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Holy Hardpack, Batman! Weston and Maverick Ashborn of Orland were among the racers of cardboard sleds taking to the hill at Woodlawn Saturday morning. The races are part of the city’s annual Winter Carnival, and the event drew a bumper crop of sleds — more than 35, according to organizers — thanks to the presence of snow (which had been lacking in recent years). Other activities over the weekend included a hockey tournament, fireworks and hot air balloon rides.

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Cops: Man Stabs Woman, Self By Mark Good TRENTON — A Trenton man accused of the Wednesday morning stabbing of a 21-year-old woman has been hospitalized with self-inflicted stab wounds. James Stanton, 48, allegedly stabbed the woman sometime around 1 a.m. at the home where the pair lives on the Oak Point Road. She was able to run to a neighboring home for help, according to Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland. State police and game wardens followed Stanton’s footprints in the snow and located him about 2 a.m. in nearby

woods suffering from selfinflicted stab wounds. He was taken by LifeFlight helicopter to Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) in Bangor for treatment. He remains hospitalized under police guard and has been charged with aggravated assault. The victim, whose name isn’t being released, was taken by ambulance to a local hospital and later transferred to EMMC. Her wounds are not as serious as those sustained by Stanton, McCausland said. State police detectives are to continue their investigation today, which is to include a search of the home.

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By Taylor Vortherms EASTBROOK — The young competitors shifted uncomfortably in the spotlight. Some inspected the ceiling for answers. Girls clutched their skirts. Boys’ voices cracked. Some hunched over the microphone set too low. Others stood on their tiptoes, too proud to adjust the stand. They were among the 30 fifth- through eighth-graders who had advanced from inschool competitions to participate in Monday’s Hancock County Spelling Bee at Cave Hill School. The two boys representing the Downeast Homeschool Co-op seemed unfazed by the pressure. One was 13-yearold Brandon Aponte, last year’s Maine State Spelling Bee champion. The other was his 9-year-old brother, Colin Aponte. “At this point, it’s kind of

running in the family,” said Louise Aponte, Brandon and Colin’s mother. Louise home-schools the two boys in Brooklin, where

Brandon and Colin train together by reciting words, writing them down to visualize the letters and quizzing each other regularly.

The Aponte brothers’ spelling careers began when Brandon was in fourth grade. He entered his first spelling bee and spelled the first letter of

his first word wrong. “His first word was ‘celebrate,’ and he spelled it with an ‘s,’” Louise said. “We thought from there, we didn’t have a speller on our hands.” Two years later, the family’s local home-school co-op formed a spelling club. Brandon, a sixth-grader at this point, got involved. His brother helped him prepare. He then entered the club’s first spelling bee and took first. That same year, Brandon advanced to the state competition in Portland against students from the 15 other counties in Maine. The contestants whittled down to just two, one of whom was Brandon and another a boy from Cape Elizabeth named Nat Jordan. After 50 rounds, the longest spelling bee in Maine history, Brandon lost. The next year, he returned to states, faced Nat again in the final rounds, and this time, won by correctly spelling the word, “crambo.” Continued on Page 13


The Aponte brothers, Colin (left) and Brandon (center), stand with Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School Principal James Newett after Brandon won the Hancock County Spelling Bee on Monday at Cave Hill School.

Chamber Head Resigns By Steve Fuller ELLSWORTH — After 18 months on the job, the executive director of the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce is stepping down. Tony Cameron said this week he is leaving because his wife, Elizabeth, has been offered a job in Brunswick. His wife currently works at The Jackson Laboratory and, though Cameron said his wife

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worth job in August of 2012, after having served as the director of marketing and membership sales at the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce. Buddy Saunders, president of the chamber’s board of directors, said Tuesday that the board

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administrator for the city’s school department, said Tuesday that 10 applications have been received for the superintendent’s post. The deadline for applications was Feb. 7. Most of the applications came from within Maine, he said, but a few were from outside the state. A nine-member search committee has begun reviewing those applications. The goal remains to have a superintendent on board by July 1 or shortly thereafter. The search committee is made up of the following members: Dawn Hudson Continued on Page 3

Ellsworth City Council

$4.6 Million OK’d For Moore Center By Steve Fuller ELLSWORTH — After extolling the possibilities of the project and the benefits they believe it will bring, city councilors gave unanimous final approval Monday night to moving forward with the $4.6-million renovation of the Moore Community Center. “This has finally come to a point where we’re ready to step out and move forward with it,” said Council Chairman John Phillips.

City officials noted that in addition to giving the Down East Family YMCA’s child care program and Friends in Action senior citizens group renovated space in which to operate, the renovation project will allow for more public use of the building. That will help alleviate demand at City Hall, which is heavily used by groups for meetings, classes and presentations. Continued on Page 13

Food Prices Rise; No Relief in Sight

will look to hire a replacement for Cameron but has yet to take steps to do so. “Right now, we’re just kind of all in shock and working to figure out the next steps,” he said. Saunders called Cameron By Jennifer Osborn “a great fit for the commuBLUE HILL — If you feel nity” and said he did good like your wallet is lighter when Tony work in helping the chamber you walk out of the grocery Cameron grow. store, that’s because it is. Continued on Page 13 Don’t expect any relief. Forecasters expect grocery prices to continue to rise thanks to serious drought in National Debt nearly half of the U.S. Prices for ground beef, milk The outstanding U.S. public The Ellsworth American will be closed Monday, Feb. and eggs have increased since debt on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 17, in observance of Presidents Day. The deadline for Real 2012, according to averages was $17,262,654,347,875.62. Estate advertising for the Feb. 20 American moves ahead to of prices tallied for each item Each citizen’s share of this Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 5 p.m. The Arts ad deadline, includat the Ellsworth Hannaford, debt is $54,348.87. One year ing restaurant advertising, is Thursday, Feb. 13, at noon. Shaw’s Supermarket and ago, the U.S. public debt was The deadline for all other advertising, including Classified, Walmart. $16,489,930,650,594.15. is Friday, Feb. 14, by noon. Bread, butter and Cheerios “absolutely loves” her work there, making the move to Brunswick is “in the best interests of our family.” “It was a very tough decision — all aspects of it,” said Cameron, who is from Brunswick. Cameron was hired for the Ells-

By Steve Fuller ELLSWORTH — Members of the newly elected city school board already have met twice since taking office last week, and they have no shortage of work to do. Tasks on the to-do list include hiring a superintendent, finding a place for the school department’s central office, hiring staff for that office and approving bylaws and policies — all before July 1. “You’ve got a monumental task before you,” said Ron Barker, a consultant who is working with the board on hiring a superintendent. Jack Turcotte, startup

cereal prices have decreased slightly. However, wheat prices are forecast to rise once again thanks to the existing drought. Beef prices have risen due in large part to cattle inventories, which have been at record lows due to droughts the past couple years, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Prices are expected to rise further in 2014. The total number of cattle on Jan. 1, 2013, was the lowest herd size since 1952, the department stated. However, California is in the midst of an even greater drought, which threatens

prices for everything from beef and milk to wheat, nuts and vegetables, according to a MarketWatch report Friday. Last week, the U.S. Drought Monitor listed California as an area of “exceptional drought,” which is a step drier than an “extreme drought” classification. The U.S Drought Monitor is a weekly map of drought conditions that is produced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the National Continued on Page 13

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Heard Around Town

Seen Around Town

By American Staff

Ellsworth Library Book Sale Begins ELLSWORTH — The Friends of the Ellsworth Public Library is holding its annual Cabin Fever Book Sale in the library’s Riverview Room Friday, Feb. 14, and Saturday, Feb. 15. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 14 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 15. The sale features cookbooks, crafts books, fiction and lots of media. The library is trying to sell a large number of movies on VHS and DVD as well as recorded music CDs and books on tape and CD. Most items will be $1 or less.

Brooklin preschoolers have their eyes set on collecting as many prescription glasses as possible in a month’s time. Jean Hylan’s pre-K pupils aim to collect 50 pairs for people who can’t afford to purchase them and are therefore limited in their education and work options. Prescription eyeglasses can be dropped off or mailed to Jean Hylan, Brooklin School (359-2133), P.O. Box 120, Brooklin, ME 04616. ¨ Morton’s Moo is putting a positive spin on this week’s frigid spell. From noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, the “Moo crew” will be scooping and offering a buck off every ice cream cone as part of its annual Customer Appreciation Day. ¨ From Dallas, Texas, Blue Hill summer resident Tom Foster informs us that he finds plenty of use for his velour-lined L.L. Bean flannel shirt in the Lone Star State. It “keeps me nice and warm on cold days. And yes, it does get cold enough in Texas to wear it.” ¨ Since earlier this year, we’ve enjoyed hearing Sedgwick musician Jay Peterson’s melodious, baritone voice on Maine Public Radio. He is an occasional on-air announcer and his voice also can be heard in pre-recorded promos. A classic country-western guitarist, Jay also hosts WERU Radio’s “Rhythm Ranch” program and has performed on “A Prairie Home Companion.” In fact, he designed the popular radio program’s Powdermilk Biscuit logo. ¨ Hats off to Paula Garvey of Mariaville for winning the 4.5-quart Le Creuset French Oven Truffle while Bart Merrill of Dover-Foxcroft scooped up the Le Creuset teapot and Republic of Tea tea in Rooster Brother’s Jan. 18 raffle. The raffle was held as part of the Downtown Ellsworth Association’s Holiday Do-Over. ¨ Recent submissions from the Maine State Punitentiary: When the doctor asked the editor how he was doing, he said he had a problem with his circulation. Drivers who speed in the snow often find themselves adrift. I thought I packed a memory card for my camera, but I forgot it.


Ellsworth Fire Chief Richard Tupper (right) presents a certificate to his nephew, firefighter Brandon Tupper, recognizing Brandon as the city’s Firefighter of the Year for 2013. The presentation was made at the City Council meeting Monday night. Brandon Tupper has been a member of the Fire Department for six years, and has served as president of the Senator Hale Hose Company. Fellow firefighters packed the City Council chambers to see Brandon Tupper receive his award. Brandon received a standing ovation from the city councilors, firefighters and members of the audience.

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BLUE HILL — The Good Neighbor Supper will be held Friday, Feb. 21, at the First Baptist Church. The menu will include spaghetti, breads, salads, desserts and beverages. There is no charge. It is free to all.

Ellsworth’s Hannaford supermarket recently donated hundreds of parcels of nonperishable food to the Loaves & Fishes food pantry in Ellsworth. “We are a caring community that is willing to assist those in need when able,” said Debbie Murray (above), assistant manager of the Ellsworth Hannford. “The holiday months are tough for individuals and families with added expenses, oil, lack of employment, health concerns and more. We want to thank all of our customers and associates who supported our Helping Hand food drive for Thanksgiving and Christmas. With the outpouring support of our community, we were able to exceed our previous year total of 508 boxes to 572. We are pleased to share that in addition to the food drive we donated an additional 321 Helping Hand boxes to the Loaves & Fishes food pantry. Jim Tintle (above, center) and his team do an excellent job providing meals for area families and other food pantries. We can’t thank them enough for being there in a time of need.” At left is Grocery Department Manager Mike Terrill.

American Wins 26 Awards By Stephen Fay BOSTON — The Ellsworth American received 26 awards, including 13 first place citations, Saturday night at the New England Newspaper & Press Association’s annual meeting at the Park Plaza Hotel. Executive Editor Hugh Bowden received a first in the Editorial Writing category. The judges’ comments included the observation that “The editorials eschew passion in making their point.” Columnist Jill Goldthwait also was awarded a first for her State of Maine commentaries. “Writes with a pen that could have come down to her from Jonathan Swift.” The American received top honors in its circulation category (over 6,000) for Government Reporting, History Reporting, Arts Section, Front Page, Headline Writing and Advertising Supplement, among others. The Mount Desert Islander, The American’s sister newspaper, won firsts for Editorial/Commentary Page, News Photo, Advertising Supplement and Color Advertisement. The competition involves daily and weekly newspapers in Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Publisher Alan Baker, who participated in the annual meeting in Boston along with Islander and American managers, said the awards are the result of a companywide cooperative effort. “The telling thing is that the various awards recognize such a spread of talents: the people who design the ads and the pages, who sell the advertising, operate our website, cover the news and take the photographs. It’s teamwork and we are proud to have such a great team.”

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Passenger Count Up at Airport Entitlement Funds Likely By Jennifer Osborn ELLSWORTH — The good news is enplanements at the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport during 2013 were up significantly over 2012. The total number of enplanements was 9,557, which is short of the 10,000 needed to ensure the airport qualifies for $1 million in

Matthew Foster Joins Race for District Attorney ELLSWORTH — Local lawyer Matthew Foster has announced his candidacy for district attorney for Hancock and Washington counties. Foster and First Assistant District Attorney Paul Cavanaugh, who announced his candidacy last month, are Republicans. Foster’s an n ou n c e ment sets in motion a primary race. Also in the running is AssisMatthew tant District Foster Attorney Bill Entwisle, a Democrat. Carletta “Dee” Bassano, first-term district attorney for Hancock and Washington counties, said last month that she will not seek re-election. March 17 is the deadline for candidates to get on the state ballot for the June primaries.

entitlement grant funds from the Federal Aviation Administration. However, Airport Manager Brad Madeira does not yet have enplanement figures from charter flights, which last year totaled 1,257. The addition of charter enplanements was the result of Madeira making “very aggressive phone calls to all the charter operators” asking them to submit their activity to the FAA. “All were able to amass those 1,257, which helped us get our full entitlement,” Madeira said. The charter companies don’t have any obligation to report their enplanements to the FAA, so Madeira has to request it, which he will do in the fall. “I’m pretty comfortable thinking that I’m going to be able to come up with at least 443 on the charter side of the house,” he said. For 2012, the airport had 8,749 enplanements, which combined with the 1,257 charter enplanements gave the airport a total of 10,006 enplanements, thus meeting the requirement for the $1 million in federal funding. “It’s a pretty big deal for us to pass 10,000 in 2012,” Madeira said. “It was only by six, but that was enough.” There is a two-year delay between the year the airport qualifies for funding and the year it is received. So, entitlement funding from 2012 will be available this year, 2014. Entitlement money from previous years is funding the current $3-million terminal expansion project.

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10 Seek Post of Ellsworth School Supt. Continued from Page 1 and Brenda Thomas from the school board, City Councilor Marc Blanchette and City Manager Michelle Beal representing the city, Hancock County Technical Center Director Amy Boles and Ellsworth Elementary Middle School pre-K through Grade 4 Principal Amy Peterson-Roper representing school administrators, teachers Andrea Beardsley (science at Ellsworth High School) and Kiersten Jester (special education at Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School) and Karrie Alley from the Parents Teachers Friends group. The timeline for the search process going forward, as outlined by Barker and Turcotte, is as follows: • The search committee will meet today, Thursday, Feb. 13, to select candidates for an initial round of interviews and come up with interview questions. • The first round of interviews will be conducted Thursday, March 6, and Friday, March 7. • On Tuesday, March 11, the search committee and school board will meet to discuss which candidates should come to the board for a second round of interviews. • Candidate interviews with the school board will then take place Wednesday, March 19. • Reference checks, tours of Ellsworth and the city’s schools, possible site visits at the candidates’ current places of employment and meetings with stakeholder groups will take place the week of March 24. • Contract negotiations will take place the last week of March, with the goal of selecting a new superintendent by mid-April. Barker said most superintendents have a clause in their contract requiring them to give 60 or 90 days notice, which is why the board

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first regular meeting Tuesday night at City Hall. Turcotte — a former superintendent in Ellsworth — called it a “very special night” and a “tribute to the people of Ellsworth.” Hudson was elected chairman of the board and Thomas was elected vice chairman. The board agreed to hold its regular meetings on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. That will allow meetings to be broadcast on the city’s public access channels (channels 5 and 7 for Time Warner subscribers) and streamed live on the city’s website. The board authorized Turcotte to advertise for 10 fulltime positions for central office staff, ranging from an administrative assistant for the superintendent to a food service director. Turcotte said he has been asked if that is more staff than the city needs. In response he said, “I hope it’s enough.” “I’m not building an empire,” he said. “But I do

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Ellsworth School Board members gathered for a workshop Saturday morning at City Hall to learn about the process for hiring a new superintendent. From left are Marcia Jude, Dawn Hudson, Ron Barker (a consultant working with the board), Paul Markosian and Andrea Perry. The five are listening to Jack Turcotte, startup administrator for the city’s school department.

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think you need these people.” Board member Paul Markosian asked about the possibility of sharing any services with Hancock or Lamoine, the two other communities that withdrew from Regional School Unit 24 in November. Turcotte said there are ongoing discussions on that subject, but no decisions have been made yet. Turcotte also told board members he is working on a lease agreement with Camden National Bank to use space in the former Union Trust building on Main Street for the school department’s central office. When finalized, the agreement will be brought to the board for its approval. There were 15 audience members at Tuesday night’s board meeting, at least a third of whom are school officials. The board’s next meeting is set for Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the Hancock County Technical Center (112 Boggy Brook Road). That meeting will be a budget workshop where the board will review the proposed budget for the technical center.

Corrections The Feb. 6 news story about East Blue Hill resident Suzanne Massie, who advised President Ronald Reagan during the Cold War, listed an incomplete website for her newly published memoir. The correct one is The publisher is Maine Authors Publishing in Rockland. The Feb. 6 edition of Health Quarterly misstated Robin Larson-Clarke’s title. She is the Down East Family YMCA’s fitness director.

Lecture Series Starts Feb. 17 BLUE HILL — Deer IsleStonington Adult and Community Education is launching a series of programs at Parker Ridge called “Aging in the 21st Century.” Each program runs from 2 to 4 p.m. and there is no charge. Please call 374-5789 so organizers know how many guests to expect. The series will kick off Feb. 17 with a focus on Living with Parkinson’s disease. Anne Cushman, organizer of a local Parkinson’s disease support group, will give the talk for caregivers and people with Parkinson’s. The other programs and their dates are as follows: March 18, Hospice Care; March 31, nutrition for seniors; April 14, Lambert and Coffin Attorneys at Law, Advance Directives; April 28, Elder Law; and May 12, Caring for the Caregiver.

Lack of Title Cancels Review Of Project BLUE HILL — A Planning Board review of a 9,600-square-foot commercial development on South Street was canceled Monday because the developer’s purchase and sales agreement had expired. Blue Hill Code Enforcement Officer Judy Jenkins said the developer, David St. Germain, didn’t have a signed current contract or a right to title. “When they get that, they can come back and apply,” Jenkins said. St. Germain had obtained Planning Board approval for the project in 2012, but the permit expired, so he was to appear before the board Monday night for a new permit.

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Elver Fishermen Await Quota Guidelines By Stephen Rappaport ELLSWORTH — Elver season gets under way in less than six weeks and when it does fishermen will be playing by a new set of rules. As of now, though, no one knows exactly what those rules will be. Last week, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Eel Management Board approved Maine’s plan to impose a strict landings quota for the juvenile eels known as elvers — or glass eels — that have sold for as much as $2,600 per pound in 2012 and for more than $2,000 per pound last year. Now, the Legislature has to get behind the plan. On Wednesday, the Marine Resources Committee was scheduled to hold a work session on a bill, LD1625, introduced by Rep. Walter Kumiega (D-Deer Isle) that Department

of Marine Resources (DMR) Commissioner Patrick Keliher anticipates will authorize a landings quota and several related changes to the state’s elver fishing laws. According to Keliher, the committee will have plenty to consider before a final bill is sent to the full Legislature. Last year, according to DMR, licensed buyers reported elver landings of 18,706 pounds, worth some $33 million. That was roughly 4,100 pounds more than the approximately 14,200 pound landings reported by the state’s 437 licensed harvesters, Jeffrey Pierce, executive director of the Maine Elver Fisherman Association, said Monday. At a meeting in Virginia last Thursday, Keliher told the eel board that the state would impose an 11,749-pound quota for the 10-week season that


Harvesters will be weighing their elver landings carefully this coming season if the Legislature approves a new individual quota system. begins March 22. That repre-

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from the landings reported by dealers last year. Faced with the threat last fall that the eel management board might shut the entire fishery down, Maine agreed to cut the harvest by between 25 and 40 percent. The harvesters agreed to the quota, Pierce said, because they consider that it represents only a 14 percent reduction from the landings they reported. DMR also agreed, Pierce said, to ease some restrictions on who can help harvesters tend their gear. What has not been decided is how the quota will be allocated among individual fishermen. “We’re still running different formulas to try to answer the question of fairness,” Keliher said Tuesday morning. One ideas is to base the individual allocation on the average of the landings reported by each fishermen over the past three years. That’s not popular with harvesters who didn’t fish during one of those years. Another possibility is to take three years of landings, throw out the lowest amount and then take a two-year average. DMR also is considering using each harvester’s mean landings over the three-year period. Whatever decision the department reaches, it was unlikely to be ready to present to the Marine Resources Committee on Wednesday. “The Legislature has been getting tremendous pressure” over the allocation issue, Keliher said. DMR is definitely against

any form of “derby” fishing with no individual allocations, because it encourages illegal fishing, Keliher said. Beginning this season, harvesters will have to present a magnetic swipe card, similar to a debit card, to dealers each time they sell elvers. The dealers will record each transaction with a card reader connected to a computer and report the landings to DMR on a daily basis. When 95 percent of the quota has been landed, the fishery will be closed. The requirement for swipe cards was adopted in a DMR regulation late last year. The department justified the card system as a way to keep better track of landings even without a quota system and as a deterrent to the illegal sale of elvers by unlicensed harvesters or smuggled into Maine. Whatever form of allocation is adopted, if the Legislature approves the use of the individual quota it will be the first Maine fishery managed through what fisheries managers call “output controls.” Until now, the state has always managed its fisheries using “input controls” such as seasonal or area closures, caps on licenses issued or gear limits. After what Keliher describes as “very difficult conversations with the tribes,” DMR also appears to be nearing agreement with the state’s four federally recognized tribes about how the elver fishery will be regulated this year. “We’re one step away, but the final step is the Grand Canyon,” Keliher said. “The AG (attorney general) is pleading with us to proceed with caution.” Last year, the four tribes reported elver landings of 2,360 pounds to DMR, which were included in the statewide total. Of that, 1,655 pounds were attributable to Passamaquoddy fishermen. If the Legislature can approve a plan that meets constitutional equal protection requirements, the tribes would get a total quota that equals last year’s reported landings, Keliher said. The Aroostook Band of Micmacs, Houlton Band of Maliseet and the Penobscot Nation would divide 705 pounds of the quota among them. The Passamaquoddy Tribe would get a quota of 1,655 pounds to be divided among however many tribal members participate in the fishery. If the accord holds, it could relieve the sometimes confrontational relationship between DMR and the tribes over who regulates Maine’s fisheries and how. The hang-up is whether a system that imposes individual quotas on some elver harvesters and not others can pass constitutional equal protection requirements. Last year, with elvers fetching $2,000 per pound or more, the Passamaquoddy Tribe issued 575 elver licenses to its members, nearly three times the number allowed by statute. More than 5,000 Mainers who were not tribal members entered a lottery for the 29 new elver licenses that were available from the state. Keliher approved only the first 150 tribal licenses, but that news apparently didn’t reach all the way Downeast, where there were confrontations between non-tribal and Passamaquoddy fishermen, some of whom were using licenses DMR considered invalid. Because of the constitutional issues involved, the state “may not have the flexibility to give different treatment to one tribe,” Keliher said. If it doesn’t, he said, there is the “risk of a huge public safety issue on the rivers like we nearly did last year.” Whatever the Marine Resources and the full Legislature do about allocating quota, Keliher said, “I don’t think either side will be happy, so maybe we’re on the right track.”


Beal’s Lobster Pier, a landmark in Southwest Harbor for decades, shown here last June, has been sold to an out-ofstate real estate investor with plans to expand its lobster and seafood business.

Beal’s Lobster Pier Sold By Dick Broom SOUTHWEST HARBOR — For the first time since its founding in the 1930s, Beal’s Lobster Pier is owned by someone other than a member of the Beal family. Russel Bernard, the managing principal of an investment management company in Wilton, Conn., has bought the landmark pier on Clark Point Road, along with its wholesale seafood business and lobster pound. The purchase price has not been disclosed. The pier and its business operations were listed with L.S. Robinson Real Estate for $2.25 million. Southwest Harbor assessed the value of the half-acre lot and pier at $1.69 million. Beal’s Lobster Pier was established by Harvard Beal during the Great Depression. He had spent much of his youth much farther offshore on Mount Desert Rock and the Duck Islands, where his parents were lighthouse keepers. When the U.S. Coast Guard took over the lighthouse service, the family moved to Southwest Harbor. Harvard began buying lobsters on a barge in the harbor. “He did well enough at it that he bought property on the shore next to the Coast Guard station and built himself a wharf and started buying lobsters there,” according to Harvard’s grandson, Elmer Beal Jr. “During World War II, fish was in high demand because of the rationing of beef, and there was plenty of fish, so they did very well.” As a teenager, Beal worked for his grandfather at the pier. “I remember one night they landed 24 bluefin tuna at the wharf, probably averaging 250 to 300 pounds,” he recalled. When Harvard Beal died in 1967, his son, Elmer Sr., took over the business. To supplement the wholesale trade, he put in a few picnic tables and began selling cooked lobsters, hot dogs and hamburgers. That was the start of Beal’s lobster pound, which has remained popular with both tourists and residents. Over the years, Elmer Beal Sr. turned over more and more

of the operation of the business to his son, Sam, who made a number of improvements. He installed a walk-in refrigerator and freezer and took other steps to modernize the operation. Sam inherited the business from his father in 2010. A little more than a year later, he died suddenly of a heart attack, leaving the pier to his wife, Mary. She had worked as a nurse for a number of years and had not been very involved in the business. “I did my very best to run it,” she said Tuesday. “I was surprised that I was able to pull things together and keep it going.” A few months after inheriting the business, she hired Rob Bauer as general manager to oversee the day-to-day operations. “I owe a great deal of credit to him and the crew for keeping things on an even keel,” she said. “But I realized that if the business was to really prosper, which I desperately wanted for the sake of the fishermen and the restaurant and everything we have represented over the years, some business acumen that I did not have was really needed.” Beal said her husband had put the pier on the market well before his death because he wanted to retire. She said Bernard, whom she calls a “godsend,” first expressed interest in it last spring. “I felt he was really interested in the wharf for its own sake, that he wasn’t going to change things radically, that he honored the history of the

Beal’s Business Will Expand By Stephen Rappaport SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The purchase of Beal’s Lobster Pier by Connecticut investor Russel Bernard is good news for fishermen, according to Rob Bauer, the pier’s general manager for the past two years. “Russ has some assets that are going to help the business,” Bauer said Monday. The company will retain all of its current employees. Bernard has plans to “develop the Beal’s Lobster brand,” and make the company “more efficient,” Bauer said. That should “make the fishermen happy.” According to Bauer, an infusion of capital has

wharf and wanted to keep things going for the fishermen,” she said. “I think he will probably have some great new ideas. But he is keeping the name and the crew, which is really wonderful.” One of Beal’s nieces, Aimee Beal-Church, said Monday that she has many fond childhood memories of summer days at the lobster pier. A favorite game that she played with her 11 cousins there was a version of hide-and-seek called “sardines.”

allowed Beal’s to redo its tank room to increase efficiency, sanitation and safety. The pier also has been able to buy more scallops this year than it has in the past. Before June, when the lobster fishing season gets under way in earnest, Beal’s plans to make some needed repairs to its dock and floats with an eye to attracting more recreational boaters, and to bring its business operations “into the 21st century.” “We’d like to increase our waterfront presence and take Beal’s to another level,” Bauer said. “The 21st century and working waterfront aren’t easily mixed,” Bauer said. “That’s the challenge.

“If you hid in the bait room, you knew that no one was going to come looking for you anytime soon,” she said with a laugh. Beal-Church said there is “an element of being sad” about seeing the operation leave the family because it has been so much of a part of their identity for so long. “But I’m glad that my aunt is unburdened at this point,” she said. “I think everyone is really happy for Mary.”

DMR Announces Office Closure HALLOWELL — The Department of Marine Resources (DMR) Licensing Division in Hallowell will be closed to the public every Wednesday for the next four months. There will be no walk-in counter sales during that time and no incoming calls will be answered. DMR currently is experiencing a staff shortage, and a consequent backlog. During the one-day-per-week closure, DMR staff will focus their efforts on processing applications and the issuance of licenses without interruption.


Survival! Eight students from Deer Isle-Stonington High School spent part of their weekend in the Maine Maritime Academy pool training to earn (or renew) the Coast Guard-approved Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor certification required to obtain a new Maine lobster fishing license. In the water under the watchful eye of safety trainer John McMillan, (left to right) Jared Gove, Michael Smith, Stuart Bray and Cody Eaton try out examples of the type life rafts and survival suits the aspiring lobstermen hope they will never need to use.

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Dan Curts of the Ellsworth Eagles and former Ellsworth standout and Stanford University All-American Louie Luchini stand next to the display showing Curts’ new Eastern Maine Indoor Track League mile run record, set Saturday at the University of Maine fieldhouse. Luchini’s previous record of 4:17.66 had stood since 1999.

