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  • Two shot, one arrested in Trenton incident

    Two shot, one arrested in Trenton incident

    ELLSWORTH — Two men were shot at a Trenton residence Sunday night and a Milbridge man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder and robbery, according to Hancock County Sheriff Chief Deputy Patrick Kane. A 911 call came into the Hancock County Regional Communications Center at 8:25 p.m. Deputies, Ellsworth Police officers and Maine State

  • Face coverings are now required in all indoor public spaces 

    Face coverings are now required in all indoor public spaces 

    AUGUSTA — With widespread community transmission and increased COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Maine, Gov. Janet Mills signed an executive order on Dec. 11 that simplifies and strengthens the enforcement of the state’s face covering requirement. Moving forward, owners and operators of all indoor public spaces – regardless of the type of entity or size

  • Pedestrian killed in early morning accident

    Pedestrian killed in early morning accident

    BAR HARBOR—About an hour before sunrise on Thursday, a 27-year-old woman from Trenton was killed while in a crosswalk on lower Main Street in Bar Harbor. McKenna Unobskey was struck by a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Russell Clark, 63, of Bar Harbor, at 5:47 a.m. while crossing Route 3 at the campus of

  • Bar Harbor man dies following multiple-vehicle crash

    Bar Harbor man dies following multiple-vehicle crash

    BAR HARBOR — A 45-year-old Bar Harbor man has died as a result of injuries sustained during a vehicle accident on Tuesday. Christopher Buzzell was transported to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital in Ellsworth and later by LifeFlight of Maine to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.   The crash occurred at the intersection of Gilbert

  • Governor proclaims July 13 Ashley Bryan Day

    Governor proclaims July 13 Ashley Bryan Day

    AUGUSTA — Gov. Janet Mills has proclaimed Monday, July 13, as Ashley Frederick Bryan Day in honor of the renowned Islesford artist, author and illustrator on the occasion of his 97th birthday.  The proclamation declares that Bryan has “enriched the lives of island residents, visitors and school children in Maine and around the world with over 50 books including “Beautiful

  • State to more than triple COVID-19 testing capacity

    State to more than triple COVID-19 testing capacity

    AUGUSTA — The state will partner with Maine-based IDEXX Laboratories Inc. to purchase enough of the company’s recently authorized COVID-19 testing kits to more than triple Maine’s testing capacity, Governor Janet Mills announced Thursday. “The breakthrough will soon allow anyone in Maine suspected of having COVID-19 to receive a test,” according to a statement from

  • Update: Body of missing man found

    Update: Body of missing man found

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — The body of a missing Hancock County man was found in the ocean off of Thunder Hole at approximately noon Thursday. According to a press release from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, the body of Adam “AJ” Emmett, 45, of Bar Harbor was recovered by the Maine Marine

  • Emera sued in fire deaths of two

    Emera sued in fire deaths of two

    BAR HARBOR — The lone remaining survivor of a house fire that killed a woman and her adult son here last April is bringing a wrongful death lawsuit against power company Emera Maine. The suit alleges that the fire was caused by an electrical surge. Raymond Harding and his father, Percy Harding, escaped from the

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