Posts Tagged: Ellsworth

  • Hancock County Court May 1 to May 31

    Hancock County Court May 1 to May 31

    The following cases were adjudicated, reviewed or continued in Hancock County Court, according to official records: May 1 to May 31 Matthew R. Gillis, 25, Franklin. Eluding an officer at Franklin, May 2, 2015. Jail 45 days, probation partially revoked, probation continued. Theft by unauthorized taking or transfer at Mount Desert, Oct. 14, 2016. Jail

  • SPCA pet fair at Woodlawn Sept. 29

    ELLSWORTH — The SPCA of Hancock County 10th Annual Pet Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Woodlawn Museum. The fair will include a blessing of the animals, food, crafts and games for children and dogs. There will also be an opportunity to meet some SPCA

  • DA’s race turns testy in dispute over hiring

    DA’s race turns testy in dispute over hiring

    ELLSWORTH — Waters in the race for district attorney have been roiling this week. In an email to Hancock County Commissioners on Sept. 18, candidate Steve Juskewitch made the first splash, asking commissioners to delay hiring an administrative assistant/legal secretary until after the election on Nov. 6. District Attorney Matt Foster took to Facebook to

  • Ticonic firehouse building demolition postponed

    Ticonic firehouse building demolition postponed

    ELLSWORTH — The former Ticonic firehouse was thrown a lifeline this week. Webber Energy, which had been issued demolition permits for the firehouse and the barn behind it, “volunteered to wait” to tear down the buildings until after an Appeals Board hearing scheduled for Oct. 22, Code Enforcement Officer Lori Roberts said Friday. Webber had

  • Roger Willey 5K scheduled for Saturday

    ELLSWORTH — This year’s edition of the Roger Willey 5K is scheduled to be held Saturday, Sept. 22. Registration for the race will begin at 7 a.m. at the Down East Family YMCA gymnasium with the race itself beginning at 8. The cost to enter is $20, and the first 75 registrants will receive a

  • City seeks input on future of emergency services

    ELLSWORTH — City councilors voted unanimously on Monday evening to hold public workshops to discuss the future of emergency medical services in the city, including possible licensing for the city’s fire and police departments. “It needs to go before the public and it needs to go before the council so it’s just not buried,” said

  • City recyclables may be burned

    City recyclables may be burned

    ELLSWORTH — Residents should look for changes to the recycling program coming soon, said City Councilor Steve Beathem at the council’s meeting on Monday evening. “It’s just not sustainable the way it is,” Beathem said. Beathem told the audience that much of what is taken at the center “is not recyclable, it does not have

  • Public safety building plan cost increases

    Public safety building plan cost increases

    ELLSWORTH — Residents raised concerns on Monday evening about spending up to $10,000 more than was initially authorized to develop concept plans for a public safety building. The extra cost is because of changes to the plans made throughout the process, Councilor Gary Fortier said. Councilors voted last August to enter into a contract with

  • Interest grows for City Council seats

    Interest grows for City Council seats

    ELLSWORTH — Interest has grown for seats on the City Council. Three residents, including former Chairman John Phillips, have taken out nomination papers for two council seats. The terms of councilors Steve Beathem and Robert Crosthwaite are expiring this year. Gene Lyons and David Burks have successfully returned nomination papers, according to City Clerk Heidi

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of Sept. 20

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of Sept. 20

    ELLSWORTH — A resident called police on Sept. 12 to report a man on North Street “with his pants down, exposing himself.” Officers spoke to the 69-year-old man at his home and warned him to “keep his pants up.” Carousing wife found at motel A concerned husband called officers to check on his wife at