  • Hancock County divorces

    The following divorces were granted in Ellsworth District Court: Michelle C. Lear, Mount Desert and Damon R. Lear, Mount Desert. Married June 23, 2001, at Mount Desert. Shared parental rights, primary residence with Michelle Lear for one minor child. Kimberly S. Patten, Sedgwick and Marvin C. Patten, Sedgwick. Married July 29, 2006, at Sedgwick. Shared

  • July and August births at Maine Coast

    July and August births at Maine Coast

    At Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital in Ellsworth A son, Milo Ruben, was born July 5 to Wildbeth Wiggin-Falcon and Joel Wiggin of Searsport. A daughter, Amaya Paige, was born July 6 to Lindsey Lewis and Dean Barrett of Addison. A daughter, Piper Lee, was born July 8 to Kelli and Trevor Casey of Ellsworth.

  • Rainbow crosswalks painted at Ellsworth schools

    Rainbow crosswalks painted at Ellsworth schools

    ELLSWORTH — The crosswalks at Ellsworth High School (EHS) and Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School (EEMS) got a lot more colorful this week, as members of the EHS Gender/Sexuality Diversity Alliance (GSDA) set about painting them rainbow colors in support of the LBGTQ+ community. The School Board approved the plan earlier this year. The group has also

  • Ellsworth Chamber holds unusual awards ceremony

    Ellsworth Chamber holds unusual awards ceremony

    ELLSWORTH — “I haven’t liked this summer at all,” said Brian Langley, co-owner of the Union River Lobster Pot, at the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce annual awards ceremony on Thursday evening. “But you either adapt or perish, as they say.” It was an unusual summer, of course, and an unusual awards dinner: there was

  • Conservancy looking to preserve 1,400 acres in Hancock

    HANCOCK — Frenchman Bay Conservancy (FBC) is hoping to raise a total of $900,000 to preserve 1,400 acres in Hancock as part of a larger 4,500-acre conservation project. “To find a larger, intact property like this is becoming less and less frequent,” said FBC Land Protection Manager Kat Deely. “The fact that that land is

  • Sara Gideon meets with lobstermen in Stonington

    Sara Gideon meets with lobstermen in Stonington

    STONINGTON — Sara Gideon, the Democratic candidate in Maine for the U.S. Senate in the coming election, visited Stonington Thursday afternoon. In a stop at the town fish pier, Gideon spoke with members of the fishing community. She also visited the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries, where she spoke with Executive Director Paul Anderson and

  • Ellsworth Public Library joining state consortium

    Ellsworth Public Library joining state consortium

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Public Library will join Minerva, the statewide library consortium, on Oct. 14. This shift will give library patrons access to a shared catalog of over 60 libraries throughout the state. Library patrons may request their own materials from other libraries directly through the online catalog for delivery to the Ellsworth Public

  • Ellsworth company developing a drug to stimulate damaged heart tissue

    Ellsworth company developing a drug to stimulate damaged heart tissue

    ELLSWORTH — A company seeking to develop a drug that could help stimulate the formation of new heart muscle after an acute heart attack has moved its laboratory into the Union River Center for Innovation (URCI) on Water Street. Novo Biosciences, a seven-year-old, for-profit spinoff company of the MDI Biological Laboratory, is run by Voot

  • Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Sept. 24

    Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Sept. 24

    GOULDSBORO — Jeffrey Lynn, 38, of Gouldsboro was charged with leaving the scene of a property damage accident and two other charges on Sept. 4 on the Guzzle Road. While patrolling that road, Officer Adam Brackett had spotted signs of a recent car crash. Witness reports and evidence led him to Lynn’s residence, where the

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of Sept. 24

    Bucksport Police Log Week of Sept. 24

    BUCKSPORT — A man and a woman arrested in a Waldo County drug sweep last week were arrested again in a separate incident on Friday at the Fountain Motel. Officer Chris Woodman arrested Donald Resh, 44, of Searsport on charges of violating conditions of release and drug possession. Deputy Police Chief David Winchester said Resh