Dan Curts, Aleta Looker Win EMITL Top Performer Honors ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY HUGH BOWDEN

Steven Mahon of the Ellsworth Eagles drives past Abe Philbrook of the Mount Desert Island Trojans in MDI’s 63-59 win on Friday. For more photos, visit

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Nightingale Three-pointer Lifts Eagles Over Panthers By Hugh Bowden ELLSWORTH — A threepointer by junior Griffin Nightingale with 3.3 seconds to go lifted the Ellsworth Eagles to an upset win over the defending Eastern Maine champion Medomak Valley Panthers in an Eastern Maine Class B preliminary playoff on Tuesday in Waldoboro. As in a tight losing battle with the Mount Desert Island Trojans on Friday, three-point opportunities were critical to Ellsworth’s success — none of them bigger than Nightingale’s game-winner. Just one point separated the 11th-ranked Eagles and the number seven Panthers after one period. But trailing 18-12 in the second quarter, the Eagles went on a 15-0 run that saw a pair of three-pointers by sophomore Nick Bagley and another by Nightingale, and at halftime

Ellsworth held a 27-20 lead. The Eagles kept the Panthers at bay through most of the third quarter, but Medomak’s Nick Depatsy cut the Ellsworth lead from eight points to one with seven unanswered points on a pair of foul shots, a shot from under the basket and a three-pointer. Ellsworth’s Steven Mahon closed out the quarter with a layup to give the Eagles a 36-33 lead, but it didn’t last. Depatsy opened the fourth quarter with a two-pointer from outside, followed by a pull-up jumper, and the Panthers took a 37-36 lead with 5:20 to go. Bagley responded with a three-pointer and, after Medomak’s Michael Williamson scored from down low, Bagley hit another three to put the Eagles up 42-39. Depatsy knotted the score on a conventional three-point

play with 3:04 to go, and Michael Wadsworth put the Panthers in front a minute later with a pair of foul shots. Ellsworth’s Sid St. Peter went to the foul line on a oneand-one with 1:54 to go and hit both shots to tie the game at 44-all. The Panthers ran more than a minute off the clock but turned the ball over when a three-point try by Wadsworth was off the mark. Ellsworth’s Mahon grabbed the rebound and the Eagles took a time-out with 39 seconds to go. Unable to inbound the ball, Ellsworth was forced to take a second time-out, and this time the Eagles got the ball in play. Ellsworth held the ball for the last shot and put it in Nightingale’s hands for the biggest shot of the game. The Panthers got off one Continued on Page 7

By Hugh Bowden ORONO — For Ellsworth Eagle senior Dan Curts, former All-American runner Louie Luchini has been a coach, mentor and friend throughout his high school running career. On Saturday, Curts broke Luchini’s Eastern Maine Indoor Track League record for the mile run by more than a second with his championship time of 4 minutes and 16.38 seconds. Luchini, who had arrived at the championship meet just moments earlier, was the first to congratulate Curts at the finish line with a big hug and an even bigger smile. The previous record of 4:17.66, set by Luchini when he was a standout runner for Ellsworth, had stood since 1999. Curts, too, was all smiles when, moments later, Luchini presented the mile run medals to the top six finishers in that event. Curts, who will be moving on to Iowa State University, also emulated Luchini’s EMITL performances of 1998 and 1999 by winning the boys’ outstanding performer award on Saturday. In addition to his recordsetting mile run, Curts won the two-mile run in 9:27.24 and joined Ellsworth teammates Frank King, Brayden Beardsley and Robert Looker in winning the four-by800-meter relay in 8:35.51. Others who scored for the Ellsworth boys included Beardsley, who was second in the two-mile run in 10:12.01; Looker, who was second in the 800-meter run; and Dan

Cox, who was third in the shot put with a throw of 43 feet. On the girls’ side of the event, Ellsworth senior Aleta Looker also had a great day, claiming wins in three events and sharing outstanding performer honors with Synclaire Tasker of the Brewer Witches. Looker, who will be running for Georgetown University next fall, left the rest of the field well behind in all three distance events, placing first in the 800-meter run in 2:20.88, the mile run in 5:11.90 and the two-mile run in 11:54.94. Also turning in a championship performance for the Ellsworth girls was Elizabeth Perry, who took top honors in the girls’ shot put with her throw of 36 feet, 4.75 inches.

Other Eagle girls who placed were Hayley Lawrence, fourth in the two-mile run in 12:28.94; Mariah Brown, who was sixth in the 400-meter run in 1:07.02; and the foursome of Brown, Olivia Lounder, Julia Zavaleta and Laile Kimball, who were fourth in the four-by-800-meter relay in 11:18.35. The Mount Desert Island Trojan boys also left Saturday’s meet with two EMITL champions. Chapin McFarland won the shot put with a throw of 47 feet, 10.25 inches. Aaron Miller cleared 6 feet to win the high jump competition with teammates Zak Charette placing third and Will Richard fourth,

both at 5 feet, 8 inches. Also for the Trojan boys: Ralph Magnani was third in the 800-meter run in 2:05.67. Brandon Murphy was fourth in the 55-meter dash in 6.85 seconds and fifth in the 200-meter run in 24.21 seconds. Matt Hanna was fourth in the 55-meter hurdles in 8.47 seconds. Peter Philbrook was fifth in the 800-meter run in 2:08.69. Ryan Bender was sixth in the long jump at 18 feet, 8.25 inches. Murphy, Hanna, Magnani and Richard combined for second place in the four-by200-meter relay in 1:35.96. Continued on Page 7

Ellsworth Girls Upset Oceanside And Advance to Class B Quarterfinal By Hugh Bowden And Taylor Vortherms ELLSWORTH — Foul shots by Morgan and Maddie Card and Emily Berry gave the Ellsworth Eagle girls a 50-47 upset win over the Oceanside Mariners in an Eastern Maine Class B preliminary playoff on Tuesday in Rockland. The two teams nearly matched basket for basket through the first half with the Mariners clinging to a 20-18 lead at the break. Oceanside expanded that

lead in the third period and a free throw by Brooke Dugan to open the fourth quarter put the Mariners up 37-28. But Ellsworth senior Morgan Card got the Eagle rally started when she scored a conventional three-point play. And over the next two minutes, sophomore Maddie Card and junior Emily Berry combined for seven points with a Berry foul shot knotting the score at 38-all with 5 minutes remaining. Over the next two and a half

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minutes, the Eagles inched in front only to see a pair of baskets by Oceanside’s Makenna Brooks twice knot the score at 42-all and 47-all. But with 40.5 seconds on the clock, Morgan Card went to the foul line and scored what proved to be the game-winner. Card missed her first two attempts but was awarded a third shot on an Oceanside lane violation and she netted that one to put Ellsworth in front 48-47. With time winding down,

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the Eagles held on as Maddie Card hit the first of two foul shots with 15.8 seconds to go and Berry netted one of two free throws with 9 seconds left to clinch the win. Berry finished with 16 points and Maddie Card added 12, all of them in the second half, for the 9-10 Eagles. Brooks and Emily Gould scored 16 points each for the Mariners. With the win, the Eagles punched their ticket to the Continued on Page 8

Saturday, Feb. 15 WRESTLING Class B Championships at Morse High School, Bath 10 a.m. BASKETBALL Class B Tournament T.B.A.


Ellsworth’s Hayley Lawrence (left) and Aleta Looker and Caroline Driscoll of the Mount Desert Island Trojans lead the field in the two-mile run at Saturday’s Eastern Maine Indoor Track League Championships. For more photos, visit

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Camden Hills Edges Ellsworth for EM Class B Wrestling Title By Taylor Vortherms BELFAST — When the team results for the 2014 Class B Eastern Maine Regional wrestling tournament began echoing through the gymnasium of Belfast Area High School on Saturday evening, the Ellsworth Eagles remained quiet, but not with bated breath. Coach Dan Ormsby appeared distant in the center of the Ellsworth pack, gazing off at nothing in particular, waiting for the announcer to confirm what he already knew: The Eagles had placed second behind the reigning Class B regional champions, the Camden Hills Windjammers. When Ellsworth was announced as the runner-up with 194.5 points to Camden Hills’ 203 points, some Eagles clapped, but none of them smiled. It has been a year of great victories for the Eagles, who took first at the Penobscot Valley Conference Championship the weekend prior, claiming six individual titles. Ellsworth also had notched a win early in the season over Camden Hills, but the Eagles fell just short on Saturday of ending the Windjammers’ now five-year winning streak for the regional title. “There are really no excuses,” Ormsby said. “We’ll come back, and we’ll try to win it next week.” Despite some injury-related

setbacks and a disappointing outcome for the Eagles, it was not a day of no celebrating for Ormsby and his team. Ellsworth qualified 12 wrestlers for the state meet scheduled for next Saturday at Morse High School in Bath. The Eagles were led by regional champions Dagan Berenyi at 132 pounds, Jack Weeks at 145 pounds and Michael Garland at 220 pounds. In their championship bouts, Berenyi beat Camden Hills’ John Underhill 19-3 by a technical fall. Weeks endured a tighter match-up, trailing 7-3 at the start of the final period. He still was behind with under a minute left before scoring a reversal and near fall to upset Camden Hill’s Eli Smith in a 12-9 decision. Weeks also was voted wrestler of the meet after his comeback victory for the title. Garland, a defending state champion, beat Hermon’s Alex Urquhart in an 8-6 decision. Four other Eagles made it to their championship matches and placed second, including Robert Banner at 126 pounds, Connor Petros at 152 pounds, Joe Wright at 170 pounds and Jared Bragg at 285 pounds. Camden Hills also was limited to winning just three of its finals, with the Foxcroft Academy Ponies going 4-0 in head-to-head championship matches against the Windjam-


Jack Weeks of the Ellsworth Eagles works to turn an opponent during Saturday’s Eastern Maine Class B Wrestling Championships in Belfast. Weeks, who rallied to score a 12-9 decision over Eli Smith of Camden Hills in the 145-pound championship final, was chosen by coaches as the meet’s outstanding wrestler. For more photos, visit mers. Camden Hills had built a comfortable lead over Ellsworth heading into the consolation finals, but the Eagles went 4-1 in their third-place matches while Camden Hills settled for three fourth-place finishes, diminishing the Windjammers’ lead to 188181 entering the champion-

ship finals. Eagles who placed third included Noah Robidoux at 113 pounds, Josh Wright at 120 pounds, Austin Smith at 160 pounds and Jeff Weeks at 182 pounds. Ellsworth’s Landon Scott took fourth at 106 pounds. “They work really hard, and I’m proud of these kids,”

Ormsby said. “We have quality scholar athletes. I believe that all the way through, from the bottom of the weight classes up to the top.” Injuries worked against Ellsworth in its bid to topple Camden Hills. “You come in, and there are so many unexpecteds and variables,” Ormsby said.

Ellsworth Eagles Dagan Berenyi (above), at 132 pounds, and Michael Garland, at 220 pounds, both won Eaastern Maine Class B championships on Saturday. “Having an injury take one of our top wrestlers out really hurt.” Ellsworth’s Trent Goodman was forced to forfeit in the second round of his 138-pound bracket due to a pre-existing back injury. He pinned his first opponent, but the pain became too much within seconds of his next match. Petros also was forced to forfeit the 152-pound championship bout to Camden Hill’s Connor Winchenbach because of a severe migraine. But Ormsby said he does not intend to dwell on these

setbacks as his team looks forward to next weekend. “We haven’t won a state title since 1982, and it’s a possibility,” Ormsby said. “It could happen.” Behind Ellsworth, Foxcroft placed third with 159 points; Belfast, fourth with 82 points; Caribou, fifth with 65 points; Maine Central Institute, sixth with 64 points; Hermon, seventh with 50 points; Medomak Valley, eighth with 43 points; Mount Desert Island, ninth with 22 points; and Oceanside, 10th with 10 points.

Ellsworth Eagle Boys Upset Defending Champions Continued from Page 6 final shot from long distance, but it missed the mark and the Eagles advanced to an Eastern Maine Class B quarterfinal tomorrow (Friday) against the second-ranked Camden Hills Windjammers at 6:30 at Bangor’s Cross Insurance Center. Bagley finished with four three-pointers and 16 points, Mahon added 10 and St. Peter and Nightingale had eight each for the 10-9 Eagles. Depatsy finished with a game-high 18 points and Zack Little added eight for 10-9 Medomak Valley. In regular season action: MDI 63, Ellsworth 59 Three-pointers, nine of them in the second half and 11 for the game, kept the Ellsworth Eagles within striking distance of the Mount Desert Island Trojans on Friday night at Parady Gymnasium in Bar Harbor. But in the end, that wasn’t quite enough as the Trojans went a perfect 12-for-12 from the foul line in the fourth

quarter and held off the Eagles 63-59 in the pivotal Eastern Maine Class B matchup. The third-ranked Trojans entered the game as the clear favorites. But with hopes of a homecourt preliminary playoff very much on their minds, the Eagles weren’t about to yield without a fight. MDI got off to a quick start, jumping out to a 10-3 lead before the Eagles closed out the first period with a two-pointer by senior Steven Mahon and a three-pointer by junior Mitch Domagala. Andrew Davis, MDI’s big senior center, scored the first of his 21 points to open the second period. Freshman guard Bryce Harmon countered with a three-pointer for Ellsworth, cutting the MDI lead to 12-11. But that proved to be as close as the Eagles would get. Davis and senior Steven Hanscom closed out the second period with back-to-back baskets, giving MDI a 27-19 halftime lead.

The Trojans pushed that lead to 34-23 in the third period before Ellsworth sophomore Nick Bagley found the range from behind the threepoint arc. But despite four consecutive threes by the Eagle lefthander, the Trojans more than matched basket for basket, pushing the lead to 45-32 as senior Abe Philbrook and freshman Aaron Snurkowski combined for four foul shots and Davis added his third basket of the period. But the threes kept falling for Ellsworth. With MDI up 47-39 early in the fourth quarter, Domagala and Bagley both hit from long distance, cutting the lead to four points with less than four minutes to go. But the Eagles could get no closer as the Trojans began a steady parade to the free throw line. Philbrook connected on all eight of his foul shots in the final three minutes and finished with a perfect 14-for-14.

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Davis had six rebounds to go with his 21 points and senior Jon Phelps and Hanscom added 11 points each for MDI. Bagley finished with five three-pointers and 21 points, Mahon added 12 and Harmon had 11 for the Eagles, who finished the regular season with an 8-10 record. The third-ranked 14-4 Trojans will face either the Old Town Coyotes or the Waterville Purple Panthers in the opening game of the Class B tournament at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor tomorrow (Friday) at 5 p.m. Washington Academy 94, Sumner 72 The Sumner Tigers put four players in double figures but couldn’t match the Washington Academy offense as they fell to the Raiders 94-72 on Thursday in Sullivan. Cruz Moshier had four three-pointers and 19 points, Dylan Whitten added 18, Alex O’Hara had 11 and Tyler Bunker scored 10 for the Tigers, who closed out their season with a record of 6-12 and placing 15th and out of playoff contention in Eastern Maine Class C. MDI 66, John Bapst 35 The Trojans jumped out to an 18-2 first-period lead and allowed only six points in the first half as they crushed the John Bapst Crusaders 66-35 on Thursday in Bar Harbor. Billy LaVerdiere led the way with 19 points, Davis added 12 and Phelps had 10 for the Trojans. GSA 68, Central 56 The 9-9 George Stevens Academy Eagles played their

way into the Class C preliminary playoffs with a 68-56 win over the Central Red Devils on Friday in Corinth. Kelsey Allen hit four threepointers and scored a gamehigh 33 points to lead the Eagles, and Brett Ingraham added 15. The 11th-ranked Eagles were scheduled to travel to Dexter last night (Wednesday) to face the sixth-ranked Tigers with the winner advancing to next week’s Class C quarterfinal action at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Orono 59, Bucksport 38 The Orono Red Riots jumped in front early and never trailed as they downed the Bucksport Golden Bucks 59-38 on Friday in Orono. Josh Gray scored 12 points and Asher Bowden had 11 for the 9-9 Golden Bucks. Ninth-ranked Bucksport was slated to face the number eight Piscataquis Pirates in a Class C preliminary playoff last night (Wednesday) in Guilford. Jonesport-Beals 59, DI-Stonington 56 The Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners ended their regular season on a sour note, falling to the Jonesport-Beals Royals 59-56 on Friday in Jonesport. Lucas Oliver and Stuart Bray had 18 points each for the 7-11 Mariners, who finished 13th in the Class D standings. The Mariners were scheduled to travel to Eastport yesterday (Wednesday) to face the fourth-ranked Shead Tigers in a preliminary playoff.

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Elizabeth Perry of the Ellsworth Eagles won an Eastern Maine Indoor Track League championship Saturday with a throw of 36 feet, 4 inches in the shot put. Eagle Dan Cox (below) placed third in the boys’ shot put.

EMITL Championships Continued from Page 6 For the Trojan girls, Caroline Driscoll placed third in the mile run in 5:38.79 and third in the two-mile run in 12:12.87; and Madeline Cook was fifth in the shot put with a throw of 31 feet, 3.25 inches. For the Sumner Tiger boys, Baramee Janla was second in the 55-meter dash in 6.80 seconds and sixth in the 200-meter dash in 24.47 seconds. In the boys’ team competition, Hampden was the EMITL champion with 83 points, followed by Bangor 65,

Brewer 60, OId Town 57, MDI 57, Ellsworth 52, Orono 24, Hermon 18, Sumner 9, Foxcroft Academy 6, John Bapst 2 and Mattanawcook Academy, Bucksport and Central with no scores. Bangor won the girls’ team championship with 85 points, followed by Hermon 72, Hampden 67, Brewer 62, Ellsworth 49, Orono 31, Foxcroft 26, Mattanawcook 18, MDI 14, Old Town 11, John Bapst 9 and Bucksport, Central and Sumner with no scores.

Dr. Lloyd C. Harmon will consolidate his surgical practice to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth, effective March 15, 2014. His last scheduled procedure at Blue Hill Memorial Hospital will be March 14, 2014.

For appointments or additional information, please call his Ellsworth office at 664-5642.

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Morgan Card of the Ellsworth Eagles eyes the basket as Sarah Phelps (5) and Kelsey Shaw of the Mount Desert Island Trojans block her path during MDI’s 71-40 win over the Eagles in the regular season finale at Ellsworth on Friday. For more photos, visit

Continued from Page 6 Cross Insurance Center in Bangor tomorrow (Friday) where they will face their county rivals, the thirdranked Mount Desert Island Trojans, for the third time this season, in an 8 p.m. Class B quarterfinal. In Class C preliminary playoffs Tuesday, the George Stevens Academy Eagles and the Sumner Tigers both saw their seasons come to an end. Piscataquis 72, Sumner 57 The seventh-ranked Pirates of Piscataquis led at the end of every period in downing the 10th-ranked Tigers 72-57 in Guilford. Savana Turner led the 7-12 Tigers with 21 points with Jessica West adding 11 and Kendra Barnes 10. Washington Academy 43, GSA 32 The ninth-ranked Washington Academy Raiders beat GSA 43-32 in Blue Hill for their third win of the season over the Eagles. Freshman Morgan Dauk led the Eagles, scoring 19 points and grabbing seven rebounds. Jennifer McKenney

had seven points and eight rebounds. The Raiders established a 21-14 halftime lead and sustained it to the end to advance to a Class C quarterfinal Tuesday against the top-ranked Calais Blue Devils at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. GSA concluded its season with a record of 9-10. In earlier action: MDI 71, Ellsworth 40 Sidelined by injury, MDI senior Hannah Shaw watched from the bench as her Mount Desert Island Trojan teammates raced out to an early lead and dominated the rest of the way in a 71-40 win over the Ellsworth Eagles on Thursday at Katsiaficas Gymnasium in Ellsworth. Hopes of a possible homecourt preliminary playoff for the Eagles were quickly dashed as sophomore Kelsey Shaw scored eight of her 17 points in the first period to help stake MDI to an 18-5 lead. And the lead kept right on growing with the Trojans in front 34-19 at halftime and 54-31 after three periods.

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Senior Sierra Myrick finished with 13 points and sophomore Sierra Tapley added 12 for the Trojans, who closed out the regular season with a stellar 16-2 record and third place in the Eastern Maine Class B standings. Junior Emily Berry had 10 points and junior Hailee Langley added eight for the 8-10 Eagles, who finished 11th among the 13 Class B teams qualifying for post-season play. Orono 59, Bucksport 54 The Bucksport Golden Bucks finished at 5-13 and out of Class C playoff contention after a 59-34 loss to the Orono Red Riots on Thursday in Bucksport. The upset-minded Golden Bucks got off to a strong start,


leading the second-ranked and once-beaten Orono 37-24 at halftime and 44-36 after three periods. But the Red Riots outscored Bucksport 23-10 in the final quarter to notch their 17th win. For Bucksport, Deb Wight led the way with 16 points and Alanna Davis and Bree Coombs added 10 each. DI-Stonington 45, Jonesport-Beals 16 The Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners closed out a disappointing 3-15 season on a winning note, downing the Jonesport-Beals Royals 45-16 on Friday in Jonesport. Morgan Shepard led the Mariners with 14 points and Ally Eaton added nine.

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Section I, Page NINE

Ellsworth’s Talor Hamilton Wins Two PVC Swim Titles By Taylor Vortherms BANGOR — Talor Hamilton of the Ellsworth Eagles claimed titles in two events at the Penobscot Valley Conference Boys Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday at Husson University. Hamilton, a sophomore, won the 50-yard freestyle in 22.52 seconds and the 100-yard backstroke in 55.26 seconds. The Mount Desert Island Trojans placed second in the team competition with 189 points, followed by Ellsworth in third with 164 points and the George Stevens Academy Eagles 12th with 19 points. In the 200 medley relay, Ellsworth’s Hamilton, Hayden Sattler, Sam Alvarado and Cooper Holmes placed second in 1 minute and 47.60 seconds. MDI’s Kristoph Naggert, Thomas Gallup, Hutchin Gerrish and Dylan Carroll were fourth in 1:55.38; and GSA’s Garrison Looke, Alex Wang, Lucas Theoharidis and Devon Oppedisano were 10th in 2:18.33. 200 freestyle: Alvarado placed third in 1:55.38; MDI’s Kohl Shaw was seventh in 2:04.35; and Ellsworth’s Brian Whalley was 11th in 2:14.01.

200 individual medley: Gallup was second in 2:08.70 and MDI’s Pierce DiMauro was fourth in 2:15.50. 50 freestyle: Carroll placed 12th in 26.57. Diving: For MDI, Will Greene placed second with a score of 392.30 and Bryce DiMauro was fifth with 262.30. 100 butterfly: Holmes was second in 57.75 and MDI’s Sam Tehennepe was ninth in 1:07.73. 100 freestyle: DiMauro was third in 53.67 and Carroll was 12th in 59.60. 500 freestyle relay: MDI’s Shaw, Pierce DiMauro, Carroll and Gallup were third in 1:39.16; Ellsworth’s David Chen, Johnathon Oleson, Jack McKechnie and Whalley were ninth in 1:55.53; and GSA’s Looke, Evan Soukup, Erik Taylor-Lash and Oppedisano were 10th in 1:57.85. 100 backstroke: Holmes was third in 58.17 and Naggert was ninth in 1:07.58. 100 breaststroke: Gallup was first in 1:01.34, Sattler was fourth in 1:09.40, Gerrish was eighth in 1:15.25 MDI’s Sean Beaulieu was ninth in 1:18.15; Chen was 11th in 1:19.19 and

Theoharidis was 12th in 1:20.57. 400 freestyle relay: Ellsworth’s Sattler, Alvarado, Holmes and Hamilton were second in 3:35.31; MDI’s Tehennepe, Shaw, Naggert and Pierce DiMauro were third in 3:45.22; and GSA’s Oliver Dillon, Taylor-Lash, Theoharidis and Soukup were 10th in 4:50.81.

MMA Women, Men Post Wins CASTINE — Kari Jones hit a three-pointer with 15 seconds to go to lift Maine Maritime Academy’s Lady Mariners to a 54-52 win over New England College on Saturday. The win upped the Lady Mariners’ record to 12-5 overall and 9-5 in the North Atlantic Conference. The MMA women battled back from a 47-38 second-half deficit. Five players reached double figures to lead the MMA men to an 87-75 win over New England College for their first NAC victory of the season.

MDI Girls Are PVC Swim Champs By Hugh Bowden BANGOR — With wins in five events, the Mount Desert Island Trojan girls claimed their second consecutive Penobscot Valley Conference swimming championship on Saturday at Husson University. The Trojans finished with 328 points, well ahead of their perennial rivals, the Bangor Rams, who garnered 216 points. The George Stevens Academy Eagles, in their first year as a varsity team, placed seventh with 80 points and the Ellsworth Eagles were 10th with 41 points in the 14-team competition. Lydia DaCorte had a big day for MDI’s Trojans, winning the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.83 seconds and the 100-yard freestyle in 55.90 seconds. DaCorte also combined with Avalon Kerley, Leila Johnston and Sydney Wright to win the 200-yard medley relay in 1:55.53 and the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:42.44. Johnston won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:00.40 and was runner-up in the 100-yard butterfly in 57.48 seconds. Also earning runner-up finishes for MDI were Kerley in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:06.61 and the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:11.07, and the foursome of Eli Hinerfeld,


Ellsworth’s Madie Young (above) and Cedar Slagle (below) of the George Stevens Academy Eagles churn up the water at Saturday’s Penobscot Valley Conference Swimming and Diving Championships. For more photos, visit

Olivia Erickson, Sarah Soucek and Aubrie Boyce in the 400yard freestyle relay with a time of 4:11.93. A host of other swimmers also scored for the Trojans with lower finishes in the various events.

Eunice Yang led the GSA Eagles with third place finishes in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:07.12 and the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:13.92. Also scoring for GSA: Emma Larson-Whittaker was eighth in the 200-yard

freestyle in 2:20.39 and 13th in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:17.58. Maya Pelletier was fifth in the 500-yard freestyle in 6:07.69 and 10th in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:20.49. Emma Richardson was 12th in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:22.84. The foursome of LarsonWhittaker, Cedar Slagle, Pelletier and Yang placed fifth in the 200-yard medley relay; the foursome of Karina Steenberg, Madison Cole, Richardson and Slagle placed 12th in the 400yard freestyle relay in 5:17.82; and a GSA foursome whose names were unlisted placed seventh in the 200-yard medley relay in 2:15.27. Scoring for Ellsworth: Jessica Cohen placed fifth in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:31.30 and eighth in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:19.68. Katie Walton was 11th in the 500-yard freestyle in 6:45.36. Olivia Partridge, Walton, Cohen and Camilla Hafstad combined for eighth in the 200yard medley relay in 2:19.53. The foursome of Walton, Madie Young, Lily Watanabe and Cohen was seventh in the 400-yard freestyle relay in 4:40.15.

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Giving Their All! Ellsworth Eagle cheerleaders (from left) Emily Bridges-Myrick, Maddy Harmon, Victoria Page-Jackson and Danielle White show plenty of emotion and enthusiasm in their routine at Saturday’s State Cheering Championships at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. The Hermon Hawks took top honors in the Class B competition with 148.2 points, Medomak Valley was second with 142.8 and the Eagles placed third with 132.9. In Class C competition, the Central Red Devils of Corinth were first with 117.3 points and the Sumner Tigers splaced 10th with 101.6. Central Aroostook won the Class B championship with 114.2 points and the Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners placed fifth with 95.

By V. Paul Reynolds The carpenter who I helped rebuild my lakeside camp into a year-round house had a saying that he used whenever one of us made a mistake. When a nail wasn’t driven straight or a stud was cut too short, “Paul,” he would quip, “it’s only a mistake if you can’t fix it.” A rationalization maybe, but he had a point. We all make our share of mistakes. Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Commissioner Chandler Woodcock and a couple of his fisheries managers made a whopper last year when they tried to muscle through a ban on the use of live fish as bait on 16 popular ice fishing waters in the North Woods.. That well-intentioned but overly ambitous brook-troutprotecting initiative went over like a boom box at a prayer vigil. There was an outcry. Not only from ice anglers, sporting camp operators, baitfish dealers and fish and game organizations,

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but even from regional fisheries biologists who, before they were muzzled, asserted that the ban was not good science, that there was no empirical evidence that released bait fish endangered brook trout populations. The department’s list of 16 waters took a public tromping. Under public pressure, the list was pared down to nine waters and then, after state lawmakers got involved, four of the nine banned waters were rescinded by legislative decree, leaving just five. The controversy was embroiled in sub-issues. Some legislators were irate, feeling that they had been misled by the department’s front office, which was slow to produce a regional fisheries biologist for the lawmakers to question. Before the smoke had cleared, a key policymaker at the department “retired” and the Legislature’s Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee ordered the department to get its act together, to prepare a revised brook trout management plan by this winter. That has been done. The plan has been touted as a good one, a well-reasoned “compromise” that will be presented to lawmakers at a hearing in early February. Of the approximately 250 brook trout “B” waters that contain self-sustaining wild trout, about 200 will be simply added to the “A” list of wild trout

waters that are already protected from ice fishing or the use of live fish as bait. In effect, the “B” list will no longer exist. The remaining 40 “B” waters, which contain some self-sustaining wild trout and are stocked with lake trout and salmon and currently allow the use of live fish as bait (ice fishing), will be managed as they were before the baitfish battle. In other words, it’s business as usual. All of the diverse players seem pleased as punch about this resolution. Both sides in this bitter battle are claiming victory. Trout activist and guide Gary Corson, who no doubt had the commissioner’s ear from the get-go, claims that this “compromise” is what he wanted all along. Retired Game Warden Dave Allen, a member of the brook trout working group, who strongly opposed the baitfish ban on the 16 “B” waters, told me, “This is the first consensus I’ve seen as a member of the work group.” It’s a regular love fest. A fellow outdoor columnist, George Smith, has been uncharacteristically complimentary, almost swooning in his expressions of praise for the commissioner and his entire staff: “This is a major achievement for DIF&W,” writes Smith. Not to be a skunk at a lawn party, but somebody needs to ask:” Why didn’t the department

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just do all of this in the first place and avoid all of the turmoil? It makes too much sense. Who cares whether the water was stocked with trout in1914 or 1960? If the pond supports selfsustaining wild trout, do what you can within reason to protect it, right? With no compelling fisheries science to support the move, banning the use of live fish as bait on popular ice fishing waters was hardly “within reason.” Yes, as my carpenter says, “It’s only a mistake if you can’t fix it.” The commissioner and his Augusta staff, with the critical input of regional fisheries biologists, have finally come to their senses and have moved with dispatch to repair the damage. Good for them. A lesson learned. And good for the trout activists who get credit for forcing the dialogue in the first place. However, if somebody is to be singled out for particular praise and presented a dozen roses, George, reserve the flowers — not for the department, which was forced to change its imprudent approach, but for the real unsung heroes in this debacle-turned- compromise. State Sen. David Burns, State Rep. Paul Davis and a few other state legislators deserve the plaudits. They are the ones who responded swiftly to the concerns of sportsmen and “encouraged” Commissioner Woodcock and his policymakers to rethink their position and get things back on track. All’s well that ends well. The writer is editor of the Northwoods Sporting Journal. He also is a Maine Guide, cohost of a weekly radio program “Maine Outdoors” heard Sundays at 7 p.m. on The Voice of Maine News-Talk Network (WVOMFM 103.9, WQVM-FM 101.3) and former information officer for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. His e-mail address is He has written and published two books: “A Maine Deer Hunter’s Logbook” and his latest, “Backtrack.”



