News

Maine news from Ellsworth, Bucksport, Gouldsboro, Blue Hill, Sullivan, Surry, Hancock, Deer Isle, Stonington, Orland and throughout Hancock County.

  • Maine State Police Log Week of July 11

    Maine State Police Log Week of July 11

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police are investigating a theft of a kayak from a boat landing in Fletchers Landing Sunday. OUI On Route 1A in Dedham July 1, Sgt. Timothy Varney summoned Erin Kelly, 24, of Ellsworth on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant, operating after

  • Mary Day wins 43rd Great Schooner Race

    Mary Day wins 43rd Great Schooner Race

    ROCKLAND — While light wind meant competitors drifted over the starting line, 14 windjammers raced from Gilkey Harbor, Islesboro, in the middle of Penobscot Bay to the finish line at the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse in the 43rd Annual Great Schooner Race on Friday, July 5. With boats ranging from 48 to 141 feet long, and

  • Downeast births

    Downeast births

    At Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital in Ellsworth   To Robyn and Jeremiah McElyea of Orland, a daughter, Eve Seraphine, June 5. To Kayla Young and Jon McDowell of Deer Isle, a son, Levi Kendall Dean, June 9. To Harley Davis and Timothy Stanley of Ellsworth, a daughter, Kailynn Iris, June 9. To Jillian Sanner

  • OUI arrest made in East Machias crash

    OUI arrest made in East Machias crash

    MACHIAS — The Maine State Police arrested a motorist after investigating a crash in East Machias Friday. Trooper Keith York arrested Michael Gatcomb, 60, of East Machias on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant.

  • Lightning starts fire that destroys Lamoine home

    Lightning starts fire that destroys Lamoine home

    LAMOINE — A lightning strike was likely the cause of a fire that destroyed a house on Falcon Lane in Lamoine on Saturday evening, said Assistant Fire Chief Stu Marckoon. The residents of the single-family home were eating dinner just before 7 p.m., said Marckoon, when “they noticed that the lights were smoking. Not a

  • Small house fire swiftly extinguished

    Small house fire swiftly extinguished

    GOULDSBORO — Six fire departments responded to and extinguished a fire early Saturday afternoon at a Gouldsboro Point home. No one was in the dwelling at the time and the structure mainly sustained smoke damage, Gouldsboro Assistant Fire Chief Ken McCartney reports. McCartney said that the one-story house’s owner Earl Sassaman arrived home to see

  • Tidal Falls Preserve to reopen

    Tidal Falls Preserve to reopen

    HANCOCK — The Frenchman Bay Conservancy on Monday, July 8, will host a grand reopening of its Tidal Falls Preserve, one of only eight such tidal rapids in Maine. The property has undergone a $2.25-million improvement project. A year ago, the nonprofit organization launched the project by removing old buildings and restoring historic granite cribbing

  • Holbrook Island boat trips set

    CASTINE — Maine Maritime Academy and the Wilson Museum are sponsoring boat trips to Holbrook Island on Tuesday, July 9, and Tuesday, July 30. A Holbrook Island Sanctuary representative will offer a guided tour of the island or visitors may take advantage of swimming, fishing or hiking along a network of old roads, paths and

  • Island Explorer adds new propane-powered buses to fleet

    Island Explorer adds new propane-powered buses to fleet

    TRENTON — As it celebrates its 20th anniversary, the Island Explorer bus system has added 21 new propane-powered buses to the fleet. The Island Explorer is a fare-free transportation system linking hotels, campgrounds and inns with destinations in Acadia National Park and area towns. Since 1999, the bus system has carried over 7.7 million passengers,

  • Pugnuts scoops up CBD ice cream

    Pugnuts scoops up CBD ice cream

    SURRY — Pugnuts Ice Cream shop is capitalizing on the popularity of CBD products with a hemp-based, CBD-oil infused toasted chocolate sorbet. Owners Karlton Holmes and Eric Treworgy introduced the sorbet on June 25. First, here’s a bit of botany: CBD is short for cannibidiol, an oil derived from marijuana or hemp plants. You might