Maine news from Ellsworth, Bucksport, Gouldsboro, Blue Hill, Sullivan, Surry, Hancock, Deer Isle, Stonington, Orland and throughout Hancock County.

  • Ambulance at fire station one more year 

    Ambulance at fire station one more year 

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR—Selectmen agreed to house the second ambulance, known as R2, at the fire station for one more year, if it agrees to pay rent each month.  Members of the Southwest Harbor-Tremont Nursing Service suggested a monthlypayment of $200. Fire Chief Tom Chisholm asked if the money could be used for maintenance on the station. He also

  • New skills needed for COVID-19 economy 

    New skills needed for COVID-19 economy 

    AUGUSTA — HospitalityMaine announces a free, online training program for today’s restaurant workforce. The COVID-19 Restaurant Readiness Program guides employees through the new state-mandated restaurant reopening checklist.   Developed in conjunction with Eastern Maine Community College, it is available to anyone in the industry looking to learn how to stay safe and mentor their customers to do the

  • LiveWell program offered online 

    ELLSWORTH—Join the free LiveWell health and wellness program offered on Zoom by the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center.   The LiveWell program is a holistic approach to creating a personal wellness plan focused on emotional and spiritual wellness, physical activity, a healthy diet, personal environment and rejuvenation. The five elements, based on the American Cancer Institute’s “Five to Thrive” program, offers the opportunity for people living

  • lslander People

    lslander People

    Herrick & Salsbury names new vice president  ELLSWORTH – Herrick & Salsbury Inc. has announced that Tara A. Hartson of Mount Desert has been named the new vice president of the company. Stephen R. Salsbury, president of Herrick & Salsbury Inc., made the announcement while adding that there is an agreement in place to transition

  • Islander Students

    Megan Dow inducted into honor society   BAR HARBOR — Megan Dow of Bar Harbor was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Dow was initiated at University of Maine.  Dow is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa

  • COA to celebrate commencement

    COA to celebrate commencement

    BAR HARBOR — Mother, scientist, decorated professor, Citizen Potawatomi Nation member and award-winning author Robin Wall Kimmerer, Ph.D., will deliver the keynote address during an online graduation ceremony for the College of the Atlantic Class of 2020 on Saturday, June 6, at noon.  A total of 72 students from 20 states and 12 nations will graduate from COA

  • New paving, lost parking

    New paving, lost parking

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR—There are fewer parking spaces on Main Street now that the state has repaved routes 102 and 102A.  Selectmen voted to eliminate parking spaces next to McEachern & Hutchins andL.S.Robinson earlier this year to expand the travel lanes on Main Street. The change was one of several proposed to help vehicle flow through town and on Village