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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Cops and Courts Even Fake Drug Possession Is a Crime By Steve Fuller BUCKSPORT — A student at Bucksport High School is facing a charge after police reportedly found him to be in possession of a white, powdery substance. The white powder was found in a student’s possession on the morning of Jan. 30. Police thought the substance might be cocaine and had it tested. The test determined the material was not cocaine, but didn’t provide an alternative answer either. “We were not able to determine what the substance was,” said Detective Sgt. David Winchester. However, the 16-year-old boy has been summoned on a charge of possession of imitation scheduled drugs. State law defines an imitation scheduled drug as “a substance that is not a scheduled drug … but which, by dosage unit appearance or by representations made, would lead a reasonable person to believe that the substance was a scheduled drug.” In making the determination about what a reasonable person would believe, in the case of a powdery substance, state law says a court shall consider “whether the color, consistency and appearance are substantially similar to that of a specific scheduled drug.” Domestic Violence Arrests David W. Craig, 33, of Bucksport was arrested and charged with domestic violence assault following an incident at a Cross Road residence Feb. 6. In addition to the assault charge, Craig also was summoned on charges of criminal threatening and obstructing the report of a crime. Police said he prevented his alleged victim from using the phone to report what had happened. Don A. Gross, 31, of Bucksport was arrested and charged with domestic violence assault following a report of a problem at an Elm Street residence Feb. 6. Accidents A Penobscot woman totaled her vehicle Jan. 27 after she left the road and struck a utility pole. Police said Monica W. Gray, 49, hit a patch of ice on the Mast Hill Road around 10:41 a.m. and lost control of her 2008 Chevrolet Silverado. Gray was not injured in the accident. An Ellsworth woman had to be taken to a hospital following

a two-vehicle crash on Feb. 3. Michelle A. Kilton, 35, was traveling north on Central Street when she allegedly failed to stop at the stop sign at the corner of Franklin Street. Her vehicle then collided with one driven by 22-year-old Stephen Klenowski of Bucksport, who was traveling on Franklin Street. Kilton was taken by ambulance to a hospital for treatment of injuries described as non-lifethreatening. Klenowski did not need to be taken to a hospital. Both vehicles were heavily damaged, according to Winchester. Police responded to Faratcherelli Lane on the afternoon of Feb. 9 for a report of a collision between a snowmobile and a car. Police responded and took information. No serious injuries were reported. Burglary Reported A burglary was reported at a Silver Lake Road residence on the evening of Feb. 9. The incident remains under investigation. What’s Loud vs. What’s Allowed An incident that occurred at Bucksport High School on the afternoon of Feb. 3 may lead to a student being charged with disorderly conduct. Police said the incident, which involved loud and unreasonable noise, remains under investigation. Arrests Michael A. Copp, 40, of Bucksport was arrested Jan. 29 on a warrant charging him with failure to pay fines. William Robichaud, 30, of Bucksport was arrested Feb. 3 on a warrant out of Penobscot County charging him with failure to pay fines. Traffic Violations Mark Wescott, 58, of Blue Hill, failure to stop at a stop sign on Bucksmills Road Feb. 1. Andrew Wescott, 24, of Blue Hill, failure to stop at a stop sign on Bucksmills Road Feb. 1. Speeding Tickets Dana Bragdon, 52, of Blue Hill, 65 miles per hour in a 45-mph zone on Route 46 Feb. 7.

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ELLSWORTH — Four people were arrested in overnight raids in Bangor and Dedham, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency (MDEA) announced Friday. Seized were heroin, oxycodone and more than $13,000. The drugs originated from New York and were due to be sold in Penobscot and Hancock counties, authorities said. MDEA Director Roy McKinney said these arrests highlight the “continued disturbing trend of out-ofstate drug traffickers who are coming to Maine for the sole purpose of distributing illicit drugs” — in this case opiate prescription drugs and heroin. Last Thursday night, MDEA agents, assisted by Bangor Police and Homeland Security investigation agents, searched the apartment of Robert Wood

Jr., 46, and Nicole Kelley, 34, on Langley Street in Bangor, after evidence was gathered that showed the pair were trafficking in the prescription painkiller oxycodone. Agents seized eight oxycodone tablets and $500. Both Wood and Kelley were arrested and transported to the Penobscot County Jail, charged with Class B trafficking in Schedule W drugs (oxycodone) and Class C possession of Schedule W drugs (oxycodone). As part of the same investigation, drug agents and state police later conducted a search of a lakefront house on Granite Road in Dedham during the early morning hours Friday. Seized from that location were approximately 15 grams of heroin, 144 oxycodone tablets, $13,000 and two handguns. The street value of the oxycodone was $7,200 and the her-

oin would have sold for $4,000. Charged as a result of the Dedham search were Jonathan Baez, 29, of Bronx, N.Y., and Jerald Hiland, 34, of Old Town. Each is charged with aggravated trafficking in Schedule W drugs (heroin and oxycodone), both Class A felonies. Baez’s charges are elevated due to the guns seized, and Hiland’s charges are elevated as the result of a December 2012 drug conviction of trafficking in Schedule W drugs for which he received a four-year sentence, with all but nine months suspended. Both Baez and Hiland were transported to the Hancock County Jail.

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By Steve Fuller ELLSWORTH — Several accidents involving snow plows were reported in the wake of the snowstorm last Wednesday. Around 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 5, 51-year-old Edward Saunders of Surry was plowing the parking lot of the Hancock County Jail in a 2013 Chevrolet pickup truck owned by KJ Dugas Construction Inc. of Surry. While backing up, Saunders ran into an unoccupied 2003 Audi that was parked in the lot. The pickup truck was not damaged; the Audi was. A few hours later, 48-yearold David Hopkins of Ellsworth was plowing a sidewalk on School Street when the machine he was driving went off the sidewalk into the road and tipped onto the driver’s side. The machine received minor damage; Hopkins had some bleeding from his head. Around 11 p.m. on Feb. 5, 58-year-old Loren Kujawa of Franklin was plowing snow at Maine Coast Memorial

Hospital in a 2014 Chevrolet pickup truck owned by the hospital. While plowing, Kujawa hit an unoccupied 2008 GMC pickup. That vehicle received minor damage; the hospital’s truck was not damaged. Bangor Road Crash Two men were injured in a single-vehicle crash on Bangor Road Jan. 30. Continued on Page 11

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Troopers Make Two OUI Arrests By Mark Good ELLSWORTH — Troopers arrested two men on drunk-driving charges in separate incidents Feb. 6. Sgt. Alden Bustard responded to a single-vehicle accident on Route 1A in Dedham and arrested the driver, Todd Hoglund, 49, of Franklin, on a charge of operating while under the influence (OUI). That same day, on Route 9, Trooper Jeffrey Taylor arrested Andrew Dana, 55, of Concord, N.H., on an OUI charge after Dana’s vehicle was pulled over in

Day Block Township for erratic operation by Fire Inspector Jeremy Damren. Dana was taken into custody after he reportedly failed field sobriety tests administered by Taylor. Assault and Harassment Sophie Yurchick, 50, of Sedgwick was arrested Friday on a domestic violence assault charge after a trooper responded to the report of a family fight. A Hancock man who allegedly had been threatening his neighbor was served Friday with a cease harassment notice.

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Joshua Kane, 21, Hancock, probation violation. Feb. 7 Jonathan Baez, 28, Bronx, N.Y., aggravated drug trafficking. Jerald Hiland, 34, Old Town, aggravated drug trafficking. Sophie Yurchick, 50, Sedgwick, domestic violence assault, bailed. Feb. 4 Albry Emmons, 56, Ellsworth, domestic violence criminal threatening. Sally Phillips, 44, Penobscot, violating conditions of release. Aaron Soucie, 35, Ellsworth, drug court sanction.

Three Injured in Trenton Crash By Mark Good ELLSWORTH — Three people were treated Sunday at Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor for injuries sustained in a two-car crash in Trenton. Ronda Alley, 50, of Bar Harbor had stopped her 2003 Toyota in the breakdown lane along Route 3 when the vehicle was hit from behind by a

2003 Subaru driven by Wesley Lawson, 47, of Southwest Harbor. Alley and her two passengers were taken to the hospital by ambulance. Damage is estimated at $6,000 for the Toyota and $5,000 for the Subaru. OUI Crash An Ellsworth woman was arrested on a driving under the influence charge after

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crashing her car Feb. 2 on Route 3 in Trenton. Melissa Clark, 21, reportedly lost control of her 1998 Oldsmobile, which went into a spin and into a ditch and utility pole. Damage is estimated at $4,000. Clark was arrested on a charge of operating while under the influence. No injuries were reported. Other Accidents A 24-year-old man was summoned on several charges as the result of a Feb. 6 crash in Stonington. Tyler Foss of Stonington was driving a 2007 Chevrolet pickup at “a high rate of speed” when he lost control and the truck left the road and down an embankment. Foss was summoned on charges of failure to register a motor vehicle, illegal attachment of plates, failure to display a valid inspection sticker and failure to provide evidence of insurance. Snow on Route 3 in Trenton is to blame for a Feb. 6 single-


vehicle accident involving an Ellsworth woman. Julia Winglass, 55, was driving a 2007 Ford, which slid off the road and hit a utility pole. Damage is estimated at $6,000. Stolen Items Deputies are investigating the Feb. 6 theft of tools from a jobsite in Blue Hill. An Orland homeowner reported Feb. 5 that two cameras were missing. The thefts are believed to have occurred sometime in the past two months. Diesel and fuel oil were stolen Feb. 4 from a Trenton business. An Orland business reported Feb. 4 that 25 heavyduty extension cords had been stolen. Bail Violation Sally Phillips, 44, of Penobscot was arrested Feb. 6 on a charge of violating the conditions of her release after Deputy Rob Morang responded to a report of an intoxicated person.

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Snow Occasions Flurry of Crashes Continued from Page 10 1993 Ford SUV around 10:45 p.m. when it went off the right side of the road, hit a snowbank, flipped end-over-end several times and finally landed on its tires in the ditch. Gillespie and his passenger, 23-year-old Christopher M. LeBlanc, both were wearing seat belts and both were bleeding from the head. The vehicle had to be towed from the scene. Gillespie told police he swerved to avoid a deer he saw in the road. Police are awaiting the results of a blood test to see what, if anything, Gillespie had for a blood-alcohol content at the time of the crash. Reported Fight Prompts Other Complaints Around 11:20 p.m. Feb. 8, police received a report of a fight at Deane Street Apartments. The fight had broken up by the time police arrived, and the alleged victim did not want to see charges filed. However, one of the women involved in the incident reported during an interview with police that she had been raped, and information also was received about possible underage drinking. The incident remains under investigation this week. Thefts Police are investigating a series of thefts from a boys’ locker room at Ellsworth High School. Police said the thefts are reportedly happening during after-school hours (between 2:30 and 4 p.m.) The most recent theft was reported Feb. 6. Virginia K. Tonero, 34, of Amherst was summoned on a charge of theft Feb. 6 after police received a shoplifting report from Walmart. Police said Tonero allegedly stole about $30 worth of jewelry from the Myrick Street store. Rough Week for Mailboxes A Happytown Road resident reported Feb. 6 that a mailbox had been stolen. Police found that sometime late on Feb. 8 or early on Feb. 9, a car went off the road on North Bend Road and knocked over a

mailbox and post. Police said it appeared the vehicle was heading north on North Bend Road, toward Route 1, when it crossed lanes and went into the ditch. A door handle and other debris found at the scene suggest the vehicle was dark blue in color. Police searched for the vehicle but could not find it that night. Police said damage to the mailbox and post totaled about $250. Bad Boys A 16-year-old boy was warned for criminal trespass at a High Street motel Feb. 5 after he reportedly failed to follow the motel’s rules. The boy was released to the custody of his father. A 9-year-old boy on State Street received a visit from a police officer Feb. 7 after the boy was reportedly physically violent toward his mother. The officer spoke with the boy “about proper behavior toward his mother.” Floral “Gift” Gone Wrong A woman who lives on North Street called police around 4:15 a.m. on Feb. 6 to report someone had left her an unwanted gift. Police said that “gift” was a plastic flower placed on her doorstep. The woman found it when she went to clear snow off her car that morning. The incident remains under investigation. Won’t You Be My Neighbor? A Bayside Road resident reported Feb. 7 that a neighbor had posted a sign stating “Private Property, No Trespassing or Be Shot” on adjacent land. The caller told police the sign seemed like a personal threat. Police determined the sign was “not considered a direct threat” to the caller. Arrests Albry P. Emmons, 67, of Ellsworth, domestic violence criminal threatening at a Brookside Court residence on the afternoon of Feb. 4. Police said Emmons threatened to shoot a woman. Jennifer Rotz, 43, of Prospect Harbor, operating under the

influence on Myrick Street Feb. 5. Police said the arrest occurred after “officers responded to find her vehicle stuck on the center median of Myrick Street.” Rotz allegedly had an alcohol level of 0.31. In Maine, any driver with an alcohol level of 0.08 or greater is considered to be operating under the influence. Daniel Cyr, 52, of Ellsworth, was arrested Feb. 6 on State Street on several warrants charging him with unpaid fines. Police said the unpaid fines totaled more than $2,000. Joshua E. Kane, 21, of Hancock, was placed in custody and taken to jail on a probation hold early on Feb. 9 after police said he violated his probation by testing positive for drugs. Police said Kane tested positive for THC (the psychoactive component of marijuana) and benzodiazepines. Kayla Hutchinson, 26, of Ellsworth was arrested Feb. 9 on State Street on two outstanding warrants. Both warrants were out of Ellsworth District Court and charged her with unpaid fines. Amanda Davis, 18, of Ellsworth, was arrested Feb. 10 on a warrant out of Ellsworth District Court charging her with failure to appear in court on an earlier charge. Summons David Foster, 27, of Ellsworth, operating after suspension on Bangor Road Feb. 7. Police stopped Foster because of a motor vehicle complaint from Holden police about an incident that occurred in that town. Foster also was ticketed for improper passing in connection with that original complaint. Traffic Violations Logan S. Hanson, 23, of Ellsworth, operating after suspension (civil) on Christian Ridge Road Feb. 9. Speeding Tickets Colton J. Sanborn, 18, of Southwest Harbor, 49 miles per hour in a 35-mph zone on High Street Feb. 8. Christopher J.C. Kroll, 24, of Ellsworth, 84 mph in a 55-mph zone on Bucksport Road Feb. 8.

The following divorces were granted in Ellsworth District Court. All were granted on irreconcilable marital differences. Lawrence S. Hawes of Stockton Springs and Joan G. Hawes of Bucksport. Married Dec. 27, 1967, at Orland. Edward G. Michaud of Southwest Harbor and Leslie K. Michaud of Ellsworth. Married July 1, 1995, at Amherst, Mass. Shared parental rights for two minor children. Brenda Campbell and Bruce Campbell of Orland. Married Jan. 1, 2000, at Orland.


Alma P. Tintle of Ellsworth and James R. Tintle of Mariaville. Married March 24, 1974, at Boston. Dana A. Shaw and Annie C. Shaw of Franklin. Married Jan. 29, 1994, at Bangor. Melony A. Fernald of Franklin and Laurence Fernald III of Ellsworth. Married June 27, 2008, at Franklin. Shared parental rights for one minor child. Tiffany Michelle Henry of Ellsworth and Nicholas Henry of Penobscot. Married Aug. 21, 2010, at Brooksville.

Elizabeth J. Listman and Dana Listman of Ellsworth. Married Oct. 26, 2002, at North Bay, Ontario. Christi Lea Woodruff of Ellsworth and Anthony William Woodruff of Dexter. No date of marriage or location given. Rebekah A. Dunbar of Sullivan and Steven W. Battis of Hancock. Married March 13, 1999, at Sullivan. Shared parental for three minor children.

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BAR HARBOR Our beloved mother and most ardent supporter, Jean Clark Plenty, died Feb. 7, 2014, at Birch Bay Village, Bar Harbor, where she resided for the past four and a half years. Born Feb. 23, 1919, Jean spent her childhood in West Orange, N.J., graduated from W.O. High School and received a degree in elementary education from Newark State Teachers College, where she met George Plenty, the dashing son of her math professor. She and George married in 1944 and remained devoted companions and accomplished bridge partners until his death in 2009. While George completed his tour of duty with the Army, they lived in several cities across the country but returned to their New Jersey roots — living in Westfield for almost six decades. Jean taught fifth grade in the West Orange public schools and became a popular substitute teacher for the Westfield School District while focusing her primary energy on raising three children and serving her community. She held various leadership roles with the Westfield YWCA for over 25 years and regularly volunteered for the American Red Cross, Women’s College Club, the Westfield Day Care Center and many PTAs. She continued to volunteer one day each week at both Overlook Hospital and the Westfield Presbyterian Church until the age of 90, when she and George moved to Bar Harbor. Together, Jean and George enjoyed travel, lived for a brief period in Iran and pursued their love of bridge and ballroom dancing. Jean’s commitment to family, friends, and community was steadfast — values she instilled in her children and her grandchildren. Her life was one of grace, service and decorum, generously flavored by a quick sense of humor and dry wit. She will be profoundly missed. Jean is survived by her sister, Lois Kunze and her husband, Robert, of Manchester, N.J.; daughter, Barbara Repetto and her husband, Bruce, of Maine; son, Donald Plenty and his wife, Jan, of Gualala, Calif.; daughter, Carole Plenty and her partner, Marty Lyons, of Mount Desert; grandson. Brian Repetto and his wife, Rocio Carrera, of Brunswick, and their three children, Cleo, Quinlan and Keaton; granddaughter, Stacy Repetto of Brooklyn, N.Y.; granddaughter, Helen O’Donnell and her husband, Noah Hoskins, of Dummerston, Vt.; and granddaughter, Jennifer O’Donnell and her husband, Mike Euphrat, of Dummerston, Vt. A concert by Colin Graebert will be held in the Bay Vista Room of the Birch Bay Inn in celebration of Jean Plenty’s 95 years on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. Donations in Jean’s memory may be made to Birch Bay Retirement Village, 25 Village Inn Road, Bar Harbor, ME, 04609. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. Condolences may be expressed at

ORLAND Ethel Jane (Crawford) Johnson was born Jan. 8, 1951, in Canonsburg, Pa. She passed away Feb. 4, 2014, at a local Bangor hospital. She was predeceased by her mother and father, Bridget Crawford Jacques and Clarence Crawford; and her son, Benjamin H. Johnson III, and his four children, Benjamin H. Johnson IV, Leslie Leigh Johnson, Thomas James Johnson and Ryan Stevens Johnson. She is survived by her very loving husband Benjamin H. Johnson II; her two daughters, Ronnelle “Ronnie” Miller and her husband, George, Jennifer Des Jardin and her husband, Shawn; her grandchildren Andrew Miller, Ethan Des Jardin, Emily Des Jardin and Amy Des Jardin. She also leaves a brother, Clarence “Dougie” Crawford II; and sister JoAnne Magnan, who live in Memphis, Tenn.; her former daughter-in-law, Christine, and several nieces and nephews. She was privileged in having as dear friends and neighbors Pam and Norman Latarte and Ralph and Julia Remick. She worked at the Bucksport Dunkin’ Donuts for many years, where she was loved and admired by her customers. She also volunteered at the Orland Consolidated School in the library. She was also an avid bowler for many years with her family. We would like to thank everyone who touched her life in our bowling community. She was a member of Victory Grange in Orland for 20 years. We, her family, would like to thank all the people at Davita in Ellsworth, Eastern Maine Medical Center doctors, nurses, transport personnel, and everyone who has touched her life while she has been in the hospital. In addition, we would like to thank all of the staff of Courtland Rehab in Ellsworth, who treated her with dignity and were so kind to us during her illness. A service was held Feb. 8, 2014, at Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, 28 Elm St., Bucksport, with Pastor Peter Remick officiating. ( ELLSWORTH Milton “Tom” Kelley passed away Feb. 9, 2014, from lung cancer. He was the last living child of Alden and Luella (Butler) Kelley. He served in the Marines during the Korean War. He owned and operated Kelley’s Kafe for 26 years and then worked in the Mount Desert Island school system. He is survived by his wife, Valorie (Merchant) Kelley; and three daughters, Beth Renault, Debra Kelley and Brenda Kelley; a daughterin-law, Mary Jane Kelley; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Tom was predeceased by his son, Tom Jr., in 2012. At his request, there will be no service.

TRENTON Leroy W. Gray Sr., 86, died Feb. 7, 2014, in Bangor. He was born Feb. 19, 1927, in Lynn, Mass., the son of Walter and Hazel (Nicholson) Gray. He enlisted in the Navy Seabees on Jan. 14, 1945, and worked as a barge operator. Leroy was a fan of NASCAR. He enjoyed boating, fishing and he loved the ocean. He is survived by one son, Richard L. Gray and wife, Teresa, of Trenton; four stepdaughters, Ann Bartlett of Eliot, Sheila Turner and husband, Dennis, and Robin Kuro, all of Palmyra, and Wendy Engles and husband, Bob, of Genoa, Ill. Leroy was blessed with many grandchildren, Shelly, Karen and Lee III, of Oxford County, Richard and wife, Jennifer, of Trenton, as well as Jennifer Engles and eight other grandchildren in Illinois; and several great-grandchildren; special neighbors, Michael and Starr Gilmartin of Trenton. Leroy was predeceased by his precious love, Margaret Louise Ball; one son, Leroy Gray Jr.; and his daughter-in-law, Brenda (Mills) Gray. At Leroy’s request, there will be no funeral, but instead a graveside service will be held in the spring. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth. Condolences may be expressed at

ELLSWORTH and PAISLEY, FLA. Margaret L. Leavitt, 78, wife of Albert Leavitt, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at a Florida hospital. She was born Nov. 12, 1936, in Ellsworth, the daughter of George Jude and Florence (Reed) Jude. Margaret spent winters in Florida but looked forward to coming back to Maine each summer. She loved the coast, spending time at the family camp in Trenton and lighthouses. Family was very important to Margaret and she enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a 1954 graduate of Ellsworth High School. She retired after working many years assisting elderly as an aide in a nursing home. She is survived by her


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By Steve Fuller ELLSWORTH — A proposed four-building, 24-unit apartment project moved forward at a Planning Board meeting Feb. 7, although several neighbors shared their concerns with the board. The new project, known as Surry Road Apartments, would be built on a five-acre piece of land across from Saunders Automotive if it is approved. The proposal comes from C.J.D., LLC, a company run by Jesse and Tammy Derr. Hillside Drive runs parallel to the property where Surry Road Apartments would be located, and four neighbors from that street came to the Feb. 7 meeting. According to draft minutes of the meeting, Jim Cochrane said he was bothered that the original proposal called for two six-unit buildings while the current plan has four such buildings. Cochrane, said he had “gotten over it,” however.

Charlotte F. Allen, 89, of Penobscot, Feb. 7 at Penobscot Nursing Home. Gathering of family and friends at later date. Richard Lloyd Andrews Sr., 68, of Sorrento, Jan. 11. Funeral service in April, Bible Baptist Church of Hancock, burial at sea. Lucia Filomena (Beatrice) Betts, 87, of Rockland, formerly of Stonington, Feb. 6 at Knox Center for Long-Term Care, Rockland. Memorial service 10 a.m. Saturday, July 26, St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, Stonington. Doris Ann (Bracy) Davis, 65, of Bar Harbor and Machias, Feb. 9 at Bar Harbor. Gathering 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, Helen’s Restaurant, Machias. Todd Edward Gifford, 54, of Bucksport, Feb. 3. Spring memorial service. Leroy W. Gray Sr., 86, of Trenton, Feb. 7 at Bangor. Spring graveside service. Brian William Harding, 26, of Bar Harbor, Feb. 1 at Bar Harbor. Celebration of life 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, Somesville Union Meeting House, Mount Desert. Ethel Jane (Crawford) Johnson, 63, of Orland, Feb. 4 at a Bangor hospital. Service Feb. 8, Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, Bucksport. Milton Kelley of Ellsworth, Feb. 9. Margaret L. Leavitt, 78, of Ellsworth and Paisley, Fla., Dec. 18, 2013, at a Florida husband of 58 years, Albert; three children, Wayne Leavitt and his wife, Diane, of Searsport, Cheryl Leavitt and her significant other, John Frasier of Gautier, Mo., Dan Leavitt and his wife, Brenda, of Orland; six grandchildren, Darcy West, Danika Harriman, Joshua Sylvester and Kristen and Graham Leavitt; a special granddaughter, Samantha Krueger, who provided loving care, comfort and support to Margaret in her time of need. She is also survived by 17 great-grandchildren; and her special pets, Charlie and Daisy. She was predeceased by her parents; and her brother, Almond Jude. Margaret will be coming home to Maine in June, when she will be laid to rest with her parents at Woodbine Cemetery, Ellsworth.

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Valerie Peer and Audrey Mitchell expressed concerns separately that the project would change the character of the neighborhood. Mitchell asked why the apartments were needed, and said there were vacancies at other rental locations in town. The Derrs also run Ledge Way Apartments, and the website for that five-building complex shows one upcoming vacancy in April. John Mitchell described the property on Surry Road as “pretty swampy” and said other homes have had to deal with flooded basements. Board members asked Stephen Salsbury and Don Becker, both representing the Derrs, questions about lighting, storm water management and wetlands during the course of the meeting. After review, the board unanimously voted to deem the plan for Surry Road Apartments complete. That means

the project is on track to come back at a future meeting, likely in March, for the next stage of the approval process. Salsbury said the Derrs likely would look to start constructing the first building this spring, pending final approval from the Planning Board. He said additional units would be built as market demand calls for them.

The Derrs said they believe the project will appeal to renters, with its close proximity to Ellsworth’s downtown and a quieter neighborhood than if the project were located in the downtown. They also said the project will “help meet the needs of the existing neighborhood by maintaining a family-friendly atmosphere.”

“Boredom Busters” for Kids Scheduled

BLUE HILL — The Blue through April 9. Participation Hill Public Library has three is free. The public is invited to “Boredom Buster” events for children scheduled for Febru- participate in the library’s Play Reading Group on Wednesary school vacation week. day, Feb. 19, from 6:30 to 9 All of the events are free. On Tuesday, Feb. 18, from p.m. at the library. This month, the group 1 to 4 p.m., children kids ages 8 to 13 can get their creative will read selections from the juices flowing at “Drop-in Wakefield Mystery Plays. The library’s monthly Craft-ernoon,” with many projects to choose from, series of free Art Adventures including T-shirt bags, “para- for adults and interested teens cord” jewelry, duct tape wal- continues on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. with a program lets, doodle art and more. Events also are scheduled by local potter Mark Bell titled “Demystifying Clay.” for Feb. 20 and 21. Bell will talk about the The Great Decisions foreign policy discussions series material of clay from a potter’s returns to the library on eight perspective. For more information on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. hospital. June buial Woodbine starting Feb. 19. any of these events, call the Cemetery, Ellsworth. The sessions will run library at 374-5515. Brian C. Leeman, 53, of Orland and Bucksport, Feb. 7 at his Orland home. CelebraMichaud to Hold Ellsworth Forum tion of life 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, Verona Island Town ELLSWORTH — U.S. Rep. to 6 p.m. Light refreshments Hall. Mike Michaud (D-Maine) will be served. Boyd W. McFarland, 62, will host a community forum/ Michaud, a candidate for of Bar Harbor, Jan. 29 at his meet and greet on Wednesday, governor, will speak with vothome. Celebration of life 1:30 Feb. 19, in the Ellsworth City ers about his vision for Maine. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, Hall auditorium. For more information, call Fellowship Hall, First Baptist The event will run from 4 399-8569. Church, Bar Harbor. Maxine McFarland, 76, of Verona Island, Feb. 6 at a Bangor hospital. Paul N. Pelletier, 91, of Deer Isle, Feb. 3 at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, Harvey Cawley, 87, of Her- Feb. 15, Sportemens Lodge. Ellsworth. Service 2 p.m. SunElwood Irving Tozier, 66, day, Feb. 16, Sunshine Advent mon, formerly of Robbinston, Christian Church, Deer Isle, Feb. 9 at his home. Memorial of Baileyville, Feb. 7. Graveinterment Veterans Memo- service 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. side service in Baileyville at rial Cemetery, Augusta at later 15, Brookings-Smith, Ban- later date. gor, spring interment Brewer Marion E. Trott, 77, of date. Eastport, Feb. 4 at Eastport. Jean Clark Plenty, 94, of Cemetery, Robbinston. Sandra Chipman, 66, of Funeral service 2 p.m. today, Bar Harbor, Feb. 7 at Birch Bay Village, Bar Harbor. Con- Columbia, Feb. 6 at Bangor. Thursday, Feb. 13, Mays cert by Colin Graebert in cel- Service 2 p.m. today, Thurs- Funeral Home, Flagg Chapel, ebration of Jean’s 95 years, 2:30 day, Feb. 13, Down East Chris- Eastport, spring burial Hillside Cemetery, Eastport. p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, Bay Vista tian Church, Harrington. Laura Josephine Corbett, Room, Birch Bay Inn. Cynthia Dawn (Strang) 79, of Bangor, formerly of Polo, 60, of Carmel and a sum- Eastport, Jan. 22. Burial at mer resident of Beech Hill later date. In Memory of Walter W. Ginn, 52, of Pond, Feb. 6 at her home. PriRussell E. Burns Steuben, Feb. 11. Graveside vate celebration of life. Dr. Robert Barnett service 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. A year has passed Raphael, 84, of Southwest 22, Steuben Village Cemetery, since you left on followed by memorial gatherHarbor, Jan. 27 at Bangor. February 14, 2013. Stanley C. Snurkowski, 76, ing, Steuben Fire Station. Colin O. Marston, 84, of of Port Orange, Fla., formerly I miss you very much. Machias, Feb. 9 at Machias. of Winter Harbor, Jan. 31. You will always be Harriette L. Strout, 89, of Service Feb. 12 at his home. my Valentine. Edward A. St. Pierre, 57, Bar Harbor, Feb. 3 at Sonogee Love, Rehabilitation & Living Cen- of Machias, Feb. 3. CelebraYour wife, Margaret tion of life 1 p.m. Saturday, ter, Bar Harbor.

