• 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

  • Lecture scheduled at Shaw Institute

    BLUE HILL — As part of the 2018 Shaw Institute Environmental Lecture series themed “Climate Change, Exposure and Human Health,” Sharon Lerner will present “The Forever Chemicals in Our Water” on Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 6 p.m. at the Blue Hill Research Center, 55 Main St. in Blue Hill. The lecture is free and open

  • Bins for sale

    ELLSWORTH—The Hancock County Planning Commission (HCPC) is participating in a statewide backyard composting bin sale. Through Sept. 1 a home compost bin and how-to guide with a combined retail value of $100 can be purchased for $48 (tax included).  The bin is black and is made of 100-percent recycled plastic.  It is approximately 35 inches high

  • Household hazardous waste collection scheduled Aug. 25

    Household hazardous waste collection scheduled Aug. 25

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Planning Commission has announced an opportunity for residents of Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Dedham, Deer Isle, Ellsworth, Gouldsboro, Hancock, Mariaville, Sedgwick, Sorrento, Sullivan, Surry and Winter Harbor to dispose of household hazardous waste and universal waste. The collection event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 25, at 1 p.m. at

  • Bucksport mulls plastic bag ban

    Bucksport mulls plastic bag ban

    BUCKSPORT — A Bucksport native wants the town to consider prohibiting retail use of plastic bags, similar to the bans passed in Blue Hill and Belfast. “My major concern is the fact that plastic bags will break down after many, many years,” said resident Donna Smith. “They will not break down in a landfill, which

  • Gouldsboro suspending recycling program

    Gouldsboro suspending recycling program

    GOULDSBORO — Gouldsboro will be suspending its recycling program beginning Sept. 1, following a vote by the Board of Selectmen last week. Town Manager Sherri Cox cited rising costs as the primary reason for the decision. “Last fall the price was $40 per ton,” Cox said. “It’s now up to $140 per ton and is