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Former Verso worker Ryan Pickoski of Bucksport puts on his gear during a gear drill at Orrington Fire Department Wednesday. Pickoski is beginning a new life as a firefighter, thanks in large part to Rapid Response and an internship created for him at Orrington Fire Department.

At 39, this former millworker is starting a new career as a firefighter

By Dawn Gagnon on May 13, 2017, at 1:01 a.m.
Ryan Pickoski is getting into firefighting at an age when many in the field are preparing to retire.
ORRINGTON, Maine -- 05/10/2017 - Former Verso worker Ryan Pickoski of Bucksport grabs his gear to do a gear drill at Orrington Fire Department Wednesday. Pickoski is beginning a new life as a firefighter, thanks in large part to Rapid Response and an internship created for him at Orrington Fire Department. At 39, he's at an age when many firefighters are retiring. He is graduating on Friday with a 4.0 and as student of the year. He was a fourth generation mill worker when Verso closed a few years ago. Ashley L. Conti | BDN

Life after Verso: Former paper mill worker embarking on new career in firefighting

By Ashley Conti on May 13, 2017, at 1 a.m.

Bucksport church cancels roast beef supper slated for May 26

on May 09, 2017, at 12:04 p.m.
Flood waters in the harbor of Blue Hill lap over the top of the town pier off Water Street in a 2016 photo.

Deluge targets eastern coastal Maine, 2 to 5 inches of rain expected

By Nick McCrea on May 05, 2017, at 1:19 p.m.
“This could lead to to small stream and urban flooding with significant rises on area rivers.”
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MOUNT DESERT ISLAND, MAINE -- 5/22/15 -- David Rockefeller Sr. is seen during an event to mark his donation of 1000 acres of land to the Mount Desert Land and Garden Preserve on Friday on Mount Desert Island. Gabor Degre | BDN

Rockefeller’s will leaves art, millions of dollars, island in Maine

on April 28, 2017, at 7:30 a.m.
Several Maine organizations will benefit as a result of provisions in Rockefeller’s will, Forbes reported last week.
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Rockefeller’s will leaves art, millions of dollars, a Maine island

on April 28, 2017, at 7:30 a.m.

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.”
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Elver fishermen getting higher prices this year (so far)

on April 14, 2017, at 7 a.m.
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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.”