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  • Two arrested in Sullivan machete attack

    Two arrested in Sullivan machete attack

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two probationers after an assault with a machete at a Sullivan residence in the wee hours Saturday. Lt. Corey Bagley said the victim of the machete attack suffered superficial cuts and declined medical treatment. Police have charged Nathaniel Sargent, 29, of Bucksport with theft, assault with a dangerous

  • Update: Police arrest wanted Whiting man

    Update: Police arrest wanted Whiting man

    ELLSWORTH — Maine State Police arrested a Whiting man on several felony charges, including gross sexual assault and robbery, Friday morning, concluding a three-day manhunt. Robert Boggia, 32, was arrested at a home in Trescott at about 11 a.m. Friday. He was charged with gross sexual assault, domestic violence assault, robbery, burglary and theft. The

  • Harrington clammer’s body found

    HARRINGTON — The body of 62-year old Delbert Caler of Harrington was discovered Thursday morning in the water a half mile away from Lower Wass Cove on the Pleasant River. Caler’s body was found by a local fisherman working with Maine Marine Patrol to locate the shellfish harvester, who had been missing since he had

  • MDEA seizes crack, heroin and cash in Verona Island drug bust

    MDEA seizes crack, heroin and cash in Verona Island drug bust

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Tuesday arrested four people, charging them with selling crack cocaine and heroin on Verona Island and in Bucksport. Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland said the arrests occurred at 343 East Side Drive in Verona Island. Agents seized $11,000 worth of crack cocaine and heroin, McCausland

  • Christian Ridge Road fire destroys home, injures 2

    Christian Ridge Road fire destroys home, injures 2

    ELLSWORTH — Two people were taken to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital as the result of a structure fire that destroyed three apartments and a garage at 241 Christian Ridge Road early Tuesday evening. A tenant of one of the apartments was taken to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital with burns. Neighbors identified the injured man as

  • Speed and alcohol cited in Holden snowmobile crash

    Speed and alcohol cited in Holden snowmobile crash

    HOLDEN — A Holden man was injured Saturday as a result of a snowmobile crash on Brewer Lake, according to the Maine Warden Service. William Johnson, 25, was injured when he struck the shoreline at approximately 12:30 Saturday morning. Wardens and members of the Holden Police Department spent several hours at the early morning scene.

  • LePage abruptly empties Washington County prison overnight

    LePage abruptly empties Washington County prison overnight

    ELLSWORTH — At 4:30 a.m. Friday, Maine State Police and Department of Corrections officers notified 51 staff members at Machiasport’s Downeast Correctional Facility that they were being placed on paid administrative leave, effective immediately. They will be laid off by March 2, according to a union representative for the officers. Jim Mackie, the Maine representative

  • Gouldsboro town manager to step down March 9

      GOULDSBORO — Town Manager Bryan Kaenrath will be stepping down from his post to take a job as the town manager for North Hampton, N.H., on March 9. Kaenrath notified town officials on Jan. 25 of his plans. “First of all, this has been a great experience for me. This town has been great,”

  • Coast Guard rescues four off Eastport

    Coast Guard rescues four off Eastport

    ELLSWORTH – The Coast Guard rescued four people Tuesday after a 14-foot skiff capsized in Deep Cove near Eastport, sending five people into the 39-degree water. A Good Samaritan called 911 at about 2 p.m. to report the capsize and said four people were in the water in need of rescue and a fifth had

  • Ellsworth students expelled for pot-laced candies

    Ellsworth students expelled for pot-laced candies

    ELLSWORTH — Three students accused of bringing marijuana-laced candies to school on the morning of Jan. 2 have been expelled “indefinitely,” Ellsworth School Superintendent Dan Higgins confirmed on Friday. The students, two from Ellsworth and one from Waltham, were charged with aggravated trafficking in Schedule Z drugs after another student came forward and alerted School