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.

  • Meet Brooklin Town Clerk Heather Candage

    Meet Brooklin Town Clerk Heather Candage

    While growing up in Sedgwick, Heather Candage attended grades 3-5 in a small Brooklin school across the Bay Road from the First Baptist Church. Today she works as the Brooklin town clerk in that same building, which became the town office after the new Brooklin School opened just up the Bay Road. After graduating from

  • Blue Hill town clerk greets residents by name

    Blue Hill town clerk greets residents by name

    After serving 24 years as the Blue Hill town clerk, Etta Perkins greets by first name almost everyone entering her first-floor office at the architecturally striking town hall located at the corner of Main and Union streets. “There’s not many who walk in that I don’t know — and their families,” Perkins said after helping

  • To Denny and Dolly Robertson, Blue Hill is home

    To Denny and Dolly Robertson, Blue Hill is home

    Married 57 years ago, Denny and Dolly Robertson cannot imagine living anywhere else than Blue Hill. Denny grew up in the “Devil’s Half Acre” of Blue Hill Village, and many are the humorous tales he can relate about life experienced as a native youth interacting with summer residents. Hailing from South Brooksville, Dolly completed two

  • Blue Hill by the numbers

    Blue Hill by the numbers

    Town Clerk’s report (calendar year 2017) Births, 28 Deaths, 65 total: Blue Hill residents, 38 Nonresidents, 27 Marriages, 24   Registered voters (November 2018) 2,500 total registered voters 1,096 Democrats 607 Republicans 95 Green Independent Party 4 Libertarians 695 not enrolled in any party   Tax Collector’s report Outstanding real estate taxes as of December

  • Blue Hill police calls

     (November 1, 2017 to October 31, 2018)   Maine State Police, Troop J Type of call                                                     Number Threatening/harassment                                        5 Marijuana posssession                                          1 OAS/habitual offender                                          6 Traffic offense summons                                       1 Traffic offense arrest                                             1 Traffic stop                                                            4 Traffic complaint                                                  42 Fatal traffic accident                                              1 PI traffic accident                                                 10 PD traffic accident                                                50 Non-reportable accident                                       30 Assist

  • Bar Harbor town manager’s focus on sea and roads

    Bar Harbor town manager’s focus on sea and roads

    Bar Harbor Town Manager Cornell Knight has worked closely with town councilors and residents as this busy gateway to Acadia National Park has changed quietly in the past few years. While attending Cape Elizabeth High School, Knight played baseball, basketball and soccer for the Capers, then went to the University of Maine to earn a

  • There’s more to the game than sports, says Bunky Dow

    There’s more to the game than sports, says Bunky Dow

    Traveling to Mount Desert Island High School daily from his Tremont home, Bunky Dow played football, basketball and baseball for the Trojans. Graduating in 1978, he took his passion for baseball to Husson College, starting as catcher for the Eagles during his freshman year and shifting to first base his junior and senior years at

  • Bar Harbor Town Clerk Sharon Linscott on the job since May

    Bar Harbor Town Clerk Sharon Linscott on the job since May

    Bar Harbor Town Clerk Sharon Linscott grew up in Reading, Penn. and graduated from Central Catholic High School. She then went to Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Linscott earned a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics, a discipline designed “more for the application to the business world.” While pursuing her graduate studies in Seattle, she married her

  • Bar Harbor by the numbers

    Bar Harbor by the numbers

    Town Clerk’s report (calendar year 2017) Births, 67 total: Bar Harbor residents, 29 Non-residents, 38 Deaths, 85 total: Bar Harbor residents, 66 Non-residents, 19 Marriages, 121 total: Bar Harbor residents, 17 Non-residents, 104   Registered voters (September 2018) 4,454 total registered voters 1,967 Democrats 833 Republicans 179 Green Independent Party 10 Libertarians 1,465 not enrolled