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  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of April 26

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of April 26

    ELLSWORTH — On April 19, a local girl came into the Police Department “to report being sexually harassed at her workplace,” according to a report of the incident. After investigating, police issued a summons to 36-year-old Kenyatte Redden of Lamoine for unlawful sexual touching. The case is under investigation. Reports of trash unfounded A resident

  • Six charged in party bust

    Six charged in party bust

    ELLSWORTH — Officers broke up a party at a residence near State Street last Thursday, arresting two area residents and issuing summonses to four others. Christopher Barnes, 18, of Mariaville and Peyton Cole, 18, of Ellsworth were arrested and charged with providing a place for minors to consume alcohol as well as illegal possession of

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of April 26

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of April 26

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Southard visited a Mariaville residence Monday to investigate a complaint of possible child abuse. Southard accompanied a Maine Department of Health and Human Services employee. “No action was taken from either agency,” Southard said. Accidents A Stonington man was arrested after a single-vehicle crash on Burnt Cove Road

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of April 26

    Bucksport Police Log Week of April 26

    BUCKSPORT — Bucksport Police are investigating the theft of a ring, valued at $4,000, which was taken from a residence this past week. Officer Steve Bishop is investigating a burglary at a vacant property that was reported April 19. A real estate agent noticed that a glass panel in the door had been broken. Sgt.

  • Surry Town Meeting is short and sweet

    Surry Town Meeting is short and sweet

    SURRY — Short and sweet was the theme of Surry’s annual Town Meeting, which was held Monday in the school gym. This was one of the speediest Surry annual town meetings in recent memory. It took voters less than 90 minutes to get through the 68-article warrant, which was devoid of any new ordinances or

  • RSU 24 plans straw poll on new high school plans

    RSU 24 plans straw poll on new high school plans

    SULLIVAN — On May 1, Regional School Unit 24 (RSU 24) officials will hold a forum and straw poll seeking input from residents of member communities on plans to build a new high school and middle school where Sumner Memorial High School currently stands. RSU 24 Business Manager David Bridgham said the event’s schedule is

  • Trojans’ early momentum stalls at O’Day qualifier

    Trojans’ early momentum stalls at O’Day qualifier

    PORTLAND — The Mount Desert Island High School sailing team got the weekend off to a terrific start on Saturday. The Trojans’ A-division boat won the first race of the day at the Saturday qualifier for the annual New England Schools Sailing Association’s Fleet Racing Championship, the O’Day Trophy regatta, but it was all downhill

  • Fares, reservation fees going up on ferries

    SWAN’S ISLAND — The announcement last week by the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) of a new fare structure for the Maine State Ferry Service as of May 26 did not mention a change that will negatively affect more than a few residents here and on Frenchboro. The price of reserving a space for a

  • Blue Hill Chamber membership up

    Blue Hill Chamber membership up

    BLUE HILL — Membership in the Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is growing. That was the news from the chamber’s annual meeting Saturday at Mainescape Garden Center on South Street. The chamber membership increased by 49 businesses in the past year for a total of 187 members, Executive Director Lori Sitzabee said. Sitzabee attributed