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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...
Branch Lake watershed project underway
ELLSWORTH — A two-year project is underway to protect the Branch Lake watershed with a focus on Branch Lake and upstream Harriman Pond. Branch Lake is Ellsworth’s public drinking water supply that services approximately 3,300 residential users as well as numerous churches, restaurants, hospitals and other commercial facilities. The project aims to reduce erosion that sweeps sediment and phosphorus into the lake by providing free technical assistance and cost-share grants to eligible property owners.
It may be harder to get your kids into Maine summer camps this year
Shortages of summer camp counselors limit available slots, and can leave families scrambling to keep kids entertained over the vacation.
CMP Selective Outage Notice
The outage affecting a small number of customers in Castine has been rescheduled to this Thursday (6/1). The outage is being taken to remove trees from the lines, and trim trees encroaching onto the lines. The outage will begin at 8:30am and last approximately 9 hours. CMP will reach out to each customer individually via telephone and notify them of the outage. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding this planned outage.
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...
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...
Common Good to Begin Service Friday May 26 in Southwest Harbor
The Common Good, located at 19 Clark Point Road in Southwest Harbor, next to the Post Office is opening for the 2023 season on Friday, May 26th. Like last year, they will be serving under the tent outside, so be sure to come rain or shine! This year, they are expanding the days that they will be serving their homemade popovers and homemade oatmeal. The Common Good will be open Wednesday thru Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Robbins Lumber acquires two sawmills
SEARSMONT, Maine – Robbins Lumber, Inc. has announced the acquisition of two sawmills, expanding the company’s footprint to four locations. The sawmills in Hancock and Sanford, previously owned by Pleasant River Lumber Co., will retain all 74 employees between the two locations, the company says. The acquisition will allow them to build upon its brand of Eastern White Pine production, which the company already produces in its existing locations in Searsmont and East Baldwin.
COA commencement is June 10
BAR HARBOR — Nearly 90 students from 23 states and 20 nations are among those set to graduate from College of the Atlantic June 10 during the coastal Maine institution’s 50th commencement ceremony. The event, which is open to the public, begins at 2 p.m., on the north lawn of COA’s Eden Street campus.
Aquaculture public hearing set for June 6
SWAN’S ISLAND — The state’s Department of Marine Resources will hold a public hearing June 6 on an experimental aquaculture application in Burnt Coat Harbor. Ezra, Daniel and Lincoln Johnson and Caleb MacDonald are proposing a three-year lease on 1.6 acres to raise oysters using seed stock from Muscongus Bay Aquaculture in Bremen. The four applicants want to learn if oyster farming will be a future sustainable business.
2023 Bar Harbor 4th of July Parade Registration Now Open [PHOTOS]
With Memorial Day in our rear-view mirror, we are barreling towards the 4th of July and it will be here before we know it! July 4th, 2023, is on a Tuesday this year, and many people will be celebrating the Holiday with a 4-day weekend if not longer! Bar Harbor is definitely one of the best places to celebrate!
Bar Harbor welcomes all, just not all at once
The new slogan of APPLL, the group suing Bar Harbor over cruise ships, “We welcome all,” is a cynical attempt to frame local people as hating cruise ship passengers. Its contrived foundations are the unspoken implication that the community of Bar Harbor is somehow rife with discrimination against a particular mode of travel or type of tourist.
COVID-19 home testing project
You may have noticed that there is an uptick in COVID-19 cases on and around Mount Desert Island. Now is the time to participate in our citizen science project called “COVID-19 Home Testing” on our citizen science platform, Anecdata.org. If enough people participate, we can see trends across towns.
2 lobstermen have licenses suspended for stealing traps
Calvin Pinkham, 55, of Steuben and Rodney Genthner, 38, have been accused of stealing lobster traps from other lobstermen.
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...
Community over business
Learning that Bar Harbor’s Chamber of Commerce recently joined APPLL (Association to Preserve and Protect Local Livelihoods), lead plaintiff in the lawsuit against the Town of Bar Harbor seeking to overturn November’s cruise ship limit vote, many are asking, wait, don’t we give money to the Chamber?! We’re giving taxpayer money to a group that’s suing us? What exactly is the relationship between the Chamber and the town? And how much is the lawsuit costing us? It’s not over, but our interim manager stated at the last council meeting that our FY23 legal costs (already well over $200,000) are more than triple our annual legal budget. And how much do we give the Chamber? That’s not quite done either – we decide next week at town meeting.
Maine campgrounds see crowds for Memorial Day Weekend
HANCOCK COUNTY, Maine (WABI) -The Memorial Day Weekend is one of the busiest travel times of the year, and many of those travelers are making it out to campgrounds across the state. The KOA Waterfront Campground on Mount Desert Island and Wild Acadia Camping Resort in Trenton are eager to...
Brown, Holmes & Milliken Agency receives prestigious recognition
ELLSWORTH — Brown, Holmes & Milliken Agency was recently named to The Hanover Insurance Group’s President’s Club, an elite group of independent insurance agencies from across the country. The Hanover’s […]
Ellsworth Memorial Day Parade Draws a Crowd
ELLSWORTH, Maine (WABI) - Folks in Ellsworth gathered to honor the fallen at the annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony. Hosted by the Ellsworth VFW Post, the parade has been a tradition for decades and gives people the opportunity to come together and remember those lost in service. Ellsworth VFW...
Construction underway on New Acadia Gateway Center in Trenton
TRENTON — On May 22, the Maine Department of Transportation joined with local, state, and federal partners from both the public and private sectors to celebrate the beginning of construction on the new Acadia Gateway Center in Trenton. This project represents the culmination of years of partnering and planning...
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