• Ellsworth’s growth is focus of forum

    Ellsworth’s growth is focus of forum

    ELLSWORTH — Residents concerned with sustainable development had the chance to voice their opinions last week at a public forum hosted by the Ellsworth Green Plan Steering Committee. The event involved presentations on sustainable development from Ellsworth City Planner Michele Gagnon and environmental consultant Forrest Bell. Gagnon first defined sustainable development as “development that meets

  • Regulators meet to set herring limits

    Regulators meet to set herring limits

    ELLSWORTH — With bait prices on the rise and in short supply, the New England Fishery Management Council met in Plymouth, Mass., on Tuesday to take final action on an amendment to the Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic herring. It’s a step that some lobstermen fear will prevent them from getting the bait they need

  • It’s too darn hot in the North Atlantic

    It’s too darn hot in the North Atlantic

    ELLSWORTH — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued a report last week confirming that unusually high ocean surface temperatures aren’t confined to the Gulf of Maine. According to NOAA, for several weeks, sea surface temperatures in the western North Atlantic Ocean have been running significantly above normal. Data from the agency’s polar-orbiting satellites show

  • “Sonic Sea” showing at The Grand

    “Sonic Sea” showing at The Grand

    ELLSWORTH — Jacques Cousteau may have written about “The Silent World” of the oceans, but in truth it is anything but that. Manmade oceanic noise pollution poses an increasing risk to marine life, and is the subject of the documentary “Sonic Sea,” which is being screened by the Schoodic Institute on Aug. 20 at The

  • One loony Wednesday

    By Jeffrey B. Roth Last Wednesday, about 6:30 p.m., my daughter, Britt, 37, who is visiting from Gettysburg, Pa., and I were heading home from Bangor, a few hours after I had received my second series of weekly allergy injections. I decided to take the shortcut from Holden to Blue Hill, via Dedham, to avoid

  • Event to mark start of Tidal Falls rehab project

    HANCOCK — Frenchman Bay Conservancy is hosting a free public event at 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 20, at Tidal Falls to mark the beginning of construction on the lower preserve, including the shoreline. The area will be closed to the public beginning Aug. 21 and is slated to reopen in 2019. The Crown Vics