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  • Albee promoted at Spyglass Hill Golf Course

    Albee promoted at Spyglass Hill Golf Course

    Ellsworth native Brandan Albee has been promoted to the position of second assistant manager at Spyglass Hill Golf Course in California. Albee started his career at Spyglass Hill in 2016 as an intern, working in all areas of the operation. He was named a full-time assistant golf pro and, in 2017, was promoted to Spyglass

  • Maine’s Airbnb hosts paid $5.3 million in taxes last year

    Maine’s Airbnb hosts paid $5.3 million in taxes last year

    ELLSWORTH — Airbnb remitted $5.3 million in taxes on behalf of its Maine hosts last year, according to a June 5 press release from the company. Those who book rooms through the home sharing service pay 9 percent of the listing fee (including cleaning services) to Airbnb, which then remits the money to the state.

  • Local landscape design lands three awards

    Local landscape design lands three awards

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Burdick & Associates recently won three awards in the Association of Professional Landscape Designers’ annual international landscape design competition. A panel of judges reviewed the entrants’ work anonymously — looking at before-and-after photographs and project summaries —without knowing the names of the designers. Categories included Small Gardens, Show Gardens and Residential Landscapes

  • Bost joins SagePoint Financial

    Donald Codori, registered principal, has announced the affiliation of Amanda Bost with SagePoint Financial Inc. in the Downeast and Bangor/Brewer regions of Maine. Bost offers securities and advisory services through SagePoint Financial Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, one of the nation’s largest independent broker-dealers. Bost has more than 22 years of industry experience and most recently held

  • Construction projects abound as weather warms

    Construction projects abound as weather warms

    ELLSWORTH — Warmer weather has brought construction crews out in force. Here is a roundup of some of the larger construction projects under way or planned across the city: Atlantic Storage, 124 Bangor Road: Atlantic Landscape Construction is in the midst of preparations for 11 self-storage buildings with a total of 370 units at the

  • SPCA launches search for new executive director

    TRENTON — The SPCA of Hancock County has launched a nationwide search for an executive director to lead the nonprofit animal welfare organization. The executive director’s position has been vacant since 2012. Former board member Diana de los Santos has been serving as operations manager and director of the organization for the past six years

  • Home prices continue to rise; housing stock is low

    Home prices continue to rise; housing stock is low

    ELLSWORTH —The housing market is tight and getting tighter, according to recently released numbers from the Maine Association of Realtors. There are fewer homes on the market compared to the same time last year, and this is leading to flat sales and high prices, both in Hancock County and around the state. “Realtors from all

  • Ellsworth chosen as “Opportunity Zone”

    Ellsworth chosen as “Opportunity Zone”

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth was the only municipality in Hancock County selected as one of Maine’s 32 Opportunity Zones by Governor Paul LePage, according to an announcement made Monday by the Governor’s office. The federal Opportunity Zone program targets capital gains, which are profits from the sale of stock or other assets. There’s a lot of