• Franklin veteran honored with award

    Franklin veteran honored with award

    FRANKLIN — In between the traditional big band standards from the Al Corey Band this past Saturday at the Franklin Veterans Club, there was occasion for a little bit of surprise pageantry. Lt. Col. Dan Green, recently retired and back in his hometown after 20 years in the Army, was presented with the Military Order

  • Franklin man arrested on heroin trafficking charge

    Franklin man arrested on heroin trafficking charge

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency’s Downeast District Task Force arrested a Franklin man who allegedly had over $8,000 worth of heroin in his possession Thursday in Brewer. Agents arrested David Hudson, 35, on charges of aggravated trafficking in heroin, illegal importation of heroin and bail violation. MDEA Commander Darrell Crandall said agents learned

  • Multi-faith program at Blue Hill church

    BLUE HILL — On Sunday, Oct. 20, at 10 a.m., Rev. Betty Stookey and Noel Paul Stookey will be presenting their “One Light Many Candles” multi-faith program at the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill. This is a program of readings and music that reflect the diversity and integrity of individual faith while seeking a

  • Cranberry Co-op soaking in the sun savings

    Cranberry Co-op soaking in the sun savings

    ISLESFORD— Cranberry Isles Fishermen’s Co-op is living up to the ‘sustainable’ piece of its slogan a bit more with the recent installation of solar panels on its buildings. Residents from the Cranberry Isles, students from the Outer Islands Teaching & Learning Collaborative and key stakeholders of the project gathered Sept. 18 for a ceremony to

  • Night sky program in Winter Harbor

    WINTER HARBOR — The Schoodic Institute in Winter Harbor is hosting a program titled “Read the Night Sky” on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 7-9 p.m. Retired science teacher, former park ranger and night sky enthusiast Linda Penkalski will teach you how to read a sky chart and share the many resources available to continue your

  • Ellsworth Police log week of Sept. 19

    Ellsworth Police log week of Sept. 19

    ELLSWORTH — A Gouldsboro man escaped serious injury on Sept. 14 when the car he was driving went into a ditch, over some trees and rolled over, according to a police report of the incident. Nathaniel Church, 29, was reportedly driving a 2002 Subaru west on the Red Bridge Road when he lost control of

  • Nibbles: Four upcoming events for foodies

    Nibbles: Four upcoming events for foodies

    Island chefs’ dinner Edible Island Culinary and Ecological Center, which spearheaded the culinary arts program at Deer Isle-Stonington High School and hosted numerous cooking workshops on topics ranging from cocktails to Persian cuisine, is merging with the Healthy Island Project on Deer Isle. To support the merger, a benefit dinner will be held at 5 p.m.

  • Bridge club holds regular open game

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Duplicate Bridge Club held a regular open game on Aug. 15. Finishing first were Van Raymond of Glenburn and Ed Spear of Bangor. Placing second were Kermit Allen of Blue Hill and Ron Fillmore of Hancock. Finishing third were Ed Soper of Ellsworth and Beverly Spahr of Bass Harbor. The next

  • Collins faces an important choice

    Dear Editor: Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker wrote “Republicans and evangelical Christians who fail to condemn this president’s use of the pulpit to employ and incite abusive language … can be presumed to concur and, therefore, to be complicit in whatever violence follows.” (Bangor Daily News, July 24) This link includes a map, showing documented

  • Orland fire claims house

    Orland fire claims house

    ORLAND — A fire of unknown origin claimed a house at 340 Castine Road on Sunday, according to Orland Fire Chief Bob Conary. “They’re still investigating,” Conary said Monday morning. The residence belongs to John Goss, Conary said. No one was home when the fire broke out but there were two cats unaccounted for on