• Bucksport Pride plans June slate of events

    Admission is free. The group will collect donations with a portion being donated to Bucksport’s LGBTQIA+ youth organizations at the Reach School and Bucksport High School, following last year’s model that allowed Bucksport Pride to donate $1,000 to these organizations.

  • The meaning of Memorial Day

    The meaning of Memorial Day

    “By honoring the nation’s war dead, we preserve their memory and thus their service and sacrifice in the memories of future generations.”

  • Business/professional brief

    Downeast Community Partners (DCP) has announced the hiring of Sharon Catus as director of development. Catus comes to DCP from Maine Maritime Academy, where she filled several positions over her years there, including fundraising to refurbish the schooner Bowdoin and helping to launch the academy’s $20 million “Opening Doors, Changing Lives” scholarship campaign. Catus also

  • Hancock County Jail log week of May 26

    Hancock County Jail log week of May 26

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between May 12 and 17: Angel J. Muniz, 29, Lincoln, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and burglary. Thomas Wren, 61, Jamaica Plain, Mass., operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Meghan E. Babb, 39, Bar Harbor, warrant arrest. Austin

  • Free clinic offering counseling

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Free Medical Clinic has expanded its services to include social work and mental health counseling thanks to two grants received in 2021. The first, from the Maine Community Foundation, sought to assist patients with the challenges of health-related issues from the COVID pandemic. The goal is to increase individual resilience in

  • Maine State Police log week of May 26

    Maine State Police log week of May 26

    ELLSWORTH — Maine State Police Trooper Steven Mahon is investigating a theft from a construction site in Hancock. Metal building items were taken. The theft was reported May 16. Sgt. Jeff Ingemi and Trooper Josh Lander assisted. Speed detail Trooper Jarid Leonard conducted a speed detail on Route 1A in Dedham May 18. “During the

  • Sailing season shapes up

    Sailing season shapes up

    BROOKLIN — Memorial Day is upon us and soon so too will be the summer sailboat racing season. Sailors eager for fair winds and friendly competition may want to check their mailboxes. Registration forms for the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta are out. This year’s race will be Saturday, Aug. 6, in Brooklin. Entrant boats must be