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  • 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

  • Washington Street development approved

    Washington Street development approved

    ELLSWORTH — A 24-unit development on Washington Street was unanimously approved by Planning Board members on Aug. 8, meeting little of the resistance that had plagued the project early in the process. In an interview following the meeting, developer Jonathan Bates said he would likely break ground on Washington LUXE at the beginning of September,

  • Hannaford to undergo $3.9 million in renovations

    Hannaford to undergo $3.9 million in renovations

    ELLSWORTH — Hannaford Supermarket is about to get a $3.9-million makeover, according to plans filed with the Code Enforcement Office. A representative from Hannaford declined to comment on the renovations, saying in an email that “Hannaford has not announced a plan to undertake a remodel of the Ellsworth store.” But plans filed with the Code

  • Bucksport man charged with aggravated assault

    Bucksport man charged with aggravated assault

    ELLSWORTH — A Bucksport man has been arrested on two counts of aggravated assault. Kaleem “Danny” Adnan, 29, appeared before Judge Michael Roberts Friday in Hancock County Unified Court for a bail hearing. There is no information yet on the alleged assaults. District Attorney Matt Foster asked Roberts to set bail at $50,000 cash. Foster

  • Woman reported missing found heading south

    ELLSWORTH — An 18-year-old Ellsworth woman reported missing several days ago by her guardian is “en route to Florida,” according to a police report. The woman, who was last seen in Southwest Harbor on foot on Aug. 5, was reported missing Aug. 7, said Police Chief Glenn Moshier. Officers eventually received a message from her

  • Bucksport Health Center expands into Ellsworth

    Bucksport Health Center expands into Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — Bucksport Regional Health Center is expanding into Ellsworth and employing a former Maine Coast Memorial Hospital doctor in the process. Come this fall, the health center will offer medical and behavioral health services at 37 Commerce Park in Ellsworth, which is the location of Dr. Stephen Nightingale’s practice. Nightingale will be the physician

  • Blueberry crop conditions promising, market still soft

    Blueberry crop conditions promising, market still soft

    ELLSWORTH — The 2018 blueberry harvest is under way in Downeast Maine. Early indications point to good harvest conditions, although the overall market remains diminished. At the Lynch Hill Farms fields near Columbia Falls, harvesting began on Aug. 1. “We were already starting to see a little strain on the berries because of the heat,”

  • Maine boats featured in weekend boat show

    Maine boats featured in weekend boat show

    ROCKLAND — Whether it’s to look at boats, or to look for a boat to buy, the 16th annual Maine Boat & Home Show on the Rockland waterfront is the place to be this weekend. The three-day show opens Friday morning and runs through Sunday afternoon. Billed as the largest in-the-water boat show north of