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  • Blue Hill yacht club to host regatta

    BLUE HILL – The Kollegewidgwok Yacht Club will host the two-day Nevin Cup regatta this weekend on Sunday Aug. 12, and Monday, Aug. 13. The Nevin Cup is a series of two races held on consecutive days for Atlantic class sloops and cruising sailboats that honors the memory of Paul Nevin, an early KYC offshore

  • Bob Fernald, “man about Franklin,” fondly remembered

    Bob Fernald, “man about Franklin,” fondly remembered

    FRANKLIN — Bob Fernald “truly was a man about Franklin.” That’s how longtime friend Bruce Carter described the well-regarded former Franklin town clerk, who passed away last month. Fernald came from an old Franklin family, and for more than 60 years a Fernald served as Franklin town clerk. Bob’s father, Lloyd, served in the role

  • Blue Hill Memorial Hospital in the black, getting a new name

    Blue Hill Memorial Hospital in the black, getting a new name

    BLUE HILL — Blue Hill Memorial Hospital is still in the black for the fifth year in a row and, come Oct. 1, will have a new name. President and Chief Executive Officer John Ronan discussed developments Tuesday in a conversation preceding the hospital’s annual meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 8. “I’m very pleased where

  • Maine Coast Memorial outlines challenges, plans

    Maine Coast Memorial outlines challenges, plans

    ELLSWORTH — Sharing resources, coordinating electronic medical records and providing more patient options were some of the strategies presented Tuesday by speakers addressing today’s health care challenges. The venue was a Community Council breakfast hosted by Maine Coast Memorial Hospital. The biggest challenges, according to speakers, are recruiting staff, patients who can’t afford payments and

  • Harmon Tire files for Chapter 11

    ELLSWORTH — Harmon Tire Inc. at 220 High St. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Aug. 1. Also, company owner Milton Albert Harmon Jr. filed for personal bankruptcy. The company has been in business for 72 years, operating a tire center and service bays and, more recently, a car wash. Harmon Tire Inc. lists in its

  • Castine man sentenced for OUI fatal

    Castine man sentenced for OUI fatal

    CASTINE — A Castine man Tuesday was ordered to serve 18 months in prison for drunken driving and manslaughter in the death of his best friend, Ronald Bakeman. Justice Bruce Mallonee ordered Francis Spinazola, 56, to serve five years in prison but suspended all but 18 months. Spinazola will serve four years of probation upon

  • Hancock County Jail log July 31-Aug 5

    Hancock County Jail log July 31-Aug 5

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between July 31-Aug 5: Leroy Turner, 39, Steuben, probation revocation. Richard W. Bubar Jr., 43, Deer Isle, aggravated assault. Jeffrey P. Munson, 48, Mount Desert, assault. Christopher D. Harper, 43, Tremont, protection order violation. Andrew J. Dicesare, 31, Orrington, failure to appear. Lisa M. Gibson,

  • EA columnist to speak Aug. 16

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth American columnist Marvin Ott will address “America Alone” at the August meeting of the Hancock County Democratic Committee. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 16, at 1 p.m. at the Moore Community Center. The public is welcome to attend. Ott teaches at the Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies

  • Eggemoggin Reach Regatta draws large fleet

    Eggemoggin Reach Regatta draws large fleet

    BROOKLIN — The Eggemoggin Reach Regatta for wooden boats always draws a large fleet of interesting and attractive boats. This year, 105 vessels came to the starting line, 11 more than last year and, no surprise, most of them were interesting, attractive, or both. Again the scratch boat, Richard Schotte’s Isobel, launched by Brooklin Boat