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  • Apartments for homeless vets under construction

    Apartments for homeless vets under construction

    MILBRIDGE — In 2017, the Maine Homeless Veterans Action Committee helped to house 192 veterans. Yet that same year, 278 veterans became homeless. In 2019, though, Downeast Community Partners (DCP) is constructing apartments to ensure that at least two homeless veterans will find a place to live. “These apartments will be specifically for homeless veterans,”

  • Judge denies Poliquin lawsuit

    Judge denies Poliquin lawsuit

    ELLSWORTH — A federal judge Thursday morning rejected the claim made by U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin that ranked choice voting was unconstitutional, as well as the Republican congressman’s request to conduct a new election. U.S. District Court Judge Lance Walker ruled against the argument put forth by Poliquin’s legal team that congressional elections should be

  • Ellsworth Police raise $3,000 with No-Shave November

    Ellsworth Police raise $3,000 with No-Shave November

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Police Department is looking clean shaven once again, but its No-Shave November campaign helped raise $3,000 this year for charity. The money was split between the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center and the sister of an Ellsworth police officer who is currently battling cancer. Ellsworth Police Chief Glenn Moshier —

  • Milbridge Commons opens

    Milbridge Commons opens

    MILBRIDGE — Overlooking the Narragauguas River as it flows into the ocean, the Milbridge Commons is a new green space that opened to the public six weeks ago. The project was developed as collaboration between the Women’s Health Resource Library and Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT). “We had a very successful opening on Oct. 20,”

  • 6,000-acre Hancock parcel sold

    6,000-acre Hancock parcel sold

    HANCOCK — A 6,000-acre parcel stretching from the town of Hancock to Fletchers Landing in Township 8 was sold at auction on Nov. 28. The high bid was at $364.10 per acre, for a total of $2,184,600. The purchaser was H.C. Haynes Inc., a company that owns and manages forestland throughout Maine, in addition to

  • Oral arguments begin in Poliquin RCV suit

    Oral arguments begin in Poliquin RCV suit

    ELLSWORTH — Oral arguments in the lawsuit filed by U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-Maine) challenging the results of the November election and the constitutionality of the ranked choice voting process began Wednesday morning at U.S. District Court in Bangor. Poliquin, who led Democratic challenger Jared Golden on election night by roughly 2,000 votes but without

  • 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

  • Heart of Ellsworth announces new holiday shopping experiences downtown

    Heart of Ellsworth announces new holiday shopping experiences downtown

    ELLSWORTH — Heart of Ellsworth is pleased to announce some exciting new downtown shopping experiences this holiday season. On Thursday, Dec. 13, it will be Merry Madness, with many of Ellsworth’s downtown shops and the Holiday Marketplace staying open until 7 p.m. Shoppers can enjoy holiday treats, store specials and relaxed shopping experiences. On Sunday,