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Clayton L. Thompson, obituary

Clayton L. Thompson, 97, went to be with his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ on June 28, 2022. He was born in Montville, Maine on March 29, 1925, to Linwood and Alma Thompson. He married the love of his life, Ruth (Fowler) Thompson, in 1949, and together they raised three sons, Mark, Dennis, and Barry, on the farm.
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Riverside Cafe under new ownership

ELLSWORTH — The Riverside Cafe, a local favorite in downtown Ellsworth, is under new ownership. Joe Allen, who has spent more than two decades in the restaurant business, purchased the restaurant on May 14. Allen worked for many years at the Chart Room in Bar Harbor, but when that...
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Ellsworth Police log week of June 30

ELLSWORTH — Ahead of Fourth of July weekend, the Police Department posted a reminder of the city’s rules regarding the use of fireworks. During the year, consumer fireworks are permitted on Fridays and Saturdays between the hours of 6 and 10 p.m. On July 4, however, the window for consumer fireworks is extended from 9 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. the following day.
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Island Nursing Home will not reopen

DEER ISLE — The Island Nursing Home (INH), which closed last October amid a severe staffing shortage, quickened by the COVID-19 pandemic, will not be reopening in its former function, which had offered residential and nursing care to older adults. “It became for us an issue of safety,” said...

Motorcyclist dead after fatal crash in Glenburn

GLENBURN, Maine — A fatal crash involving a motorcycle and a car with several passengers left one dead on Tuesday night. Penobscot officials said Andrew Adams, 61, of Glenburn, was transported to Northern Light Medical Center in Bangor after traveling north on Rt. 15 when a car traveling south turned in front of Adams.

Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center has new executive director

ELLSWORTH, Maine (WABI) - The Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center in Ellsworth will have a new Executive Director starting Monday. Angela Fochesato will take over for Michael Reisman, who is retiring after serving the organization for the last 18 years. Fochesato has been affiliated with the Beth Wright Center...

Free Concert in Ellsworth – July 1st

The weather Friday night July 1st calls for partly cloudy skies. Highs in the mid 70's will give way to a lovely night with lows in the lower 60's! In other words a perfect night to head to Ellsworth's Harbor Park for a free concert!. The Grand in cooperation with...
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Finance director stepping down

ELLSWORTH — City Finance Director Josh McIntyre, hired a little over a year ago, will be leaving his role on July 27. When reached by phone, McIntryre, an Ellsworth native, explained that the decision was made for personal reasons and that it was certainly not the plan when he took the job to be leaving it after just one year.

Fourth of July celebrations around Maine

Maine (WABI) - Wondering how your town is celebrating Independence Day? Here’s a list of Maine communities hosting events:. If you would like to add a city or town to this list, please email and include a link, if possible. AUGUSTA: 4th of July parade starts at 10...
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Blue Hill hires new town administrator

BLUE HILL — The town of Blue Hill has hired a new town administrator, who will start Aug. 1. The Select Board on June 27 appointed Nicholas Nadeau to the job, according to a press release. Nadeau is currently assistant town manager in Waterbury, Vt. Nadeau will replace Shawna...
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Seeing things: Late sculptor’s vision rekindled in exhibit

CASTINE — Sculptor Clark Fitz-Gerald is the focus of a newly opened, seasonal show in the exhibit gallery of the Abbott School. “Clark Fitz-Gerald: Castine’s Celebrated Sculptor-in-Residence” features a sampling of the artist’s impressive body of work, which is marked by humanity and humor. The exhibit runs through Oct. 10.
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“Beyond the Brick” mural party draws a crowd

ELLSWORTH — Children, teens and adults ate, drank, laughed and listened to music. They also shared what they want to see on the huge, brick wall flanking Coastal Interiors at Heart of Ellsworth’s “Beyond the Brick Mural Kick-Off Community Party” last Saturday evening. Seal Cove artist...
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Y gym to be named in honor of tireless volunteer

ELLSWORTH — The YMCA Board of Directors recently voted unanimously to officially name the Wiggins Center gymnasium in honor of Maralyn “Pete” Turnbull for her passion and dedication to the nonprofit’s mission. The formal presentation of this honor will be during the Y’s annual meeting on Aug. 4.

Callahan Mine Superfund Site getting millions in EPA funding

BROOKSVILLE, Maine (WABI) - A mine in Brooksville will soon get additional funding to accelerate ongoing contamination issues. The Callahan Mine Superfund Site is getting $21 million of EPA funding through the bipartisan infrastructure law. The site is one of thousands of contaminated sites nationally that have been given Superfund...

Feds designate $21 million for cleanup of Brooksville Superfund site

The federal government is releasing $21 million to finish the cleanup of a contaminated mine site in Brooksville. Located on Goose Pond near Penobscot Bay, the Callahan mine left a legacy of heavy metals and PCBs in the area. It was designated a Superfund site almost 20 years ago, and its cleanup proceeded in fits and starts.