• Trump vs. Biden: the records

    Dear Editor: Trump continues his multi-year court fight against release of any tax records and lying to the public that it is due to his taxes being audited (he can legally release his taxes even if under audit). I pay my contractors immediately when their jobs are completed. I also pay more than $750 in

  • Verses for Maine

    Dear Editor: I am sick of the ads; Red or blue, I don’t follow fads. But I know what I stand for — Maine, and nothing more. Our bright blue glittering ocean, Our tall pines swaying in motion, Our coasts winding through and through, Our islands floating on the vast, vast blue, Our steamed lobsters dipped

  • An election wish

    Dear Editor: I am quite worried about this election. Of course, I want my candidate to win. I want that a lot. But what I want more than that, is for our powerful American democracy to be preserved and not trampled. I know every American, regardless of party, wants this as well. We all hold

  • The season of Trump is ending

    Dear Editor: For conservative voters, this Supreme Court appointment changes everything. It provides the long-sought 6-3 conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade and Obamacare. President Trump served as an instrument to bring this about, but now the tool has served its purpose. The question this November is, should it continue to be employed? Many

  • City spirit stills shines at quieter Autumn Gold

    By Gretchen A. Wilson The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its two largest events, Annual Meeting/Awards night and Autumn Gold in the same week, Sept. 21-26! Our Annual Awards had been rescheduled and redrawn many times, due to COVID guidelines. While we had hoped to have a live event, using new outside gathering guidance

  • No trick, Halloween will go on – with precautions

    No trick, Halloween will go on – with precautions

    ELLSWORTH — The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed more than 210,000 American lives and ruined many things over the past six months, but it’s not going to claim Halloween festivities—at least not in Hancock County. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has classified trick-or-treating and trunk-or-treating as “higher risk activities” to be avoided in an

  • Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Oct. 1

    WINTER HARBOR — Felicia Warford, 34, of Winter Harbor was arrested on Aug. 19 on a warrant and charges of driving after suspension, giving a false name and date of birth by Officer Ken Schuurman following an investigation earlier that day. She was transported to the Hancock County Jail. On Aug. 22, Llewellyn Dwyer, 37,

  • Maine State Police Log Week of Oct. 1

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police are investigating a case of fraud involving an elderly Blue Hill resident. The resident gave $800 to an unknown person online, police said. Arrests Trooper Caleb McGary arrested Ariana Wycoff, 30, of Franklin on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant after

  • Public Hearings Scheduled in Surry

    Public Hearings Scheduled in Surry

    SURRY — The town of Surry is holding public hearings on Wednesday, Sept. 23, and Wednesday, Sept. 30. Both will be held at the Surry Fire Station. The Sept. 23 hearing will follow the monthly Planning Board meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. The hearing will provide updates to the town’s Unified Development Ordinance. There