• Drug Bust Nets Five Arrests This Week

    Drug Bust Nets Five Arrests This Week

    ELLSWORTH — Agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested three Franklin residents on drug charges earlier this week and also arrested two Florida residents Thursday night in connection to the case. Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland said the following were arrested: George Pickard, 57, of Franklin: trafficking in heroin. Christopher Abbott,

  • Student notes

    Arianna Pappas, formerly of Lamoine, graduated summa cum laude from Beacon College in Leesburg, Fla., on May 5. Husson University in Bangor has announced its spring 2018 president’s list. Students who make the president’s list must carry at least 12 graded credit hours during the semester and earn a grade point average of 3.80 to

  • Steele accused of violations

    Steele accused of violations

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — Sheridan Steele, former superintendent of Acadia National Park, has been accused by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the National Park Service (NPS) of having “illegally accepted $14,771 in gifts” from the Schoodic Institute and its board members. The OIG said Steele also “negotiated for employment with the (Schoodic Institute)

  • Hancock County divorces

    Hancock County divorces

    The following divorces were granted in Ellsworth District Court: Vanessa Aileen Croman, Hancock and Jeffrey Stephen Croman, Lubbock, Texas. Married Sept. 9, 2011, at Calais. Shared parental rights, primary residence with Vanessa Croman for one minor child. Alexis M. Rolfe, Gouldsboro and Ambrose S. Rolfe Jr., Cherryfield. Married Oct. 10, 2015, at Cherryfield. Shared parental

  • Wood-fired pizza coming to Mill Mall

    Wood-fired pizza coming to Mill Mall

    ELLSWORTH — The secret to a good pizza, says Harry Luhrs, co-owner with his wife, Ashley, of the soon-to-be-open DragonFire pizza restaurant in the Mill Mall Plaza, isn’t the dough. “It’s the oven,” he said. So the Luhrs sought out the best they could find: a gas and wood-fired behemoth that can cook up to

  • Hospitals announce new VP of patient care

    Hospitals announce new VP of patient care

    ELLSWORTH — Maine Coast Memorial Hospital (MCMH) and Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) have appointed Kristin Cyr as the new senior nursing executive and vice president of patient care services. This position, formally the chief nursing officer, oversees and manages the nursing departments and patient care operations for the hospitals, maintains compliance with government and

  • Schoodic Marine Center opens improved facilities

    Schoodic Marine Center opens improved facilities

    WINTER HARBOR — As the summer season goes into high gear, tourists and local and seasonal residents boarding and disembarking from the two ferries and other vessels will find improved and expanded facilities at the Schoodic Marine Center. Located off Sargent Street, at the head of Henry Cove, Schoodic Institute’s marina complex now features a

  • Castine students help build story trail

    Castine students help build story trail

    CASTINE — On June 14, the Adams School’s fifth-eighth-graders, along with teacher Jenn Jackson, learned about the ecosystem of the Greenbie Trail with Blue Hill Heritage Trust. The trail features stations with pages from a story the students wrote with Jackson called “Little Mouse in the Big Forest.” Chrissy Beardsley, the trust’s spokeswoman, said they

  • Cargo van strikes and kills bear

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies reported Thursday that a cargo van sustained minor damage after striking and killing a bear that ran into the roadway. The bear ran into the roadway of Route 1 in Gouldsboro around 2:35 a.m. Wednesday, colliding with the van’s passenger side, according to Deputy Brian Archer. Vladimir Gelfand, 51,