Maine news from Ellsworth, Bucksport, Gouldsboro, Blue Hill, Sullivan, Surry, Hancock, Deer Isle, Stonington, Orland and throughout Hancock County.

  • Sanford man killed in boat crash on Toddy Pond

    ORLAND — The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife has identified the person who died in the Toddy Pond boat crash in Orland Sunday as Ryan Conary, 26, of Sanford. Spokesman Mark Latti said Conary was killed when the boat he was traveling in was struck by a jet ski. Conary “was part of

  • Project aims to restore fish passage to river

    Project aims to restore fish passage to river

    BROOKSVILLE — A project is underway this summer to help restore fish passage to the Bagaduce River. Construction vehicles will be onsite at the Mill Pond on Coastal Road in Brooksville. “This project will take place on the small property owned by Maine Coast Heritage Trust at a former mill site at the head of

  • Student notes

    The University of Maine at Augusta has announced its 2020 spring semester dean’s list. The following area students were named to the list: Heather Halliday, Bar Harbor; Raven Radziewicz, Bar Harbor; Mckenzie Young, Bar Harbor; Laura Johnson, Birch Harbor; Laura Cass, Blue Hill; Jessica Kardos, Blue Hill; Stephanie McGuire, Blue Hill; Nolan Soucie, Bucksport; Cindy

  • Columnist to discuss what’s next for America’s global role

    Columnist to discuss what’s next for America’s global role

    ELLSWORTH — Marvin Ott, senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center of the Smithsonian Institution and a longtime foreign policy columnist for The Ellsworth American, will give his fifth annual summer presentation Friday, Aug. 21, via the teleconferencing app Zoom. The title of this year’s lecture is “America and the World — What Next?” Ott

  • Hancock County Divorces

    Hancock County Divorces

    The following divorces were granted in Ellsworth District Court: Christina N. Gramolini, Hancock and Richard A. Gramolini, Corea. Married May 28, 2013, at Hancock. Shared parental rights, primary residence with Christina Gramolini for one minor child. Christopher L. Bruce, Deer Isle and Jan Marie U. Grant, Brooklin. Married May 20, 2008, at Brooklin. Shared parental

  • Schoodic Arts supported by $26,000 in donations

    WINTER HARBOR — Some $26,000 has been raised to support Schoodic Arts for All’s year-round cultural programming even though the organization was unable to hold its 10th Summer Luncheon, the year’s biggest fundraising event, due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Last May, the luncheon’s organizer, Jane Bradley, sent out a letter of regret to Schoodic

  • Federal money to go toward airport repairs

    TRENTON — Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport will receive $854,548 to improve airport infrastructure, according to a statement issued by U.S. Sen. Susan Collins last week. Collins, who chairs the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport was one of eight airports in Maine to receive a total of $3.5 million awarded through the

  • Survivor shares advice for protecting kids from abuse

    Survivor shares advice for protecting kids from abuse

    ELLSWORTH — You teach your kids to look both ways before crossing a street, to wash their hands and to wear a bike helmet, but have you talked to them about what to do if someone touches them inappropriately? One in four girls and one in six boys will experience unwanted sexual contact before they

  • Acadia to test its reservation system

    Acadia to test its reservation system

    BAR HARBOR — The National Park Service has developed a vehicle reservation system to reduce severe traffic and parking congestion at popular destinations within Acadia National Park. As a pilot to prepare for the 2021 season, reservations will be required for vehicles to enter the Sand Beach entrance and Cadillac Summit Road from Oct. 1

  • Grant to fund Flanders Bay boat ramp

    Grant to fund Flanders Bay boat ramp

    SULLIVAN — It’s currently tight maneuvering for vehicles and trailers  at the Flanders Bay Landing, but the town recently won a $15,000 state grant to help fund construction of a proper launch ramp there, bolster the shoreline and enable local residents and the public to make greater use of the town-owned site and have better

  • Maine Coast medical technicians reach agreement with hospital

    Maine Coast medical technicians reach agreement with hospital

    ELLSWORTH — Five months after authorizing a potential strike and after more than two years without a contract, medical technicians at Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital reached an agreement with hospital representatives in late June, said Northern Light Maine Coast Director of Communications Kelley Columber in an email last week. Union members ratified the agreement