• Blue Hill Family Dollar to open April 12

    Blue Hill Family Dollar to open April 12

    BLUE HILL — A new Family Dollar store will open Thursday, April 12, at 28 South St., although one abutter is already having trouble with the store’s nighttime lighting. The Blue Hill selectmen took a complaint about the store at their regular weekly meeting Friday. South Street resident Bobbi Michelson is an abutter and is

  • Plouffe-Vogel, Houghton join Nichols Day Camp

    Nichols Day Camp, a program of Blue Hill Society for Aid to Children, has announced the addition of two new employees. River Plouffe-Vogel of Blue Hill has been hired as camp director and will manage the camp’s daily operations. Board of Directors President, Jeff Gray said, “River brings a great understanding of what Nichols is

  • Giant Community Yard Sale returns to Ellsworth Middle School April 7

    Giant Community Yard Sale returns to Ellsworth Middle School April 7

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth American’s Giant Indoor Yard Sale and Flea Market returns to the Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School on Saturday, April 7. This is the popular event’s 12th year. “We sold out early again this year and have 103 tables of goodies,” said event coordinator Deborah Tucker, who is director of circulation for The American

  • Hewett retiring from Jackson Lab; successor announced

    BAR HARBOR — The Jackson Laboratory has announced that as of July 1, Katy Longley will be promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer of the nonprofit biomedical research institute. In this capacity, she will provide strategic leadership, direction and management for all operational functions and procedures for the institution. Chuck Hewett, who

  • Minor injuries reported in Trenton crash

    Minor injuries reported in Trenton crash

    TRENTON — One woman sustained “minor injuries” when the car she was driving crashed through a guardrail on the Bar Harbor road around 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, according to Dan Harlan of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, which responded to the scene. The 66-year-old woman was the only person in the car at

  • Reps share vision for Bucksport salmon farm

    Reps share vision for Bucksport salmon farm

    BUCKSPORT — The Penobscot River once teemed with so many Atlantic salmon that the former Verso mill site was known as Salmon Point. Next year, farm-raised Atlantic salmon may be in production on the site, which is to be renamed “1 Salmon Point.” “What we’re going to create in Bucksport is a leading edge facility,”

  • New Bucksport restaurant to open in May

    BUCKSPORT — Fifty years ago, when Regional School Unit 25 (RSU 25) Food Service Director Glenn Redman was just 13, he bussed tables at a restaurant called Priscilla’s. Over the years, the property at 214 Route 1 changed hands — and names. Most recently it was Ramona’s, which closed last December. Now, Redman has leased

  • Bangor Savings Bank merger approved

    BANGOR — Bangor Bancorp, MHC, parent company of Bangor Savings Bank, and Colebrook, N.H.-based First Colebrook Bancorp Inc., parent company of Granite Bank, have jointly announced that First Colebrook stockholders have approved the previously announced merger transaction whereby Granite Bank will merge with and into Bangor Savings Bank. In addition, the transaction was approved by

  • Blue Hill Family Dollar to open

    Blue Hill Family Dollar to open

    BLUE HILL — Family Dollar is slated to open at 28 South St. in April, according to the chain store’s spokeswoman, Heather Briganti. Construction of the building, which includes a smaller rental space next to the dollar store, has been completed. Workers have been outfitting the inside of the store with shelving and refrigerator cases