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  • Man accused of threatening former employer on social media

    Man accused of threatening former employer on social media

    ELLSWORTH — An Ellsworth man was arrested Friday after allegedly posting threatening messages directed at his former employer on social media. The Gouldsboro Police Department received a report from a local business on Nov. 7 that Angel Luis Valle Rodriguez, 47, of Ellsworth and Puerto Rico was communicating threats to his former manager. Police said

  • “College Completion Day” scheduled at UMA

    ELLSWORTH — The University of Maine at Augusta’s (UMA) Ellsworth campus will host a “College Completion Day” on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The day is designed for adults with some college but no degree who want to talk with professional academic advisors about how to create a path to degree

  • Hancock County Court Sept. 1-30

    Hancock County Court Sept. 1-30

    The following cases were adjudicated, reviewed or continued in Hancock County Court, according to official records: Sept. 1 to Sept. 30 Mark E. Lewis, 51, Bangor. Theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, priors, at Waltham, June 26, 2015. Department of Corrections 18 months, probation revoked. Michael R Daniel, 27, Gouldsboro. Domestic violence assault at Hancock,

  • Castine voters accept building gift

    CASTINE — Voters Nov. 6 approved accepting the gift of a building that houses an eatery, the Captain’s Catch, on town land. The vote was 414 yes to 31 no.

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Nov. 8

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Nov. 8

    ELLSWORTH — Deputies investigated three motor vehicle accidents related to the wind storm Saturday. In all cases, trees as well as a large tree branch had fallen into the roadway and were struck by cars. Two of the accidents were in Hancock and one was in Lamoine. In all cases, the vehicles involved were able

  • Court pauses to remember lawyers who practiced before it

    Court pauses to remember lawyers who practiced before it

    ELLSWORTH — The courts of Hancock County took a solemn break from their usual business last Friday for a memorial ceremony honoring members of the county bar association who died in recent years. In a formal, oral motion, Bar Harbor attorney Lynne Williams asked the Superior Court overseen by Justice Bruce C. Mallonee “to pause

  • ACA health coverage a mixed bag for Mainers

    ACA health coverage a mixed bag for Mainers

    ELLSWORTH — It has been eight years since Congress passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often shortened to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and more colloquially known as Obamacare. Four years after the law took effect in full, results are decidedly mixed. The average cost of premiums will be down this year but