• American columnist Ott to speak Aug. 16 in city

    American columnist Ott to speak Aug. 16 in city

    ELLSWORTH — Marvin Ott, senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center of the Smithsonian Institution and a longtime foreign policy columnist for The Ellsworth American, will give his third annual summer presentation Aug. 16 in Ellsworth. The title of this year’s lecture is “America Alone.” Ott will speak at 1 p.m. at the Hancock County

  • Tariff rise imperils lobster sales

    Tariff rise imperils lobster sales

    ELLSWORTH — Whatever one thinks of the political scene in Washington, Tuesday’s announcement that the Trump Administration would impose new tariffs on some $200 billion worth of Chinese imports had to come as bad news to Maine’s lobster industry. On Wednesday, the New York Times reported that China’s government said it would respond if those

  • Nicole Grohoski declares candidacy for Maine House

    Nicole Grohoski declares candidacy for Maine House

    ELLSWORTH — Nicole Grohoski of Ellsworth has announced that she is running as a Democrat for the Maine House District 132 seat, representing Ellsworth and Trenton. Grohoski, 35, grew up in Ellsworth and is a cartographer. She is a member of the Ellsworth Green Plan, volunteers as a Maine master naturalist instructor and does trail

  • County Democrats meet July 19

    ELLSWORTH — Harvard Professor Theda Skocpol will discuss her latest research, “Middle America Reboots Democracy — Understanding the Anti-Trump Resistance” at the July meeting of the Hancock County Democratic Committee. Skocpol is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University and director of the national Scholars Strategy Network. She has been

  • Hancock County GOP meeting July 12

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Republicans will meet on Thursday, July 12, in the council chambers at Ellsworth City Hall. The executive committee will meet at 6 p.m., followed by the general meeting at 7. There will be an important vote that night, so everyone is urged to come or send a proxy. Call Sherm

  • Local school budgets all pass

    ELLSWORTH — Several school unions and districts held budget validation referendums Tuesday and all passed, clearing the way for new FY 2018-19 school budgets to start July 1. In Ellsworth, 1,051 residents approved the budget and 487 voted against. In Deer Isle-Stonington, 595 residents voted “yes” to the upcoming budget and 133 voted “no.” Regional