News

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

  • Travelift on tap for Williams

    Travelift on tap for Williams

    MOUNT DESERT — A new 50-ton Marine Travelift boat hoist will soon be on its way to the Hall Quarry home of John Williams Boat Company, service manager Jaime Weir said Monday. Travelift hoists are a familiar sight at boatyards. Heavy-duty slings hang from the large frame. A boat maneuvers over the slings, the hoist

  • Housing project gets $300k boost

    BAR HARBOR — The planned conversion of the former parish house at St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church into housing for young adults with disabilities is one step closer with the award of a $300,000 federal grant. Renovation work on the parish house is likely to begin this spring thanks to the award, said Roberta Raymond of

  • Judge to rule on murder evidence

    Judge to rule on murder evidence

    ELLSWORTH — After arguing in court last month that evidence in the case of a man accused of murdering a Trenton accountant should be suppressed, the attorneys for William Morse have filed a memorandum to support their position. That memorandum will be taken into consideration when Justice Robert Murray makes his decision on the motion

  • Hancock County Jail Log March 11-16

    ELLSWORTH — The following were booked into the Hancock County Jail from March 11 to March 16: Jordan J. Camber, 21, Ellsworth, failure to pay fine. Tamara J. Strout, 45, Bangor, probation revocation. Stephen D. Hanson, 34, Bangor, failure to appear. William P. Connell Jr., 20, two counts failure to pay fine, one count failure

  • H-2B worker visa processing resumed

    H-2B worker visa processing resumed

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Department of Homeland Security officials announced late Tuesday that they will resume processing applications for seasonal foreign worker visas used by thousands of workers in Maine’s tourism industry. Maine Senators Susan Collins and Angus King released the news. In a prepared statement they acknowledged that action’s importance to the state. “Not proceeding

  • Hancock County Superior Court Feb. 23 to March 6

    Hancock County Superior Court Feb. 23 to March 6

    The following cases were heard in Hancock County Superior Court, according to official records: Feb. 23 to March 6 Benjamin M. Harvey, 23, Orland. Criminal mischief at Bucksport, April 27, 2010. Jail 10 months. Probation one year. Leon Jacobs, 41, Bernard. Reckless conduct at Bar Harbor, April 27, 2011. Jail 170 days. Probation partially revoked.

  • Weather conditions impact park

    Weather conditions impact park

    ACADIA NATIONAL PARK — Due to record-breaking snowfall this winter, Park Superintendent Sheridan Steele said that spring visitors should “come prepared to experience frozen or very wet conditions. … Bring your snowshoes, skis and coats.” The opening of the Park Loop Road may be delayed, said Chief of Maintenance Keith Johnston. “Because of the excessive

  • Hancock County Court Feb. 23 to March 6

    The following cases were heard in Hancock County Court, according to official records: Feb. 23 to March 6 Shane W. Sapiel, 34, Indian Island. Theft by unauthorized use of property at Bucksport, June 19, 2012. Jail 19 days. Violating condition of release at Bucksport, June 19, 2012. Jail 19 days. Elijah J. Anderson, 22, Ellsworth.

  • Auction to benefit Hospice Volunteers

    ELLSWORTH — Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County will hold its 20th annual auction at Darling’s Auto Mall on Sunday, March 22, from 1-3:30 p.m. Star 97.7 radio personality Stu Marckoon will be the auctioneer. The auction has many exciting items including four tickets to any of Disney’s Florida amusement parks, Bangor Waterfront Concert tickets, fine