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Thank you to the family, friends and neighbors for your love and support during the past year. Your visits, calls and acts of kindness were our lifeline and meant so much to Norman. We were blessed by Norman’s presence in our lives and he felt truly blessed by all of you. A special thank you to Hospice, MDI Hospital and Norman’s doctors, nurses and medical personnel who helped to make a difficult time a bit easier. Your genuine concern and respect for Norman were a gift.

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Food Prices Rise Continued from Page 1 Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In Ellsworth grocery stores, ground beef is up 13 percent. Two years ago, a shopper would have paid $3.81 for a pound of ground beef, 85 percent lean, while today that pound rings in at $4.32. There is one bright spot in the grocery aisle: peanut butter.

A 16-ounce jar of Skippy creamy peanut butter has decreased nearly 13 percent from $3.10 in 2012 to $2.70 this week. That’s due in part to the peanut industry having suffered two years of drought and high heat in 2011, which drove prices up, according to a report by the American Peanut Council. The year 2012 brought a record peanut crop and peanut butter prices have since eased.

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Ellsworth Chamber Head Resigns Continued from Page 1 “He’s done a fantastic job in the short time he’s been here,” Saunders said. Cameron was equally effusive in his comments about Ellsworth. “This is an absolutely great community,” he said. “The support for the chamber has been outstanding.” Cameron said he regrets that he won’t be able to continue working in his current

post, and said there are a lot of good things happening in the business community in Ellsworth right now. He said the city’s creation of the Ellsworth Business Development Corp. was an “excellent step in the right direction” for supporting existing businesses and attracting new ones to the community. Cameron said the chamber has taken on roles in running the annual Hancock

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County Business Conference and Trade Show as well as the Leadership Hancock County program. Cameron and others also have been involved in the creation of Union Square, a group focused on young professionals in the area. “There are a lot of great things that are happening,” Cameron said. “I’m really proud about all the things the chamber has been able to continue or create.”


Saunders said a search committee to find a replacement for Cameron has not yet been formed. For his part, Cameron said he wants to give the board “as smooth a transition as possible.” Cameron succeeded Micki Sumpter, who worked for the chamber for 15 years. Sumpter left the chamber to take the full-time post of economic development director for the city of Ellsworth.

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This rendering by architect Mike Sealander shows what the back side of the renovated Moore Community Center will look like once a $4.6-million renovation project is completed. on an incredible project,” Fortier said. He noted the city had previously eyed building a new fire station on the site of the Moore building. While that still would have been a good project, he said, taxpayers would have had to pick up a considerably larger share — about 85 percent — of the cost of that project. Councilor Marc Blanchette said he thinks the project will touch all the residents of the city. He said he has heard from some naysayers, but predicted even those residents would end up using and appreciating the redone facility. Economic Development Director Micki Sumpter said the new space will help promote economic development

by giving businesses a space to meet and hold events. Of the project’s $4.6 million total cost, $4,475,000 will go toward the actual construction work. The remaining $125,000 is going to Ledgewood Construction for engineering and construction administration costs. Ledgewood, based in South Portland, is providing construction management services for the project. It will oversee all of the subcontractors that will be doing the work. That work will begin soon, now that the council has given its final approval. Beal said work will begin on the inside of the building, and outside site work will be done once the weather warms up.

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Continued from Page 1 Phillips predicted public use of the Moore Center will increase “dramatically” when the project is completed. The renovated building will feature a 100-seat auditorium, rooms that can be rented and a large space for public gatherings. City Manager Michelle Beal said 26 different organizations already were using the Moore Center on a regular basis before the building was vacated last year in preparation for the renovation. “It absolutely is going to be a value to this municipality,” she said. Councilor John Moore said the renovated building will serve as a hub in an area with lots of projects taking place — Leonard Lake Senior Housing on Shore Road, Knowlton Park on State Street and First Atlantic’s new nursing home directly behind the Moore Center. “I think we’ll be very proud of it when it’s completed,” Moore said. Councilor Gary Fortier picked up on Moore’s comments, and said he believes “senior citizens are going to make this community flourish.” Fortier said the project represents a good deal for Ellsworth taxpayers, because almost three-quarters of the project is being funded through tax-increment financing districts. Taxpayers will end up paying about $60,000 a year for 20 years. “It’s an incredible bargain

Continued from Page 1 Brandon no longer needs to look beyond his own home for tough competition. “His younger brother has been listening to him spell for the past three years,” Louise said. “Colin actually beat his brother in his very first home-school spelling bee, but he was too young to go to county.”

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Putting Health First



On many a cold and wintry night The faithful Prospect Harbor light Has sent its beams to sea To warn a sailor in the dark Against the rocky danger stark Where he ought not to be. And like the light upoin the shore That casts its rays forevermore, Are mortal “ifs”

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From mortal lips that tell the young That, on their course, they’ll be among Maine’s rocky cliffs. The harbor light does not despair If there are sailors way out there Who pay no heed. The light adult experience casts Is plain as an old schooner’s masts And what youths need. BY JAMES RUSSELL WIGGINS REPRINTED FROM A PREVIOUS ISSUE

The Almighty Dollar has been overseas — in the “emerging By Marvin Ott For the last two decades, the interna- markets” of what we used to call the Third World. Countries such as Brazil, Turkey, India, Indonesia, Argentina and South Africa have enjoyed spectacular growth rates over the last few years fueled in part by dollars (generated by the Fed) in the hands of investors looking for higher returns than those provided by low interest rates in the United States and Europe. Fueled by easy money from the United States, the emerging markets boomed. But we have seen this movie before. In 1997-98, a similar flood of U.S. and European money washed across much of Asia fueling a rapid growth in business, real estate and incomes. It was a classic bubble; borrowed money went into luxury projects (hotels, golf courses, art collections) on the assumption that the ongoing boom would make almost anything profitable. But the party came to a sudden end when investors started to worry that the bubble might burst — and began to demand repayment. The problem was that the loans were in dollars but the projects generated income (if any) in local currency. Thai investors had to sell baht to buy dollars to pay off their investors. As everyone scrambled for dollars, panic set in and the value of the baht collapsed and with it the entire Thai economy. The contagion quickly spread to Indonesia, Malaysia, Korea, Russia and beyond. One vivid lesson was that those holding their assets in baht, rupiah, won and other local currencies were often

scription medications. CVS also plans tional financial system has taken us all on to initiate smoking cessation programs a very wild ride. Just over five years ago, a Wall Street titan, Lehman Brothers, went at its stores this spring. triggering a global crisis that sent According to a Wall Street Journal belly-up equity markets into a free-fall and drove report, CVS estimates that it will lose governments to the brink of insolvency. $2 billion in annual revenue from the The United States sale of tobacco and other sundries as came far closer to a a result of the decision. But the com- repeat (or worse) of the pany expects to gain a competitive ad- Great Depression of vantage over rival pharmacies, some the 1930s than at any other time. Only the of which also are evaluating the sale of heroic efforts of two U.S. Treasury secretaries, Hank Paulson and Timothy Geithner, tobacco products. those of Federal Reserve Chairman Whether the CVS decision will plus Ben Bernanke, prevented a plunge into the help curb the sale of tobacco products economic abyss. Initially, Congress helped remains to be seen, but surveys indi- with a moderately ambitious “stimulus” cate that seven of every 10 smokers program whereby government spending would like to quit. That would suggest was used to kick start a traumatized prithat every step to decrease the avail- vate economy. But after the initial infusion ability of cigarettes can have a positive of money, Congress became paralyzed and dysfunctional in a standoff between those effect. favored continued stimulus and those While cigarette sales volumes in who who favored Herbert Hoover’s approach to the United States are declining, the use the Depression — austerity and reduced of tobacco still remains the number spending. Faced with congressional inacone cause of preventable disease and tion and the urgent need to do something, death. A U.S. Surgeon General report Bernanke resorted to a series of novel iniputs smoking-linked deaths at 480,000 tiatives including a bond-buying program every year with the annual cost of that amounted to the Fed printing vast smoking estimated at more than $289 amounts of new money and putting it into the economy. billion. e result has been an economic recovIn the face of such numbers, CVS eryTh — sluggish and uneven, but real nevast week’s legislative brouhaha deserves applause and respect for its ertheless. However, the really dramatic over an Appropriations Com- decision to put health ahead of profit. impact of the Fed’s provision of easy credit mittee vote to restore $40 million in state revenue sharing to Maine cities and towns was an example of partisanship at its worst. Stories about how the incident came about vary but the fact remains that, with every Republican member of the committee absent, the the expansion of Maine’s Medicaid proBy Jill Goldthwait Democrats went on record Feb. 3 with Governor Paul LePage has given his gram. The Governor expressed enthusiastic State of the State address, and it was all a 7-0 vote that didn’t have to happen. about — compassion? The Governor support for the Bridge program, through Whether Republicans left by deinvoked that word no fewer than seven which high school students can complete sign or whether, as the lone GOP senatimes in his speech, but nonetheless as much as a year of college work, earntor on the committee has said, it was found little compassion for the “liber- ing credits, at a much lower cost. He can all a misunderstanding, is irrelevant. als,” aka Democrats, who he lambasted relate to students Seeing that the Republicans were not who have to be crethroughout. present, the Democrats easily could Governor LePage is a conundrum. He ative about college have decided to postpone the vote is passionate about his beliefs and dog- financing. gedly committed to the principles he until the next day. Time constraints He invoked the brought with him to the Blaine House. babies of drugwere not so tight as to require an imHe cares not a whit for pubic opinion addicted mothers mediate vote. With a majority on the and, once his mind is made up, cannot as one of the very committee, the Democrats obviously be moved. But there are certainly times worst consequences could have their way whenever a vote when this hard-headed man is led by his of drug abuse. Addicted adults present was taken. That in fact happened. A heart. a “lifelong challenge for our health care second committee vote was held Feb. He has an inherent sympathy for the system, schools and social services,” 4 following a rancorous day of charges vulnerable — the elderly, the develop- said the Governor, but his biggest conand counter charges. The outcome was mentally impaired and, in his address, cern is the “suffering and long-term babies born drug-addicted — and an consequences these newborns are suba predictable 8-5 “ought to pass” vote affinity for “hard-working, struggling ject to.” with Democrats prevailing. Mainers.” He has nothing but contempt The trouble is, though his rhetoric In a partisan political system, honfor those who oppose his policies. is inspirational, his solutions are perest differences of opinion and philoso“Whose side are you on?” was the plexing. His proposals to hunt down phy go with the territory. Controversy Governor’s challenge as he put himself drug dealers, add four drug prosecutors is inevitable. But partisanship, simply on the side of lowering energy costs for and four judges to the judicial system, for its own sake, serves no useful purMaine families. And he couldn’t resist and add 14 new positions in the Maine pose. To succeed, the legislative prothrowing a “shame on you” into the script Drug Enforcement Agency all work at cess properly involves negotiation and when it came to legislators who support the point where there is already a drug compromise. he nation’s second-largest pharmacy chain took a strong stand for health when it announced last week that it will end, by October, the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products at its 7,600 stores across the United States. As its focus turns more and more toward becoming a health care provider, CVS, a unit of CVS Caremark Corp., said that tobacco products do not belong in such an environment. “This is the right decision at the right time as we evolve from a drugstore into a health-care company,” said Larry Merlo, the chief executive officer of CVS Caremark. The company, like other major pharmacy chains, is strengthening its ties with the nation’s health care delivery systems, establishing in-store clinics and doing more counseling of patients who rely on pre-


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Wind Industry Hot Air

he powerful wind lobby here more evident that the wind industry in Maine is unhappy with a does not want to be bothered by the couple of recent rulings by the legitimate concerns of those who may Department of Environmental Protec- be adversely affected by wind farm detion involving proposals for industrial velopment. A recent National Review wind sites on Bowers and Passadum- Online report on a webinar sponsored keag mountains in Penobscot County. by the American Council on RenewThat lobby now has enlisted the help able Energy showed just how far the wind industry spinof Maine Senate President Justin Alfond to With every passing day, meisters are willing to go. A communications introduce legislation, fraudulently termed it becomes more evident strategist told webinar that the wind industry participants of polling “emergency,” to tie the data showing that “afhands of the DEP in does not want to be ter reading arguments evaluating the visual impact that such proj- bothered by the legitimate for and against wind, ects — with their tow- concerns of those who may wind lost support.” His ering turbines — will be adversely affected by solution? According to the National Review have on the landscape. The innocuous wind farm development. report, “He suggested using ‘inoculation title of LD 1750 is “An Act to Amend the Maine Administra- theory’ by telling people that ‘wind is a tive Procedure Act and Clarify Wind clean source, it provides jobs’ and addEnergy Laws.” But what it seeks to do ing that ‘it’s an investment in the future.’ is anything but innocuous. The law He also said that proponents should would prohibit the DEP from requir- weaken objections by ‘saying prices are ing the submission of evidence of the coming down every day.’” The wind industry, false claims energy and emissions-related benefits or making specific findings related to about its benefits notwithstanding, those benefits. Such benefits simply already enjoys exalted status here in are to be presumed under the law. LD Maine thanks to the advantages it’s 1750 then demands that those pre- been granted under the Maine Wind sumed benefits — without evidence Energy Act. At this writing, a pubsupporting them — be considered lic hearing on LD 1750 had not been in deciding whether a project will scheduled. When that happens, we have an unreasonable adverse impact hope that significant numbers of on scenic character or existing uses. Mainers will be on hand to rebut some Those presumed benefits also would of those false claims to help convince have to be considered even in decid- the Energy Utilities and Technology ing whether an applicant must provide Committee that an “ought not to pass” report would be in Maine’s best intera visual impact assessment. With every passing day, it becomes est.


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ruined. Those holding their assets in dollars were safe. In the current crisis, we are again seeing a flight from local currencies, whether it is the Venezuelan bolivar or the Turkish lira, into dollars. Much of this is apparently generated by a decision at the Fed to start to dial back the bond-buying program. Just the hint of a modest turn on the spigot is enough to start a flight to the exits in a number of Third World economies. The pressure on emerging markets this time around is not nearly as severe as in the late 1990s. Governments and international financial institutions learned some lessons about how to protect vulnerable markets against wholesale capital flight. Still, economic horizons today in many of the emerging markets are notably darker than just a year ago. As a result, we are seeing what promises to be a large scale movement of Third World money into the safe haven of American assets — treasury bills, bank accounts, equities and real estate. There is a supreme irony in all of this because many of the economic pressures being felt in the emerging markets have their origin in the United States — including the rapid movement of investment capital, the global financial crisis and the recent expansion and contraction by the Fed. The paradox is that, despite the culpability of Wall Street and Washington in triggering international financial troubles, the U.S. dollar is stronger than ever. As foreign investors seek a port in a storm, they buy dollars. That demand keeps interest rates in Continued on Page 2

Maine’s Governor Is a Conundrum offense. What about treatment? What about the babies? The Bridge year proposal failed last session because there was no money to fund it. The Governor is sponsoring it again, but still without funding. Yet he wants taxes reduced further. Could there be a way to offset the cost of the Bridge program? Maybe, but the Governor did not propose one, so it’s a Bridge to nowhere. To revive the state economy, he proposes “Open for Business” zones, where companies that “invest more than $50 million and create more than 1,500 jobs” will receive access to capital, lower energy rates, help with recruiting and training workers, and tax benefits. Again, the Governor gave no indication of how these business incentives would be funded. And exempting employees of these companies from union membership or dues (“right-towork” provisions) has already been called constitutionally suspect. By Democrats, but still. And constitutional or not, majority Democrats hate, hate, hate it.

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Then there is the tax reduction plan. “We will ask Mainers a simple question at a statewide referendum,” said the Governor. “We will ask if they want to lower taxes by at least $100 million and reduce state spending by at least $100 million.” Well, duhhh! Who would vote against lowering their taxes? But where will the $100 million reduction in spending come from? Democrats and Republicans are embroiled in a major dogfight over $40 million. Now they should find $100 million? Unless the Governor is sitting on a pile of detail that will enhance his proposals, none of them is likely to get much traction. Even Republicans were making skeptical noises about their chances for success. And let’s face it, the Governor’s proposals were floated out upon a Legislature with atmospherics that are in free fall. There was an incident in the Appropriations Committee that registered a 9 on the Richter scale. Democrats voted to restore municipal revenue sharing funds, voting on the question when Republicans were not present. Accounts of how this came to pass are hazy, but brave statesman Rep. Pat Flood attempted to clear Continued on Page 2

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Letters Love Your Heart Dear Editor: February is National Heart Month. How suitable for us to recognize our hearts during the month that houses Valentine’s Day. So how can we maximize our heart’s fitness to the best of our abilities? The heart is a muscle the size of our fist that pumps about 5 quarts of bloods every minute or 1,800 gallons of blood every day. The heart’s function is vital to every cell in our body, to pump oxygen-rich blood to nourish cells and to carry waste products away. And just like skeletal muscles, our heart muscle performs better with regular aerobic exercise. Our hearts need about 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity three to five times a week. During exercise, intensity levels should be adjusted so as to increase the heart rate and breath, but not to the point of feeling out of breath. Depending on age and physical condition, our heart rates need to elevate approximately 30 beats or more above *resting heart rate (*average heart rate at rest for one minute). Studies have shown that one 30-minute session of moderate-intensity exercise can help ease distress, depression, tension and anger. Researchers now believe the moodboosting effects of exercise are due to increases of chemicals in the brain, including endorphins, serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. Endorphins in particular boost our immune system, modulate our appetite, release sex hormones and can lead to feelings of euphoria or overall well-being. We feel less pain and fewer

effects of stress. Cardiovascular training also strengthens our hearts. A stronger heart doesn’t need to beat as fast and pumps blood more efficiently, which improves blood flow to every part of our bodies. Aerobic exercise helps to control blood sugar, promote weight loss, lower blood pressure and improve cholesterol levels. All of these benefits add up to less plaque buildup in the coronary arteries, which supply our hearts with oxygenated blood to function well. If these arteries become blocked, this can cause a heart attack. Anyone who has experienced a heart attack can prevent a reoccurrence of another heart attack by up to 30 percent with regular aerobic exercise. Cardiac Rehabilitation is an outpatient program that provides a safe environment to build back the heart’s strength with aerobic activity while being monitored by a trained cardiac nurse. The education provided at rehab is focused on risk factor reduction. But at the core of Cardiac Rehab is what all of our hearts need, and that is aerobic exercise most days of the week. (National Cardiac Rehab Week is Feb. 9-15.) Aerobic conditioning also reduces the risk of many other conditions, including obesity, stroke and certain types of cancer. So there is no better way to love our hearts than to include heart fitness into our regular routines. Bernadette Dempsey, RN Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Cardiac Testing and Rehabilitation

News on Climate and Energy Dear Editor: In late January and early February 2014, four important reports and two TV ads were released having to do with the current state of knowledge about climate change and new information about energy. First, “Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis” from Working Group I of the 5th Assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states that, “Warming of the climate system is unequivocal…The atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide have increased to levels unprecedented in at least the last 800,000 years.” (That includes several ice ages.) Second, the American Natural Gas Association released two ads showing a new Florida Power and Light plant that uses not only natural gas but also solar and a Georgia Power Co. plant that runs on natural gas and wind. Third, the State Department released its Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the Keystone Pipeline Project that proposes to bring Canadian tar sands oil (heavy tar “bitumen” that has to be extracted by injecting steam underground) from Alberta to Texas via an 875mile pipeline. This tar sands oil is estimated to “emit 17 percent more greenhouse gases

on a lifecycle basis than the average barrel of crude oil.” Fourth, the National Academies of Science released a report showing two to three levels of magnitude higher levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH air pollutants) at the tar sands fields than previously reported due to emissions from huge wastewater ponds in addition to emissions from the wells. Fifth, Exxon Mobil released its “2014 The Outlook for Energy: a View to 2040.” One of its conclusions was that energyrelated CO2 emissions would plateau and gradually decline by 2040. “Although climate policies remain uncertain today, for purposes of the Outlook to 2040, we assume that governments will continue to gradually adopt a wide variety of more stringent policies to help stem GHG emissions…. In most OECD countries, we assume an implied cost of CO2 emissions that will reach about $80 per tonne in 2040.” I urge all to contact the President and tell him to: (1) Support power plants such as those in Florida and Georgia. (2) Not approve the Keystone pipeline. (3) Support a carbon tax in the United States and internationally. Pamela W. Person Orland

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By Asa T. Worcester Our Navy is recognized as the United States’ commitment to the world. Your Navy is unique among all others in that the fleet is not garrisoned in U.S. home ports but is spread across the globe. There is no question that there is a high demand for the naval forces from our political leaders and combat commanders worldwide. The visible power of your Navy steaming just over the horizon in areas of high-tension matters has a significant impact on our opponents as well as our allies and friends. Your Navy protects and defends America on the world’s oceans. Navy ships, submarines, aircraft and, most importantly, tens of thousands of America’s finest young men and women are deployed around the world doing just that. They are there now. They will be there when we are sleeping tonight. They will be there every Saturday, Sunday and holiday this year. They are there around the clock, far from our shores, defending America and our way of life at all times. Our deployed sailors are critically important because, as in virtually any global endeavor, being there matters. It matters in business: it is why American firms maintain a presence in their overseas markets. It matters in politics: it is why the State Department maintains a diplomatic contingent in nearly every other nation on Earth. It certainly matters to our national defense: it is why U.S. forces are stationed around the world. More than 70 percent of our planet is covered by water, so being there means having the ability to act quickly, from the sea. The Navy is uniquely positioned to be

there; the world’s oceans give the Navy the power to protect America’s interests anywhere, and at any time. When America’s national security is threatened by the existence of a weapons facility or a terrorist camp on the other side of the world, being there matters. Where these threats exist, chances are high that Navy ships, submarines, aircraft and special forces are very close by, with the ability to destroy targets located hundreds of miles inland. When the decision is made to act on one of these threats, the solution may involve launching attack jets or unmanned aircraft from aircraft carriers, firing cruise missiles from ships or submarines, or inserting a team of Navy SEALs to do what only Navy SEALs can do. In any case, the Navy can do all of these things, and do them all from the sea, without the need to get another country’s permission to operate within its borders. More than 90 percent of the world’s commerce travels by sea. When piracy threatens innocent lives and disrupts shipping traffic in the Indian Ocean, or when rogue nations threaten to deny access to vital Middle East waterways through which much of the world’s oil is shipped, being there matters. America’s Navy is there, patrolling what is essentially the world’s interstate ocean highway system, ensuring the free flow of global trade and, in turn, preserving America’s economic prosperity. Following a humanitarian crisis, like the devastating typhoon that ravaged the Philippines in 2013 or the tsunami that struck northern Japan in 2011, being there matters. Because the Navy is always deployed around the world, it can provide nearly immediate humanitarian relief in the wake

A True Show of Christian Love

Over the Bay


Dear Editor: As Lamoine once again faces the ongoing situation of how to live in a community Dear Editor: that sits on a nonrenewable resource, this I am a priest of the Roman Catholic Dio- poem is offered in the spirit of Editor James cese of Portland. My wife was a practicing Russell Wiggins: physician, and I also am an MD, and practiced orthopedic surgery for more than 30 Over the Bay years. After she died, I entered the semiOn the Hills of Lamoine nary and was ordained a priest in 1998. Where the Pines and the Popples sway So, I speak to you as both a priest and A man with a saw and an ax and a truck a physician when I say that we in Maine Came and took them all away. must accept the federal funding that has Off to the mill been set aside to provide health insurance Then to the store for approximately 70,000 low-income peoTo make my roof ple. These people are our neighbors, our To make my floor friends, our fellow Americans. What are you going to do? We all are created in God’s image. We all Over the Bay on the Hills of Lamoine — each of us — possess a basic human digWas sand and loam and clay nity. Catholic tradition affirms that health But the man with a truck care is a basic right flowing from this sancCame and loaded it up and tity and dignity of human life. Millions of Americans continue to go without coverTook it all away. age for health care. More than 48 million Bought some loam people do not have health insurance. sand and clay, For low-income people, high premiums some for the garden and out-of-pocket expenses can keep them And some for play. from obtaining coverage or seeing a doctor What are you going to do? when they should. It was common for me Over the Bay in the Hills of Lamoine as a physician to see patients who waited Was gravel black and gray too long to come for medical care, and even But the man with the truck delayed bringing their children until they Came and scooped it up were desperately ill. They were terrified at And took it all away. how much medical care would cost. To build runways Catholic teaching is that health care is a and cellar floors basic right, and there should be adequate I used it in mine, and affordable health care for all. Far too You used it in yours many hard-working Maine people go withWhat are we going to do? out access to quality affordable health care Over the Bay and as a result suffer unnecessarily. Maine And under Lamoine has a truly once in a lifetime opportunity to The water’s not OK answer this unmet need for 70,000 MainCause the man with the truck ers and to accept the federal funding that Came and messed it all up is available under the Affordable Care Act. Just last month in a morning homily, our So we have to move away. new Holy Father Pope Francis reminded us Hmmmmmmmmmm..... that Christian love isn’t some dreamy soapWhat are we going to do? opera romance and illusion; it is concretely Over the Bay caring, healing, helping others. Passage of On a hill of stone LD 1578 would be a prime example of that Where a tiny town once lay Christian love. Now there’s only a pit Father Richard Senghas, MD With a little bit of grit Portland ’Cause we took it all away. What are we going to do? Could we leave some trees So the birds can play Leave some gravel, dirt and clay To filter the water for another day? So we can still live in this town Continued from Page 1 by the bay. a path through the debris by shouldering That’s what we’re going to do! some of the responsibility. Nobody bought it. Susan L. Wuorinen One writer called the revenue sharing Lamoine restoration “a political kickback to municipalities.” In fact, it’s state law that sends a share of state revenues to cities and towns. Paying that bill is no more a kickback than paying back the money owed to hospitals. Governor LePage delivered his speech on the simmer, managing to keep his famous temper just under the boiling Continued from Page 1 point. He now heads into his final session the United States artificially low. As a with the Legislature before his quest for a consequence, the U.S. government and second term. There is plenty of potential for corporations can borrow money to invest fireworks ahead. at beneficially low rates. As one expert Some reshuffling is taking place on the observer concludes, “The problem for the Governor’s team. Richard Rosen is mov- rest of the world is that for safety and for ing from directing the Office of Policy and ease of transactions, in many cases, there’s Management to serving as deputy com- really been nowhere else to go.” For Amermissioner of Administrative and Financial icans, it’s a nice problem to have. Services. He is cut from the same cloth as Meanwhile, Washington is going DAFS Commissioner Sawin Millett. Both through its now familiar political dance have broad fiscal experience and even tem- whereby the President asks Congress peraments. They will make a good team. for an extension of federal borrowing As his first term winds down, how well the authority to pay the nation’s bills and Governor’s team holds together will be one members of Congress threaten to indicator of confidence in his re-election deny authorization without dramatic chances.

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The Case for a Strong Navy


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of a disaster, ferrying supplies, medicine and trained medical personnel ashore from Navy ships via helicopters and landing craft. When narcotics traffickers use speedboats and makeshift submarines to cart illegal drugs across the oceans and into American schools, being there matters. Navy ships and submarines work the waters near Central and South America with law enforcement agencies to intercept shipments of illegal narcotics before they reach our shores. As the world’s political and economic climates continue to evolve, the case for America maintaining a strong Navy grows. The President’s national security strategy calls for a renewed focus on enduring threats in the Middle East region, as well as an increased American commitment in the Asia-Pacific region — a vast, mostly oceancovered area of the world ideally suited for operations from the sea and in which the Navy maintains a robust presence. When it comes to protecting and defending America, being there matters. And America’s Navy is already there. Senior Chief Gunner’s Mate Asa T. Worcester is a native of Addison and a 1993 graduate of Narraguagus High School. He has served in the U.S. Navy since 1993.

