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  • Pesticide ban proposed in Blue Hill

    Pesticide ban proposed in Blue Hill

    BLUE HILL — A group of Blue Hill residents is proposing an ordinance to prohibit the sale and use of synthetic pesticides in town. The Blue Hill Healthy Eco-System Ordinance may be voted on at the April 2020 annual Town Meeting. The ordinance is being proposed by residents Rick Traub, Gabrielle Wellman and Semena Curlick.

  • Police, fire departments to upgrade radio system

    Police, fire departments to upgrade radio system

    ELLSWORTH — Local public safety agencies will soon no longer have to worry if their radios will work in Ellsworth’s schools and hospital after city councilors unanimously approved a $208,000 upgrade to the area’s radio communication system Nov. 18. A piece of infrastructure on Dollard Hill off the Bucksport Road failed in 2017, said Ellsworth

  • Discount park passes on sale

    Discount park passes on sale

    ELLSWORTH — Acadia annual passes will be on sale for $28 — nearly half-price — during most of the month of December. Passes must be obtained in person. No phone orders will be taken. On Dec. 6, during Bar Harbor’s Midnight Madness event, passes will be available at the Village Green from 8 p.m. to

  • Woodlawn trees on display through Dec. 23

    Woodlawn trees on display through Dec. 23

    ELLSWORTH — The trees will be lit and the holiday tea brewing as Woodlawn presents Christmas at Woodlawn — The Trees of Woodlawn from Dec.1-23. This annual custom is being offered in conjunction with Christmas in Ellsworth, A Maine Holiday, a collaboration of organizations working together to make Ellsworth a holiday destination. The Trees of

  • Scam warning issued on “Secret Sister” gift exchange

    Scam warning issued on “Secret Sister” gift exchange

    ELLSWORTH — If you’re a female under the age of 110 and you have a Facebook account, you may have been invited to participate a “Secret Sister” gift exchange. But, the Better Business Bureau Tuesday issued a warning that these exchanges among online friends are illegal. “These gift exchanges, while they look like innocent fun,

  • LifeFlight helicopter makes emergency landing

    LifeFlight helicopter makes emergency landing

    PENOBSCOT — A LifeFlight helicopter experienced an unanticipated mechanical issue in a main rotor blade during a flight to take a patient from Blue Hill to Bangor on Saturday, a spokeswoman for the organization said Monday. No one was injured and the aircraft was not damaged, said Melissa Arndt. The pilot realized there was an

  • Lost hikers found safe

    ORLAND — Maine game wardens rescued two Ellsworth women Saturday night after they became lost on Great Pond Mountain in Orland. Patricia Mason, 36, and Kathy Doyle, 60, hiked the mountain Saturday afternoon, but darkness fell before they headed back down from the summit, according to a statement from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries