The top 10 places people in Hancock County are looking to buy homes
Stacker compiled statistics about where people in Hancock County are looking to buy homes using cross-market demand and monthly inventory data from Realtor.com.
A Honor Chair for Deputy Luke Gross [PHOTOS]
Something amazing is happening outside of the Hancock County Sheriff's Office in Ellsworth. A group called Saving a Hero's Place from Texas has traveled to Ellsworth to create a beautiful chair with the help of Deputy Gross' family and co-workers that will live forever in the Sheriff's Office. The mission...
Eliot Cutler begins jail sentence for child pornography conviction
Eliot Cutler will spend the next nine months at the Hancock County Jail after pleading guilty to possessing child pornography.
Pet Of The Week: This Beautiful Black Lab Mix Wants To Be Your Bestie!
If you have patience, a calming presence, and confidence with animals, we've got a great fur-buddy just waiting for you to come to check him out. The Hancock County SPCA's "Pet of the Week" is a sweet pup named Mosi. "With big brown eyes, the cutest face, and what looks...
HCTC Awards Night 2022
Hancock County Technical Center held their Awards Night on Tuesday, May 30th. The following were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. Sumner's - Samantha Campbell - Junior Multimedia Design. Bucksport's Olivian McAllian - Senior Early Childhood Education. Sumner's - Jayvyn Preble - Sophomore Automotive Technology. BioMedical Honors Stoles. The...
Deputy honored with the help of a non-profit
ELLSWORTH -- Two years after the devastating death of a beloved Hancock County deputy sheriff, a non-profit organization is stepping up in an effort to honor those who lost their lives in the line of duty. According to the Hancock County Sheriff's Department on September 23, 2021 deputy Luke Gross...
Trespassing incident leads to arrest
TREMONT -- One person was arrested after state police were called to a trespassing incident in Tremont Thursday. A state police spokesperson says 47-year-old Raymond Chandler of West Virginia was trespassing on private property. Hancock County Sheriff's deputies had recently told him to leave but he returned. According to the...
Staffing, increased call volume threaten coverage agreement between state and county police
ELLSWORTH — Maine State Police Lt. Michael Johnston and Hancock County Sheriff Scott Kane addressed the Hancock County Commissioners about the fate of a call sharing agreement between the two agencies at the board’s May 16 meeting. Johnston is commander of both Troop J, which encompasses Hancock and...
Hancock County Sheriff's log week of June 1
ELLSWORTH — People with firearms in a Penobscot field May 25 turned out to be a group of bird hunters, said Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Burnett. Burnett was asked by a concerned citizen to check on the gathering. Mental health issues.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) - May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. News Source 8′s Isaac Potter caught up with AMHC on what they are doing to bring awareness to this month and has the story. More than 1 in 5 U.S. adults or about 57.8 million people, live...
West Virginia man arrested following Tremont standoff
TREMONT, Maine (WABI) - A West Virginia man is behind bars after authorities say he caused a standoff in Tremont Thursday morning. Raymond Chandler, 47, is charged with criminal trespass and refusing to submit to arrest. State Police say Chandler was at a home on Cape Road that he had...
Outdoor track ready to compete for PVC title on home turf
BAR HARBOR — Last Thursday represented the final chance for outdoor track athletes competing in the Penobscot Valley Athletic Conference to fine-tune their skills as championship season kicks off at the end of this week. That final regular season meet, held at Mount Desert Island High School, brought all...
New bank opens on Cottage Street
BAR HARBOR — A new branch of Bangor Savings Bank has opened at 112 Cottage St. in town. This is the 68th branch in northern New England and the fourth Bangor Savings branch in Hancock County. Rachel Bunker, who previously served as assistant branch manager at Bangor Savings’ Machias...
Handsome Romeo Wants To Whisk You Off Your Feet And Steal Your Heart!
More than just a pretty face, the Hanock County SPCA's "Pet of the Week" may look like he's all bravado, when in fact he's just a shy and quiet soul, looking for his match. According to Cole, Shelter Manager over at the SPCA says Romeo is quite the catch, too.
Hancock County Fire Academy sees 11 new graduates
ELLSWORTH — Eleven newly qualified firefighters graduated from the Hancock County Fire Academy on Saturday, May 20. The 11 graduates made up four companies: Andrew Braley, Lincoln Johnson and Scott Simonds in Company 1; Mark Wilhelm, Marshall Walker and Patrick Hall in Company 2; Scott Helstrom, Callie Field and Rowan Schoff in Company 3 and Maddox Laurendeau and John Crowley in Company 4.
PVC outdoor track championship season arrives
BAR HARBOR — Thursday, May 18, represented the final chance for outdoor track athletes competing in the Penobscot Valley Athletic Conference to fine-tune their skills as championship season kicks off at the end of this week. That final regular season meet, held at MDI High School, brought all of...
Country Living Magazine Cites Two Maine Islands on Its Best Summer Getaway List
More accolades have hit the press for a few of Maine's most popular spots. Popular lifestyle magazine Country Living released a list of very special destinations all across the United States. In honor of summertime, the periodical published its 30 Best Island Getaways, which includes two incredible islands right here in the Pine Tree State.
Hancock County Sheriff log week of May 25
ELLSWORTH – A Lamoine property owner reported to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office May 22 that the electric bill on his vacant property had recently gone up significantly. “I went to the scene and found nothing suspicious,” said Deputy Rob Morang.
11 Graduate Hancock County Fire Academy
The need for volunteer firefighters throughout the State and in Hancock County can't be emphasized enough! As many of the long-time firefighters get older, there just hasn't been enough new volunteers to come in and replace them. That's why there was much celebration Saturday night at The Grand in Ellsworth when 11 new cadets graduated from the Hancock County Fire Academy!
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