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  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Dec. 6

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Dec. 6

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office arrested two Southwest Harbor residents on multiple drug charges in Tremont Saturday. Deputy Dakota Dupuis said he had been on routine patrol when he noticed a truck drive to an empty parking lot and sit with the engine running for “a period of time.” “After approaching the truck

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of Dec. 6

    Bucksport Police Log Week of Dec. 6

    BUCKSPORT — A Bucksport man reported his wife missing on Nov. 28. However, it turned out she was just out with a friend. Improper pass Sgt. David Winchester summoned Liza Kling, 39, of Bucksport on a charge of making an improper pass Nov. 27. Speeding Winchester summoned Connor Donovan, 19, of Camden on a charge

  • Maine State Police Log Week of Dec. 6

    Maine State Police Log Week of Dec. 6

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police Nov. 28 arrested an Orland woman who was found slumped over the wheel of her vehicle, which was running and in gear. Trooper Caleb McGary arrested the woman, Krystle Hanscom, 34, on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant (drugs). “It initially

  • Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Dec. 6

    Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Dec. 6

    WINTER HARBOR — On Nov. 27, police responded to a domestic disturbance on Spruce Lane. Casey Meyers, 38, of Winter Harbor was summoned on a charge of assault. On Nov. 26, police were called to assist Maine State Police with a domestic dispute on East Schoodic Drive in Birch Harbor. Police cleared the scene. On

  • Islands wary of ferry fare plan

    Islands wary of ferry fare plan

    AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Transportation (DOT) is proposing that the Maine State Ferry Service be allowed to impose a surcharge on “any and all” fares if it experiences “increases in the operating costs … and/or decreases in ridership.” That is a provision of a proposed rule on rates for ferry service between the

  • Drugs bound for Washington County seized

    Drugs bound for Washington County seized

    ELLSWORTH — Agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency seized heroin and crack cocaine bound for Washington County and arrested three people, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland reported. The MDEA Downeast District Task Force, assisted by the Maine State Police, stopped a vehicle along I-95 in the Penobscot County town of Newport

  • Forum scheduled on plastic bag plan

    ELLSWORTH — The public is invited to a forum on a proposed ordinance regarding single-use carry-out plastic bags. The forum will be held in Ellsworth at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, in the City Hall auditorium. The Ellsworth Green Action Team, a subcommittee of the Ellsworth Green Plan, has drafted an ordinance for the

  • Ready-to-eat meals provided to those in need

    ELLSWORTH — Last year, more people in Maine went hungry than anywhere else in New England and much of the rest of the country, according to a United States Department of Agriculture report. But this winter, several local organizations are working to change that. Two area nonprofits, Families First Community Center and Community Closet, are

  • Hanukkah celebration is underway

    Hanukkah celebration is underway

    ELLSWORTH — Jews around the world began their celebration of the eight days of Hanukkah this past weekend, lighting the first candle in the eight-branched candelabra known as menorah at sundown on Sunday, Dec. 2. An additional candle is lit at sundown on each of the next seven days. The candles are placed in the