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  • Fuddruckers closes

    Fuddruckers closes

    ELLSWORTH — According to a post on its Facebook page on June 18, the Fuddruckers restaurant at the Tradewinds Variety complex on State Street “is closed and will not reopen.” The restaurant, which opened in 2015, was the Texas-based chain’s first location north of Boston, according to an article in The American that same year.

  • Motorcyclist dies following Bucksport crash

    Motorcyclist dies following Bucksport crash

    BUCKSPORT — An Orrington man died Friday due to injuries he sustained in a motorcycle crash on Bucks Mills Road June 8. Police are still investigating how the crash occurred. Robert Bowley was 70. “We’re actively working on the case,” said Bucksport Police Sgt. David Winchester. “We will continue to work with the eye witnesses.”

  • Local broadcaster Michael Hale signs off

    Local broadcaster Michael Hale signs off

    ELLSWORTH – A lot has changed in the 43 years that Michael Hale, morning show host on Star 97.7, has been in broadcasting. The technology is different, of course – disc jockeys no longer spin turntables or pop in CDs, and the news no longer comes from an Associated Press Teletype machine. Another thing that’s

  • DNA test expert to speak at library

    ELLSWORTH — DNA testing is changing lives all over the world, and in Hancock County, where genetic testing has enabled some people to discover their biological parents. The DNA testing, which involves simply spitting into a test tube and waiting weeks for the results, has made it possible for many Hancock County residents to trace

  • Easter in June at the bunny barn

    Easter in June at the bunny barn

    LAMOINE — The Cottontail Cottage Rabbit Rescue is hosting an “Easter in June” open house on Sunday, June 24, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Due to the late snowfall in March, the micro-farm sanctuary in Lamoine had to postpone its spring open house until now. The open house will feature an Easter egg hunt that will

  • State suspends former Blue Hill doctor’s license

    State suspends former Blue Hill doctor’s license

    ELLSWORTH — The state Board of Licensure in Medicine has suspended the license of Dr. Brandt Rice following allegations that he wrote fraudulent prescriptions for thousands of pain pills. As of June 12, Rice’s Maine medical license was suspended for 30 days pending an adjudicatory hearing. According to state records, Rice has been practicing in

  • Ellsworth Sears to close in July

    Ellsworth Sears to close in July

    ELLSWORTH -The Sears Hometown Store will shut its doors at the end of July after over two decades in business, according to Manager Karen Higgins. “This was a shock to us,” said Higgins, who has been with the company just over eight years. Higgins said the store’s three employees all have jobs lined up, and

  • Voters defeat fireworks ban at town meeting

    Voters defeat fireworks ban at town meeting

    GOULDSBORO — Expect to hear booms, crackles and pops at times other than July Fourth and New Year’s Eve with the defeat of a related article at the annual Town Meeting Wednesday evening at the Peninsula School in Prospect Harbor. In the 30-article warrant, an article calling for limiting fireworks to strictly those holidays before

  • School bus driver to retire after 35 years

    School bus driver to retire after 35 years

    GOULDSBORO — It is the last week of classes at the pre-K to eighth grade Peninsula School in Prospect Harbor. For Danny Mitchell, that means the start of a well-deserved retirement after 35 years driving schoolchildren to and from their homes. “I love doing it, but it’s getting to be that time,” Mitchell said Tuesday