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

  • Did you buy an ash tree this summer? It could carry an invasive pest

    AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) is seeking the public’s help in locating ash trees sold by a major retailer in Maine this summer. Entomologists are concerned that they may contain emerald ash borer, a tree-killing insect that wipes out ash trees in areas where it is present. The emerald

  • Traffic stop leads to crack/heroin bust

    Traffic stop leads to crack/heroin bust

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Frost and police dog Finn helped the Maine State Police find crack cocaine and heroin during a traffic stop on Route 182 in Hancock Sept. 6. The Sheriff’s Office said troopers had suspected one of the car’s occupants had illegal drugs. “Finn alerted to the presence of illegal

  • Cleaves named sales manager at U.S. Cellular

    U.S. Cellular has named Seth Cleaves as retail sales manager for the Ellsworth store located at 225 High St. Cleaves leads store associates to help customers and businesses select the best plan and devices to meet their data needs. “Seth’s passion and leadership throughout his U.S. Cellular journey is inspiring and motivating, and I am

  • Boston Post Cane honor coming to Gouldsboro

    GOULDSBORO — An old tradition will be getting revamped a bit in Gouldsboro. The town’s Historical Society will be administering the Boston Post Cane. “This was normally the responsibility of the towns, because it involved looking through personal records,” said Gouldsboro Town Manager Sherri Cox. “The Historical Society ended up volunteering to take a bigger

  • Man and his aunt charged with operating meth lab

    Man and his aunt charged with operating meth lab

    BUCKSPORT — Police say a Bucksport man and his aunt were making methamphetamine Thursday evening when officers arrived to search an apartment on Noel Way. Jamie Matlack, 45, was arrested on a charge of Class A operation of a methamphetamine laboratory and Class C unlawful possession of methamphetamine. His aunt, Kimberly Matlack, 53, was also

  • Gouldsboro getting new police cruiser

    Gouldsboro getting new police cruiser

    GOULDSBORO — Law enforcement on the Schoodic Peninsula is getting an upgrade this fall, with the purchase of a new police cruiser for the Gouldsboro Police Department. The old vehicle, a 2014 Chevorlet Impala, will be replaced with a 2018 Ford Utility model. “We’re a small department, so our officers need to carry everything with

  • City has several options for ambulance service

    City has several options for ambulance service

    ELLSWORTH — As the city of Ellsworth wrestles with how to provide emergency medical services to its citizens, there are several options to consider. The city’s model for the last few decades — a private ambulance company serving a region — is actually one of the rarest in the state, according to data from the