• “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

  • 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