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  • Wardens rescue two hikers on Black Mountain

    TOWNSHIP 10 — Maine game wardens rescued two hikers on Black Mountain Wednesday afternoon, taking turns carrying one of them down the mountain on their backs, and barely getting both down before severe thunderstorms hit the area. The stranded hikers called 911 at about 3:30 p.m. July 8 seeking help and medical assistance. Game wardens

  • Deputies Searching for Missing Hancock Man

    Deputies Searching for Missing Hancock Man

    HANCOCK–The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is trying to find 64-year old Roland D. Jalbert of Hancock.  Lt. Corey Bagley said Jalbert was last seen in the Hancock Village area on Sunday, July 5 around 1:00 p.m. If you have information about Roland Jalbert please contact the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office at 207-667-7575. #########  

  • Law Enforcement Supporters Rally Downtown

    Law Enforcement Supporters Rally Downtown

    ELLSWORTH–Family and friends of law enforcement gathered at City Hall in Ellsworth Wednesday evening to “Back the Blue,” and show their support for the profession, which has recently been under fire since the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. Ellsworth Assembly of God Lead Pastor Burt Lowry led the group of sixty in a prayer

  • Multiple arrests after Verona Island incident

    Multiple arrests after Verona Island incident

    VERONA ISLAND — A Verona Island man has been arrested on charges of domestic violence assault and terrorizing, among others, following an incident at a Verona Island residence this week. On Wednesday, June 24, a concerned citizen contacted the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office regarding the well-being of a friend. The Sheriff’s Office began investigating and

  • One person killed in Township 7 crash

    TOWNSHIP 7 — A motorist died in a head-on collision between two Ford pick-up trucks, which caught fire after colliding Friday night on Route 1 near the Hancock-Washington county line, according to Hancock County Sheriff’s Lt. Corey Bagley. “The name of the deceased is not being released at this time pending an autopsy,” Bagley said.

  • Fire causes damage at Deer Isle-Stonington High School

    Fire causes damage at Deer Isle-Stonington High School

    DEER ISLE — A portion of the Deer Isle-Stonington High School caught fire Thursday afternoon while a torch was being used to burn weeds near the building, said Deer Isle Fire Chief Brent Morey. “There’s a fair amount of damage,” Morey said. “They’re going to have to pull some stuff apart to rebuild.” Morey estimated

  • Human remains found in Jonesport

    JONESPORT — State police say they believe human remains found May 21 off Route 187 in Jonesport are those of 43-year-old William Merchant. Merchant was last seen July 4, 2019, in the Jonesport area. He was reported missing a few days later on July 8. State police, Washington County Sheriff’s deputies and the Warden Service

  • Names of Bangor Road fire victims released

    Names of Bangor Road fire victims released

    ELLSWORTH — Fire crews from around the county responded to an early-morning blaze at a mobile home on the Bangor Road that claimed two lives on Tuesday morning, said Ellsworth Fire Department Capt. Bobby Kennedy. The victims were 67-year-old Bruce Wallace and 58-year-old Linda Tarvis, according to the state Fire Marshal’s Office. The couple’s bodies