Our Town

“Our Town” is a weekly feature, starting Jan. 3, that will profile each of Hancock County’s municipalities as well as the county itself.

  • There’s no port like home for Navy vet George Eaton

    There’s no port like home for Navy vet George Eaton

    Having visited foreign shores during his 23 years spent in the Navy, George Eaton returned home almost a quarter-century ago to his native Brooklin, “a great town to live in,” he said. “There’s something about it,” yet “you can’t put your finger on it. It’s a wonderful town.” The Brooklin town office occupies the grammar

  • Brooklin students by the numbers

    Brooklin School, 2018-2019 enrollment 65 students total Pre-K: 14 students Kindergarten: 7 students 1st grade: 11 students 2nd grade: 3 students 3rd grade: 5 students 4th grade: 7 students 5th grade: 2 students 6th grade: 4 students 7th grade: 8 students 8th grade: 4 students   George Stevens Academy, 2018-2019 enrollment Town                   9th grade     10th

  • Brooklin police call statistics

    (November 1, 2017 to October 31, 2018)     Maine State Police, Troop J Type of call                                                     Number Threatening/harassment                                        1 Traffic complaints                                                 3 PD traffic accident                                                5 Non-reportable accident                                        4 Assist local police department                              2 Assist another agency                                           2 Intelligence information                                       5 Criminal intelligence information                        1 Citizen assistance                                                 5 Stranded motorist                                                  1 911 hang-up                                                         29

  • Blue Hill town clerk greets residents by name

    Blue Hill town clerk greets residents by name

    After serving 24 years as the Blue Hill town clerk, Etta Perkins greets by first name almost everyone entering her first-floor office at the architecturally striking town hall located at the corner of Main and Union streets. “There’s not many who walk in that I don’t know — and their families,” Perkins said after helping

  • To Denny and Dolly Robertson, Blue Hill is home

    To Denny and Dolly Robertson, Blue Hill is home

    Married 57 years ago, Denny and Dolly Robertson cannot imagine living anywhere else than Blue Hill. Denny grew up in the “Devil’s Half Acre” of Blue Hill Village, and many are the humorous tales he can relate about life experienced as a native youth interacting with summer residents. Hailing from South Brooksville, Dolly completed two

  • Blue Hill by the numbers

    Blue Hill by the numbers

    Town Clerk’s report (calendar year 2017) Births, 28 Deaths, 65 total: Blue Hill residents, 38 Nonresidents, 27 Marriages, 24   Registered voters (November 2018) 2,500 total registered voters 1,096 Democrats 607 Republicans 95 Green Independent Party 4 Libertarians 695 not enrolled in any party   Tax Collector’s report Outstanding real estate taxes as of December

  • Blue Hill police calls

     (November 1, 2017 to October 31, 2018)   Maine State Police, Troop J Type of call                                                     Number Threatening/harassment                                        5 Marijuana posssession                                          1 OAS/habitual offender                                          6 Traffic offense summons                                       1 Traffic offense arrest                                             1 Traffic stop                                                            4 Traffic complaint                                                  42 Fatal traffic accident                                              1 PI traffic accident                                                 10 PD traffic accident                                                50 Non-reportable accident                                       30 Assist

  • Bar Harbor town manager’s focus on sea and roads

    Bar Harbor town manager’s focus on sea and roads

    Bar Harbor Town Manager Cornell Knight has worked closely with town councilors and residents as this busy gateway to Acadia National Park has changed quietly in the past few years. While attending Cape Elizabeth High School, Knight played baseball, basketball and soccer for the Capers, then went to the University of Maine to earn a

  • There’s more to the game than sports, says Bunky Dow

    There’s more to the game than sports, says Bunky Dow

    Traveling to Mount Desert Island High School daily from his Tremont home, Bunky Dow played football, basketball and baseball for the Trojans. Graduating in 1978, he took his passion for baseball to Husson College, starting as catcher for the Eagles during his freshman year and shifting to first base his junior and senior years at