• 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

  • Medical Examiner Testifies About Dead Woman’s Injuries in Second Day of Murder Trial

    Medical Examiner Testifies About Dead Woman’s Injuries in Second Day of Murder Trial

    ELLSWORTH — During a second day of testimony, family and friends of Mikaela Conley gasped at the image of the dead woman’s bloodied face in a crime scene photo presented as evidence at Jalique Keene’s murder trial. More than two dozen people were in the courtroom gallery Wednesday to support Conley’s family. Assistant Attorney General

  • Electronic music workshop April 20

    BLUE HILL — Kids ages 12 and up are invited to an electronic music workshop at the Blue Hill Public Library on Saturday, April 20, at 1 p.m., to learn to play drum machines and synthesizers. Deer Isle electronic musician Sam Lothrop will lead this workshop and will also teach the basics of programming and

  • Maine State Police Log Week of Jan. 10

    Maine State Police Log Week of Jan. 10

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police arrested a Bangor man Jan. 3 in connection with the burglary of artwork worth $100,000 from a Sedgwick residence. David Conaway, 19, was arrested on charges of burglary and violating conditions of his release. Trooper Caleb McGary and members of State Police Troop E worked to “recover the property

  • Columnist resolves to test 31 blueberry recipes

    Columnist resolves to test 31 blueberry recipes

    New Year’s resolutions, a tradition dating back to Babylonian time when humans made promises to their gods at the start of each year that they would return borrowed objects and pay their debts, has evolved into an occasion for folks to improve their life, change an undesired trait or accomplish a personal goal. The new