• Maine beer headed to UK festival

    Maine beer headed to UK festival

    ELLSWORTH — Brewers from Airline Brewing Co. and Fogtown Brewing spent Thursday morning loading kegs of beer that will be headed to Leeds, England, for the 7th annual Leeds International Beer Festival in September. Airline and Fogtown were two of nearly 70 Maine breweries to help fill the “Maine Beer Box,” which is a corrugated

  • Seaweed aquaculture blooms in Gouldsboro

    Seaweed aquaculture blooms in Gouldsboro

    GOULDSBORO — Sarah Redmond is holding up a slimy, greenish-gray piece of seaweed. “This is nori,” says Redmond. “This is what’s used in sushi, so it’s one of the more valuable types.” Redmond, along with her business partner Trey Angera, runs Springtide Seaweed, the country’s largest organic seaweed farm, which is opening a new aquaculture

  • Maine Seacoast Mission announces promotion

    Maine Seacoast Mission announces promotion

    CHERRYFIELD — The Maine Seacoast Mission has announced the promotion of Scott Shaw to the position of facilities and housing rehabilitation manager for the Mission’s Downeast campus in Cherryfield. The promotion was effective July 1. For the past 15 years, based in Cherryfield, Shaw served as Downeast campus caretaker and Housing Rehabilitation Program coordinator. The

  • Whole Oceans names CFO

    BUCKSPORT — Whole Oceans, which proposes to build a land-based salmon farm on the former Verso mill site, announced Wednesday that Eric Jacobsson has joined the company as chief financial officer. Jacobsson has over 30 years of experience in finance, most recently serving as senior director of finance for Pentair Water. Pentair Water is a

  • New USDA office opens in Ellsworth

    New USDA office opens in Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently opened a new office in Ellsworth, providing a better opportunity for the federal agency to serve landowners in Hancock County in addressing natural resource concerns. Since 2011, the NRCS field office for Hancock County has been in Bangor, but it has now

  • Main Grind building for sale

    Main Grind building for sale

    ELLSWORTH—The Main Grind building, home to FlexIt Café and Bakery along with several art galleries and studios, is for sale. The 11,508-square-foot Main Street space, which includes four levels, is listed for $1.1 million by Sargent Real Estate. The building was purchased for $517,500 in 2006 by Winds Aloft LLC, according to property tax records,