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  • Body found on Goose Cove mud flats

    Body found on Goose Cove mud flats

    TRENTON — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and the Maine Marine Patrol are investigating an unattended death that was reported Wednesday morning on the mud flats on Goose Cove on Oak Point Road in Trenton. Maine Marine Patrol Sgt. Troy Dow said “the investigation is in its infancy,” and that it is too soon to

  • Swastika reported on structure on Shore Road

    Swastika reported on structure on Shore Road

    ELLSWORTH — A swastika found drawn on a structure near Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School was still in place three days after it was first reported to police on July 14. A resident called police to report the swastika, which was drawn on a dilapidated wooden structure on city property on the Shore Road, across from the

  • Woman injured in accidental shooting

    Woman injured in accidental shooting

    ELLSWORTH—A 49-year-old resident whose name was not released was taken to Maine Coast Memorial hospital on July 11 after she accidentally shot herself, according to Police Chief Glenn Moshier. Moshier said the woman was attempting to holster a 9mm handgun, which she thought was empty, when it went off and a bullet struck her in

  • Four arrested as MDEA intercepts Downeast-bound drugs

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency (MDEA) has intercepted two shipments of drugs bound for Hancock and Washington counties and arrested four people. Maine Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland said two Waterville men were stopped and arrested in Brewer along I-395 Friday. The arrests came after drug agents assigned to MDEA’s Downeast District Task

  • Party bust results in arrest, numerous summonses

    Party bust results in arrest, numerous summonses

    ELLSWORTH — Police conducted several underage drinking details this week, one of which resulted in the arrest of an Ellsworth man and summonses for 22 youths. Officers entered a residence on Hallbrook Road on June 30 after receiving permission from the homeowners, who were not there are the time, Police Chief Glenn Moshier said. Alexander

  • Hammond Lumber purchases EBS

    Hammond Lumber purchases EBS

    ELLSWORTH — Hammond Lumber Co. announced Wednesday that it had purchased EBS Building Supplies, which employs more 300 people across its 10 locations in Hancock, Washington and Knox counties. The announcement was made at the Ellsworth store. EBS also has locations in Bar Harbor, Belfast, Blue Hill, Bucksport, Calais, Camden, Cherryfield, Machias and Rockland. Hammond,

  • Ward withdraws from District 131 race

    Ward withdraws from District 131 race

    ELLSWORTH — Incumbent state Rep. Karl Ward (R-Dedham) has withdrawn his candidacy as the Republican nominee in House District 131. Ward submitted a formal letter to the Maine Secretary of State’s Office Tuesday withdrawing his candidacy. House District 131 includes the towns of Otis, Dedham, Orland, Penobscot, Verona Island, Prospect and Stockton Springs. Ward was

  • Drug bust nets five arrests this week

    Drug bust nets five arrests this week

    ELLSWORTH — Agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested three Franklin residents on drug charges earlier this week and also arrested two Florida residents Thursday night in connection to the case. Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland said the following were arrested: George Pickard, 57, of Franklin: trafficking in heroin. Christopher Abbott,