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  • Ohio man charged with sexually assaulting local girl

    Ohio man charged with sexually assaulting local girl

    ELLSWORTH — An Ohio man has been charged with numerous offenses, including gross sexual assault, in connection with the brief disappearance of a Hancock girl last November, according to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. Detective Frank Jennings arrested Timothy Pumneo, 21, of Orrville on charges of gross sexual assault, aggravated furnishing of scheduled drugs, sexual

  • Motorcyclist killed in Prospect crash

    Motorcyclist killed in Prospect crash

    PROSPECT — A 27-year-old Searsport man died Tuesday after his motorcycle crashed on the Fort Knox Road near the entrance to the Penobscot Narrows Bridge. Kory Schmidt lost control of his motorcycle, which overturned and slid across the pavement before coming to rest in the ditch, according to the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office. The accident

  • Plane makes crash landing in Morgan Bay

    Plane makes crash landing in Morgan Bay

    SURRY — A small plane made a crash landing in Morgan Bay off Newbury Neck late Monday afternoon. According to a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the pilot and one passenger extricated themselves from the plane and swam or waded to shore. The incident occurred around 5:20 p.m. when authorities received reports that

  • City Manager David Cole to retire

    City Manager David Cole to retire

    ELLSWORTH — City Manager David Cole will retire in the coming months. “I would like to thank my fellow city employees, the City Council, past councils and the Ellsworth community for everyone’s help and support over the past five years,” said Cole, reading from a letter of resignation he recently shared with staff. “I’m so

  • More blueberry workers test positive for COVID-19

    More blueberry workers test positive for COVID-19

    ELLSWORTH – The state is tracking an outbreak of COVID-19 at another Hancock County blueberry company, Merrill Blueberry Farms in Ellsworth, said Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday, in addition to the outbreak reported among workers at Hancock Foods in Hancock earlier in the week.

  • 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