Articles by Michael Dabrieo


CSD 8 board votes to join Brewer, RSU 15

By Michael Dabrieo on Aug. 28, 2008, at 10:52 p.m.
AURORA | After controversy and heated debate, the Community School District 8 board voted 7-3 to join with Brewer and Regional School Unit 15 during the Airline School Committee’s meeting on Wednesday.

Maine airports receive $900,000 in federal aid

By Michael Dabrieo on Aug. 28, 2008, at 8:28 p.m.
The Hancock County and Augusta State airports are slated to receive grants worth more than $900,000 from the Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins announced this week. The Hancock County Airport will receive $427,500 while the Augusta State Airport will receive $475,000.

Graffiti prompts Blue Hill response

By Michael Dabrieo on Aug. 27, 2008, at 9 p.m.
The town is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in painting a swastika and the words “kill Jews” on a fence.

30,000 expected for Blue Hill Fair this weekend

By Michael Dabrieo on Aug. 25, 2008, at 10:27 p.m.
It just wouldn’t be Labor Day without the Blue Hill Fair.

LIHEAP inquiries flooding agency

By Michael Dabrieo on Aug. 25, 2008, at 9:13 p.m.
ELLSWORTH | Anyone calling the Washington Hancock Community Agency recently may well have met with a busy signal.

Liberty Hall celebrates 135 years

By Michael Dabrieo on Aug. 23, 2008, at 5:55 p.m.
MACHIASPORT | One of this coastal community’s most valued members turned 135 this year. Dozens of residents gathered throughout the day to celebrate Liberty Hall’s birthday with cake and tours of the building.

Shellfish Field Day attracts hundreds

By Michael Dabrieo on Aug. 23, 2008, at 5:45 p.m.
BEAL’S ISLAND | Hundreds of Maine residents and summer tourists flocked to the Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research and Education (DEI) on Beal’s Island on Saturday for the second annual Shellfish Field Day.

Lamoine man found guilty in safe robbery

By Michael Dabrieo on Aug. 22, 2008, at 9:26 p.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine – After nearly six hours of deliberation, a Hancock County jury found a Lamoine man guilty Friday of stealing a safe containing an estimated $40,000 in cash from his grandmother in January 2005.

Ellsworth wastewater plant plans OK’d

By Michael Dabrieo on Aug. 20, 2008, at 10:50 p.m.
ELLSWORTH — The city is a step closer to building its new wastewater treatment plant.

Fires leave Red Cross in ‘critical’ condition

By Michael Dabrieo on Aug. 07, 2008, at 12 a.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine – Fires have swept homes in Ellsworth, Blue Hill, Northeast Harbor and in many other towns so far this summer, leaving many homeless and thousands of dollars in damage behind.

Rescuers ‘all knew’ Franklin pilot killed in ultralight crash

By Michael Dabrieo on Aug. 07, 2008, at 12 a.m.
FRANKLIN, Maine – Most of the local rescue workers responding Tuesday night to an emergency call about an ultralight plane crashing into Taunton Bay found it difficult to deal with the death of the pilot.