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  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of Aug. 9

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of Aug. 9

    ELLSWORTH — Police responded to a report of an overdose at Circle K on Aug. 1. They found a 21-year-old Sullivan resident unresponsive in the passenger seat of a parked car. Another man was with the man at the time, according to a report of the incident, which did not specify who called 911. Maine

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Aug. 9

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Aug. 9

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Sullivan man after he allegedly entered a neighbor’s house without permission and later pushed a pregnant woman to the ground Saturday night. Deputy David Lord arrested Dean Barrett, 32, on charges of burglary and domestic violence assault. Lord said Barrett, who was intoxicated, also assaulted the owner

  • Maine State Police Log Week of Aug. 9

    Maine State Police Log Week of Aug. 9

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police arrested a motorist and his passenger, each on drug charges, during a traffic stop July 27 in Sullivan. Trooper Dana Austin stopped the vehicle for erratic operation and spoke with the pair “who seemed extremely nervous,” Austin said. One man had a hammer between his feet and both had

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of Aug. 9

    Bucksport Police Log Week of Aug. 9

    BUCKSPORT — Police held an OUI roadblock on River Road Friday night into early Saturday morning but it didn’t result in any arrests. “We field tested a good number of people but we had no arrests,” Sgt. David Winchester said. Winchester noted that the officers received “overwhelming support” from many of the motorists who were

  • Benefit dinner is Sunday for couple whose Hancock home burned down

    Benefit dinner is Sunday for couple whose Hancock home burned down

    ELLSWORTH — A benefit for a Hancock family whose house was destroyed in a fire last week will be held on Sunday, Aug. 12, at the Moore Community Center from 4 to 6 p.m. David Walker and Tonya Daigneault’s house, barn and two vehicles were destroyed by the fire, which occurred at 144 Mud Creek

  • Longtime city tax collector retires

    Longtime city tax collector retires

    ELLSWORTH—You knew Barbara Ameen loved you, said Deputy City Manager Tammy Mote, “if she was harassing you.” If she wasn’t speaking to you? That’s when she was mad. On Aug. 2, city officials, staff and friends gathered to wish Deputy Tax Collector Barbara “Barb” Ameen a happy retirement. Ameen worked for the city for 28

  • Bins for sale

    ELLSWORTH—The Hancock County Planning Commission (HCPC) is participating in a statewide backyard composting bin sale. Through Sept. 1 a home compost bin and how-to guide with a combined retail value of $100 can be purchased for $48 (tax included).  The bin is black and is made of 100-percent recycled plastic.  It is approximately 35 inches high