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  • REACH School students host open house

    REACH School students host open house

    BUCKSPORT — Tucked away near the top of Oak Hill, the REACH School presented itself to the public in an open house on Oct. 11. The 15 middle and high school students at REACH invited friends, neighbors, teachers and other community members to the event, where the students spoke with pride about the qualities that

  • Prepare to get scared at Ghostport

    Prepare to get scared at Ghostport

    BUCKSPORT — Stir your cauldron, rev up your broomstick, call your mummy and mark your calendars, the frightful fall festival known as Ghostport is almost upon us. From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 21, all are invited to zombie shuffle or Franken-stomp over to the festivities on Main Street and the waterfront.

  • Polio awareness event Oct. 21

    ELLSWORTH — On Saturday, Oct. 21, the Rotary Club of Ellsworth will have its 3rd Annual Purple Pinkie Project to raise awareness of Rotary International’s efforts to eradicate polio worldwide and to raise money — $1 at a time — toward this global effort. A single immunization against polio costs $1. Children’s pinkies are dipped

  • Art of Ellsworth on display

    Art of Ellsworth on display gallery

    ELLSWORTH — The downtown was a hub of activity and creativity over the weekend as area businesses and artisans participated in Maine Craft Weekend. Art of Ellsworth featured sales, demonstrations and an alpaca visit.

  • Prescription Drug Take-Back Day events scheduled Oct. 28

    Prescription Drug Take-Back Day events scheduled Oct. 28

    ELLSWORTH — In observance of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 28, a number of take-back events will be occurring throughout Hancock County. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is hosting its Drug Take-Back Day in collaboration with Ellsworth Police Department, the Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce and Healthy Acadia on Saturday, Oct. 28, from

  • Brooklin orchard being sold to Massachusetts couple

    Brooklin orchard being sold to Massachusetts couple

    BROOKLIN — Tim Seabrook and Leslie Cummins have been curating heirloom apple and peach trees on an 18-acre parcel off the Bay Road since 1987. The couple’s certified organic Five Star Nursery and Orchard apples, peaches, apple cider and raw cider vinegar have become staples for many consumers. But, come December the couple are selling

  • Lamoine unveils new digital sign

    Lamoine unveils new digital sign

    LAMOINE — Members of the Board of Selectmen here gathered Friday morning to unveil a new digital sign that announces meetings and events to drivers passing by the town office. The sign, which was made possible after residents approved the $20,000 project during their annual meeting in March, sits by the road in front of

  • Collins will not run for governor, will remain in Senate

    Collins will not run for governor, will remain in Senate

    ELLSWORTH — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) has announced she will not be joining the 2018 gubernatorial race, stating that she is best able to serve Maine’s people in Congress. Collins made the announcement Friday morning while speaking at a Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce breakfast in Rockport. During her remarks, Collins discussed the

  • Verizon extends deadline for Downeast residents to change their plans

    ELLSWORTH — In September, Verizon Wireless notified 213 customers in Maine, primarily in Washington County, that they would lose their service with the cell phone carrier because it was costing the company too much money to provide that service. This was because the company was routing its service through a Portland-based company called Wireless Partners,

  • Gousse: Ticket gift did not violate code

    BAR HARBOR — Marc Gousse, superintendent of the Mount Desert Island Regional School System (MDIRSS), may have violated the school system’s code of conduct regarding purchasing and contracting by accepting two tickets from Cross Insurance to the New England Patriots football game Sept. 24. He has since asked Cross to bill him for the tickets,