Single-payer System Needed Dear Editor: To support Dr. [Philip] Caper’s response to your editorial that there is no free health care [“Health Care Issue Is Misunderstood,” Jan. 30], I would recommend that you check out a recent article in the LA Times titled “Patients Struggle to Find Covered Doctors” by Chad Terhune. It fits very nicely with Dr. Caper’s point that a single-payer system would provide a much easier, efficient and less expensive health care system, although not free. We American physicians should not turn away from the sick and injured because they cannot afford health care. I practiced general surgery in Plymouth, Mass., for 32 years and would not tolerate refusing needed treatment to someone because he or she could not afford health care. I averaged giving $80,000 to $100,000 worth of free care per year during my last 10 years of practice because I could not work in our present health care system otherwise. The hospital was paid from a free care pool in Massachusetts, and I put pressure on our anesthesiologists and others to reduce or drop their charges. However, that really shouldn’t be the way we provide health care in our country. Dr. Caper is very well informed. His statements are well thought out and are based on facts. William Babson Jr., MD Sinclair

Medicaid Expansion: No Dear Editor: Perhaps the most damaging legislation facing Maine right now is the threat of expanding Medicaid. A recent WABI-TV news interview shows how important it is to first take care of the many dependents like the elderly and those with disabilities who absolutely need additional care, before ever thinking of allowing able-bodied men and women to receive Medicaid benefits. Maine has a relatively low unemployment rate. New jobs are available for people who are willing to work. Adding an unnecessary health benefit to those who are unwilling to contribute to society will be a devastating hit not only on the elderly and disabled folks who need care, but on all taxpayers who will have to pay for it. There is no room for politics in this issue. Let the DHHS first meet the needs of those already on wait lists before allowing your legislators to pass such a horrendous bill. It is estimated that the pending proposal for Medicaid expansion will cost more than $800 million in state funds over 10 years. That projection is based on certain risk factors, such as the growing poverty rate, the costs of care, the number of people who will drop private insurance and diminishing federal funding support. We simply cannot afford it. Please, call or write your representatives and the media for the good of our state. Mark Wellman Bangor

The Almighty Dollar cutbacks in spending. The White House has refused to bargain over the credit-worthiness of the nation. So far, the prospect of America reneging on its debt has been sidestepped. Once again, most observers expect we will go to the 11th hour before Congress ultimately gives the President the authority he seeks. But no one should underestimate the determination of a few in Congress to destroy that unique American asset: the credibility of the dollar. Marvin Ott is a professor at Johns Hopkins University and a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center of the Smithsonian Institution. He is a summer resident of Cranberry Isles.

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Looking Back 2004: 10 Years Ago

Hancock Community Agency. The board of directors voted unanimously in support of King, Hannaford has been named “Top Drawer” who has been with the nonprofit agency since for 2004. Initiated by the Ellsworth Area Cham- last October. King succeeded Sandra Prescott of ber of Commerce in 1980 to honor the achieve- Bucks Harbor. ••• ments of the late Tom Caruso, Tim King The Midas shop on High Street founder of Bar Harbor Airlines, is under new ownership. Keith the award recognizes a person or is awarded Woodard of Clinton bought the business that has made a “substantial contribution” to the growth, WHCA director Ellsworth shop on Feb. 18 from Paul Bouchard. development and improvement position ••• of Ellsworth, Hancock County or Hancock: The Hancock Hornets edged the state. Former presidents of the Ellsworth Area of Commerce decide each recipient. The the Lamoine Lions 27-25 to win the Union chamber also honors the citizen of the year. The 92 junior high girls’ basketball championship. nomination process for that award will begin in Stephanie Swett led Hancock in scoring with March. Also honored will be the best small and 10 points and Tasha Manning added six. Team large businesses, as well as the top new business members include: Theresa Yizar, Tasha Manning, Karmen Danico, Kelsey Jipson, Lauren and the Revitalization Award. Preble, Stephanie Swett, Ashley Brown, Audrey ••• Former Ellsworth City Manager Tim King Scott, Emily Pinkham, Clarissa Westleigh, Morhas been awarded a three-year contract exten- gan Clement and Cheyenne Ranco. The team is sion as executive director of the Washington coached by Lisa Hodgdon. John Dunn. 1989: 25 Years Ago FILE PHOTO Dennis P. Gardner, Parcher Street, finish Bo Diddley, one of the pioneers of rock and basement, $5,000. James Beer, Hanson Landing Don’t let this happen to you. Twenty-five years ago, on Feb. 2, 1989, Hancock County experienced a minor heat wave roll, will bring his unique style to The Grand Road, garage, $2,800. Bi-George Corp., High — warm enough to melt snow and send this little ice-fishing house into Echo Lake on Mount Desert Island. A little Auditorium of Hancock County in Ellsworth Street, 40x192 commercial building, $150,000. heat wave sounds like a pretty good idea just about now. George Partridge, Bayside Road, on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 8 p.m. Performing with a four-member Bo Diddley to residence, $45,000. Scott Simons, band, Bo Diddley (born Ellas Bates perform many Route 1A, residential-spa retail, $120,000. Joseph White, Spencer McDaniel) will reprise many of his of his hits at Street, convert garage to apartment, hits from the ’50s and ’60s recorded $5,000. Ellsworth City, City Hall, on Checker Records. The Grand FRANKLIN — The Obermann, 106 South Bay create office and enclosure, $7,500. A new generation has come to Franklin Historical Society is Road, Franklin, ME 04634 no GOULDSBORO — test will be announced know his music from recent movie videos, David Bender (Curtis Shoes), Bar Harbor Road, offering two scholarships for later than April 1. The Henry The town of Gouldsboro from entries submitted movie scenes, and television shows. His song add office, $4,200. Acadia Village Resort, TriGemmill Scholarship is availcollege students. is celebrating its 225th by sixth-, seventh- and “She’s Fine, She’s Mine” was featured in the angle, six townhouse units, $385,000. Newland The Sterling Douglas able to any student who is a eighth-grade students at birthday this year. movie “The Color of Money,” his “Who Do You Nursery, Route 1A, office, $47,000. New EngScholarship is available to Franklin resident and regThe first event will be a the Peninsula School. Love?” from “La Bamba” went to the top of Bill- land Telephone Co., Route 1, house equipment, istering for post-freshman any senior high school stuThe evening will kick-off community bonboard’s hot 100 album charts, and he played the $15,000. Richard French Sr., industrial park, dent from Franklin entering study at college. Applicafire on Saturday, Feb. 15, include several guests 40x40 tinshop, $10,000. Louis Willey, Route 1, pawn broker in the film “Trading Places.” tion requirements may be college. Application requirefrom 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the and presentations. Com24x96 storage building, $20,000. Ellsworth City, ••• obtained from any fi nancial ments may be obtained Gouldsboro Community memorative items will be Fifteen building permits worth a total of Ellsworth Falls, communication center, $9,800. from the high school guid- aid office, or by contacting on sale Center on Pond Road. $829,800 in construction were approved in Jan- A.C. Hand Co., High Street, conversion to launthe chairman, whose address ance department or callIf postponed due to Free chili, hot dogs, uary by Ellsworth Code Enforcement Officer drymat plus access, $3,000. ing 565-3336. Applications and phone number is listed cookies, hot chocolate weather conditions, the must be returned to: FHS above. Applications are due and coffee will be served. bonfire will be held on by April 15. Scholarship Chairman Irene The winner of the Sunday, Feb. 16, at the served and then the group went on a sliding 1964: 50 Years Ago T-shirt art logo con- same time and place. party. Guests included: Bruce Riddell, Thomas The worst storm of the year hit coastal Kirby, Lynn Riddell, Christopher Jones, Bruce Maine Sunday and left about 14 inches of Eaton, Jennifer Jones, David Mahon, Almond snow in the Ellsworth area. The snow started Eaton Jr., Mary Louise Mahon, Kenneth Eaton, Robin Lamb, his maternal grandearly Sunday morning and picked Four women parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jones up intensity throughout the day. Jr., his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Gale force winds accompanied the drowned in Henry Mahon, his aunt and uncle, snow and sent it whirling into deep snowstorm Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jones 3rd, his drifts. No serious accidents were reported in the local area, but on car accident aunt, Mrs. Mary Kirby, Mrs. Kenneth Riddell, and Mrs. Almond Route 1 in Robbinston, near Calais, in Washington County, four women were Eaton. Mrs. Kirby made and decorated the drowned when the car in which they were rid- cake. ••• ing apparently went off the highway into the Stonington: The Stonington Rockets, Hanwater. A fifth woman is still missing. cock County’s entry in the Small Schools bas••• Jonathan Mahon, son of Mr. and Mrs. ketball tournament, were defeated in their George Mahon, observed his sixth birthday opening game Saturday by the Island Falls Elks with a party at the home of his parents, Feb. 56-55. The Rockets were led by Chris Robbins 13. After gifts were opened, refreshments were with 16 points.

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••• The barn of Increase J. Shackford in EllsEffort is being made in town by parents, worth Falls was partially unroofed during the business and professional men and public high wind Sunday night. ••• school teachers to start a public Montessori R.A. Bonsey, of North Ellsworth, kindergarten for children between the ages of two and six years. The 111 dozen eggs obtained 111 dozen eggs from sixty need of such a school has long hoped to be a hens during January and February, and wants to know if any Hancock been felt in Ellsworth. Those interested in the project are trying now cold-weather county flock has beaten that for a cold-weather record. to secure a trained kindergarten record ••• teacher. Ellsworth is soon to have a new dry goods ••• The city schools will be in session Monday, store, though the name above the door will not Feb. 22. The last legislature abolished some be a new one to Ellsworth. Martin L. Adams of holidays and Washington’s birthday was made Ellsworth, for some years a traveling salesman optional with the school board, with the pro- for dry goods lines, will open a store in the vision that appropriate exercises should be building now occupied by the Staples Piano held during part of the session as each teacher & Music Co., which is closing its branch store here. should designate.

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Ellsworth District Court The following cases were heard in Ellsworth District Court, according to official records: Dec. 7 through Dec. 31 Nathan W. Ball, 29, Blue Hill. Operating under the influence at Ellsworth, July 27. Fined $500. License suspended for 90 days. Grant M. Bean, 20, Marietta, Ga. Fishing without valid license at Mount Desert, July 21. Fined $100. Taylor A. Berry, 19, East Machias. Theft by unauthorized taking or transfer at Southwest Harbor, July 25. Fined $250. Derek D. Bradford, 28, Trenton. Operating while license suspended or revoked at Trenton, June 22, prior. Fined $500. Jail sentence for seven days. Rachel Braun, 30, Ellsworth. Failure to register vehicle at Ellsworth, Dec. 25, 2012. Dismissed. Natalie Brewer, 26, Southwest Harbor. Theft by unauthorized taking or transfer at Southwest Harbor, June 16. Jail sentence for 20 days. Restitution of $660. Forgery at Southwest Harbor, June 16. Jail sentence for 20 days. David G. Carlow, 31. Bucksport. Littering at Mariaville,

Dec. 1, 2012. Dismissed. Louis C. Charlett, 34, Bar Harbor. Criminal trespass at Bar Harbor, July 28. Fined $250. Matthew G. Clark, 19, Ellsworth. Minor transporting liquor at Ellsworth, July 17. Dismissed. Minor consuming liquor at Ellsworth, July 17. Fined $200. Rachel H. Cleary, 22, Ellsworth. OUI at Trenton, June 14. Dismissed. Tracy L. Crosby, 38, Bucksport. Unlawful possession of scheduled drug at Bucksport, Feb. 8. Dismissed. Margaret P. Curry, 61, South Portland. OUI at Bar Harbor, Aug. 22. Fined $500. License suspended for 90 days. Samuel B. Cushman, 27, Charlottesville. OUI at Blue Hill, Aug. 5. Fined $600. Jail sentence for four days. License suspended for 90 days. Drew Dagraca, 19, Southwest Harbor. Criminal mishief at Bar Harbor May 31. Restitution of $100. Fifty hours community service. Eric J. Doughty, 38, Damariscotta. Operating while license suspended or revoked at Bar Harbor, May 12, prior. Fined $600. Operating vehicle without license at Bar

Harbor, May 12. Dismissed. Anthony Gallo, 42, Bangor. Elver fishing by resident one device without license at Penobscot, May 2. Fined $2,000. Jonathan W. Garland, 40, Ellsworth. Terrorizing at Ellsworth, Aug. 19. Dismissed. Torrey E. Garland, 36, Ellsworth. Possession of hypodermic apparatuses at Fletcher’s Landing, April 26. Dismissed. Violating condition of release at Fletcher’s Landing, April 26. Jail sentence for seven days. Jon C. Gaspie, 59, Bar Harbor. Unlawful furnishing scheduled drug at Bar Harbor, July 8. Fined $500. Dale Gray, 42, Stockton Springs. Unlawful possession of scheduled drug at Orland, July 12. Fined $400. Violating condition of release at Orland, July 13. Jail sentence for 48 hours. Scott C. Griffin Jr., 44, Hancock. Failing to notify of motor vehicle accident at Sullivan, Aug. 10. Fined $150. Diana Micole Grijalva, 31, Trenton. OUI at Bar Harbor, July 13. Fined $500. License suspended for 90 days. Johnathan A. Jones, 27, Stonington. Engaging in activities while suspended at Stonington, July 9. Fined $250.

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Allison Knight, 27, Hancock. Violating condition of release at Ellsworth, June 16. Jail sentence for 48 hours. OUI at Ellsworth, June 16. Fined $500. Jail sentence for 48 hours. License suspended for 90 days. Julia M. Lair, 22, Penobscot. Furnishing liquor to a minor at Penobscot, Aug. 2. Fined $500. Martin Larsen, 37, Bucksport. Harvest operator failing to pay within 45 days at Bucksport, Jan. 27, 2011. Fined $100. Restitution of $200. Todd Lear, 42, Southwest Harbor. Operating while license suspended or revoked – OUI at Blue Hill, June 16. Fined $600. Jail sentence for 90 days. License suspended for one year. Attaching false plates at Blue Hil, June 16. Jail sentence for five days. Violating condition of release at Blue Hill, June 16. Jail sentence for 90 days. OUI at Blue Hill, June 16, one prior. Fined $700. Jail sentence for 90 days. License suspended for three years. OUI at Ellsworth, June 15, one prior. Fined $700. Jail sentence for 90 days. License suspended for three years. Operating while license suspended or revoked – OUI at Ellsworth, June 15. Fined $600. Jail sentence for 90 days. License suspended for one year. Operating while license suspended or revoked – OUI at Tremont, June 15. Fined $600. Jail sentence for 90 days. License suspended for one year. OUI at Tremont, June 14, one prior. Fined $700. Jail sentence for 90 days. License suspended for three years. Violating condition of release at Tremont, June 15. Jail sentence for 90 days. Philomene Look, 27, Perry. Elver fishing by resident one device without license at Ellsworth, April 2. Dismissed. Sara Malta, 19, Bucksport. Minor transporting liquor at Ellsworth, July 14. Fined $100. License suspended for 30 days. William Mawhinney, 31, Mount Desert. Operating when license suspended or revoked at Bar Harbor, Nov. 15, 2012, prior. Fined $500. Violating condition of release at Bar Harbor, Aug.14. Jail sentence for one day. Unlawful possession of scheduled drug at Bar Harbor, Aug. 14. Fined $400. Jail sentence for one day. Gary McCabe, 52, West Islip, N.Y. Using artificial



light to illuminate wild animals at T32-MD, Dec. 8, 2012. Fined $1,500. Night hunting at T34-MD, Dec. 9. Dismissed. Hunting or possessing deer during closed season at T32-MD, Dec. 8. Dismissed. Night hunting at T32-MD, Dec. 8. Dismissed. Hunting or possessing deer during closed season at T34-MD, Dec. 9. Dismissed. Hunting on Sunday, T34-MD, Dec. 9. Dismissed. Using artificial light to illuminate wild animals at T34-MD, Dec. 9. Dismissed. Jason Robert McCabe, 38, Ellsworth. Attaching false plates at Ellsworth, July 11. Fined $150. Possession of marijuana, up to 1¼ oz at Ellsworth, July 11. Dismissed. Bruce Merchant, 47, Sullivan. Class I lobster and crab fishing without license and violation of protected resources, chapter 75, at Gouldsboro, March 16. Both dismissed. Brandon M. Niles, 26, Alexander. Elver fishing by resident one device without license at Mount Desert, April 25. Dismissed. Ian Orchard, 40, Penobscot. Attaching false plates at Orland, July 12. Fined $100. Jail sentence for two days. Violating condition of release at Orland, July 12. Jail sentence for two days Operating while license suspended or revoked at Bucksport, Oct. 22, 2012, prior. Fined $500. Jail sentence for two days. Attaching false plates at Bucksport, Oct. 22, 2012. Fined $150. Catrina M. Pennell, 20, Bucksport. Criminal trespass at Bucksport, June 3. Fined $300. Pollyanna L. Picard, 43, Bucksport. Elver fishing one device without license at Penobscot, May 2. Dismissed. Kathleen C. Rae Lawson, 50, Bangor. Failing to produce permit at Ellsworth, June 1. Fined $100. Eric D. Ryan, 31, Dorchester, Mass. OUI at Bar Harbor, July 11. Fined $1,200. License suspended for 90 days. Ursula J. Shufelt, 56, Orrington. OUI at Bucksport, Aug. 24. Fined $750. Ralph Smith II, 28, Perry. Engaging in activities while suspended and elver fishing by resident one device without license at Ellsworth, April 25. Both dismissed. Zakkery V. Smith, 20, Bucksport. Criminal trespass


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at Bucksport, June 3. Fined $300. Chad M. Sockabasin, 37, Princeton. Elver fishing by resident one device without license at Sullivan, April 24. Dismissed. Shain Stanley, 55, Sullivan. Elver fishing near dam or fishway at Somesville, April 25. Fined $2,000. Kerri L. Tanguay, 49, Bar Harbor. OUI at Bar Harbor, Aug. 13. Fined $600. Jail sentence for 48 hours. License suspended for 90 days. April L. Tomah, 35, Indian Township. Elver fishing by resident one device without license at Ellsworth, April 28. Dismissed. Christopher L. Tomah, 36, Princeton. Elver fishing by resident one device without license at Hancock, May 31. Dismissed. Peter Warren, 48, Ellsworth. Failing to stop for officer at Ellsworth, Aug. 17. Fined $300. Billie Jo Weeks, 36, Lamoine. Operating after habitual offender revocation at Ellsworth, Dec. 10, 2012. Fined $500. Jail sentence for two days. Carolyn R. White, 48, Orland. Theft by unauthorized taking or transfer at Bucksport, Jan. 31. Dismissed. James L. White III, 28, Franklin. Terrorizing at Gouldsboro, March 4, 2012. Jail sentence for seven days. Disorderly conduct, offensive words, gestures at Gouldsboro, March 4, 2012. Jail sentence for seven days. Wayne A. Willigar, 56, Ellsworth. Two charges of assault at Ellsworth, July 19. Both dismissed.

Skating Party In Blue Hill BLUE HILL — A community skating party for all ages is planned for Sunday, Feb. 16, from 1-4 p.m. at the town of Blue Hill’s skating rink. Peninsula Skating Association volunteers will provide food and hot drinks, and skate sharpening services will be available on-site. This is a free event, with donations welcome to help support ongoing rink maintenance. The rink, located at 210 Union St. in Blue Hill, is owned by the town of Blue Hill and maintained by skating association volunteers. To check on rink conditions, find out more about the party and view previous skating party photos, visit www. For more information, contact Noah Tapley at 2-10-14 to 2-16-14

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

A Day to Remember

Downeast Births At Maine Coast Memorial Hospital In Ellsworth BERRY—to Brittany Donaghy and Michael Berry Jr. of Jonesport, a daughter, McKenlee Grace, Jan. 1. WIBERG—to Kristy and Kenny Wiberg of Deer Isle, a daughter, Kammie Rae, Jan. 2. ADAMS—to Kayla Raquel Maguire and Logan David Adams of Hancock, a son, Owen David, Jan. 2. OSHEIM—to Darcy and Richard Osheim of Penobscot, a daughter, Lorelei Ellouise, Jan. 3. SMULLEN—to Moriah Duffy and Matthew Smullen of Ellsworth, a daughter, Nira Louise, Jan. 3. PAIGE—to Nichole Pickoski and Dan Paige of Orland, a son, Cyrus Brady, Jan. 5. GASPAR—to Brandi Coleman and Jacob Gaspar of Deer Isle, a son, Mason Jaxon Ethan, Jan. 6. MORRIS—to Sarah and Brian Morris of Bradford, a daughter, Charlotte Hope, Jan. 9. HAYNES—to Melissa Mitchell Haynes and James Haynes of Lamoine, a son, Jameson Edward, Jan. 10. MCALLIAN—to Brittany Low and Read McAllian of Penobscot, a daughter, Marceline Elizabeth, Jan. 10. WOODS—to Samantha Woods of Eastbrook, a son, Cameron Russell, Jan. 11. SEAVEY—to Jessica and Mark Seavey of Steuben, a daughter, Alayna Lee, Jan. 12. MARSTON—to Autumn and Brad Marston of Addison, a son, Bryce Howard, Jan. 13. GILLEN—to Stacy and

Jeffrey Gillen of Blue Hill, a son, Caden Luke, Jan. 14. PROPER—to Lauren McDonald and Charles Proper of Deer Isle, a daughter, Chelsea Marie, Jan. 15. NABARRETE—to Kristen and John Nabarrete of Milbridge, a son, Daniel Keith, Jan. 16. KEENE—to Taylor and Roger Keene of Hancock, a son, Tayson Brooks, Jan. 18. TENNEY—to Chelsey and Kyle Tenney of Harrington, a son, Michael Lee, Jan. 18. TREWORGY—to Jamie and Robert Treworgy of Hampden, a daughter, Violet Grace, Jan. 18. LEWIS—to Allison and Joseph Lewis of Hancock, a daughter, Pippa Evangeline, Jan. 19. HARDING—to Erin Beckwith and Owen Harding of Ellsworth, a son, Declan Mark, Jan. 21. ALLEY—to Elaine and Jason Alley of Jonesport, a son, Ezra Cole, Jan. 21. COFFIN—to Mariah and Jonathon Coffin of Steuben, a daughter, Charlotte Grace, Jan. 24. CRAWFORD—to Brittany Vecchione and Jordan Crawford of Hancock, a son, Xavier D’Marcus Scott, Jan. 28. BROWN—to KrystalLeigh and Nicholas Brown of Ellsworth, a daughter, Sabrina Marie, Jan. 30. WALPOLE—to Kasha Walpole and Keith Walpole of Jonesport, a son, Reed Mason, Jan. 30. HAGERTY—to Janice Hardy and Allan Hagerthy of Deer Isle, a daughter, Elyse Grace, Jan. 31.

Casandra Engstrom, a catering manager in Savannah, Ga., is to be married to Eric Beals, a mate of the tugboat Cape Henlopen for Moran Towing of Savannah, Ga. Casandra is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine and is the daughter of Terry and Barbie Engstrom of Cassandra Engstrom and Lamoine. Eric Beals Eric is a graduate of Maine Maritime Academy and is the A September wedding is son of Tim and Donna Beals of planned in Bar Harbor. Mount Desert.

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SawyerWarren Anna Sawyer and Cory Warren are happy to share the news of their recent engagement. Anna is the daughter of T.J. Sawyer and Kiki Katsiaficas of Ellsworth. She graduated from Ellsworth High School in 2007 and the University of Maine, Orono, in 2012 with a degree in elementary education. Anna is employed at the W.H. Rowe School in Yarmouth. Cory is the son of Rick and Sandy Warren of Freeport. He graduated in 2005 from Freeport High School and the University of Maine, Orono, in 2009 with a degree in mechanical engineering. Cory is employed with the Warren Construction Group based out of South Freeport. Anna and Cory currently reside in Portland. No date has been set for the wedding.


Father-Daughter Dance Is Feb. 16 HANCOCK — The Ellsworth Lioness Club will present “Father-Daughter Dance 2014: Masquerade Ball” on Sunday, Feb. 16, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Big Cat’s Catering on Thorsen Road in Hancock. The dance is for grades K-6. Doors will open at 4 p.m. and the dance will run from 5 to 8. Photography will be available from 4 to 7. Tickets are available by advance sale only. Tickets are on sale at both Machias Savings Bank locations on High Street and at the Mill Mall, as well as Ruth Foster’s. The cost is $20 per person, by cash and check only. Dress is semi-formal. Proceeds will benefit the Ellsworth Lioness Club’s scholarship program.

Marilyn (Macy) Starling of Ellsworth and Raymond S. Silsby of Ellsworth are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Louise Silsby, to Joshua Matthew Mondragon, son of Marilyn Mondragon of Parachute, Colo. Sarah is a 2002 graduate of Ellsworth High School and a 2006 graduate of the University of Maine, Orono, with a BS in business administration. She is employed as a purchasing agent for a weight control nutrition company in Denver, Colo. Joshua is a 2001 graduate of Grand Valley High School in Parachute, Colo., and a 2005 graduate of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, with a BA in biology.


Laura Young and Maxwell Collins

Young-Collins Laura M. Young and Maxwell T. Collins were married Sept. 7, 2013, in Sedgwick in an outdoor ceremony officiated by the Rev. Rob McCall. The wedding and reception were at the home of Max’s parents, Johanna Turnquist and Steve Collins. Laura’s parents are Susan Yaruta-Young and Luther Young of Blue Hill. Maid of honor was Sarah Flynn of Blue Hill. Bridesmaids were Jade Bowden of Blue Hill and Jackson, Wyo.; Jessica Bishop of Elkins, N.H.; and Katie Broughall of New London, N.H. Best man was James Collins of Hockessin, Del., brother of the groom. Groomsmen were the bride’s brother, David Young of Nakon Ratchasima, Thailand; Brian Bishop of Elkins; and

Tim Damon of Ellsworth. More than 100 friends and relatives attended from as far away as Seattle, Santa Rosa, Calif., and Chamoux, France. A spirited mix of music was provided by the New Hampshire-based newgrass band Jake Davis and the Whiskey Stones, as well as by several of Max’s and Laura’s friends. The couple honeymooned on a camping and road trip through the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state. Laura is employed as a medical assistant at the Maxfield Clinic in Newport, N.H. Max, a graduate of Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, is an assistant plant operator at Wheelabrator Concord Co. They reside in Andover, N.H.

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Arts & Leisure

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Corea resident Lois Crowley sits next to a “mitten tree” at the Prospect Harbor Festival of Lights in 2010, decorated with pairs of mittens she made. At left are some of the more than 30 pairs of mittens Crowley has knitted since Christmas.

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reported by knitters in that survey were scarves, hats and baby blankets. As in other locations across the country, knitting remains popular in the Pine Tree State. Maine has some unique offerings, however, such as weeklong knitting cruises on the Rockland-based schooner J.&E. Riggin. Hancock County is some-

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include mittens, jumpsuits, dresses, hats, sweaters, and even a bathing suit. That last item was crocheted for her now-grown daughter when she was a child. Mittens have become a particular specialty of Spurling’s, and she is known for what people call her “minute mittens.” “I can get a pair of mittens done right around 8 or 10 minutes,” she said. Spurling said she knits daily and finds it relaxing. She likes making homemade garments for children because she knows their parents or grandparents don’t necessarily have time to create clothing for them. Mittens are a popular choice, and even after a child thing of a hotbed for knitters, has had one pair they may too. From Shirley’s Yarns & need another down the road. Gifts in Hancock to Bee’s Inc. in Bar Harbor to String Theory and Blue Hill Yarn Shop, both in Blue Hill, there are plenty of options for places to procure yarn locally. There also are lots of knitters living within the county, from Gouldsboro to Great Pond and all points in between. The following are profiles of just a few of the many Hancock County residents who use yarn and their knitting needles to fashion creative, colorful clothing. Angel Spurling Angel Spurling, a Seal HarELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO bor native who now lives in BY STEVE FULLER Trenton, got started working with yarn and crochet hooks Lois Crowley models a and knitting needles when she was 4 or 5 years old after fuzzy mitten that she made. watching her great-grandmother practice the crafts. “My children lose mittens Spurling said she’d watch left and right,” she said with a her every night and wanted laugh. to be able to do those things, Spurling has donated her too. So her great-grandmother clothing creations to the Saltaught her how to crochet. vation Army, Maine Sea Coast Spurling got started on her Mission, Emmaus Homeknitting kick in the 1980s, less Shelter and the Ellsworth when her daughter had a Moose Lodge. The latter group grand mal seizure and had a estimates Spurling donated lengthy hospital stay. Spurling 1,500 pairs of mittens and hats passed the time by knitting for it to give away last year. and learned she had a knack Asked about that figure, Spurlfor it. ing said she couldn’t be sure. “I found out I can knit and “I don’t count, I just knit crochet just about anything,” and crochet and take them in,” she said. she said. Continued on Page 9 That list has grown to

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Are you and Fido setting sail for warmer climes during either February or April school break? You can find bikinis, tankinis and more for your trip in Ellsworth. We found a plethora of suits at Renys, which carries sizes extra small through size 24. We remember Renys carrying 3X and 4X bathing suits last year, but we didn’t spot any this go round. Anyhoo, for gals size 18 and up we found two-piece suits by Maxine of Hollywood, which start at $29.99. Maxine of Hollywood’s sales tags offer a cheery message for your dressing room angst: “Remember, you’ve still got it and we’re here to help you show it off.” There were Maxine swim skirts in black with a floral tankini in bright colors. We really liked a Maxine suit that had a navy skirt and a blue tank top with a metallic gold Continued on Page 9

By Steve Fuller ELLSWORTH — Humans have been knitting for a long, ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTOS long time. BY LETITIA BALDWIN Historians have found early examples of knitting, includThis pair of fingerless gloves ing socks, from Egypt that and the pair of mittens date back to the 11th century. are both the handiwork of The earliest European examples, which include gloves and Ellsworth’s Doris Welsh. cushion covers, date to the late 13th century. For centuries, knitters knit primarily out of necessity: to clothe themselves and c others. Examples of o this can be found throughout literature, from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter” — where the main character, Hester Prynne, knits and ssews for a living — to Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women,” where sisters Jo and Beth March knit for troops during the Civil War. Today, knitting is less driven by necessity. In an online survey of American knitters done ANNA PAZERECKAS PHOTOS in 2011, the Craft Yarn Council found the top three reasons Anna Pazereckas knits with her 4-month-old daughter respondents like to knit are Lena sitting on her lap. At right are examples of some creativity, keeping their hands of the colorful creations Pazereckas has made with and busy and making gifts. which she sells in galleries and gift shops and online. The top three projects

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Leesa Farnsworth (left) and Peter Farnsworth, owners of Striking Gold on Pine Street, with their apprentice Holly are one of the few jewelry businesses in Maine that still fabricate jewelry using hand tools.


