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  • Go wild: Brooklin author has a new book for adults

    Go wild: Brooklin author has a new book for adults

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Brooklin author Kimberly Ridley will speak about her newly released, fourth book, “Wild Design: Nature’s Architects,” at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, in a special online-only presentation hosted by the Wendell Gilley Museum. Art and science intertwine in the book’s exploration of structures and shapes found in nature, told through lively essays

  • Hancock County Jail log Nov. 18-27

    Hancock County Jail log Nov. 18-27

    Nicholas C. Willey Jr., 37, Franklin, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Hailee M. Herbest, 21, Mount Desert, protection order violation. Douglas A. Morris, 31, Bangor, warrant arrest. Derek C. Whisenand, 30, no address given, warrant arrest. William McGillivray, 35, Ellsworth, failure to comply with Sex Offender Registry Act. Richard

  • Winter Harbor Police log week of December 2

    Winter Harbor Police log week of December 2

    WINTER HARBOR — A local caretaker reported Nov. 23 that a seasonal property had been entered. Nothing was stolen. Police Chief Danny Mitchell Jr. checked on a property on Grindstone Avenue Nov. 24 after suspicious circumstances were noted the day before. All was clear at the time. Medical calls Winter Harbor police assisted Schoodic EMS

  • Maine State Police log week of December 2

    Maine State Police log week of December 2

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police arrested a motorist after a traffic stop for speeding in Steuben Nov. 19. Sgt. Jeff Ingemi arrested Daniel Schuch, 25, of Gouldsboro on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Trooper Travis Chapman and Trooper Jarid Leonard assisted. Summonses Trooper Einar Mattson

  • Booming real estate sales imperil shorefront access

    Booming real estate sales imperil shorefront access

    ELLSWORTH — A grizzled lobsterman hauls traps onto the wharf as the sun sets slow and pink over the harbor. Fishing boats head home to unload catch as captains and sternmen young and old call back and forth in a Downeast Maine accent. Fresh-caught local seafood is featured at restaurants and markets. Maine’s “blue economy”

  • Fishermen test fitness tracker potential

    Fishermen test fitness tracker potential

    STONINGTON — For the last few months, a handful of Midcoast and Downeast fishermen have been donning fitness trackers on their wrists to find out if wearable technology can safely provide helpful data to support fishermen’s health and well-being. The Brunswick-based Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association has been working on projects to improve the mental health

  • Fishermen’s Forum cancels in-person events for second year

    Fishermen’s Forum cancels in-person events for second year

    ROCKPORT — The annual Fishermen’s Forum, a three-day event held in Rockport in early March, has been canceled for a second year due to coronavirus concerns. The forum brings together scientists, seafood marketers, fisheries management specialists and more from across the commercial fishing industry. The guest list includes marketers, processors, representatives from the Department of