Health

  • Downeast births

    At Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital in Ellsworth A daughter, Emelyn Grace, was born Oct. 1 to Cindy Gierke and Bret Ryan of Sedgwick. A son, Jaxston Warren, was born Oct. 1 to Audrae Kelton and Matthew Curtis of Ellsworth. A son, Raiden Charles, was born Oct. 2 to Katelin and David Richards of Gouldsboro.

  • Fire department administers vaccines for Hancock County emergency personnel

    Fire department administers vaccines for Hancock County emergency personnel

    BAR HARBOR — The Bar Harbor Fire Department has partnered with Blue Hill-based Peninsula Ambulance Corps to administer COVID-19 vaccines to Hancock County first responders. After learning how to provide PCR tests to essential workers, the Fire Department participated in the additional training needed to vaccinate other emergency staff. Ongoing since Dec. 1, the Fire

  • Hospitals launch Business Partners Program

    Hospitals launch Business Partners Program

    ELLSWORTH — Northern Light Blue Hill and Maine Coast hospitals have announced the Hancock County Business Partners Program, a new program to celebrate businesses that support the hospitals’ nonprofit health-care mission. Business partners will enjoy several benefits, including community recognition and an opportunity to engage with hospital leadership on local health-care issues. Businesses that donate

  • Downeast births

    At Mount Desert Island Hospital In Bar Harbor: A son, Kovan Seavey, was born Sept. 7 to Melanie Pinkham and Matthew Seavey of Franklin. A son, Calvin Candage, was born Sept. 22 to Courtney Wasson and Colby Candage of Bar Harbor. A daughter, Eleanor Parkinson, was born Oct. 5 to Christina and Nate Parkinson of

  • Feasibility study highlights ways to extend Ellsworth Ped/Bike Trail

    Feasibility study highlights ways to extend Ellsworth Ped/Bike Trail

    ELLSWORTH — The effort to connect the Ellsworth Pedestrian/Bike Trail to the Downeast Sunrise Trail continues to inch forward with findings of a feasibility study, presented at a Dec. 10 virtual public hearing. Representatives from the South Portland office of VHB, a planning, transportation, land development, energy and environmental services firm, outlined their findings, along

  • Four COVID-19 cases reported at KidsPeace

    Four COVID-19 cases reported at KidsPeace

    ELLSWORTH — As Maine recorded its highest number of positive COVID-19 cases in one day, an outbreak of three cases at KidsPeace, on Graham Lake, that was first announced Nov. 6 grew to four by Nov. 9, said spokesman Daniel Frye. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers three cases in one

  • Deputy tests positive for COVID-19

    Deputy tests positive for COVID-19

    ELLSWORTH — Two Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies were exposed to a person with COVID-19 last week while the pair were at a training in South Portland. “We were notified Monday afternoon of a possible exposure,” said Chief Deputy Patrick Kane Wednesday afternoon. Kane said one deputy subsequently tested positive and one deputy tested negative. The

  • COVID-19 case reported in Ellsworth schools

    COVID-19 case reported in Ellsworth schools

    ELLSWORTH – Sports practices and other extra-curricular activities at Ellsworth High School were postponed Tuesday afternoon and students told to prepare for remote learning on Wednesday after an individual within the Ellsworth school system tested positive for COVID-19. In a letter to staff and parents Tuesday, Superintendent Dan Higgins said that an individual associated with

  • Speaking out: Domestic violence survivor shares her story

    Speaking out: Domestic violence survivor shares her story

    ELLSWORTH — College age when she followed her new boyfriend from Massachusetts to Cherryfield 15 years ago, now Meagan Graslie raises their two children alone in Ellsworth, after breaking free from what she said was 11 years of domestic abuse. “I was in awe,” Graslie said of her feelings when she first met her ex-partner,

  • Massage, reflexology at Wright Center

    ELLSWORTH — Since April, the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center has shifted to offering its many services online. The staff has continued offering support and information to individuals in need, by phone and email, and conducting business on Zoom while navigating the current pandemic. During this time, the center’s doors have been closed to

  • September births at Maine Coast Hospital

    September births at Maine Coast Hospital

    At Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital in Ellsworth A son, Nathan James, was born Sept. 1 to Erica and Kristopher Greene of Addison. A son, Jack Van Michael, was born Sept. 1 to Jasmine Bernal and Jesse Carter of Brooksville. A daughter, Maria Grazia “Grace” Patricia, was born Sept. 2 to Danielle and Mark Morgioni

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