Articles by: Sarah Hinckley

Sarah Hinckley

Sarah Hinckley

Sarah Hinckley covers the towns of Southwest Harbor, Tremont and neighboring islands. Send story ideas and information to [email protected]
  • Tremont Town Meeting by ballot

    Tremont Town Meeting by ballot

    TREMONT—Selectmen and school officials were on a Zoom screen Monday waiting to answer any questions from the public about this year’s warrant articles, which are all being voted on by secret ballot, but no one showed.  Board of Selectmen Chairman Jamie Thurlow expressed concern, saying he had hoped to see more people tune in for the public

  • Dry conditions spread fire

    Dry conditions spread fire

    TREMONT—Dry conditions were to blame for a fire on Friday that began in a cleanup pile and traveled to an unoccupied seasonal home on Harbor Drive.   A groundskeeper at the property and a neighbor worked to combat the fire until firefighters responded to a call made around 5:45 p.m. A second alarm went out for

  • Meet the candidates running for Selectman

    Meet the candidates running for Selectman

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR–This year’s annual town meeting in Southwest Harbor, will take place on two different dates and all by secret ballot. On July 14, along with voting for the state primary, residents are also voting to elect two new members to the select board and whether to re-elect the two incumbents of the school committee

  • Linscott Longboards: Riding the pavement waves

    Linscott Longboards: Riding the pavement waves

    TREMONT—Surfboards are not a common sight in Maine. Stephen Linscott has been working on changing that, except his design is a bit smaller, goes on land and has wheels attached.   Building watercrafts was what Linscott did for two decades before moving on to home furnishings. This winter, while on a trip to Florida, he became inspired by

  • Property to be explored as an enhancement opportunity

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR–A half-acre parcel of property at 392 Main Street that neighbors Chris’s Pond has come before the town as an investment option before it goes up for sale on the open market.  Selectmen voted to pursue options, presented to Maine Coast Heritage Trust by its owners, for the property to be a possible enhancement to the Chris’s

  • Town Meeting taking place in two phases

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR—Restrictions on the number of people allowed to gather at one time are changing the way towns are conducting their Town Meetings this year. In Southwest Harbor the annual event will take place in two phases and all by ballot.   Phase one will take place the same day as the state’s primary election, July 14, from 8 a.m. to 8

  • Possible abductions being investigated

    Possible abductions being investigated

    MOUNT DESERT—Police here are investigating an incident that took place on Sunday afternoon in Northeast Harbor that is similar to others that have happened in the Bangor area.  While walking along the street in the Mount Desert village, a woman in her 60s was approached by a dark-colored vehicle. A man inside asked if she wanted a

  • A test of metal: what the right chemistry can bring to life

    A test of metal: what the right chemistry can bring to life

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR—Weeks of staying home this spring to protect against the novel coronavirus were tough on jeweler Rob Coppage, but a new design— and the idea that sparked it— inspired a return to the studio.  A pendant of Mount Desert Island, with a heart stamped in the area of Southwest Harbor or of Bar Harbor, became the design idea that helped not only to get his creative juices flowing again, but is one that will also help a few local causes. 

  • Police and CEOs receive complaints

    Police and CEOs receive complaints

    MOUNT DESERT—According to Police Chief Jim Willis, there has been only one incident where vacationers from out of state were sent packing because they were in violation of the Governor’s executive order to quarantine for 14 days when coming to Maine.   “We’ve had complaints really since the beginning, back in March,” he added when asked

  • All articles will be by ballot this year

    All articles will be by ballot this year

    TREMONT—Because of restrictions on the number of people allowed to gather at one time, this year’s annual Town Meeting will all be on paper.   Selectmen voted to approve the warrant at a special meeting on Tuesday, June 9, in order to meet the deadline set in Governor Janet Mills’ Executive Order 56.   Mills’ order states a town can decide to do a