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  • Hancock County Sheriff: Franklin man charged with assault

    Hancock County Sheriff: Franklin man charged with assault

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Franklin man Jan. 22 after he allegedly assaulted, threatened and held a Bar Harbor woman against her will. “We responded to the Franklin man’s residence and found him still with the woman,” said Deputy Dan Harlan. The two had been in a relationship, according to police. Harlan

  • Bucksport Police: Coloring child causes 911 misdial

    Bucksport Police: Coloring child causes 911 misdial

    BUCKSPORT — Officer Matt Schmidt checked on a 911 call Jan. 22 that occurred while a child was “coloring the phone,” he said. Investigation Deputy Chief David Winchester is investigating a sexual assault that was initially reported to the Searsport Police Department. Arrest Officer Chris Woodman arrested Timothy Moon, 31, of Bucksport on a charge

  • Fire damages city home

    Fire damages city home

    ELLSWORTH — Several area fire departments, including Ellsworth, responded to a fire on Lincoln Street around 11 a.m. Saturday after a passer-by noticed flames coming out of a single-family house and called emergency responders, Ellsworth Fire Department Chief Richard Tupper said. “We had a fairly quick response because it’s fairly close,” Tupper said. “They were

  • Winter Harbor Police: Man arrested on warrant

    Winter Harbor Police: Man arrested on warrant

    WINTER HARBOR — Police arrested Eben Moss, 35, of Winter Harbor Jan. 11 on an outstanding warrant from Cumberland County charging failure to appear. The arrest took place at MC’s Marketplace in Birch Harbor and Moss was taken to Hancock County Jail. Timothy Ciarcia, 26, of Steuben was summonsed on a charge of operating after

  • Brooksville’s Bakeman Beach preserved for public use

    Brooksville’s Bakeman Beach preserved for public use

    BROOKSVILLE — The town of Brooksville is now the proud owner of the stretch of sand on Cape Rosier known as Bakeman Beach, thanks to a recent land conservation effort buoyed by local supporters and spearheaded by Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT), a statewide land conservation organization. For decades, the beach on Weir Cove Road

  • Hutchins announces re-election bid for District 131

    PENOBSCOT — State Rep. Sherman Hutchins (R-Penobscot) announced Monday that he is seeking re-election in House District 131 which includes Dedham, Orland, Otis, Penobscot, Prospect, Stockton Springs and Verona Island. Hutchins, who has extensive involvement in the commercial fishing industry, indicated that he is very concerned with the future of a way of life many

  • Cherryfield murder suspect set to be arraigned

    Cherryfield murder suspect set to be arraigned

    MACHIAS — A man accused in the shooting death of a woman in Cherryfield is scheduled to be arraigned in Washington County Superior Court Friday afternoon, said Maine Attorney General’s Office spokesman Marc Malon. Sally Shaw, 55, was a grandmother and certified nurse’s assistant from New Gloucester. Her body was found July 19, 2017, along

  • City Council OKs  DOT study funds

    City Council OKs DOT study funds

    ELLSWORTH — On Jan. 13, councilors approved $25,000 in matching funds for a design study that will look at connecting the city’s bike/pedestrian path that ends on Birch Avenue to the Down East Sunrise Trail, the mixed-use path that terminates on High Street near Beals Avenue. “People are not getting out to get exercise, people

  • Former Blue Hill doctor surrenders his license

    BLUE HILL — A former Blue Hill physician who was convicted of a drug offense in Maryland has permanently surrendered his Maine medical license, according to a press release from the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine. Brandt Rice had started a fee-for-service family practice, Coastal Family Medicine, in 2009 next to the Blue Hill