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  • Three Woodlawn trustees seated at annual meeting

    Three Woodlawn trustees seated at annual meeting

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Trustees of Public Reservations, governing board of Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park, held its annual meeting and dinner on Jan. 25, at the Black House in Ellsworth. At the meeting, the trustees welcomed two new members and one returning member to the board. Chelsea Sawyer of Ellsworth and Robert Worrell

  • Bank donates $100,000 to Jackson Lab leadership fund

    BAR HARBOR — On Feb. 14, representatives from the Bangor Savings Bank visited the Jackson Laboratory’s Bar Harbor campus to present a gift of $100,000 toward the Charles E. Hewett, Ph.D., Leadership Excellence Fund. The Charles E. Hewett, Ph.D., Leadership Excellence Fund was established in August of 2018 in honor of former Jackson Laboratory executive

  • Wright Center receives $1,500 donation

    ELLSWORTH — The Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center was recently recognized with a donation from Bar Harbor Bank & Trust at the organization’s February board meeting. Jack Frost, the vice president, director of community giving, and his co-workers, Tim Tunney, and Chelsea Sawyer of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, presented the Wright Center’s Board

  • KidsPeace receives $5,000 grant

    ELLSWORTH — KidsPeace has received a $5,000 grant from the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism for playground improvements at its Graham Lake Campus in Ellsworth. KidsPeace New England has redesigned the Graham Lake playground facilities to include apparatus and activities that respond to the sensory needs of youth on the autism spectrum and with

  • Free vascular screenings set

    ELLSWORTH — Bucksport Regional Health Center will be offering free vascular screenings in its Ellsworth location at the Coastal Health Center, 37 Commerce Park, on the fourth Tuesdays of the month through May. The screening dates are Feb. 26, March 26, April 23 and May 28,, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Dr. Stephen Nightingale, a

  • Hancock couple arrested after $50K worth of heroin found

    Hancock couple arrested after $50K worth of heroin found

    ELLSWORTH — Two Hancock residents were arrested on drug trafficking charges after police found more than $50,000 worth of heroin in a vehicle and home. Around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, agents with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency’s Downeast Task Force, assisted by Ellsworth Police, stopped a 2005 Mercedes on High Street. The owner of the vehicle,

  • Hancock County Jail log Feb. 1-10

    Hancock County Jail log Feb. 1-10

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between Feb. 1 and 10: Justin N. Kane, 23, Sullivan, assault, disorderly conduct. Roger W. Daigle, 47, Tremont, two counts dissemination of sexually explicit material and one count each possession of sexually explicit material and possession of sexually explicit material of a minor. Chad

  • Rural ambulance services in crisis

    Rural ambulance services in crisis

    ELLSWORTH — For more than 50 years, Americans have taken it as a given that when they call 911, an ambulance will come to the rescue. The ride may be expensive and the hospital far, but the expectation for the better part of a century has been that an ambulance will be there. In many

  • Man dies trying to save dog from Dedham fire

    Man dies trying to save dog from Dedham fire

    DEDHAM — For the second time this month, a Hancock County man has died trying to save his dog from a house fire. Fire swept through a log cabin home on Privet Road in Dedham Wednesday morning, according to State Police Spokesman Steve McCausland. Investigators said Jerry Bishop, 76, and his wife, 77-year-old Phyllis Bishop,