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  • Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Nov. 1

    Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Nov. 1

    WINTER HARBOR — On Oct. 23, police responded to a complaint of gunshots on Grindstone Court. It was determined that the individual was conducting target practice, but in a safe direction and using a suitable backstop. Bail check On Oct. 25, police attempted to conduct a bail check on a Winter Harbor resident, but could

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of Nov. 1

    Bucksport Police Log Week of Nov. 1

    BUCKSPORT — Officers arrested one Bucksport resident and one Verona Island resident in separate incidents last week. Officer Gerald Lowe arrested Sherry Runci, 37, of Bucksport on a charge of violating conditions of release Oct. 23. Lowe summoned Runci on a charge of possession of hypodermic apparatus and took her to the Hancock County Jail.

  • Forum focuses on Hancock County’s health

    Forum focuses on Hancock County’s health

    ELLSWORTH — Residents of Hancock County are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer (but less likely to die of it), more likely to be uninsured and more than twice as likely to contract Lyme disease as the average Maine resident, according to data discussed at a forum at the Moore Community Center on Tuesday

  • What to do this Halloween

    What to do this Halloween

    ELLSWORTH — Ghouls and goblins, princesses and police officers, Spidermen and spirits — the candy-loving horde will soon descend. And there will be plenty of ways to entertain them in Hancock County. In Ellsworth, festivities begin with trick-or-treating at downtown businesses from 3 to 5 p.m. Line-up for the annual Halloween Parade begins at 5

  • Will lobstermen wear life jackets while they work?

    Will lobstermen wear life jackets while they work?

    ELLSWORTH — It’s no secret that commercial fishing can be an extremely dangerous occupation. According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Center for Maritime Safety and Health Studies, the rate of fatalities in commercial fishing is more than 30 times higher than the average industrial fatality rate and falling overboard is the

  • Islanders rally for sunken lobster boat

    Islanders rally for sunken lobster boat

    CRANBERRY ISLES — Friends of Islesford lobsterman Cory Alley — and perhaps some people who don’t even know him — have contributed more than $26,000 to help him and his family following the sinking of his lobster boat, Under Pressure, on its mooring last Thursday morning, Oct. 24. Alley said a video taken by a

  • First National moving from High Street

    First National moving from High Street

    ELLSWORTH — First National Bank will be moving from its High Street location to a new branch being built on the Beechland Road, according to First National President and CEO Tony McKim. “We’re hoping to take occupancy in April or May of 2019,” McKim said. The High Street branch will close (the bank is leasing

  • Fiberight CEO gives timetable update

    Fiberight CEO gives timetable update

    ELLSWORTH — There is light at the end of the tunnel for members of the Municipal Review Committee (MRC) wondering when their waste will begin going to Fiberight’s long-delayed Coastal Resources of Maine plant in Hampden. On Oct. 24, Fiberight CEO Craig Stuart-Paul presented to the MRC Board in Brewer an update on construction of