Ellsworth artist Nisa Smiley uses gold and silver and precious stones to create earrings, bracelets and other pieces in her studio upstairs at 95 Main St. In The Ellsworth American’s Feb. 6 issue, an Arts & Leisure story mistakenly identified Smiley’s antique shell button ring as having been made by Pyramid Studios. Also, the image of the ring should have been credited to Robert Diamante of Portland. To learn more about Smiley’s work, visit PHOTO BY ROBERT DIAMANTE

Something Old, Something New Metalsmiths Melt Down and Refashion Gold By Jennifer Osborn ELLSWORTH — An ancient art of fabricating jewelry by hand is thriving at Striking Gold on Pine Street. Fabrication means that owners Peter and Leesa Farnsworth forge each piece of jewelry by hand without the use of a computer model or wax molds or casts. “Real jewelry fabrication is a dying art,” said Peter, adding that 97 percent

of the store’s inventory is handmade. A significant portion of the business is melting customers’ old gold and creating new pieces. All the melting of the jewelry and all the work is done at the Pine Street shop. The Farnsworths will melt old gold jewelry into nuggets then form the nuggets into gold rods using hand tools. From the rods, the gold will be Continued on Page 9

Paul Sullivan to Direct Community Chorus By Steve Fuller ELLSWORTH — Ever wish for more opportunities to sing other than in the shower or while driving in the car? If so, the brand-new Ellsworth Community Music Institute (ECMI) has an offer: come spend an hour and a half one night a week making music with other singing enthusiasts under the direction of a Grammy-winning musician. That musician is Brooklin’s own Paul Sullivan, a composer, pianist, conductor, music teacher and more who won a Grammy as a member of the Paul Winter Consort. He’ll be leading the adult Continued on Page 9


Grammy-winning pianist Paul Sullivan will lead an adult community chorus being organized by the newly formed Ellsworth Community Music Institute.

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Nibbles Happy Birthday, Sullivan! The town of Sullivan will celebrate its 225th anniversary from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Sorrento Sullivan Recreation Center on Route 1. Sullivan was first recognized as a town on Feb. 16, 1789. Town officials will present the Boston Post Cane to the oldest citizen. Copies of the newly published cookbook “Recipes & Memories” will be sold at a cost of $10 per copy. Admission is by donation at the door.

Te Amo Seared scallops, topped with honey-balsamic figs and apples, deviled eggs with smoked salmon and shredded flank steak with Milanese risotto are among the dishes on El El Frijoles’ Valentine’s Day Supper Club dinner at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 14-15, at the Sargentville restaurant. The cost is $40 per person. To reserve seats, call 359-2486 and visit

Thursday, February 13, 2014

A Taste of Sunshine

LatinCaribbean Cuisine Focus Of Class

By Bill Pearson BUCKSPORT — Six local cooks recently learned how to c enliven their home cooking e using the spices and sauces of u LatinCaribbean cuisine. L Through “An Introduction into Latin-Caribbean Cuisine,” instructor Steve Santiago drew from his own culinary heritage to teach students how Cubans, Puerto Ricans and Dominicans turn relatively low-quality cuts of meats into a delicious dishes such as Ropa Rasgata — shredded beef prepared with onions, yellow beans and rice — during the four-week class offered by the Regional School Unit 25 Adult & Community Education Program. A New York native, Santiago is a retired federal law enforcement officer who moved to Hampden in 2011. As a child, he learned to cook in his mother’s and grandmother’s kitchens rooted in Puerto Rican cuisine. He described the cooking as a mixture of tastes from the Old and New Worlds. “It’s a combination of tastes brought by the Spanish combined with flavors of the islands’ native inhabitants,” Santiago said. “It’s a taste which is totally unique.” Santiago learned how to prepare spices and sauces which adds the unique flavor to the Hispanic dishes. He uses a special blend of Adobo — a combination of garlic, onion, salt, pepper and oregano.” “Adobo can be bought in

Soup’s On Basic sauces are the focus of a class Chef Cliff Richard is planning to teach starting on Wednesday, March 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Hancock County Technical Center. Richard will instruct how to make a beurre blanc, cream reduction and jus lie. He also will share tips and techniques for deepening the flavor of homemade soups and sauces. The cost is $49 per person. To sign up, call 667-6499.


quality, and turning it into something really good.” This was Santiago’s second time teaching “An Introduction into Latin-Caribbean Cuisine.” He first taught the class through the former School Administrative District 22 (now RSU 22) last fall as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. He wanted to see if Mainers would like Latin-Caribbean cooking. “I had the question in my mind, was it the taste

spark my appetite, I decide it’s time to visit some old friends: my collection of cookbooks and magazines. Nothing beats the doldrums of a wintery day like curling up on the couch in front Continued on Page 9


or availability, why LatinCaribbean food wasn’t served in Maine?” he explained. “That was the primary reason for teaching the course.” His students embraced the new flavors. “It’s definitely a different taste, but everybody who tried it liked it,” he said. Orrington resident Nancy Norris took Santiago’s most recent class to expose herself to a different cooking style. “My family is pretty adventurous with our meals, but nothing like this,” Norris said. “I’m looking forward to preparing this for them.” Santiago is planning on offering an advanced class in the future. For instance, he wants to introduce his students to offal — a variety of meats and organs not usually

consumed. “I want to gauge my students to see how wild they’d like to get,” he said. “I want to teach how to prepare things like pigs’ feet and chicken gizzards. These are staples of the island diet. And I’d like to see their reaction.” Winfield Pipher of Orland is looking forward to taking that class and deepening his knowledge of cooking practices as well as Latin-Caribbean culture. Pipher previously took a Chinese cooking class. He noted Latin-Caribbean cuisine involves totally different methods. “The class is a lot of handson learning, as well as seeing how Steve prepares the meal has been great,” Pipher said. “Sign me up!”

Organic Farmers Contemplate Future of Food By Barbara Damrosch Perched on a California cliff high above the Pacific surf, with whales spouting offshore, the Esalen Institute beckons to those seeking physical and spiritual betterment. But for a week in January it served as Mount Olympus for two dozen organic farmers. It was an organic summit of “agrarian elders” convened by farmers Michael Abelman and Eliot Coleman, the latter of whom is my husband. And I got to be a fly on the wall. These were the farmers who had launched a movement, gained decades of wisdom and supported their families well. Said Frank Morton, a celebrated seed breeder in Oregon, “We’re examples, in that we have a life we enjoy.” The group’s members were as diverse as the crops they sow. Don Bustos, a New Mexico vegetable grower, works land farmed by his family for hundreds of years. Warren Webber earned a Ph.D. in Shakespeare studies before popularizing specialty organic salads in Marin County, Calif. Most were from non-agrarian backgrounds, but their stories trace the arc of organic farming’s history, from idealistic beginnings through years of insanely hard work to the takeover by industry and the



worse. Regular gas, for one. We uncorked our demijohn last night after reading a long article in the Wall Street Journal about how much money you have to set aside in order to retire. Surprisingly, we learned we had accumulated enough to last the rest of our lives, provided we die next Tuesday. We definitely needed something to elevate the mood, something along the lines of Mulliner’s Buck-U-Uppo. Did you happen to read that one? It’s a P.G. Wodehouse short story about a meek and fearful curate named Augustine Mulliner. Everyone beats on him: the vicar, his landlady, his girlfriend. A doting aunt sends Augustine a bottle of tonic called Buck-U-Uppo to reinforce his thready corpuscles and, to everyone’s astonishment, Augustine takes on the vicar, rescues a visiting bishop, seduces his girlfriend and tells the landlady to back off. Later, Augustine learns that the tonic he had taken was actually intended to be given to elephants in India to steel their nerves before tiger hunts. He orders three cases. A single glass of Cono Sur Buck-U-Uppo eases the tension out of your bunched up shoulders. Two more and you acknowledge that others in the world have worse financial problems than you. By the end of the bottle you’ll be tipping the oil delivery man. — Stephen Fay

Steve Santiago, Jr. cooked pork loin as part of his father’s class. The Santiago family’s culinary heritage is rooted in Puerto Rico.

The Spanish Table Over Valentine’s weekend, Cleonice Mediterranean Bistro is offering a respite from the cold in the form of a five-course Spanish Wine Dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at the Maine Grind building in Ellsworth. Tapas with Castelroig Cava, fideo with lobster and shepherd-style, slow-braised lamb are among the menu items. Each course is paired with wines. The cost is $69 per person, not including tip and tax. To reserve seats, call 664-7554.


Got your most recent oil bill, didn’t you? Four hundred smackers. Followed by the propane bill. Oh, gosh: What a coincidence! Four hundred smackers. And winter has just begun. The power company has been OK’d for a rate increase and your health insurance deductible is now equal to three months’ salary even though the only thing it actually covers is accidental beheadings. Every time we fill our Toyota with gas the car’s value doubles. And Steve Santiago’s love of why does the insurance Latin-Caribbean cuisine company insist that the is proving infectious in replacement value of our his continuing cooking leaky, creaky house is classes through Regional half a mill and then assess School Unit 25. Pork premiums accordingly? And shoulder, rice, beans how is it that $81.83 worth of and fried plantains (top) groceries fits in one bag? was among the meals Gets you down, no? What students learned how to you need is a great big glass of prepare. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTOS BY BILL PEARSON wine. Cheap wine. How cheap? How’s about a store, but I like to make my $7.99 for a 1.5-liter jug? own to control the amount of Sounds impossible, but we are sodium,” Santiago said. here to say that Cono Sur BiciAs part of the hour-andcleta 2012 Sauvignon Blanc a-half Tuesday night classes, from Chile is on sale now at which wrapped up Feb. 4, Friends and Family Market participants learned how to for the price of two gallons of prep a chicken and make the regular gas. most of it in the form of soup You may say, “But the better and main courses. They also Sauvignon Blancs come from learned how to concoct piña New Zealand, not Chile.” To coladas. which we would reply, “This “This cuisine is basically isn’t one of the better ones.” Puerto Rican soul food. A lot But it’s OK. Cono Sur (is of Latin-based cooks are try- Hampden resident Steve Santiago recently taught “An this a goof on connoisseur?) ing to get back to basics of this is a little vague in the flavor Introduction into Latin-Caribbean Cuisine” through the kind of cooking,” Santiago said. “It’s all about using items Regional School Unit 25 Adult & Community Education department. White peaches where there ought to be crisp Program. found around the island, citrus. But you could do a lot which may not be the best

current threat to diversity by GMO patents on seeds. What enabled these veterans to survive, thrive and advance the cause of earthfriendly farming? You’ve tasted the answer: It’s their food. Perhaps you’ve bought fruits and vegetables grown by local farmers who put a lot of care into what they grow, and get it to your table much sooner than anything shipped from far away. Organic farmers succeed with the superior flavor and nutrient density of their produce. They also reach out to customers and educate them. “We are good at talking about what we do,” said Dru Rivers, who farms 400 acres at Full Belly Farm in Northern California with her husband, Paul Muller. “Our customers want a story,” added Jack Lazor of Butterworks Farm in Vermont. “Most of the [farm] stories you read are about organic people. Our governor says, ‘Local food is no longer just for hippies.’” It always comes back to the food. When California’s Bob Cannard first started, his outlet

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Apple & Broccoli Salad Makes four servings This recipe is adapted from Cynthia Finnemore Simonds’ book “Fresh Maine Salads.” Salad: 1 head broccoli ½ cup dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, apricots, cherries) 1 apple, cored and cut into bite-sized chunks 1 Tbsp. lemon juice ¼ cup sunflower seeds (pecans or walnuts), lightly toasted

Dressing: 1 Tbsp. finely minced onion 1 tsp. grainy mustard 2 Tbsps. Maine maple syrup 1 Tbsp. canola oil 2 Tbsps. Greek yogurt or mayonnaise Sea salt and fresh pepper to taste

To prepare the salad: Wash and cut the broccoli into bite-sized pieces. Steam until it just turns green, and then blanch in cold water and drain. Combine the blanched broccoli and cut up apples in a large bowl. Toss with the lemon juice. In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Add the dried fruit to the broccoli and apple. Add the dressing and stir well to coat. Let chill for at least 30 minutes or more for the flavors to marry. Season to taste with sea salt and fresh pepper. Serve topped with toasted sunflower seeds. Nutritional analysis per serving: 205 calories, 4 grams protein, 34 grams carbohydrates, 8 grams fat, (0 grams trans fat), 105 mg. sodium, 3.5 grams fiber.

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Thursday, Feb. 13 ELLSWORTH Ellsworth Chess Club, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Public Library. Held every Thursday. New members welcome. 667-6363. Art Show, “Totally Stumped,” Marion Britts, Public Library during library hours. Through March 1. 667-6363. Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Public Library. Sponsored by Friends of the Ellsworth Public Library.

Friday, Feb. 14

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY ACADIA NAT’L PARK Whoooooo Do You Love? 4:30 to 6 p.m. Join a park ranger to explore the world of owls. Reservations: 288-8812 or acadia BREWER Bangor Singles Club Dance, 8 p.m. to midnight, Eagles Club. Music by Mainely Country. 8275751. ELLSWORTH Legos, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Public Library. All ages invited. Bring your own bricks or borrow them from the library. 667-6363. FRANKLIN Open Mic Night, 7 to 11 p.m., Franklin Veterans Club. 5652977, www.franklinveteransclub. com. ORLAND Full Moon Hike, Great Pond Mountain Wildlands, 6 p.m., meet at Craig Brook Nat’l Fish Hatchery. 469-2045, jriefler@

Saturday, Feb. 15

ELLSWORTH Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Public Library. Sponsored by Friends of the Ellsworth Public Library. 667-6363. Snowshoe, Cross Country Ski or Hike, 10 a.m. to noon, Branch Lake (Ellsworth Forest). Route 1A approximately 6 miles. Watch for the Phillips Farm sign on left. Branch Lake Public Forest Access Road is the next left. Knitting Workshop, 10 a.m. to noon, Public Library. Knitters

Knitting Continued from Page 7 Spurling is in the process of teaching her 8-year-old grandson how to crochet, because he enjoys spending time with her. Her 6-year-old son, meanwhile, likes to think that everything she knits or crochets is for him. Spurling said she sometimes uses patterns when she’s knitting or crocheting, but also can look at a piece of clothing and figure out how to create a knit or crocheted version of it. “I see something I like and then I think, ‘How can I put it into yarn?’” she said. Lois Crowley Ask Corea resident Lois Crowley how many mittens she has knit over the years, and you’ll get a laugh from her. “Oh my lord, probably thousands,” she said. “I have

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and crocheters of all levels welcome. 667-6363. GOULDSBORO Community Bonfire, 4:30 to 7 p.m., Community Center. Free chili, hot dogs, cookies, hot chocolate and coffee. Kick-off to Gouldsboro’s 225th birthday. SULLIVAN First Annual Flanders Pond Winterfest, ice fishing derby, four-wheeler races, tube pull, snowmobile rides, ice skating, food, demonstrations, live entertainment and more. Benefits Mt. View Youth Sports Program and Hancock Recreation Sports programs. 812-8734. Potluck Supper, 4 to 6 p.m., Recreation Center. Celebrating the town’s 225th birthday. Donations. Cookbooks on sale. Boston Post Cane given to Sullivan’s oldest citizen. SURRY Happy Hearts Snowshoe/Walk, 10 a.m. to noon, Patten Stream Preserve, Warren Lane (next to Post Office). All ages and skill levels. Sponsored by Blue Hill Heritage Trust. Pre-register before Feb. 14: 374-5118. Storm date, Feb. 16, 1 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 16 BLUE HILL Community Skating Party, 1 to 4 p.m., Blue Hill Skating Rink, 210 Union St. Peninsula Skating Assoc. will provide food and hot drinks. Skate sharpening available. Information: noahtapley@ CASTINE “Just for Fun” Concert, 4 p.m., Trinitarian Congregational Parish. Twenty-seven local and area musicians. Sponsored by Castine Arts Assoc. HANCOCK Father-Daughter Dance, “Masquerade Ball,” Kindergarten

Knit One, Purl One What: Knitting Class When: 1 p.m. Feb. 16, 3 p.m. Feb. 23 Where: Magenta Magpie gift shop, 169 Main St., Ellsworth How much: $20 per person Must bring: 80 yards bulk yarn, 1 pair circular needles (size 11, 16”) and 1 pair double-pointed needles (size 11) Contact: Instructor Leslie Jones, 266-7037

knit a lot of mittens.” Crowley said she has been knitting most of her life. She learned to knit from her mother and younger sister. She uses a mitten pattern that came from her aunt and which her mother also used. It’s a double-knit pattern, meaning it requires two skeins of yarn. She likes to use one skein of a solid color and another skein of a variegated

us on Valentine’s Day for J oina Romantic Fireside Dinner Friday, February 14 Call for reservations Serving Dinner: 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Our Regular Hours: Friday and Saturday 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Main St. – Tenney Hill, Blue Hill • 374-2119 •

Happy Valentine’s Day SOUP DU JOUR Creamy Spinach with Chicken A decadent creamy soup with fresh spinach and roasted chicken.

Cup ~ $2.99 Small Bowl ~ $4.99 Large Bowl ~ $6.49 APPETIZER DU JOUR Pesto Shrimp ~ $10.99 Jumbo Gulf shrimp coated in delicious homemade pesto.

Stuffed Mushrooms ~ $10.99 Fresh mushroom caps stuffed with Jasper’s famous seafood stuffing and topped with melted cheese.

through sixth grade, 5 to 8 p.m.; photos available 4 to 7 p.m., Big Cat’s Catering. $20 per person. Semi-formal dress. Tickets advance sale only: Machias Savings Bank, High Street or Mill Mall and Ruth Foster’s. Benefits Ellsworth Lioness Club’s scholarship program. 460-2819, 557-9282. LAMOINE

Snowshoe (or Hike), 139 Partridge Cove Road, noon to 2 p.m. simon.lamoine@gmail. com.

Monday, Feb. 17

BLUE HILL “Aging in the 21st Century,” Series, 2 to 4 p.m., Parker Ridge. First in the series: “Living with Parkinson’s disease,” presented by Anne Cushman, leader of Parkinson’s disease support group. Sponsored by Deer Isle Adult Education. RSVP: 3745789. Community Created Supper, “The Simmering Pot,” 2:30 to 6 p.m., First Congregational Church. All welcome. 374-2891. ELLSWORTH February Vacation Theater Workshops for Youth (8 to 14), Feb. 17 through Feb. 21, 9 a.m. to noon. A different workshop each day. $30/day or $125 a week. Registration: 667-9500, www. Free Community Meal, “Everybody Eats,” 3 to 6 p.m., St. Dunstan’s Church. All welcome. 667-6206.

Tuesday, Feb. 18 BLUE HILL “Drop-in Craft Afternoon,” ages 8 to 13, Public Library. Make T-shirt bags “paracord” jewelry, duct tape wallets, doodle art and more. 374-5515. ELLSWORTH Blood Drive, noon to 5 p.m.,

color to liven up the finished product. “I like a colorful mitten,” she said. “It’s fun to combine colors.” Crowley said one of the reasons she likes to knit is simply because it gives her something to do. “If I sit down to watch television and I don’t do something with my hands, I’ll fall asleep,” she said. Anna Pazereckas Anna Pazereckas was interested in learning to knit as a child growing up in Germany, but her grandmother said she wasn’t serious enough. “I would just sit there and click the needles together with no yarn, just to make the sound,” she laughed. Anna got down to business a year after she moved to the United States in 2005 after meeting her husband, Bryan Pazereckas, online. “We were chatting for a

VFW Hall. 565-2098.

Wednesday, Feb. 19 BLUE HILL Great Discussions Foreign Policy Discussion Series, 7 to 9 p.m., Public Library. Wednesdays through April 9. Registration: 374-5515, Play Reading Group, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Public Library. Selections from “Wakefield Mystery Plays” (15th century). No experience necessary. BUCKSPORT Annual Bucksport Frost Fest, 1 p.m., RSU 25 School Complex. 469-7368, 469-6818. ELLSWORTH Meeting of Hancock County Republican Women, 11:30 a.m., Pat’s Pizza. Scott Kane, candidate for Hancock County Sheriff, Paul Cavanaugh and Matthew Foster, candidates for Hancock/Washington County DA will be the speakers. All welcome. Free Community Meal, “The Welcome Table,” 3 to 6 p.m., First Congregational Church. All welcome. 667-8321, 565-3674. SOUTHWEST HARBOR Talk by Gubernatorial candidate and author Eliot Cutler, “State of Opportunity,” noon to 1:30 p.m., Public Library. Those attending are invited to bring a brown bag lunch. 244-7065. Games Night, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Public Library.

Became Kings,” 7 p.m., City Hall, third floor auditorium. Presented by Bonnie Preston, Alliance for Democracy. Hosted by Hancock County Democrats, who will meet at 8 p.m. 4691903.

Surry Theatre. $20 general admission; $18 seniors; $12 students 200-4720, info@ “Out of the Hat Reading” of “The Pickwick Papers,” Feb. 15, 7 p.m., Hammond Hall. Presented by Schoodic Arts for All’s Meeting House Theatre Lab. 963-2569,


BLUE HILL Library Arts Series: Demystifying Clay with fine porcelain potter Mark Bell who will talk about his craft and the history of pottery in Maine, 7 p.m., Public Library. 374-5515. BUCKSPORT Annual Bucksport Frost Fest, 1 p.m., RSU 25 School Complex. Also held Feb. 21. 469-7368, 469-6818. ELLSWORTH Library Writers Group, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Public Library. 667-6363. Talk, “How Corporations

Reel Pizza Cinerama, Bar Harbor, 288-3811. “The Great Beauty,” Feb. 13, 5:30 & 8:15 p.m. “Saving Mr. Banks,” Feb. 14-20. “Nebraska,” Feb. 14-17. “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” Feb. 18-20. Blue Hill Public Library, 3745515. “Ordinary People,” Feb. 14, 7 p.m. Information call the library or 374-5248, “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2,” Feb. 20, 2 to 4:30 p.m. Before the movie kids will be invited to create their own snacks based on the food in the movie. Popcorn will be available. Maine Coast Cinemas, Ellsworth, 667-3251 for schedule and times of movies. The Grand, Ellsworth, 6679500, “The Neverending Story,” Feb. 17-21, 1 p.m. $1. “Dealing with Idiots,” Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m.

little while online and decided to meet and then hit it off and that was it,” she said. “It was just meant to be.” “I miss home, but I love it here,” she added. “I call this home as well.” Today, Anna sells a full line of hand-knit baby clothing as well as women’s handbags, knitted barrettes and other items. When she is not knitting or taking care of the couple’s daughter, 4-month-old Lena,

she is making jewelry parttime at Atlantic Art Glass. She is a member of the Maine Craft Association and sells knitted goods at their shop at the rest area in West Gardiner. She also sells knitted items at SevenArts gallery in the Maine Grind and on Etsy online. Her website is www., which also has her contact information,

Thursday, Feb. 20

Suit Yourself Continued from Page 7 graphic print. Renys has several bikinis, including a white and pastel striped version by Body Glove for $29.99. The bikini top has extra long ties so you can tie it across your back criss-cross style.

Something New

Continued from Page 7 formed into a new piece of jewelry. Theater While the couple are cele“One Blue Tarp,” Jan. 30-Feb. 16. Wednesdays-Fridays, 7 p.m.; brating their 10th year of busiSaturdays, 5 p.m.; Sundays, 3 ness in 2014, they have a comp.m., Bangor Opera House. Tick- bined 56 years of experience ets $24-$37. 942-3333, www. creating custom-made jewelry. Striking Gold has sea glass “The Fantasticks,” Feb. 14 & to pearls to fine gemstones and 15, 7 p.m., Blue Hill Town Hall Theater. Presented by the New everything in between.

L.L. Bean just received a shipment of bathing suits, but there hasn’t yet been room on the sales floor for them. However, a sales clerk advised they will pull suits out for you if you ask. — Jennifer Osborn

Singers, Take Note Continued from Page 7 community chorus orchestrated by ECMI, which will meet weekly for two months starting in early March. “The only requirement is enthusiasm,” Sullivan said. “I really want people to come and belt it out.” Sullivan stressed that the chorus will have a decidedly no-pressure atmosphere. He said families and community members used to get together simply to sing, and that the chorus seeks to take that same approach. On ECMI’s Facebook page, he said song choices can range from Stephen Foster to Adele — and he didn’t say that just to be funny. “I’m going to bring 10 songs with me, and one of them will be by Adele,” said Sullivan, adding that he believes in truth in advertising. The adult chorus is one of two initial offerings from ECMI. The other is a four-week music and movement class for toddlers (ages 1 through 3) that will take place at the Ellsworth Public Library. It will be taught by Deborah Reinke of Blue Hill, who has a master’s degree in early childhood

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Ellsworth-area Adult Community Chorus When: Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 8, starting March 4 Where: In the basement of St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church (134 State St. in Ellsworth) Cost: $120 for the eight-week session. A $20 discount is available for each additional, immediate family member. Scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact: Call 664-9258 or email ECMI can be found on Facebook by searching for “Ellsworth Community Music Institute.” A website is in the works.

music education. “She makes magic in that room,” said Nancy Colter, ECMI’s artistic director. Colter is one of the founders of ECMI, and said she was inspired by her own experience teaching at the Concord Community Music School in New Hampshire. A pianist, Colter taught on the school’s piano faculty and called her seven years there a “wonderful experience.”

Apple and Broccoli Continued from Page 8 of a roaring fire and poring through pictures of artfully prepared and beautifully presented food. For that period of time I’m literally transported to Spain, enjoying a flaky chicken empanada stuffed with chorizo and raisins, and Turkey, nibbling tender lamb kebabs off a stick. Soon, my taste buds start to water, and the desire to cook returns. Cynthia Finnemore Simonds, a self-described foodie from Newcastle and author of four cookbooks, was the inspiration for Apple & Broccoli Salad. I met Cyn-

thia six years ago at a daylong workshop dedicated to helping food service workers incorporate more Maine foods into their menus. I made apple-carrot muffins, and Cynthia prepared blueberry-strawberry smoothies. The Apple & Broccoli Salad is a tasty and creative way to eat more fruits and veggies. I love the texture and flavors of this salad; crisp, crunchy, sweet, dense and chewy. The combination of onion and maple syrup highlight the natural sweetness, and the sunflower seeds provide a finishing touch.

Dining Out with Your Sweetheart

• Special Valentine Menu

Irish Roast Duck If you take Scallops Coquille Will you me to the be my St. Jacques Brooklin Inn! Valentine? Steak Diane Lobster Ravioli A la Carte and Chef Liz’s Classic Desserts Valentine’s Dinner served Friday through the weekend. Open Tues.-Sun. ~ Free Pub Dinner Wed. ~ Pasta Thurs. ~ Fish Friday 22 Reach Road • Reservations 359-2777

Treat Your Sweetie this Valentine’s Day Friday and Saturday • 4:30-8 p.m. Sunday • 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 50 $

FISH DU JOUR ~ $18.99 Fresh Salmon coated in panko crumbs served with homemade lemon dill sauce and your choice of potato and fresh vegetable.

If hearts are what you’re after, there are heart-shaped sea glass pendants and a silver and gold heart pendant with yellow gold and green gold leaf accents. Striking Gold Jewelers are located at 67 Pine St. For more info, call 667-5855 and visit



Per Person

8.95 $3.95 6-10 years

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Tender hand-cut prime rib with a side of Jasper’s mushroom sherry sauce. Served with your choice of potato and fresh vegtable.

Lobster Special ~ $20.99 A fresh one-lb. Maine lobster steamed to perfection and served alongside warm drawn butter. Served with your choice of potato and fresh vegtable.

Bacon Wrappped Filet Mignon ~ $19.99 Tender hand-cut 8 oz. filet wrapped in smoky bacon and cooked to your liking. Served with a side of creamy béarnaise and your choice of potato and fresh vegetable.

Clams Casino ~ $19.99 Little neck clams steamed in the shell, tossed in a special blend of peppers and smoky bacon, served over a bed of linguine and finished with a crispy panko topping.

Lover’s Brownie Sundae for Two ~ $5.99 A homemade brownie sundae with ice cream, brownie, chocolate sauce and whipped cream to share!

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11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 667-5318 • We welcome walk-ins. Our regular menu will be available all day.

Restaurant & Motel Route 1 High Street, Ellsworth, Maine • 667-5318

Open Thursday - Saturday 5 p.m. Route 1, Hancock, Maine

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

OPEN POSITIONS For All Trades in the Building Industry

To Place Your Ad, Call Ellsworth 667-2576 or Bar Harbor 288-0556 Or place your ad online at

To work in the Ellsworth/MDI area, experience preferred. Competitive Wages and Benefits Package Please apply in person at: 23 Church Street, Ellsworth, Maine

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AVAILABLE FOR SALE! Solid green carpet, fiberglass exterior doors with windows, full-length and decorative mirrors with traditional wooden frames, furniture and more! Contact David at the Bar Harbor Inn weekdays 8am-3pm at 207540-3953. ELIMINATE High Heating Bills with the safe, comfortable heat of a Central Boiler OUTDOOR WOOD or WOOD PELLET FURNACE. Downeast Outdoor Boiler 207-667-6860

Middle School Math Certification Preferred April 14, 2014 – June 20, 2014 Please send letter of interest, appropriate teaching certificate, three letters of recommendation, and application form (available at: to: Barbara Neilly, Principal Conners-Emerson School 11 Eagle Lake Road Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 Applications will close when suitable candidate is found. E.O.E.

