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Joint road salt purchase saves Hancock County towns nearly $44,000

By Sheri Walsh on Aug. 18, 2016, at 11:21 a.m.
ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Planning Commission’s annual joint purchase of road salt will save the 30 towns participating a combined total of $43,760 compared to what was paid last year. “This is an example of how towns working together can save money,” said commission Executive Director Tom Martin. “For about …
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Hancock County Planning Commission sponsors compost bin sale

By Sheri Walsh on Sept. 21, 2015, at 4:20 p.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — The Hancock County Planning Commission is sponsoring a backyard composting bin sale on a first come, first served basis. The Earth Machine Backyard Composting units are an effective way for households to compost yard and leaf waste as well as uncooked vegetable food scraps. They are black …
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Hancock County Planning Commission’s 45th annual meeting

By Sheri Walsh on May 04, 2015, at 10:29 a.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — Richard Rosen, Commissioner of the Maine Department of Administrative and Financial Services, will be the guest speaker at the Hancock County Planning Commission’s (HCPC) 45th annual meeting on May 26 @ 7:00 PM at the Ellsworth Public Library meeting room (enter lower level). While this is the …
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Hancock County Planning Commission Sponsors Compost Bin Sale

By Sheri Walsh on March 18, 2015, at 6:29 p.m.
Hancock County Planning Commission (HCPC) is sponsoring a backyard composting bin sale. The Earth Machine Backyard Composting units are an effective way for households to compost yard and leaf waste as well as uncooked vegetable food scraps. They are black and made of 100 percent recycled plastic. The bins are …

Planning Commission will hold workshop on Brownfields and their Reuse Potential

By Sheri Walsh on Jan. 13, 2015, at 3:30 p.m.
Hancock County Planning Commission (HCPC) announces the 32nd forum in its Striking A Balance workshop series at the VFW Hall at 419 Main Street (Washington Junction Road) in Ellsworth from 5:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. on January 29, 2015 (storm date February 5). The topic will be brownfields sites. The term …
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Amherst, Aurora, and Great Pond Seek Public’s Opinion on Towns’ Future

By Sheri Walsh on Aug. 25, 2014, at 4:48 p.m.
Residents and tax payers in Amherst, Aurora, and Great Pond have an opportunity to express their thoughts on what they want for their towns in the future. The three towns, with help from the Hancock County Planning Commission, are conducting a public opinion survey. Copies are being distributed to all …
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Hancock County Planning Commission hosts haz-waste collection

By Sheri Walsh on July 02, 2014, at 3:34 p.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — Hancock County Planning Commission has organized a Greater Ellsworth area household hazardous waste and universal waste collection for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Ellsworth High School. The Hancock County Planning Commission is pleased to announce an opportunity for residents of Dedham, Deer Isle, Ellsworth, Gouldsboro, Hancock, …

Planning Commission to hold workshop on Threats to Shellfish Areas

By Sheri Walsh on June 02, 2014, at 1:18 p.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — Striking a Balance organizers will hold the 31st forum in the development-related workshop series contamination and threats to shellfish areas 5-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at the VFW Hall, 419 Main St. (Washington Junction Road) in Ellsworth. The topic will be how to identify and remove sources of contamination …

HCPC annual meeting

By Sheri Walsh on May 13, 2014, at 2:04 p.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — Robert A. Martin, president of the Maine Technology Institute, will be the guest speaker at the Hancock County Planning Commission’s (HCPC) 44th annual meeting at 7 p.m. May 27, at the Ellsworth Public Library meeting room (enter lower level). While this is the annual business meeting of the …

Composting workshop in Ellsworth

By Sheri Walsh on April 22, 2014, at 11:38 a.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — Hancock County Planning Commission and the Sustainability Division of the Maine Department of Environmental Protect are holding a workshop on the composting of food scraps and other organic materials. The workshop will take place at the Ellsworth City Hall auditorium (upper level) on May 7 from 8:30 …

