Baked bean supper at Dedham church

on June 10, 2015, at 10:41 a.m.
Saturday, June 20, 2015 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Dedham Church, Route 46, Dedham Village, Maine DEDHAM, Maine — A baked bean supper will be held 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at Dedham Church, Route 46 in Dedham Village. The menu will include baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, hot …
People vote on  Tuesday  at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Voters head to polls in Bangor, several other towns

By Evan Belanger on June 09, 2015, at 2:28 p.m.
Bangor residents are casting their votes Tuesday regarding the school department’s proposed $43.89 million budget. That’s a total spending increase of $739,785 or 1.17 percent over the previous year. If passed, it would equal a local property tax increase of 8 cents on the mill rate. However, …

Bucksport supper to benefit local church

on June 09, 2015, at 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, June 27, 2015 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Arey Community Building, 1160 River Road, Bucksport, Maine BUCKSPORT, Maine — A public supper will be held 5-6 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at Arey Community Building, 1160 River Road. The menu will include baked beans, casseroles, salads and pies. Prices are $7 …

Holden church supper June 13

on June 09, 2015, at 11:10 a.m.
Saturday, June 13, 2015 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Holden Congregational Church, Church Road, Holden, Maine HOLDEN, Maine — Church supper, will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at Holden Congregational Church, Church Road. The menu will include homemade baked beans, casseroles, hot dogs, rolls, salads, dessert …

Benefit supper at Hancock Congregational Church

on June 09, 2015, at 10:04 a.m.
Saturday, June 13, 2015 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Union Congregational Church, 1368 Route 1, Hancock, Maine For more information: 207-422-3739; hancockucc.org HANCOCK, Maine — A supper to benefit Healthy Hornets Food Pick-Up, a family nutrition program at Hancock Grammar School, will be held 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 13, …
Gorham Clifton

Drug offenses dominate Hancock County grand jury indictments

By Bill Trotter on June 08, 2015, at 3:03 p.m.
ELLSWORTH | Nine of 18 people indicted last week by the Hancock County grand jury are facing charges of trafficking or possessing illegal drugs. Gorham C. Clifton, 38 of Orland was indicted on charges stemming from a drug bust at his Gilpin Road home last December. In that bust, …
Bar Harbor's new public works building off Crooked Road. Residents voted 87-66 earlier this week in favor of pursuing two possible community solar installation projects with ReVision Energy. One project would create a community solar farm that serves nine local homes. The other would result in panels being installed on the public works building's roof to help reduce the municipal department's energy costs.

Bar Harbor latest Maine town to pursue community solar power

By Bill Trotter on June 06, 2015, at 4:17 p.m.
With local voters having weighed in on the matter this past week, Bar Harbor has joined several other towns around the state interested in using solar power to help meet their community’s electricity needs. The 87-66 vote at Bar Harbor’s annual town meeting authorized the town …

2015 Pulliam Social Justice grants application deadline July 15

on June 05, 2015, at 9:01 a.m.
CASTINE, Maine — The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Castine announces the timelines and criteria for the 2015 Pulliam Social Justice Grants. These grants, which can run from $1,000 to $5,000 each, are made annually in honor of the late Deborah Pulliam, a longtime member of the UUCC and staunch supporter …

Saints Owner’s Yacht Docks in Bar Harbor

on June 03, 2015, at 9:54 p.m.
“Who Dat?” would be an appropriate and accurate response for anyone who might wonder (as I did) who owns a large yacht that is docked in front of the Harborside Hotel in downtown Bar Harbor. A quick Google search indicates that the power yacht, a 140-foot Burger boat named Lady Gayle Marie, …
Cloudy skies loom over a mostly deserted West Market Square in downtown Bangor on Wednesday. After a May that felt like summer, the first few days of June have been rather raw and damp throughout the state.

Bangor sets record for chilly June weather

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 03, 2015, at 3:40 p.m.
GRAY | After a May that felt like summer, the first few days of June have been rather raw and damp throughout the state. Tuesday in particular was a record-setting day for a late-spring chill, as records for cold weather were eclipsed in three Maine communities and tied in …
Kimberly Tucker, a Lincolnville attorney representing the International Association of Machinists in the union's lawsuit against Bucksport paper mill owner Verso, speaks to members of the news media outside the federal courthouse in Bangor in this Dec. 29, 2014, file photo.