HEAVY DUTY SNAPPER 9/26 Snowblower. Electric start with snow dodger also have power & hand garden tools. 801-9017 Keep trying NEWSPRINT END ROLLS - $.40 a pound. Great for packing, puppy training, finger painting, classroom projects, gift wrapping. Come to The Ellsworth American's front office on 30 Water Street in Ellsworth or call 667-2576 for details. SAWMILLS from only $4897. MAKE & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill-Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info/DVD: 1-800-578-1363 Ext.300N

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Guaranteed Financing Approval Within 24 hours, we work with over 40 lenders, come on in and give us a try! All vehicles come with a 14day plate and Maine State Inspection. We specialize in late-model, reliable, pre-owned cars and trucks. Come check us out at 165 Bangor Road, Ellsworth or visit us online at: We are a family owned and operated business. (207) 667-0025 • 1-888-328-0025

SPORTS CARDS - Baseball, basketball, Football, Hockey, Racing, Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh. We Trade! Dan 207-667-7460 (Ellsworth) WOOD STOVE front load with glass door. Takes 16” log. All porcelain with tile sides. $400. 667-8549

Bargain Basket ELECTRIC RANGE- Nice electric range with black glass front, $30. 367-5168 KITCHEN CABINETS Merrilat, Med. dark oak, Used. FREE, you haul. Call for sizes. 244-9909

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   FREE Private party sale of merchandise valued at $100 or less may be advertised two weeks at no cost. Enter your 20 word ad online at: MAINE MARITIME formal dress blues jacket. Rquired by regiment. $75 422-9536 SNOWMOBILE Choko bib snowpants, goes up front and back with wide straps. Men's Med. New. Paid $169, asking $95. 9891144. WHIRLPOOL Electric 220 V Stove model RF365PXY. 30" wide (normal width). Works good. Came with house we bought. Purchased new stove. Ellsworth. $99. 610-1496

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Firewood BEST FIREWOOD AROUND, 8 or 9 cord load of tree length, $130 locally. Call 989-6845 CHARLIE'S FIREWOOD Cut to stove length. 479-2264

Yard/Garage Sales ELLSWORTH FALLS Thrift St., State St., across from Sunrise Glass. ½ price on all clothes in the store! Sat. 9-2pm

Farm/Garden HORSE BOARDING FACILITY on MDI with 12X12 stalls, paddocks, turnout, arena, roundpen & trails on property. $525/m Hay included. 288-5234. NEW MDI GRAIN STORE Now offering all of your grain needs. Box store pricing. Wild Iris Farm, 2 Lakewood Farm Rd. Bar Harbor. Closed Wed&Sun 288-5234

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

CLEAN-UP and dispose of downed trees & limbs. Reasonable rates. 266-5251

HAND TOOLS WANTED Chisels, planes, spokeshaves, adzes, etc. Machinist, Mechanic, etc. Estate lots. Hulls Cove Tool Barn open Wed - Sat 95pm, Sun noon-5pm. 1888-405-2007 or 288-5126.

COMPOSITE TECHNICIAN Must be able to work with all of the shop tools and equipment used in composite layup and assembly. Specific Responsibilities: Build composite components using appropriate layup techniques. Use hand/power tools in a safe and efficient manner in order to shape and form simple and complex components. Working knowledge of infusion techniques. Pay is commensurate with experience. Email resume or application to:

DOWN EAST AIDS Network + The Health Equity Alliance seeks to fill two or more openings in the social services/behavioral health field. A Case Manager will provide direct support and coordination of care for People Living with HIV/AIDS and/or Hepatitis C. This position is based out of Down East AIDS Network's Ellsworth office. The position will start at 32 hours with the potential to increase to 40 hours after a trial period. A bachelors degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology or Human Development is required with 2 years of relevant experience. Mental Health Clinicians will assess, treat and provide emotional and social support to members of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender community, and persons with opiate addictions and/or who use injection drugs. The position will be per diem to start, with the potential to become part-time once a client base is established. This is a new and exciting position within the agency, but may require some time to establish. LCSW, LCPC or similar licensing is required with at least two years relevant experience working with priority populations. For either position the successful candidate will require strong interpersonal skills, a dynamic personality and the ability to work with diverse and disenfranchised populations. They must function well under pressure, have good time management skills and a healthy sense of humor. They further requires good computer skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks, and the ability to navigate complex social assistance systems. Send resume, list of 3 references, and a cover letter referencing which position you are applying for to: Recruitment 25A Pine St. Ellsworth, ME 04605 kenney@downeast The Down East AIDS Network is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender identity, disability or sexual orientation. For more information visit: www.downeast

LOCAL Carpenter/Handyman/Building Maintenance. 25 years experience. Small jobs to major renovations. Part – full time. Reasonable Rates. Ref's available 479-4314 MAINELY CHIMNEYS Chimney Cleaning. Repair, Relining & Waterproofing. Also, Caretaking. Call Rusty at: 244-5317 or 4607847. Year-round! PROTECTOR INSPECTORS Keeping Your Home Safe

and Sound..Year Round! Inspecting your home when you can't be there. Caretaking, Inspections INSURED

207-610-3699 RELIABLE HANDYMAN If you think of it, I'll do it. Nick Lyman @ 288-9928

Housecleaning ARE you tired of cleaning? Relax and let me take the stress away! • Reasonable Rates and Discounts for Seniors • Call today to schedule your cleaning. 266-0996


20 years experience. All types of carpentry and caretaking. $35 per hour. Reliable, Efficient, Clean David, 207-479-3424 HAS YOUR BUILDING SHIFTED/SETTLED? Con-

tact Woodford Brothers Inc, for straightening, leveling, foundation & wood frame repairs @ 1-800-Old-Barn. I BUILD custom cabinets, furniture, bookcases and do carpentry repairs. 35 years experience. Dave 667-7737

Construction Building Remodeling Maintenance Call Mel 207-266-1916

Storage NORUMBEGA MOVING AND STORAGE Heated, insured, secure, reasonable rates. 244-7295

Help Wanted ABBE MUSEUM Positions available - seasonal and full time. For more information:

Artistic Retail Associate Full-time, virtually yearround opportunity starting in April for an artsy-craftsy person with retail skills, good penmanship, and an artistic eye to sell, custombuild and hand-letter our personalized ornaments. Excellent pay, OJT and promotional growth. Email: Pete@ Christmas Spirit® Shop 80 Main Street Bar Harbor, ME 04609


Full-time summer position leading employment skills program for young teenagers. Experience with adolescents and clean driving record required. Send letter of interest and resume by February 21st. Brooklin Youth Corps P.O. Box 141 Brooklin, ME 04616 207-359-2123 CLEANING PERSONNEL needed in Milbridge, Bucksport, Blue Hill, Castine, Belfast, evenings, parttime, year-round. NO weekends. FMI/Application call GHA at 469-2900 CNA & PCA/PSS Ellsworth, Blue Hill and MDI areas We are growing again and need caregivers for people in their homes. Excellent wages, weekend & holiday pay. Schedules to fit your needs. One Step Home Care 11 Hancock St. Ellsworth, Maine 04605 207-667-7926 EXP. REEFER DRIVERS: GREAT PAY/Freight Lanes from Presque Isle, ME. Boston-Lehigh, PA. 1-800-277-0212 or EXPERIENCED Line Cook Marlintini's Grill. Open yearround. Tim 266-2753 or 374-2500.

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HELP WANTED Northeast Plumbing & Heating Co. Northeast Harbor

Has immediate openings for Licensed/Experienced Plumbers and Oil Burner Serviceman. We offer competitive wages with a generous Benefit Package including Simple IRA. Call 276-4222 for an interview.

Office located at Seal Cove Road Southwest Harbor


The YWCA of Mount Desert Island is looking for a self-motivated energetic individual to join our staff as a housekeeper. The position is full-time during the summer with reduced winter hours. We offer benefits, health and dental insurance and others. The ideal candidate must have a knowledge of cleaning and sanitation products, techniques and methods, physical stamina and mobility including ability to reach, kneel and bend and the ability to lift, push and pull required loads (usually about 30 lbs.) Call 288-5008 to apply.

fax to 930-3742 or mail to: Front Street Shipyard, PO Box 558, Belfast, ME 04915


Performs advance lay-up techniques to include infusion, pre-preg or wet layup, cutting, bagging, basic repair, and/or trimming operations. This role must be able to demonstrate an understanding of how work orders, blueprints, and lay-up charts ensure the quality of the product. Specific Responsibilities: Build composite components using appropriate layup techniques. Operate a broad variety equipment for cutting, kitting, and assembly of materials to include machines requiring understanding of computer software technology. Working knowledge of infusion techniques. Prepare composite components for curing process in oven by applying proper vacuum bagging methods and procedures. Pay is commensurate with experience. Email resume or application to:

fax to: 930-3742 or mail to: Front Street Shipyard PO Box 558 Belfast, ME 04915

DEHI is looking for an energetic person to start performing Skills Development Services in the Ellsworth area. This person will begin as a part time employee with the anticipation of full time employment upon building a caseload. Previous experience providing behavioral health services and MHRT C certification is required. For an application or for more information contact 207-667-7464 or visit our Ellsworth Office at 77 Union St Ellsworth, Maine 04605 Or E.O.E

HARBOR HILL ESTATES Immediate Openings One-bedroom units for seniors 62 or older or disabled of any age. Housing vouchers welcome. Short distance to downtown Bar Harbor, MDI Hospital and Acadia National Park. Call Teri at (207) 288-3208 for an application or more information. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Sonogee Rehabilitation & Living Center in Bar Harbor is seeking additional team-oriented physical therapists to expand our in house rehabilitation department. Come join our dedicated team of caring professionals. NOR


CO What our team members are enjoying: TH UN NC • Flexible scheduling options • Reasonable productivity expectations Where YOU come first! • Approachable, rehab focused leadership • Patient-centered care allowing quality time with each patient • Per Diem OT, SLP and PT opportunities available

For more information about this exciting opportunity or to schedule an interview, please contact: Kristan Ray, Rehab. Manager Sonogee Rehab & Living Center 131 Eden Street Bar Harbor, ME. 04609 Tel: (207) 288-5800 Fax:(207) 288-5834 EOE

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A Master’s degree in a public health or social service-related field preferred. A Bachelor’s Degree in community health or related field considered. At least five years experience in a management position is required. Demonstrated ability to inspire volunteers, collaborate with other community organizations and leaders, speak effectively and professionally in public and possess strong written communication, grants management and organizational skills. Child and Family Opportunities, Healthy Peninsula’s fiscal sponsor, offers competitive pay plus a generous benefits package. To apply, send resume, letter of interest stating position for which you are applying, and the names of three references to Human Resources Department, Child and Family Opportunities, Inc., P.O. Box 648, Ellsworth, ME 04605 or email to: Visit our website at All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation.

Direct Support Professionals Want to work full-time and have your work week completed in three days? Downeast Horizons offers block shifts. We also offer day, evening, overnight shifts. Caring people needed to assist individuals served and supported in various aspects of daily living. This position is responsible for the health, safety and emotional support of the individuals we serve. Children’s Workers Needed Join a growing team that is making a difference in the lives of children with autism and cognitive disabilities. Immediate need in Bucksport, Sorrento and Ellsworth areas. Starting wage for children’s workers - $8.75 to $12.00 Mileage reimbursement for personal vehicle use. Up to a $250 sign-on bonus. All positions require a valid Maine driver’s license, reliable transportation and high school diploma. For an application or for more information, call (207) 667-7464 or visit E.O.E.

LPN - Residential Care Director Narraguagus Bay Health Care Facility, a progressive facility, has an opening for an energetic, diversified individual to join our team as a full time Residential Care Director. The qualified candidate must have proven clinical, supervisory and leadership skills. 3-5 years experience in long-term and/or assisted living preferred as well as a background with the RCA process. We are looking for a leader in the sense of setting direction, enlisting accountability and showing understanding, compassion and support. If you enjoy promoting teamwork and enhancing the quality of life for the residents we serve, this may be a perfect opportunity for you! Send Resume to: Ed Fitzpatrick, Administrator Narraguagus Bay Health Care Facility 3 Main Street, Milbridge, ME 04658 Tel: (207) 546-2371 Fax:(207) 546-2145 E.O.E


DIRECTOR HEALTHY PENINSULA We are seeking an innovative and passionate professional to lead Healthy Peninsula to its next phase of development. Healthy Peninsula, a community-based organization, engages a variety of health and human service organizations and local citizens in the Blue Hill Peninsula region to promote public health. The Director must have strong community building and program management skills and demonstrate an ability to engage diverse groups of people around common issues. Key responsibilities include program planning and evaluation, budgeting, personnel and volunteer management, grant writing and contract management. The successful candidate will work with an active Advisory Board, our key partners, Blue Hill Memorial Hospital and Eastern Maine Health Systems, and our fiscal sponsor, Child and Family Opportunities, Inc., to set strategic direction and manage resources.

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For Sale 80 SERIES Commercial Gas Oil Boiler. 480 model 396,000 MBH, can be converted to 380 model 278,000 MBH. Can also be a stream boiler. Setup right now for oil fired 480 model. 4 brand new sections all other items are 6yrs old. New sections pressured check but never fired. All new gaskets and bolts. Went to a boiler that would fit piping size previous installed. $3500. OBRO Any questions. Call 667-7747


Island Heritage Trust (IHT), an organization dedicated to conserving the natural and cultural heritage of Deer Isle and surrounding islands, is seeking an individual who has land management experience, computer mapping ability, administrative and written communication skills, attention to detail, and people skills to work with us as our Stewardship Director. This is a half-time/ year-around position. The ideal candidate would combine knowledge and love of the outdoors with successful work experience in conservation or a related field. For a detailed job description contact IHT at or 207-3482455. To apply, send resume to Mike Little, Executive Director, Island Heritage Trust, PO Box 42, Deer Isle, ME 04627. Deadline for application February 21, 2014. IHT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

HANCOCK COUNTY HOMECARE IMMEDIATE OPENINGS Eastern Maine HomeCare d/b/a Hancock County HomeCare and Hospice, is currently accepting applications for a full-time Physical Therapist & Registered Nurse.

PHYSICAL THERAPIST $6,000 SIGN ON BONUS Must possess a current license to practice as a registered physical therapist as issued by the state of Maine Physical Therapy Licensing Board with clinical experience preferred.


Qualified applicants interested in these positions should submit a cover letter and provide a relevant resume with three references with names and addresses to: Bonnie Turck, HR, Director Eastern Maine HomeCare 14 Access Highway Caribou, ME 04736 Tel (207) 498-2578 Fax (207) 498-4129 e-mail: bturck@ Other employment opportunities listed at: www. easternmainehomcare. org

Must have a current Maine RN license with a minimum of one year of clinical experience. This position with on-call rotation covers home health and hospice.

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Manager of Finance Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative, Inc., a consumer owned electric utility based in Calais, Maine is seeking a well-qualified and self-motivated person for the position of Manager of Finance. The position reports to the CEO and provides a great opportunity for professional growth. Some areas of responsibilities are: • Financial statement review and analysis • Financial studies and cost analysis • Monthly bank reconciliations • Overseeing the automated payment processing of phone payments and from E-billing • Cash management • Provide backup assistance to the payroll department • Annual tax return • Provide assistance to the credit/collections department • Overseeing of the billing and accounting departments and the office employees Experience with the above is desired and a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance or business administration. Should be proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word. Should have the ability to analyze and troubleshoot different situations as well as the ability to pay attention to detail while understanding the overall picture. Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative has approximately 12,500 meters and total utility plant of $53 million. The Cooperative offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications and benefits package. Resumes can be sent in confidence to: Human Resources Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative, Inc. PO Box 425, Calais, Maine 04619 or email to: Equal Opportunity Employer

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School Union 93 School Year 2014-15 Teaching Principal Brooksville Elementary School Coastal community is seeking an innovative, energetic, skilled professional as a Teaching Principal for a rural Pre K-8 elementary school with approximately 55 students. Strengths in communication and in community relations are also important. Current certification needed: 040, 020, and/or 200. This position is 50% Principal/50% 7-8 Language Arts-Social Studies Teacher.Benefits per contract. Salary $75,000. If interested, submit cover letter, completed application, copy of certification, CHRC approval, resume and transcripts. Applications close February 26, 2014 To receive the required application, request by email: or please call: The office of Supt. Mark E. Hurvitt Union #93 - P.O. Box 630 Blue Hill, ME 04614 207-374-9927 An Equal Opportunity Employer

CONTRACTOR’S SHOP CONTENTS SALE Saturday, February 15 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 3 Settlers Landing Road, Hancock (First building on the right)

207-422-3405 • Stationary Shop Tools • Power Tools • Compressors • Cabinet Hardware • Space Heaters • Pneumatic Nailers • Flooring Nailer • Windows and much more!

HELP WANTED F/T Special Ed Tech III position at our Mountain View School location, MDOE Ed Tech Authorization #023 required. Competitive pay and benefits. L/T Substitute Science Teacher at Sumner Memorial High School, Liberal Arts Pathways Program, Must meet MDOE HQT Requirements and be eligible for #350 Physical Science Endorsement. $178.26 per Diem. L/T Substitute Grade 4 Teacher, Ellsworth Elementary Middle School, 6 weeks begins mid-March 2014. Must be HQT and eligible for #020 General Elementary Teacher certification. $178.26 per Diem. L/T Substitute Special Ed Resource Rm Teacher at Sumner Memorial High School. Must meet MDOE HQT Requirements in Math and be eligible for #282 Teacher Disabled Students (7-12) endorsement. $178.26 per Diem. Criminal History Records Check required upon hire. For more information, please go to or contact Janet Jordan, Human Resources Mgr, RSU #24, 248 State Street, Ste. 3A, Ellsworth, ME 04605,, (207) 667-8136. Open until suitable candidates are found. RSU #24 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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EXPERIENCED MECHANIC WANTED. Jim's Auto is now hiring an experienced auto mechanic. Pay based on experience. Email resume to or stop in to apply: 4 Jim's Way, Ellsworth.

LIBRARY SCIENCE CONSULTANT Dorcas Library in Prospect Harbor seeks a consultant during a one year period to work with Library Board and library volunteers and to provide advice in the following areas: program planning and development; volunteer recruitment and training; evolving library technology; publicity, outreach and communications, as well as for planning and implementation of sustainable new fundraising efforts. A written report to the Board will be required. Interested persons please send a resume and letter of interest to: The Dorcas Library PO Box 167 Prospect Harbor ME 04669

THE FISH NET in Blue Hill, a family owned restaurant looking for full & part-time cooks, who are hard working, motivated & passionate about food & customer service. Schedule includes days, nights, weekends & holidays. Clint at 812-1703

FULL-TIME plumbing and heating position available immediately. Year-round work. Pay depending upon experience and licenses. Prefer oil, gas, master plumbing license. Please call 667-7870 to schedule an interview. GENERAL MANAGER Year-round, full-time Benefit Package Position includes: Overseeing three store locations, training, staffing, bookkeeping, assisiting overall operations of a busy growing company. Please call Kim for an interview @ 207-6679597 or send resume to GOLDEN ACRES BOARDING HOME Seeking reliable care givers. F/T & P/T. Will train the right person. 565-2352 or stop by 80 Main St., Franklin for application.

HAIR STYLIST and/or Nail Tech. Booth rental, fun atmosphere, easy access. Call 667-9233 HEAD CHEF position available for summer season 2014. Established catering co. on Mt. Desert. Call 207669-2229 HEALING SPIRIT HEALTHCARE has immediate PSS

openings. Experience preferred but will train. Call 207-817-0064. www.healingspirit HOUSEKEEPERS - The Hampton Inn in Ellsworth is looking for PT/FT housekeepers. Must be available through October. We offer a competitive wage and possible end of season bonus. Please apply in person @ The Hampton Inn front desk. 6 Downeast Highway, Ellsworth. LAUNDRY ATTENDANT Full-time. Good starting wage. Paid Holidays, Vacations, Retirement plan. Free Tanning. Apply Gold Star Cleaners, Ellsworth. LIVE-IN Nurse/Travel companion for busy art museum director in Palm Beach/ Maine. Great opportunity! Travel to NYC, Philadelphia & beyond. Administrative office skills preferred. Some suitcase lifting for travel required. Top salary for top references from previous nursing jobs in private homes. Start immediately. Temporary or long term. Fax letter of interest and resume with references to 561-841-9050. To confirm receipt email:

PART-TIME - Seasonal laundry & housekeeping. March through October. Week-ends during the summer, as needed. Apply in person, references req'd. Chuck or Ariela 667-8165. PENOBSCOT NURSING HOME has an opening for a Dietary Aide - 32 hours per week. 11:30 am - 8:00 pm, every other weekend off. If interested, contact: Wendy Gray, FSS 207-326-4507 or RECEPTIONIST Trenton, part-time. Professional, experienced, team player, willing to perform a vast array of tasks. Pay rate based on qualifications. No calls please. Email resume and cover letter to: SAIL ACADIA seeks Operations Manager. Full-time summer season. Primarily phone call sales, scheduling & customer support. Call 207-266-5210 or email SEEKING to hire Electricians and Journeymen Electricians. Must be available to work fulltime and have valid drivers license w/ clean driving record. Competitive benefit package. Please forward resumes to or 207-244-7454. STORE MANAGER Position Available We're looking for a positive, energetic person to manage one of our busy locations. Prior management and exceptional customer service required. If sending resume, please attach our application. Applications can be picked up at all Marketplace Locations (Trenton, Lamoine & Ellsworth). Call 667-9597, ask for Kim to set up an interview.

THE VILLAGE, a Life Ways Childcare Center in Northeast Harbor, is seeking Part-time Assistants. Positions require a deep love for young children (infants, toddlers, preschoolers) involving all aspects of nurturing wholesome care while working with a primary caregiver. If you have a joy for cooking, cleaning, being in nature, and are a team player, this could be an employment opportunity for you to be involved in a model program for quality childcare. Please contact: The Village at: thevillageproject

Wanted To Rent NEIGHBORCARE COFOUNDER seeks cozy, bright, year-round rental (e.g. converted stand-alone garage or out building/ small home/apartment in home) in Ellsworth/Trenton/Lamoine. All-inclusive rent. Excellent references. Call 266-7673.

For Rent BAR HARBOR- Studio apt. Y/R only. Ledgelawn Ave. Heat, wireless, elec incl. $450/mo. Call 288 4575. SURRY – Lg. 40X36 building w/wood furnace & electric. $800/mo. 667-9644 VACATION RENTAL on Siesta Key, FL, 3 night minimum, Sleeps up to 7 in 2 queens, one king and one twin. Located on a Beach to Bay complex offering 2 pools, tennis, hot tubs, fishing, grills and warm weather. Allegiant flies non stop to Punta Gorda about 45 minutes from our unit. Available now through Jan, April & May. Call Margo 244-5425, or email Our site:

Apartments Unfurnished EFFICIENT 1BR, year round. Located conveniently between Ellsworth & MDI. $600/mo, plus utilities & security. Deposit required. Sorry, no pets. Call Kim @ 667-9597. OTIS- Lg Studio, heat, lights, Wifi incl. No smoking. $750/mo. 356-6212

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Apartments Unfurnished BLUE HILL TERRACE 2 BR units available. Rent starts at $594.


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ELLSWORTH - 1BR, $600/mo. 4mi to town. NO SMOKING/DOGS Call/Text 669-2204

ELLSWORTH - 2BR recently renovated, great intown location, well maintained, $625/mo plus electric. Call Karen, 667-1373 ELLSWORTH - LG 1BR, $900/mo, heat, elec, cable TV, Internet, W/D included $950 security deposit. A must see. 207-664-4560. ELLSWORTH - Newly built 2 & 3 BR units on Beechland Rd. Very Large Kitchens, Living rooms & Bath's. Not your typical small spaced apartments. Units start at $800/mo plus utilities. No pets. Security deposit & References required.Eastern Maine Property Management 263-6766 ELLSWORTH – 2BR includes heat, plowing, trash W/D $800/mo. No smoking/pets For more details call 244-3290.

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ELLSWORTH - 2-3BR, 2 BA, Large closets, hardwood floors, laundry hookups. Quiet lot near VFW. Pets negotiable. No smoking. Heat, Water & Sewer, lawn care and snow removal incl. $1200/mo. 667-6328.


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ELLSWORTH - 1st Floor, 1BR, 1BA. Near VFW Hall. Pets negotiable. No smoking. All utilities included except electric. $650/month. 667-6328.

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Pianist/Organist The Episcopal Parish of St. Mary and St. Jude in Northeast Harbor is seeking a musician to play at church services (one per Sunday) on Mount Desert Island. Instruments available include an Allen organ, Steinway grand piano and harpsichord. The congregations are friendly and enthusiastic and we have a growing number of young adults and children participating in our services. For more information, please call 276-5588 or visit our web site

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ELLSWORTH – 2BR, 1BA. Available now. $775/mo plus utilities. Call 266-8949 or 667-7477. ELLSWORTH APARTMENTS, $575 and up. Including all utilities. Call 207-667-8390

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PSYCHIATRIC TEAM NURSE (RNC) Washington & Hancock County & Bangor Area The Psychiatry Team Nurse functions as a member of a Doctor-Nurse Team to provide direct service to clients in the Psychiatry Unit. The nurse performs an initial and annual Nursing Review of Systems on all clients served by the Doctor-Nurse Team, provides health and medication education, and regular clinical monitoring of all patients assigned to a Doctor-Nurse Team (including but not restricted to symptoms, signs, progress and possible side effects of medications. The RNC will assist psychiatrists in coordinating care with outside primary health providers and assist clients in need of such providers to connect with health care services. Must have State of Maine RN licensure and RNC certification through the ANCC. One year of related experience working with Adults with severe and prolonged mental illness or experience working with Children and their families.

Machias Savings Bank is currently accepting applications for a full-time Financial Services Specialist in our Bar Harbor branch. Duties of the Financial Services Specialist will include: • Primary contact for customers • Assisting with day-to-day transactions • Teller transactions including check cashing and deposits The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal and cummunications skills along with a progressive, helpful and friendly attitude. MSB was voted as one of the Best Places to Work in Maine 6 years in a row by our employees. We offer an exceptional salary and benefit package. If you are interested in joining the MSB family, please send/email your application/resume to: Human Resources Machias Savings Bank P.O. Box 318, Machias, Maine 04654 E-mail: Or apply online at:

PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER, Washington County If you’re ready for a change and want to become part of a close working team of psychiatric practitioners and excellent community support staff, this may be for you. The position will include medication management within a team structure. Requires a MS degree in nursing, Must be Maine licensed as a Psychiatric NP, have DEA certification, and have a minimum of five years experience providing service to clients with severe and chronic mental illness. Must be flexible, a creative problem-solver, computer literate, and able to work independently. Receive clinical supervision from experienced Board Certified Psychiatrists and work collaboratively in a collegial team setting that includes other Psych. NPs. CHCS is looking for BSW or MSW MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKERS Providing services in our Machias, Lincoln, and Dover Foxcroft programs $3,000 sign on bonus in Machias and $1,500 in Lincoln and Dover Foxcroft The Lincoln and Dover Foxcroft positions are part-time (20 hrs. per week) or may be combined to equal a full-time position. The Machias opening will be full-time. Join our team and provide home health and hospice care in the homes of clients/families who are facing social and end of life challenges. Previous home care and hospice experience is preferred. Must have a Maine Bachelor’s level LSW, or Master’s level LMSW, LMSW CC., or LCSW licensure and 1 year of related experience.

GENERATORS • Planned preventative maintenance contracts • State-wide sales, service and installation • 24-hour emergency service • Factory-trained technicians

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NURSE CARE MANAGER, Bangor The Nurse Care Manager will part of our Behavioral Health Home team and will collaborate directly with a multidisciplinary care team to assess, plan and facilitate care coordination for individuals enrolled in our programs. The Nurse Care Manager will identify and work within the team to maximize healthcare outcomes for the individual patient as well as managing the population health of those enrolled in our programs. Will provide consultation as well as ongoing monitoring, advocacy and assistance plus facilitating health and education groups, along with community outreach. Must have State of Maine RN licensure; two years exp. in medical case management. Experience with Population Health Management and community-based mental health a plus. CHCS offers excellent benefits and very competitive salaries. For more information on CHCS’s Benefits package or a list of available openings Visit our web site at All Applicants must complete an Agency Employment Application to be considered for employment at CHCS. If you have any questions please contact Crystal at (207) 922-4621 TTY# (207) 990-4730 Community Health and Counseling Services is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. VETERANS AND MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.



