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  • Hancock County Jail Log June 18-23

    Hancock County Jail Log June 18-23

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between June 18 and 23: Jackson Constantine, 22, Bar Harbor, domestic violence assault. Adam W. Grasso, 48, Surry, operating after suspension. Meredith A. Wullen, 40, Trenton, failure to appear on civil violation summons. Sean N. Tester, 20, East Machias, gross sexual assault Walker R. Gaspar,

  • Outlier a modern racer drawing on tradition

    Outlier a modern racer drawing on tradition

    BROOKLIN — Nineteenth century newspaper editor Horace Greely is credited with advising young men in search of fame and fortune to “Go West!” Nowadays, the advice to a man who already has the fortune but wants the fame that comes with winning prestigious sailing races would likely be “Go North and go to Brooklin Boat

  • Blue Hill Hospital closes surgical unit

    Blue Hill Hospital closes surgical unit

    BLUE HILL — Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital will no longer provide surgical services, according to President and Chief Executive Officer John Ronan. “We’re closing down the surgical services,” Ronan said Wednesday. “That would include scopes, which would include colonoscopies.” “This was a local management decision,” Ronan said. “We had a discussion with the board

  • Tiny house built for  homeless veteran

    Tiny house built for homeless veteran

    CHERRYFIELD — Downeast Community Partners, along with the Maine Seacoast Mission, the CF Adams Foundation and a Massachusetts high school, recently announced the construction of a tiny house for a formerly homeless Washington County military veteran. “DCP has had a program to serve homeless veterans, currently has a program to provide housing to veterans, and

  • Gouldsboro Police Log Week of June 27

    Gouldsboro Police Log Week of June 27

    GOULDSBORO — A 2002 Windstar van was reported stolen from a residence on Clinic Road June 20. An undisclosed amount of cash was also taken. Police were able to identify a suspect and obtained an address for the person in Rhode Island. Police contacted the Coventry Police Department in Rhode Island, which located and recovered

  • Gouldsboro  keeps its police dept.

    Gouldsboro keeps its police dept.

    GOULDSBORO — The Gouldsboro Police Department stays, voters decided Tuesday. Resident Becky Irwin filed a petition seeking to ask voters, “Shall the town vote to disband the Gouldsboro Police Department and contract with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office for public safety services?” The question was on the ballot because she obtained 97 signatures, four more

  • Community rallies for burn victims

    Community rallies for burn victims

    ELLSWORTH — Condolences and aid are pouring in for an Ellsworth couple who suffered extensive third-degree burns in a grease fire on June 16. Machelle Lea LaHaye and Thomas Mosley were hospitalized after the fire broke out at their home on the Mariaville Road, according to a post on Facebook and reports from friends. The

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of June 27

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of June 27

    ELLSWORTH — The Dead River Co. building on Water Street was damaged on June 24 when it was struck by a pickup truck driven by a 23-year-old Winterport resident, according to a police report of the incident. A truck driven by Brandon Conners was coming down the Deane Street hill toward Water Street around 7:30

  • Lobster co-op, lobster town get working waterfront grants

    Lobster co-op, lobster town get working waterfront grants

    STONINGTON — There’s good news from Augusta for two Downeast towns. Last week, the Land for Maine’s Future Board announced funding for six projects that will help protect and sustain the state’s dwindling working waterfront resources. Two of the projects are in eastern Maine. The Stonington Lobster Co-op has received a preliminary allocation of $216,250

  • Hancock County divorces

    Hancock County divorces

    The following divorces were granted in Ellsworth District Court: Harley L. Davis, Ellsworth and Andrew M. Manning, Surry. Married July 8, 2012, at Plymouth. Shared parental rights, primary residence with both parties for one minor child. Annie B. Woodman, Seal Harbor and James R. Whitehead, Somesville. Married Sept. 12, 2009, at Town Hill. Shared parental

  • The Mex celebrates 40 years

    The Mex celebrates 40 years

    ELLSWORTH — The restaurant business is a notoriously difficult one, with thin profit margins and high start-up costs. So sticking around for 40 years is a feat, and staff at The Mex plan to celebrate their accomplishment for a good long time: “40 days for 40 years,” said General Manager Aziza Daigle. “We’ll be having

  • Herring cuts another headache for lobstermen

    Herring cuts another headache for lobstermen

    ELLSWORTH — Maine lobstermen are catching it coming and going, but the “it” ain’t lobsters. Last month, the lobster industry found itself confronted with a demand from federal fisheries regulators that it reduce the risk it posed to endangered right whales by 60 percent and began the arduous task of figuring out how to remove