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  • Ellsworth Adult Ed graduates have big plans for the future

    Ellsworth Adult Ed graduates have big plans for the future

    ELLSWORTH — From music therapy to the Coast Guard to business and beyond, graduates of the Ellsworth Adult Education program have big plans for the future. “My 30 years experience in adult education hasn’t affected how impressed I am with each of you,” Director Ann Sargent told graduates on June 13. “Each person on this

  • Ellsworth residents presented with Acadia transportation plan

    Ellsworth residents presented with Acadia transportation plan

    ELLSWORTH — Residents weighed in on proposed plans to manage visitation and traffic in Acadia National Park at an informal meeting with park officials on Tuesday morning. Park Superintendent Kevin Schneider and Management Assistant John Kelly presented four alternatives of the draft transportation plan, mainly focusing on the park’s preferred alternative. The plans include reservations

  • City councilors OK $12.9M budget

    City councilors OK $12.9M budget

    ELLSWORTH — After several weeks of public workshops and negotiations, city councilors unanimously approved the city budget with little fanfare at a meeting on Monday evening. The final budget is up 1.78 percent over last year, with a tentative mill rate of 18.29, meaning a taxpayer in Ellsworth will be asked to pay $18.29 for

  • Lobster boat racing season is under way

    Lobster boat racing season is under way

    ROCKLAND — Maine’s summer lobster boat racing season opened last weekend with turnouts of nearly 50 boats both at Boothbay Harbor on Saturday and at Rockland on Sunday. Both races drew several new boats, including several from Downeast, and both events saw some impressive speed runs, though no records were broken. This year, race organizers

  • Schooner Bowdoin sets sail for educational cruises

    Schooner Bowdoin sets sail for educational cruises

    CASTINE — Maine Maritime Academy’s schooner Bowdoin, a national historic landmark and the official vessel of the state of Maine, will be home to two groups of students in the school’s Vessel Operations and Technology program this summer. The students will be sailing coastwise and offshore as part of sail training courses during which they

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of June 21

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of June 21

    ELLSWORTH — A local man was arrested on June 16 after he allegedly assaulted a woman at a downtown bar around 11 p.m. Police said 48-year-old Ellsworth resident Thomas Cole was “extremely intoxicated” and had been removed from the bar but had returned and began assaulting a woman. “Her boyfriend took exception to that,” said

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of June 21

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of June 21

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Lamoine man after he allegedly threatened to kill his wife and fired a bullet into the ceiling of their home Sunday. Deputy David Lord arrested Robert Pierce, 56, on charges of domestic violence criminal threatening and domestic violence reckless conduct. Pierce was still incarcerated at the Hancock

  • Taste of Ellsworth returns June 30

    Taste of Ellsworth returns June 30

    ELLSWORTH — For the second year in a row, residents and visitors will have a chance to gather for a community picnic with a view of City Hall as part of the annual Taste of Ellsworth event. On Saturday, June 30, the Franklin Street extension (between Elizabeth’s on one side and the J&B Atlantic building

  • Historical society proposes museum

    VERONA ISLAND — The Verona Historical Society is raising money to purchase land for its future SS Roosevelt Discovery Museum. Historical Society Board President Ken Cox sent a press release that said the society is soliciting tax-deductible donations to purchase land for the project. The museum will focus on shipbuilding days of the 1800s, the history