Our Town

“Our Town” is a weekly feature, starting Jan. 3, that will profile each of Hancock County’s municipalities as well as the county itself.

  • Orland by the numbers

    Orland by the numbers

    Town Clerk’s report (2018) Births: 15 Deaths: 21 Marriages: 17   Registered voters (March 2019) 1,683 total registered voters 503 Democrats 488 Republicans 77 Green Independent Party 615 not enrolled in any party   Tax Collector’s report Outstanding real estate taxes (as of June 30, 2018) 120 accounts (101 taxpayers): $111,750.47 Outstanding tax liens (as

  • Meet Mount Desert Town Clerk Claire Woolfolk

    Meet Mount Desert Town Clerk Claire Woolfolk

    Mount Desert Town Clerk Claire Woolfolk earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Rutgers University after graduating from Longmont High School in Longmont, Colorado. She and her husband, Marc, later lived in Connecticut with their children, Matthew and Elizabeth. “We came up on vacation (to Maine), and we thought it was so beautiful, it would

  • “A very special place” for Manager Durlin Lunt Jr.

    “A very special place” for Manager Durlin Lunt Jr.

    Durlin Lunt Jr. describes Mount Desert as “a very special place.” It’s his hometown, and he’s been the town manager since 2010. A Northeast Harbor native, Lunt graduated from Mount Desert High School, “a great high school, the only one of its size in the state that had full accreditation” while housing grades 7-12. Thinking

  • Mount Desert resident Anna-Marie Hart

    Mount Desert resident Anna-Marie Hart

    Anna-Marie Hart relishes going to work every day at the Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor. A Brewer native, she graduated from Brewer High School and, after a year spent at Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, transferred to the University of Maine to study sociology. “People fascinate me,” she said. “My favorite book growing up was

  • Mount Desert by the numbers

    Mount Desert by the numbers

    Town Clerk’s report Births: 12 Deaths: 21 Marriages: 16   Registered voters 1,902 total registered voters 793 Democrats 464 Republicans 70 Green Independent Party 575 not enrolled in any party   Tax Collector’s report Outstanding 2018 property tax liens (as of June 30, 2018) Eight accounts (eight taxpayers): $43,905.61   Mount Desert Fire Department report

  • Put a face on it! Mariaville resident Liz Flood

    Put a face on it! Mariaville resident Liz Flood

    Liz Flood cannot imagine living anywhere other than Mariaville. Born in Missouri, she moved to Louisiana, Virginia, and Jacksonville, Florida as her father, a Navy medical officer, pursued his military career. Home-schooled along with her siblings, she earned her high-school diploma through Christian Liberty Academy in Illinois. When he retired, her father took a position

  • Selectman Ross Edgecomb loves the country lifestyle

    Selectman Ross Edgecomb loves the country lifestyle

    Mariaville First Selectman Ross Edgecomb grew up “right here in Mariaville,” where his family has lived “since the early 1900s. The pulp industry, I think, moved them here” to cut wood and work in local mills. He attended Beech Hill School in Otis, competed on the wrestling team at Ellsworth High School, and “went right

  • Meet Mariaville Town Clerk Cindi Sargent

    Meet Mariaville Town Clerk Cindi Sargent

    Mariaville Town Clerk Cindi Sargent grew up in Ellsworth and, after graduating from Ellsworth High School, “learned how to be a travel agent” by attending the Wilma Boyd Travel School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She then worked three years for Delta Dream Vacations in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Returning to Maine, Cindi worked at Union Trust Company

  • Mariaville by the numbers

    Mariaville by the numbers

    Mariaville police report for Our Town January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018     Maine State Police, Troop J Type of call                                                     Number Burglary attempt                                                    1 All other theft