UPDATE: Route 1 in Hancock back open
HANCOCK, Maine (WABI) - Route 1 between both ends of Old Route 1 in Hancock is closed. Officials say there is a broken pole with downed power lines near the church on top of Hancock Hill. They say Versant Power is estimating 4 hours to repair the damage. There is...
Belfast Nightlife Uncovered: 4 Pubs That Define the City
This article presents a tour of four distinct pubs in Belfast. Have you had the chance to visit any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your experiences in the comments section below!
This century-old law complicates offshore wind development
Developers installing offshore wind projects in U.S. waters have had to get creative to comply with the law known as the Jones Act.
Dedham man tased on bridge over I-395 terminus
BREWER, Maine (WABI) - A Dedham man was tased and arrested on the Wilson Street Bridge in Brewer over I-395 Tuesday morning. Holden Police say 29-year-old Mark Chadwick is facing charges after resisting arrest and fighting police when they found him while he was walking. They say they recognized Chadwick...
Local Sushi Spot Rolls Out ‘Kids Menu’ To Inspire Tiny Tots To Try Fish Dish
Popular Brewer Sushi restaurant, Yoshi, is about to launch a new 'Kid's Menu' with the hopes of gently introducing their youngest customers to the idea of eating the Japanese culinary delight. Yoshi's Assistant Manager Lauren Jacobs says they've been considering creating a special menu, just for tiny tots. "We'd started...
Castine man to become Ellsworth’s next city manager
Charles Pearce currently works for the state of Massachusetts and before he worked on Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign.
Experience Ellsworth: Top 3 Pubs You Must Visit
In this article, we explore three unique pubs in Ellsworth. Have you had the chance to visit any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences! Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Discover Searsport Through Its Pizzas: 3 Must-Taste Varieties
This article presents three different pizzas available in Searsport. Have you had the opportunity to taste any of these yet? If you have, we would love to hear your thoughts. Please share your experiences in the comments section below:
Ellsworth Invites Local Contractors to Bid for City's Pavement Marking Contract
Ellsworth, Maine, is seeking bids for a one-year pavement marking contract for city streets. The contract may be renewed twice, each for one year, based on mutual agreement. Bids should be sealed, marked as “SYMBOL/CROSSWALK Pavement Marking Bid”, and delivered or mailed to the City Clerk’s Office. The city can accept or reject any bids and waive any irregularities.
A Slice of Heaven: Hampden's 3 Unmissable Pizza Spots
This article presents three remarkable pizzerias located in Hampden. Have you had the opportunity to taste their offerings yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
Penquis plans for new apartments in Bucksport
BUCKSPORT, Maine (WABI) - New apartments are coming to Bucksport. Penquis received approval from the Bucksport Planning Board to build additional housing on Seminary Road. In addition to purchasing Knoxview Apartments on Middle Street, Penquis plans to build 200-250 new apartments. Folks at Penquis are excited to see this partnership...
Search continues for lost dog Albert
SOMESVILLE — Albert, a six-year-old terrier, has been the subject of an island-wide search that has spread out into Ellsworth after he went missing from his Somesville home on Jan. 28. Owner Emily Felt has been active and vocal both on and off social media and remains diligent in her search for her dog.
Athlete of the Week: Patrick Saltysiak
Mount Desert Island sophomore Patrick Saltysiak, who took first place in the 100-yard back stroke and second in the 200-yard individual medley at the Class B State Swimming and Diving Championships, is our Athlete of the Week.
Waldo County closed cases
BELFAST — The following cases were closed in Waldo County Unified Court Feb. 16-22. Ralph E. Harriman II, 47, of Searsport, failing to notify of a motor vehicle accident in Swanville Nov. 24, 2021, $150 fine. Evan Damuck, 30, of Old Town, operating while license suspended or revoked in...
Fire destroys home in Holden early Saturday morning
HOLDEN (WGME) - A couple in Central Maine lost their home to a devastating fire this weekend. The Holden Fire Department responded to the home on Eastern Avenue around 5 a.m. Saturday. A next door neighbor and close friend says everyone made it out safely, however one of the homeowners...
Hampden Academy Beats John Bapst Hockey 2-1 in Quarterfinals
Thanks to our special Hampden Academy Hockey correspondent Adrian Ellingwood for the recap!. On Tuesday night, February 27th, the Hampden Academy Broncos and the John Bapst Crusaders took to the ice for the 2nd time in just 7 days. Previously, the Broncos escaped Sawyer Arena with a 5-3 win to end the regular season. Hampden also eliminated John Bapst in last year’s playoffs, and the Broncos were able achieve a similar feat this year with a narrow 2-1 victory.
Hancock County Technical Center: Shaping the Future of Ellsworth's Students and Community
Hancock County Technical Center (HCTC) in Maine recently hosted the Maine Department of Education to demonstrate its operations and diverse programs. The center provides programs in biomedical research, automotive and technical specialties, early childhood education, health careers, hospitality and tourism, and law enforcement. Students across Hancock County, from sophomores to seniors, can learn from experts in their chosen field, guided by Director Bill Tracy and his team.
One person injured after fire destroys Holden home on Saturday
The fire was reported just after 5 a.m. at a single-wide mobile home on 904 Eastern Ave., according to the Holden Fire Department.