Business

  • Apartment complex opening soon

    Apartment complex opening soon

    ELLSWORTH — Developer Jonathan Bates is adding to his portfolio with an expansion of Jefferson LUXE, an apartment complex on Jefferson Way off Beechland Road near The Jackson Laboratory. Ruger Properties, LLC received building permits from the city in April for two separate structures, one 11-unit building and one 12-unit building. Each is estimated to

  • The Giving Report

    In addition to the initial $25,000 donation, Bangor Savings Bank has pledged a Challenge Grant effective through March 31, in which all community donations made to the PFAS Emergency Relief Fund will be matched up to $25,000, for a total of $50,000 gifted.

  • Magazine changes hands

    ROCKLAND — Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Magazine has a new owner. Ted Ruegg has taken the helm as publisher of the magazine, which has been celebrating Maine boatbuilders and life on the coast for over three decades. Ruegg, whose family has longtime ties to Maine, has worked in the marine industry for 35 years,

  • Horse farm to hold open house May 7

    LAMOINE — Starlight Horse Farm in Lamoine will hold its fourth annual open house on Saturday, May 7, from noon-3 p.m. at the farm. Owners Cynthia and Debra Andrews, a mother/daughter team, offer equestrian vaulting – gymnastic dance in harmony with a moving horse, riding lessons and horse boarding. Vaulting is one of the seven

  • Railroad embarks on a new season

    “Gifts, such as this one, together with the outstanding support that we have received from our volunteers, have made it possible to meet the challenges of the past few years and continue to grow and improve our excursions and educational programs,” says Tom Testa, the president of Downeast Scenic Railroad.

  • Hannaford commits to renewable energy

    ELLSWORTH — As part of its sustainability strategy and in recognition of Earth Month, Hannaford Supermarkets has announced its plan to be fully powered by renewable energy by 2024. Supermarkets are energy intensive due to simultaneous needs of heating and cooling. To reduce energy consumption and make the best use of the energy being used,

  • Rackliffes retire

    Rackliffes retire

    Dennis and Margaret “Peg” Rackliffe, owners of the multi-generation business Rackliffe Pottery on the Ellsworth Road in Blue Hill, pause momentarily in front of their kiln last week. The couple are selling the property. The closing is scheduled for June 8. Beginning in 1968, Dennis’s father and mother, Philip and Phyllis, began producing their own pottery

  • U-Haul buys Maine Storage Plus facilities

    ELLSWORTH — U-Haul has purchased two former Maine Storage Plus facilities to better meet the moving and self-storage demands of Hancock County residents. The properties were acquired on Feb. 28. U-Haul Moving & Storage of Northwest Ellsworth is located at 349 Bangor Road and will be managed by on-site personnel. U-Haul Moving & Storage of

  • DMR, DEP terminate American Aquafarms’ applications

    DMR, DEP terminate American Aquafarms’ applications

    BOOTHBAY — American Aquafarms’ two incomplete lease applications to raise 66 million pounds of Atlantic salmon annually at two sites near Bald Ledge and Long Porcupine Island in Frenchman Bay have been terminated by both the Maine Department of Marine Resources and the Maine Department of Enivoronmental Protection. The DMR cited the Norwegian-backed company’s apparent