• Fuddruckers closes

    Fuddruckers closes

    ELLSWORTH — According to a post on its Facebook page on June 18, the Fuddruckers restaurant at the Tradewinds Variety complex on State Street “is closed and will not reopen.” The restaurant, which opened in 2015, was the Texas-based chain’s first location north of Boston, according to an article in The American that same year.

  • Local broadcaster Michael Hale signs off

    Local broadcaster Michael Hale signs off

    ELLSWORTH – A lot has changed in the 43 years that Michael Hale, morning show host on Star 97.7, has been in broadcasting. The technology is different, of course – disc jockeys no longer spin turntables or pop in CDs, and the news no longer comes from an Associated Press Teletype machine. Another thing that’s

  • Ellsworth Sears to close in July

    Ellsworth Sears to close in July

    ELLSWORTH -The Sears Hometown Store will shut its doors at the end of July after over two decades in business, according to Manager Karen Higgins. “This was a shock to us,” said Higgins, who has been with the company just over eight years. Higgins said the store’s three employees all have jobs lined up, and

  • 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

  • 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