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Local News – March 20, 2015

Meth Lab (Ellsworth) – Men dressed in hazardous waste suits, their heads covered with air masks connected to tanks on their backs, gingerly removed chemicals from an Ellsworth apartment house yesterday as the latest methamphetamine making operation was dismantled.  It’s the second such operation in Hancock County in the past three weeks, and while no […]

Alleged Meth lab bust in Ellsworth

UPDATE 03.19.15 3:04PM: From the MDEA: As part of a joint investigation between the Ellsworth Police Department and MDEA’s Downeast District Task Force, an apartment located inside 153 State Street in Ellsworth was searched today. MDEA’s clandestine lab team, comprised of specially trained MDEA agents and chemists from the Maine Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory, […]

Atlantic Boat Company Earns Safety Award

From the Maine Department of Labor: Commissioner of Labor Jeanne Paquette announced that Atlantic Boat Company in Brooklin has earned the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program Award (SHARP) in recognition of its rigorous safety achievement program. Atlantic Boat Company is family owned business and builders of Duffy and BHM commercial boats and yachts. Acceptance […]

Ellsworth Chamber Announces Business Award Nominees

From the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce:  The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2015 Business Awards to be presented at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting and Awards night, May 21 2015 at Big Cat’s Catering and Event Center. Four Nominees were chosen in three categories, to go on […]

Ellsworth Coffee Express to close on March 31

Another Ellsworth business will close their doors, or take out window, the end of this month. The Coffee Express located off High Street will close at noon on March 31. The business posted the news on their Facebook page Wednesday afternoon. In the note they state that they are retiring and thanked patrons for their […]

Five Independent Maine Hospitals Form Rural Health Collaborative

From the Mount Desert Island Hospital: Mount Desert Island Hospital is among five Maine Hospitals that have joined to form the Maine Rural Health Collaborative with a goal of preserving and enhancing healthcare within the communities they serve. The collaborative will explore ways for the five independent hospital systems to share efficiencies and best practices […]

Local News – March 19, 2015

  Greenbush Fire (Greenbush) – An overnight fire badly damaged a Greenbush home.  Firefighters say flames were shooting through the Lower River Road home roof when they arrived shortly after 1-o’clock this morning.  WABI-TV reports the lone resident escaped without injury after waking up and smelling smoke.  The Fire Marshal’s office will look for the […]

The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce – 20 on the 20th!

The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce in celebration of the first day of spring is promoting” $20.00 on the 20th”;  spend twenty dollars shopping locally on Friday the twentieth of March.  It has been a record setting winter here in downeast Maine.  Not only have we had a lot of snow and cold temperatures but […]

Transient arrested in Ellsworth Church burglary

“Good old police work.” That’s what Ellsworth Police Lt. Harold Page tells Star 97.7 led to the discovery of a transient who allegedly let himself in to the Family Bible Church on High Street. Lt. Page says Officer James Gilway was patrolling the area when he noticed lights on at the church at about 1am Wednesday morning […]

Local News – March 18, 2015

RSU 24 Supt (Sullivan) – RSU 24 has hired one of its principals to be the next superintendent of schools.  The Ellsworth American reports Peninsula School principal Michael Eastman will take over the school district’s top office when Suzanne Lukas leaves in July.  Eastman has a long history with the RSU – he was principal […]