Lawyer: Rumford layoffs prove Bucksport mill shouldn’t have closed

By Darren Fishell on June 02, 2015, at 5:29 p.m.
The lawyer representing 58 former Bucksport millworkers has asked a federal judge to consider recent layoffs at the Catalyst paper mill in Rumford as evidence the U.S. Department of Justice should have required more divestments from Verso Paper Corp. in the purchase of its larger competitor, NewPage. The justice department …

Public baked bean and casserole supper

on June 01, 2015, at 12:35 p.m.
Saturday, June 6, 2015 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Union Congregational Church of Ellsworth Falls, North Street, Ellsworth, Maine For more information: 207-667-8425 ELLSWORTH, Maine — A public baked bean and casserole supper will be held 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at Union Congregational Church of Ellsworth Falls, North Street. …

Bar Harbor ousted in Outside online poll

on June 01, 2015, at 11:07 a.m.
BDN pic by Brian Feulner Bar Harbor (shown above) apparently is not the Best Town Ever – based on the results of a national online poll being conducted by Outside magazine. The Mount Desert Island town made the Final Four of the contest, which started in early May with 64 towns and …
Mike Klingerman waits for the tide to change to empty his net while fishing for elvers early Friday morning in Card Mill Stream in Franklin.

Elver fishermen report ‘horrible’ season

By Johanna S. Billings on May 30, 2015, at 12:53 p.m.
FRANKLIN | The 2015 elver fishing season has come to a disappointing end, local fishermen say. “Horrible,” fisherman Abden Simmons described it. “I don’t think I’ve caught half of what my quota was.” “Normally we have an eight-week season, but this year we had a four-week season,” Darrell Young, …

Cold winter yields low elver numbers

By Ashley Conti on May 30, 2015, at 12:41 p.m.
Darrell Young, head of the Maine Elver Fishermen’s Association, Dustin Young and Mike Klingerman closed their elver fishing season early Friday morning at Card Mill Stream in Franklin. Darrell Young explained that the long, cold winter stunted their normally eight-week fishing season to only four.
 Lori Stubbs said that an automatic or semi-automatic rifle likely being used for target practice somewhere in range of her Bucks Mills Road home on Sunday afternoon twice struck her minivan, which was parked in the driveway where her 10-year-old daughter was playing.

Minivan in Bucksport family’s yard struck by bullets

By Abigail Curtis on May 28, 2015, at 8:20 p.m.
Lori Stubbs and her family enjoyed a relaxing afternoon at their rural Bucks Mills Road home on Sunday despite the sound of round after round of gunshots they heard in the not-too-far distance. But that feeling of relaxation shattered later when Stubbs saw a big bullet hole …
Angie Blevins draws a forest scene on a piece of paper made from military uniforms as part of the Combat Paper group, a veteran-run arts project, held at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle on Wednesday.

Veterans use uniforms to make art, tell their stories

By Nok-Noi Ricker on May 28, 2015, at 7:02 p.m.
DEER ISLE | Vietnam War veteran, sculptor and poet Terry Grasse of Lisbon Falls cut up his combat pants, mashed them into pulp and made a special type of paper that he used to create a sculpture of a prisoner behind bars. “It’s called ‘POW or PTSD or ?’” …

Combat Paper helping veteran artists have a voice

By Ashley Conti on May 28, 2015, at 6:56 p.m.
Around 30 veterans from around the United States came to Deer Isle this week to transform military uniforms into sheets of paper where they created different forms of art.
Christina and Corey Darveau with some of the hundreds of packets that they will send to police stations and high schools in Maine to bring attention to T.A.Y.L.O.R. tags in this 2014 photo.

‘Taylor’s Law’ headed to enactment after Legislature overrides LePage veto

By Abigail Curtis and Christopher Cousins on May 28, 2015, at 11:07 a.m.
AUGUSTA | The bill that has become known as “Taylor’s Law” will go into law after a 114-32 vote Thursday in the House of Representatives that overrode a veto of the bill by Gov. Paul LePage. The House’s action follows a 23-11 vote in the Senate on Wednesday that …
Christopher Saenz looks around the courtroom after entering for the first day of his jury waived trial on May 18 in Bangor. He is accused of murdering his wife, Hilary Saenz, on Christmas day 2013.

Closing arguments in Ellsworth Christmas Day beating death trial

on May 28, 2015, at 10:13 a.m.
ADVERTISEMENT | Grow your business
ADVERTISEMENT | Grow your business