• School cop debated

    School cop debated

    BAR HARBOR — The question of whether to have a police officer – in the role of “school resource officer” – assigned on a regular basis to Mount Desert Island High School has been referred to the regional school board’s policy committee. After nearly two hours of discussion by the high school board and members

  • Fishermen’s Forum now in 42nd year

    Fishermen’s Forum now in 42nd year

    ROCKPORT — The 42nd annual Maine Fishermen’s Forum kicks off on Thursday, March 2, at the Samoset Resort. More than 30 free seminars over three days will touch on topics affecting the state’s fisheries. Shellfish Focus Day takes place on day one with seminars ranging in subject from biology, to policy and legislation, shellfish management

  • Births at MDI Hospital

    BAR HARBOR — The following births were recorded at Mount Desert Island Hospital in November, December and January: A daughter, Wren Rooney Sheils, was born Nov. 27 to Rhiannon Rooney and David Sheils of Bar Harbor. A daughter, Scarlett Lenora Leonard, was born Nov. 28 to Kirste and Charles Leonard of Bar Harbor. A daughter,

  • Hancock County Jail log Feb. 10-20

    Hancock County Jail log Feb. 10-20

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between Feb. 10 and 20: Michael B. Hames, 24, Ellsworth, drug court sanction. Kenneth W. Gray, 28, Blue Hill, drug court sanction. Richard D. Magoon, 28, Osborn, drug court sanction Feb. 10; bail violation Monday. Caleigh A. Lenfest, 20, Ellsworth, drug court sanction. William

  • Boatyard fire extinguished

    Boatyard fire extinguished

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A Tuesday morning fire at The Hinckley Company boat shop on the Shore Road caused little damage but could have become a significant blaze if firefighters hadn’t responded so quickly. “It had a lot of potential to become a major problem,” said Chief Jack Martel of the Southwest Harbor Fire Department. “Fortunately,

  • Kramp electronics: Touch screens overtake marine electronics

    Kramp electronics: Touch screens overtake marine electronics

    TREMONT — A brand new, state-of-the-art smartphone doesn’t last more than six months before a better, faster, cooler one comes on the market to take its place. So it goes in the marine technology industry, where fresh innovations are rolled out frequently. Robert Kramp, owner of Kramp Electronics in Seal Cove, said advancements in marine

  • Lobster council

    Lobster council

    AUGUSTA — The next Lobster Advisory Council meeting is scheduled for Room 118 of the Department of Marine Resources’ Marquardt Building on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 3 p.m. The meeting is being held at the request of the council in order to review and/or take a position on bills in the Legislature’s Marine Resources Committee

  • Tree pruning class offered

    ELLSWORTH — A four-part course in pruning woody landscape plants will be held at the Hancock County Extension Office Saturdays, March 18 and 25, and April 1 and 8, from 8:30 p.m. till noon. In each session, there will be both classroom and hands-on practice. Participants will gain experience pruning ornamental trees and shrubs, fruit

  • Coast Guard operates in hazardous environment

    Coast Guard operates in hazardous environment

    By Nicole J. Groll Editor’s Note: Throughout the year, the Coast Guard sends its men and women out to assist mariners in hazardous situations. Some of that assistance comes by air. BOURNE, Mass. — Freezing rain? Teeth-chattering temperatures? Limited visibility? Coast Guard aircrews are still ready to fly. At Air Station Cape Cod, aviation maintenance

  • Digital archive draws Knight Foundation grant

    Digital archive draws Knight Foundation grant

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A $35,000 technology grant has been awarded to the Southwest Harbor Public Library by The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to enhance the library’s digital archive software and make it freely available to other organizations. The digital archive is a new model for sharing local knowledge that is rooted in