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Fort Knox Park Day volunteers event postponed until May 6

on April 21, 2017, at 12:31 p.m.

Lasagna supper to be held in Ellsworth on April 22

on April 20, 2017, at 4:05 p.m.

Fisherman’s breakfast slated for Saturday, April 22 in Ellsworth

Bangor Daily News on April 20, 2017, at 4:04 p.m.
Rebecca Grant walks to the office where she currently works at St. Joseph Healthcare on March 20, 2017. She said it was a struggle to get by after she was laid off from FairPoint Communications in July 2015.

Politicans say they want people to work, but they ignore this fast route to a job

on April 17, 2017, at 6:28 a.m.
There’s a way to get more people out of poverty, but it’s a “bewildering maze.”
GOING COASTAL

Elver fishermen getting higher prices this year (so far)

on April 14, 2017, at 7 a.m.
GOING COASTAL

Elver fishermen getting higher prices this year (so far)

on April 14, 2017, at 7 a.m.
Joseph A. Nally

Police arrest Maine man for 7th OUI offense after he allegedly hit pedestrian

By CBS 13 on April 13, 2017, at 8:57 a.m.
Police say they arrested a man for his seventh drunk driving offense after he allegedly drove under the influence and struck a pedestrian.

South American man accused of selling heroin from Hancock County motel room

on April 12, 2017, at 10:48 a.m.
Police arrested a 33-year-old man from Peru who is accused of selling heroin from a motel room.
This map shows where the Surry Forest is located near the intersections of routes 176 and 172 near Surry village in Hancock County. Blue Hill Heritage Trust announced Monday that it has acquired the 2,114-acre property.

Land trust acquires 2,100-acre forest parcel in Surry

By Bill Trotter on April 10, 2017, at 2:36 p.m.
Hunting has been allowed and will continue to be allowed on the land, along with other non-motorized uses such as hiking, biking or cross-country skiing.

Ellsworth man arrested after standoff at woman’s home

By Dawn Gagnon on April 09, 2017, at 1:29 p.m.
Jason Roth, 44, is charged with violation of a protection order, violation of conditions of his release from a prior arrest and refusing to submit to arrest.
An adult mosquito harvesting a blood meal. Improper application of insect repellent could increase your chances for bites.

You’re putting your insect repellent on wrong

By Aislinn Sarnacki on April 07, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“There’s actually a right and a wrong way to put on insect repellent,” said Michael Bentley, staff entomologist for the National Pest Management Association.
Hancock resident Michelle Racicot is looking for the man who sold her this set of silverware through the Ellsworth area barter, swap and sell Facebook page.

‘It just didn’t feel right’ says woman who bought heirloom silverware, hopes to return set

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 06, 2017, at 2:52 p.m.
“It never felt like it was mine. It’s not mine.”
An adult female deer tick. The National Pest Management Association predicts 2017 will be a bad season for mosquitoes and ticks.

Pest experts predict bad tick, mosquito season for Northeast

By Aislinn Sarnacki on April 06, 2017, at 2:02 p.m.
For the Northeast, the bi-annual Bug Barometer states that “higher tick populations may result from the unseasonably warm winter.
The remains of the former Betty's Hilltop House restaurant on Route 3 site covered in snow Wednesday morning. The vacant building was destroyed in an overnight fire, the cause of which remains under investigation.

Ellsworth restaurant under renovation damaged by overnight fire

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 05, 2017, at 6:54 a.m.
“It was a real valiant effort by the guys to get this out with all the wind, rain, sleet and snow we had to deal with last night.”
POLL QUESTION
A glass of water is seen during the taste testing at the Maine Rural Water Association's 34th Annual Water and Wastewater Technical Conference at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Dec. 11, 2014.

Maine’s wells could be polluted with arsenic, lead

By Abigail Curtis on April 05, 2017, at 6:01 a.m.
“The major problem is that Maine has a high reliance on wells, but very few people test their wells.”
HEATHER DENKMIRE
Heather Denkmire is a writer and artist who lives in Portland with her two young daughters.

Autistic people don’t need a ‘cure’

By Heather Denkmire on April 05, 2017, at 5:55 a.m.
The largest autism organizations treat autism as if it were a disease that needs to be eradicated, rather than a set of developmental conditions.
MAINE FOCUS
The Maine State House is pictured in January 2016.

LePage administration paid $315K for a consultant to rethink child care, then did nothing

By Matthew Stone on April 04, 2017, at 6:26 a.m.
The state told federal regulators it planned to carry out the consultant’s recommendations and re-upped with the consultant after its first proposal. But it appears there are no plans to follow through.
Sen. Eric Brakey, R-Auburn, intends to run against Sen. Angus King in the 2018 senate race.

GOP state senator Eric Brakey kicks off underdog 2018 bid to unseat Angus King

By Michael Shepherd on April 03, 2017, at 8 p.m.
Brakey called King a champion of “big government and big corporations” and hit Republicans for challenging him weakly.

Climate change skeptic group’s mailing campaign targets Maine teachers

By Nick McCrea on April 03, 2017, at 5:47 p.m.
A letter from the Heartland Institute said that the “science isn’t settled” and that there was an ongoing, “vibrant debate” among scientists.
A snow pile covers half the kiosk at the trailhead for Big Moose Mountain on Feb. 12, near Greenville.

Another spring storm to dump up to 8 inches of snow

By Nick McCrea on April 03, 2017, at 9:22 a.m.
Western and southern Maine could see between 5 and 8 inches of snow, with possible higher totals in the and around mountains.