HCPC to hold Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale

By Sheri Walsh on April 04, 2014, at 9:34 a.m.
  Here’s your chance to turn your otherwise-wasted kitchen vegetable scraps and yard trimmings into a nutrient-rich soil amendment. The Hancock County Planning Commission is participating in a statewide backyard composting bin sale. Through May 3, 2014, a home compost bin and how-to guide with a combined retail value of …

Commission hosts workshop on Municipal Uses of GIS

By Sheri Walsh on April 04, 2014, at 9:29 a.m.
  RE: Planning Commission sponsors April 24 Workshop on Geographic Information Systems and Mapping Technology for Assessing, Planning, and Permitting Hancock County Planning Commission Forum To Focus on Uses of Geographic Information Systems for Assessing and Development Review Striking a Balance organizers announce the 30th forum in the development-related workshop …

Planning Commission workshop on Threats to Drinking Water Wells

By Sheri Walsh on March 12, 2014, at 10:33 a.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — Striking a Balance organizers announce the 29th forum in the development-related workshop series on Threats to Drinking Water Wells, 5-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, storm date April 6, at the VFW Hall at 419 Main St. (Washington Junction Road) in Ellsworth The topic will be identification and …

Workshop to focus on Recent Changes Floodplain Legislation and New Storm Surge Maps

By Sheri Walsh on Jan. 31, 2014, at 3:13 p.m.
  ELLSWORTH, Maine — Striking a Balance organizers announce the twenty-eighth forum in the development-related workshop series at the VFW Hall at 419 Main Street (Washington Junction Road) in Ellsworth from 5:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 27, 2014 (storm date March 6). The topic will be how changes …

Hancock County Household Hazardous Waste Collection

By Sheri Walsh on July 15, 2013, at 3:42 p.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — The Hancock County Planning Commission will sponsor a household hazardous waste collection event, where residents from sponsoring communities will be able to dispose of up to five gallons or 25 pounds of household hazardous materials at no cost. Examples of materials that will be accepted include household …

Planning Commission and Consultant Complete Blue Hill Bay Needs Assessment

By Sheri Walsh on June 28, 2013, at 5:58 p.m.
Following 18 months of research and input from conservation and planning specialists, fishermen, businesses, and residents, Hancock County Planning Commission and its consultant, Barbara S. Arter Associates, are pleased to announce the completion of the Blue Hill Bay Needs Assessment. This report is a preliminary study of the environmental, economic, …

Workshop on protecting the working waterfront and preserving public access to the shore

By Sheri Walsh on June 11, 2013, at 7:28 a.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — Striking a Balance organizers announce the 27th forum in the development-related workshop series from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at the VFW Hall at 419 Main St.(Washington Junction Road) in Ellsworth. The topic will be preserving the working waterfront. The session qualifies for education credits …

Maine Community Foundation awards Capacity Building Grant for clam flat restoration in Frenchman Bay

By Sheri Walsh on June 10, 2013, at 10:28 a.m.
FRENCHMAN BAY, Maine — Hancock County Planning Commission, Frenchman Bay Partners, and the Frenchman Bay Regional Shellfish Committee are pleased to announce receipt of a capacity-building grant from the Maine Community Foundation. The grant will fund the planning and foundation-building process for building capacity toward water quality monitoring and data …

Author Linda Greenlaw to speak at Hancock County Planning Commission annual meeting

By Sheri Walsh on May 07, 2013, at 8:37 a.m.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: May 6, 2013 CONTACT PERSON: Thomas Martin, Executive Director TELEPHONE NUMBER: 667-7131 FAX NUMBER: 667-2099Story continues below advertisement. E-MAIL: tmartin@hcpcme.org Linda Greenlaw, America’s only female sword fishing captain, and the author of three New York Times best-selling books about life as a commercial fisherman plus several …

Forum to focus on Farmland Protection Issues

By Sheri Walsh on April 04, 2013, at 11:06 a.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — “Striking a Balance” organizers announce the 26th forum in the development-related workshop series at the VFW Hall at 419 Main St. (Washington Junction Road) in Ellsworth from 5 until 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25. The topic will be state laws pertaining to farming and the future …