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Per Diem and Full-time positions available. Contact: Laura Cake Telephone: 667-3028 Birchwood Living Center P.O. Box 829 Ellsworth, ME 04605

Apartments Unfurnished ELLSWORTH – 2BR, 2nd floor. Close to downtown and hospital. $700/mo. 1st mo, Sec. Dep. and ref req'd Call/text 669-2204 ELLSWORTH – Quiet 2BR in town, 2nd floor. $725/mo. Includes utilities. No pets. 266-7367 FRANKLIN - 2BR, Utils, Appl, Hi Spd WiFi, $330 biweekly + Dep. No dogs No smoking. 565-3697 GOULDSBORO - Efficiency apt, 1BR and kitchenette. $420/mo. Utilities not included. 1st/last & 1mo sec. dep. No smoking/animals. Section 8 welcome. Avail. now. Call 667-9093 NORTHEAST HARBOR Main St, 1BR, $800/mo, hot water, plowing, parking included. 207-415-7182

Apartments Unfurnished HANCOCK - 2BR, 2nd floor, $650/mo, deck and water views. Close to Ellsworth. Call/Text: 669-2204

HANCOCK VILLAGE – Beautiful Lg 2BR, ($750) plus utils. High efficiency apts. 1½ mo. sec dep. No dogs. Smoke free home. 908-578-1177

MANSET/SW HARBOR – Beautifully finished, spacious, 2BR garage apt. Large LR and Dining area. 2 decks. Quiet area. No pets/smoking. Ref's req'd. $850/mo. Avail Jan 1st. 941474-2130 leave message.

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Cabinetmakers Hewes & Company is seeking lead cabinetmakers for our production facility. This is a working role on the shop floor. Candidates must have experience in cabinetmaking and architectural millwork and be able to work from detailed plans or quick sketches. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, supervision of work flow, quality control, organization and directing other employees in the shop. Leadership talents, attention to detail, and solid communication skills are essential. To apply, send resume and cover letter to mto@hewesco. com. Sorry, no phone calls. E.O.E.

Immediate Openings For Skilled Crafts Persons Lead Finisher experienced in spraying custom cabinet finishes with a working knowledge of coatings, stain and color matching techniques, cosmetic touch up, HVLP guns and spray booths. Cabinetmakers with experience in carcass assembly, face frame construction techniques, skills in fitting and hanging doors, drawer installations, as well as a working knowledge of typical cabinet hardware. Installation experience desired. All candidates must be self-motivated, organized, and able to execute the highest quality workmanship. Top notch working conditions. Competitive pay and benefits. To apply send resume and cover letter to Sorry, no phone calls.

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Adjustable Rate Mortgage Trust 2005-8, Adjustable Rate Mortgage-Backed PassThrough Certificates, Series 2005-8 with the aforesaid Ten Thousand and No/100 Dollars ($10,000.00), as a non-refundable and noninterest bearing deposit thereon providing for a closing within thirty (30) days of the date of the public sale, at which time the balance of the bid price will be due and payable in cash or certified funds payable to U.S. Bank, National Association, as Trustee for the Holders of the CSFB Mortgage Securities Corp., Adjustable Rate Mortgage Trust 2005-8, Adjustable Rate MortgageBacked Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-8 as aforesaid, which will then deliver a duly executed quitclaim deed. The sale shall be made subject to: (a) any condition which a title search would reveal, (b) any unpaid taxes or assessments due to the Municipality of Bar Harbor, and (c) any facts which an accurate survey of the premises might show. The property shall be sold “as is” and “where is” without any warranties whatsoever expressed, implied or otherwise. Other terms will be announced at the sale. Dated: January 29, 2014, S/John A. Doonan, Esq., Bar No. 3250, Jenai J. Cormier, Esq., Bar No. 4682, Attorneys for U.S. Bank, National Association, as Trustee for the Holders of the CSFB Mortgage Securities Corp., Adjustable Rate Mortgage Trust 2005-8, Adjustable Rate Mortgage-Backed PassThrough Certificates, Series 2005-8, Doonan, Graves & Longoria, LLC, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 225D, Beverly, Massachusetts 01915, (978) 921-2670

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NORTHEAST HARBOR – Newly renovated studio apt. 1BR, private parking, snow & trash removal. $750/mo + utils. Call 207-415-7182.

TOWN HILL – 1600 sq. ft, 2BR, 1BA W/D. Very large LR & Deck. Plowing & Trash removal incl. Freshly painted, new rugs & light fixtures. No pets. $1200. monthly. 1St, last & Sec. Dep. Carissa 460-6662.

ELLSWORTH - Victorian home 4BR, 1.5BA, kitchen, LR and DR, mudroom, full basement, W/D, hardwood floors, lots of closet space. Large quiet landscaped lot near downtown. $1600/mo + electric. 667-6328

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ELLSWORTH – 3BR, 2BA, on the water. $1250/mo includes heat. 667-9333

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MOUNT DESERT - 1BR, close to JAX in Otter Creek Includes W/D, refrigerator, garage parking, heat and all utilities except phone. Quiet county setting. $700 mo. Unfurnished; furnishings available. 1 year lease. No pets, No smoking please. Call 207-288-5062.

SHORE ROAD - Leonard's Lake area. Brand new apts. 2BR, 2 floors $950/mo and a 1BR $900/mo. Both: No pets, no smoking. Utils. Included. 207-266-7367 SW HARBOR - 1BR, 2nd fl. W/D, wifi, garbage & plowing, ref's, 1st. last, Sec. $700+ utilities, pets possible. No smoking.244-4327 SWH- In town YR studio apt, updated w/ parking. $550/mo + utilities. Avail now. SWH-In town YR 1BR apt. Quiet w/ parking. $700/mo incl heat/hw. Avail now. Call Noel 944-3132.

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STATE OF MAINE PROBATE COURT 50 STATE STREET HANCOCK COUNTY ELLSWORTH, ME 04605 NOTICE TO CREDITORS 18-A MRSA 3-801 The following Personal Representatives have been appointed in the estates noted. The first publication date of this Notice is February 13, 2014. If you are a creditor of an estate listed below, you must present your claim within four months of the first publication date of this Notice to Creditors or be forever barred. You may present your claim by filing a written statement of your claim on a proper form with the Register of Probate of this Court by delivering or mailing to the Personal Representative listed below at the address published by his name, a written statement of the claim indicating the basis therefore, the name and address of the claimant and the amount claimed, or in such other manner as the law may provide. See 18-A MRSA 3-804. 2014-018 WILLIAM G. SIMONS, late of Bar Harbor, deceased. Nancy E. Blair, P.O. Box 1214, Stamford, CT 06904, appointed Personal Representative. 2014-021 LILLIAN MAE WILKES, late of Ellsworth, deceased. Michael Wilkes, 64 Birch Avenue, Ellsworth, ME 04605, appointed Personal Representative. 2014-022 ELOIS Y. WILLIS, late of Mt. Desert, deceased. David Turner, c/o Joel A. Dearborn, Esq., 120 North Main Street, Brewer, ME 04412, appointed Personal Representative. 2014-023 DOMINIC J. LEALI, late of Castine, deceased. Bernice L. Hathaway, 19 Woodside Avenue, Saco, ME 04072, appointed

NOTICE Harold MacQuinn, Inc. will be blasting in our Hancock Quarry on the Henderson Road for the month of February, 2014, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Access: the “Henderson Road” is gated at Route 1 and before and after the “MacQuinn Quarry.” Warning: Three whistles - blasting in five minutes Two whistles - blasting in one minute One whistle - blasting is complete - all clear No home(s) within onehalf mile. Any questions can be directed to the office of Harold MacQuinn, Inc. at 667-4653.

Personal Representative. 2014-024 HERBERT T. SILSBY, II, late of Ellsworth, deceased. Ruth B. Silsby, 10 Pleasant Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605, Kathryn M. Silsby, 111 Bunker Drive, Otis, ME 04605, and Paula D. Silsby, 75 Chenery Street, Portland, ME 04103, appointed Personal Representatives. 2014-025 PHILLIP R. FRENCH, SR., late of Trenton, deceased. Florence French, 1232 Bayside Road, Trenton, ME 04605, appointed Personal Representative. 2014-026 TIMOTHY A. DICKENS, late of Eastbrook, deceased. Louise M. Dickens, 663 Eastbrook Road, Eastbrook, ME 04634, appointed Personal Representative. 2014-027 CLARIS HOPE RICHARDSON, late of Lamoine, deceased. Dianne A. Richardson, 42 South Birchlawn Drive, Lamoine, ME 04605, appointed Personal Representative. 2014-028 RICHARD H. JORDAN, SR., late of Osborn, deceased. Frances A. Jordan, 53 Moosehill Road, Osborn, ME 04605, appointed Personal Representative. 2014-031 JEAN C. O’MEARA, late of Hancock, deceased. John R. O’Meara, 179 Foreside Road, Falmouth, ME 04105, appointed Personal Representative. 2014-032 EDWARD LUND, late of Mount Desert, deceased. John E. Lund, 70 York Street, York, ME 03909, appointed Personal Representative. 2014-036 BARBARA STEARNS, late of Castine, deceased. Elizabeth Hartman, 9480 Lazy Circle Drive, Ooltewah, TN 37363, appointed Personal Representative. Date February 11, 2014 _______________________ Bonnie B. Cousins Register of Probate

ELLSWORTH- 3BR, 2BA in town home. Basement storage, $1,000/month. 1st and sec dep. 266-6488. LAMOINE - 2BR, 2BA. $850/mo plus utilities. Call Steve Joy at 667-9333

EFFICIENCY APARTMENTS and ONE-BEDROOM HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE APARTMENTS NOW AVAILABLE at Meadow View Apartments Contact TODAY at 667-2651 * Hancock County Homes Foundation * - An Equal Opportunity Organization - Affirmative Fair Housing -

The Fireside Restaurant at The Roosevelt Campobello International Park The Roosevelt Campobello International Park requires a Chef/Manager for its new Fireside Restaurant. This eighty-seat facility will serve quality Downeast and Maritime fare and specialty dishes inspired by the period when the Roosevelts and others occupied the Summer Cottage Community on Campobello Island at the turn of the twentieth century. As the Chef/Manager, reporting to the Park Superintendent, you will be responsible for developing the menu, food preparation, and the building and leading of a new team in operating a first class restaurant. Applicants should have at least five years’ experience cooking in a fast-paced environment and been involved in menu preparation, cost, staff supervision and all other aspects of restaurant operation. The restaurant is expected to operate seasonally from mid-May to mid-October. If you are interested in applying for this position, or for more information, please e-mail a letter of interest and resume to or post to: In the United States: Ron Beckwith, Superintendent/Executive Secretary The Roosevelt Campobello International Park P.O. Box 129, Lubec, ME 04652


for your used car! Whether junk or road-ready, call Jimbo’s Junkin’ today.


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Birchwood Living Center in Ellsworth is looking for an RN for a regular 24-hour position, probably more filling in for staff on vacation (two nights, one evening shift) as a Charge Nurse. Salary negotiable. Benifits prorated to worked hours. $500 bonus $250 after 30 days $250 after 90 days Please contact: Laura Cake, M.Ed. Human Resources Director Yesterday’s Children, Inc. P.O. Box 829 Ellsworth, ME 04605 667-3028 Email:

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In Canada: Ron Beckwith, Superintendent/Executive Secretary The Roosevelt Campobello International Park 459 Route 774, Welshpool, NB E5E 1A4 You may also contact the Park at office 506-752-2922. Applications must be received no later than February 14, 2014 at 4 p.m. ADT Please note U.S. and Canadian citizens are eligible for employment at The Roosevelt Campobello International Park. For information on the Roosevelt Campobello International Park, please visit


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF REAL ESTATE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 36 WASHINGTON STREET, ELLSWORTH, MAINE MORTGAGE RECORDED IN HANCOCK COUNTY REGISTRY OF DEEDS AT BOOK 3427, PAGE 77 By virtue of and in execution of an Order and Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the Hancock County Superior Court on September 11, 2013, in Civil Action, Docket No. RE-12-50, brought by TD Bank, N.A. as Plaintiff against Defendant, Rick A. Jackson for the foreclosure of a mortgage recorded as set forth above, the statutory ninety (90) day period of redemption having expired without redemption, notice is hereby given that there will be sold at public sale at 9:00 o’clock A.M. on Thursday, the 20th day of March, 2014, at the law offices of Perkins Thompson, P.A., One Canal Plaza, Portland, Maine, all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, situated at 36 Washington Street in the Town of Ellsworth, County of Hancock, and State of Maine. The property is shown on the Town of Ellsworth Tax Maps as Map 130, Lot 22. Please refer to said mortgage deed recorded in said Registry of Deeds for a more particular description of the premises, which include a 5 room bungalow

with 864 sq. ft. of living space and detached shed, situated on a 4,365 sq. ft. lot. There will be no open house. To confirm sale time and place, call Stephanie A. Williams, Esq., at (207) 7742635. TERMS OF SALE: The property will be sold to the highest bidder who complies with the terms of sale. A deposit of at least $5,000.00 must be paid to TD Bank, N.A. in money order, bank check, or certified U.S. funds, which sum will be retained as a nonrefundable, non-interest bearing deposit. The highest bidder must also sign a purchase and sale contract with TD Bank, N.A. calling for a closing within thirty days of the public sale, at which time the balance will be due in money order, bank check, or certified U.S. funds payable to said bank, which will then deliver a duly executed quitclaim deed without covenant. The sale shall be made on an “AS IS” basis, without warranties of any kind, and subject to: (a) any condition which a title search would reveal, (b) any unpaid Town of Ellsworth real estate taxes or sewer assessments, and (c) any facts which an inspection or survey of the premises might show. Other terms will be announced at the sale. Stephanie A. Williams, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE By virtue of and in execution of a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the Hancock County Superior Court on October 18, 2013, in an action entitled Machias Savings Bank v. Curtis, Docket No. ELLSCRE-12-27, for the foreclosure of a mortgage recorded in the Hancock County Registry of Deeds in Book 5224, Page 150, the statutory 90 day period having elapsed without redemption and the statutory period of redemption having expired, notice is hereby given that there will be sold at public sale at 1:00 p.m. on March 5, 2014, at the office of Griffin & Jordan, 68 Main Street, Orono, Maine, all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, to which reference is hereby made for a

complete description. The property is located at 11 Bagley Avenue, Bucksport, Maine. Terms of Sale: Premises will be sold to the highest bidder. The mortgage holder reserves the right to bid. The purchase price is payable as follows: Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) in cash, certified check, or cashier's check payable to Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry at the sale as a non-refundable earnest money deposit; the balance in cash, certified check, or cashier's check within thirty (30) days thereafter. Additional terms will be announced at the sale. The mortgagee's attorney for purposes of this sale is David J. Jones, Esq., Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry, 11 Main Street, Kennebunk, Maine 04043 (207-985-4676).

ELLSWORTH CITY COUNCIL WORKSHOP Monday, February 24, 2014 6:30 p.m. City Hall Council Chambers Presentation and discussion on the options for providing natural gas in Ellsworth.

BLUE HILL– Modern furn 1BR. Thru May 31 $490 inc elec. heat extra 374-2437

ELLSWORTH – In town, 3BR, 2BA. $800/mo. Call 667-9333

ROOSEVELT CAMPOBELLO INTERNATIONAL PARK Employment Opportunity Full-time Seasonal Chef/Manager

Activities Director

Please submit your resume and cover letter to: Sara Sherwood, Administrator Collier’s Rehab & Nursing Center 33 Birch Avenue, Ellsworth, ME 04605

BAR HARBOR - Close to YMCA, 2BR, 2BA, furnished house with fencedin back yard, pets OK. $600/mo plus utilities, Sec Dep, Ref's Required. Available Now-June 8th. Contact Karen, 667-1373.

Ellsworth, Maine • For ages 62 and older; and/or disabled

134 Levenseller Road, Holden • (207) 989-2780

Collier’s Rehab and Nursing Center (soon to be Seaport Village Health Care once new construction is complete) is currently seeking the right individual for the position of Activities Director to manage our activities team! If you are a highly energetic, creative thinker with strong leadership skills, we invite you to join our team and help bring enjoyment to the lives of our residents! Qualified candidates must have completed the course for activities professionals. This position may require driving, so an active driver’s license with a good driving record is required. The Activities Director is responsible for planning, developing, coordinating and implementing activities and fitness programming for residents. He/she also coordinates our volunteer program. The Activities Director should assess residents’ interests, plan and manage events and activities to provide quality activities that meet the spiritual, emotional, intellectual, vocational, social, physical and environmental needs of each resident. Collier’s has excellent benefits and a great knowledgeable staff. We are looking for someone who wants to be a part of an experienced, caring team. This is a fulltime, 40-hour position with competitive pay and outstanding benefits package, including: medical, dental, life insurance, short/long-term disability, flexible spending accounts, EBT and holiday pay, 401K and much more.

Every day throughout the United States, newspapers publish thousands of public notices about events, conditions or actions that affect countless individuals, families, neighborhoods and businesses. Public notices cover many topics including business matters, liquor licensing, public auctions and sales estates, zoning, public meetings, bids, to sell goods and services to the government, local government finances and state and local elections. Public notice is a fundamental component of our system of representative democracy, which depends upon the participation of educated, responsible citizens.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF REAL ESTATE By virtue of and in execution of a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the Ellsworth District Court, on October 3, 2013, in Civil Action, Docket No. RE-2012-110 brought by U.S. Bank, National Association, as Trustee for the Holders of the CSFB Mortgage Securities Corp., Adjustable Rate Mortgage Trust 2005-8, Adjustable Rate MortgageBacked Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-8 against Cheryl M. Malinowski and Stephen S. Malinowski for the foreclosure of a mortgage recorded in the Hancock County Registry of Deeds in Book 4217, Page 153, the statutory ninety (90) day period of redemption having expired without redemption, notice is hereby given that there will be a public sale on March 11, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the Law Office of Doug Jennings, located at 226 Water Street, Hallowell, ME 04347, all and singular the premises described in said mortgage and being a certain lot of land with the buildings thereon, situated in the town of Bar Harbor, County of Hancock, and State of Maine, described in said mortgage as being located at 10 Cedar Avenue. TERMS OF SALE: The property will be sold to the highest bidder at the sale, who shall pay a deposit of Ten Thousand and No/100 Dollars ($10,000.00) in cash, certified check or funds acceptable to mortgagee at the time and place of sale. The successful bidder shall be required to execute a Purchase and Sale Agreement with said U.S. Bank, National Association, as Trustee for the Holders of the CSFB Mortgage Securities Corp.,

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF REAL ESTATE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 20 STERLING STREET, ELLSWORTH, MAINE MORTGAGE RECORDED IN HANCOCK COUNTY REGISTRY OF DEEDS IN BOOK 4814, PAGE 97 By virtue of and in execution of an Order and Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the Hancock County Superior Court on February 14, 2013, in Civil Action, Docket No. RE-1040, brought by Maine State Housing Authority against Daniel C. Micalizzi and Starr L. Micalizzi, as Defendants, for the foreclosure of a mortgage recorded as set forth above, the statutory ninety (90) day period of redemption having been waived, and the Court having enlarged the publication deadline, notice is hereby given that there will be sold at public sale at 9:00 A.M. on Monday, the 17th day of March, 2014, at the law offices of Perkins Thompson, P.A., One Canal Plaza, Portland, Maine, all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, situated in the Town of Ellsworth, County of Hancock, and State of Maine. The property is shown on the Ellsworth Tax Maps as Map 136, Lot 92. Please refer to said mortgage deed recorded in said Registry of Deeds for a more particular description of the premises, which include a New England

style house with 7 rooms, enclosed porch, and 1,379 sq. ft. of living space, situated on a .21-acre lot. There will be no open house. To confirm sale time and place, call Stephanie A. Williams, Esq., at (207)774-2635. TERMS OF SALE: The property will be sold to the highest bidder who complies with the terms of sale. A down payment of at least $5,000.00 must be paid to Maine State Housing Authority (“MaineHousing”) in money order, bank check, or certified U.S. funds, which sum will be retained as a non-refundable, non-interest bearing down payment. The highest bidder must also sign a purchase and sale contract with MaineHousing calling for a closing within thirty days of the public sale, at which time the balance will be due in money order, bank check, or certified U.S. funds payable to said MaineHousing, which will then deliver a duly executed quitclaim deed without covenant. The sale shall be made on an “AS IS” basis, without warranties of any kind, and subject to: (a) any condition which a title search would reveal, (b) any unpaid Town of Ellsworth real estate taxes or sewer assessments, and (c) any facts which an inspection or survey of the premises might show. Other terms will be announced at the sale. Stephanie A. Williams, Esq. Attorney for Maine State Housing Authority

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE 14 M.R.S.A. § 6323 Notice is hereby given that in accordance with an Order and Judgment of Foreclosure entered by the Maine District Court (at Ellsworth) dated October 9, 2013 and entered in the action entitled Bar Harbor Bank & Trust v. Glen V. McDermott et al., Docket No. ELL-RE-2013-66; and wherein the Court adjudged a foreclosure of the mortgage deeds of Glen V. McDermott and Stefanie P. McDermott dated August 8, 2006 and recorded in the Hancock Registry of Deeds in Vol. 4573, Page 22 and Vol. 4573, Page 58; the period of redemption from said judgment having expired, a public sale will be conducted on February 24, 2014 commencing at 3:00 p.m. at the Law Office of Michael S. Haenn, 88 Hammond Street, Bangor, Maine of the following property: Property Description: Certain property situated generally at 20 Bridge Street, Bucksport, Maine. Reference Tax Map 32, Lot 277. Reference should also

be had to the mortgage deeds for a more detailed legal description of the property to be conveyed. Terms of Sale: The property will be sold subject to all outstanding municipal assessments, whether or not of record in the Hancock Registry of Deeds, as well as all real estate transfer taxes assessed on the transfer. The sale will be by public auction. The deposit to bid, non-refundable as to the highest bidder, is $5,000.00 in certified funds. The deposit to bid should be made payable to Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. The highest bidder will be required to execute a purchase and sale agreement with Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. The balance of the sale price will be due and payable within 30 days of the public sale. Conveyance of the property will be by release deed. All other terms will be announced at the public sale. For a bid package please visit Michael S. Haenn, Esq., Attorney for Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, 88 Hammond Street, Bangor, Maine.

Town of Trenton REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL The Town of Trenton is seeking proposals for the interior painting of the Trenton Town Office. Interested parties should be able to provide proof of insurance and references. Proposals should be submitted in writing no later than March 1, 2014. For further information, and a walk through of the space, please contact Carol Walsh at 667-7207.


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The Town of Hancock is requesting bids for installing insulation within exterior walls and the floor cavity between the two floors of the Town Hall building. Project specifications can be obtained by contacting the Town Office at 422-3393.

Nomination papers will be available at the Trenton Town Office on February 20, 2014 for the following positions: 2 openings Board of Selectmen 3-year term 1 opening Assessor 3-year term 1 openings School Board 3-year term Nomination papers must be returned to the Town office no later than 1:00 p.m., Friday, April 4, 2014. Elections will be held from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 19, 2014 at the Trenton Town Office. Town Meeting is scheduled for 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at the Trenton Elementary School.

Bids must be received at the Hancock Town Office, P.O. Box 68, 18 Point Road, Hancock, ME 04640, by 4:00 p.m. on February 26, 2014 in a sealed envelope marked “Insulation Bid.” The Board of Selectmen will open and view the bids at a meeting on February 26, 2014 at the town hall at 7:00 p.m. The Board of Selectmen reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Houses for Rent RENT NOW! Homes, Apartments Commercial Space Acadia Coast to Coast 207-266-6084 SOUTHWEST HARBORSunny, private YR home overlooking harbor. Furnished 3BR, 2BA, $1300/m + utils. 207-747-4674.

Rooms BROOKLIN – Room for rent with house privileges. $290/mo. 207-460-8798 ELLSWORTH – In town, private BR & BA w/Kitch Priv. Util. Incl. No smoking/ pets. $125/wk. 667-4292 NORTHEAST HARBOR – Rooms for rent. $400/mo Utilities, heat, Internet, trash removal & snow plowing incl. Call 207-415-7182 OTIS – 2 Rooms. Shared Kit, satellite. Smoke Free. $300 & $375/mo. 356-6212 SURRY – 1BR w/ private bath, own garage. $650/mo all inclusive. 667-9644

Mobile Homes ELLSWORTH – 3BR, 2BA. On its own land. $750/mo. 1St & last. HUD APPROVED 667-4354 eves.

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Land BREATHTAKING Cadillac views year-round from 1.35 acre cleared lot w/ well. Great centrally located neighborhood in Bar Harbor. $189,000. 207-6649369.

Harbor House has an After School Program teaching position available caring for children grades K-2. 20 hours per week with the possibility of more hours for the right candidate. Mon.-Fri. 1:30-5:30 p.m. Applicant must be 18 years or older and have a valid driver’s license. Competitive pay. Call Ingrid at 244-3713 extension 105.



Minimum 5 years of experience

LOT 7 Fieldstone Way, Ellsworth- 1.17 Acre lot in Oakfield Commons Subdivision, soil tested for a three bedroom home with walking and bike riding trails nearby. This property makes a perfect home-site. Price $25,900. Call Sargent Real Estate 667-2144

SULLIVAN- 13 acres on busy Rte 1. Beautiful spot for home/business. Home in need of extensive repair or teardown. $69,813 Jones Real Estate 207-667-5200



Sonogee Rehab and Living Center, a 75-bed progressive healthcare facility providing skilled, long-term and residential care services, is seeking new staff to join our caring and compassionate team of professionals. Among other things that make us a great place to work, our facility features beautiful oceanfront views of Frenchman Bay in Bar Harbor. Come see what we can offer you!

CRMA and PSS Full-time and Per Diem ~ Various Shifts Please Contact: Renee Tripp, Res. Care Director Sonogee Rehab & Living Center 131 Eden Street Bar Harbor, ME 04609 COUN Tel: (207) 288-5800 Fax: (207) 288-5132 TH NC Where YOU come first! E.O.E.


I WILL BUY your 2001 to 2012 car/truck. No hassle, no wait for your money. Call Gary, MAINE MOTORS at 667-2287

Apply in person to: 416 High Street, Ellsworth 667-2121 Ext. 1

SOUTHWEST HARBOR 4 office units on Main St. $400/mo inc heat, elec, wifi. Call John 244-5135 or Gail 288-4942.


ELLSWORTH – 450sq.ft. office space, 3 rooms plus private bath. Top floor, AAA building, 130 Oak Street. $750/mo including utilities, heat & A/C. Call 266-0106

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Commercial ELLSWORTH – Commercial office space available. Beautiful historic building with multiple commercial spaces available. Located at 140 State St next to the playground. Artist studio and office with private entrance also available. Heat/Hot Water and electric included. For more information. Call 207-667-7747.


Immediate Opening Summer Camp Counselors

We have a fulltime position for a Millwright at our Processing Plants in Machias and Cherryfield. Must have welding and fabrication experience and supply own tools. 3 Phase Electrical is a plus. Must be able to multitask and work well with others. Position offers competitive pay and benefit package that includes health/dental insurance, life/disability insurance, 401K, and tool allowance.

Work while having fun mentoring children ages 3 – 12 in a traditional day-camp setting. Candidates must be highly energetic, self-motivated and have the ability to take and give direction. Daily DFWLYLW\SODQQLQJLQFOXGHVžHOGWULSV arts & crafts, swimming, and group & individual games. Creativity, willingness to engage with children in activities by selfparticipation is an absolute must. &XUUHQW)LUVW$LG&35FHUWLžFDWLRQ RUWKH DELOLW\WREHFRPHFHUWLžHG LVUHTXLUHG Age 18+. Week days, 35-40 hours per week June 16 to August 29.

Please send your resume to: Cherryfield Foods, Inc. P.O. Box 128 Cherryfield, ME 04622 Or e-mail:

Email with resume & brief cover letter. MDI YMCA, 21 Park St. Bar Harbor

Classic Maine Homes Brooksville, 118 Coastal Road Classic Maine home in country setting with views of Walker Pond! Large seasonal sunroom, country kitchen , beautiful wide front foyer, original trim work, wood oors, formal dining room, living room with built in bookshelves and ďŹ replace. There are 3 bedrooms in main house and 2 seasonal ones over attached barn. This is a great family house for year round or a great place just to spend your summers overlooking Walker Pond. It even has a new white pricket fence!! $298,000

Brooksville, 11 CornďŹ eld Hill Road Classic New England Farmhouse that has been well maintained and many of the original features still exist. The home has 6 bedrooms, beautiful wood oors, high ceilings, lovely front hall staircase, detailed moldings, attached shed and spacious barn with second story for storage. This home is located on 3.8 acres in the center of Bucks Harbor near the market, yacht club, tennis courts and Bucks Restaurant!!! $299,000

Blue Hill, 585 Falls Bridge Road This New England home has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and many improvements, including a new kitchen, sunroom and drilled well. There is a new master bedroom on second oor, dining room with French doors to a deck, large back yard and a great garden spot. 1.8¹ acres are included along with a 2 bay garage, tool shed and views of Blue Hill Bay!! $259,000

Blue Hill, 441 Falls Bridge Road Water views of Blue Hill Bay from this 4 bedroom 1890’s NE Farmhouse proudly sited just across the street from the town wharf!! Located on a half acre this home has 9 rooms, 2 baths with approximately 1,800 square living feet. There is a detached workshop with electricity. Come and relax on the front porch gazing at the water and boating activity on BH Bay! Great potential for a home business!! $179,000 Main Street, C%&!


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Chevy Cruze Clean Diesel Turbo By Tim Plouff Before there was a Chevy Volt, before the Nissan Leaf, and way before the Toyota Prius, the first mainstream, alternative-fueled, family-sized car was the Volkswagen Jetta turbo-diesel. An extension of VW’s credible European-based diesel-powered small cars (Golf, Jetta, Passat), these oil-burners gave buyers greatly elevated fuel economy, excellent driving range, as well as consistently reliable service — for the most part. Eventually, the compression-fuel technology greatly improved and the VW diesel engines matured into TDI clean diesel engines with lower emissions, more reliability and even better running characteristics. And for years, the Jetta/Golf tandem had zero competitors in the diesel marketplace here in America. That has now changed. Starting right now, Chevrolet is offering its own Euro-based clean-diesel option in the latest Cruze compact sedan. Using the same robust 2.0liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder that has powered hundreds of thousands of Opel cars in Europe, Chevy’s Cruze Turbodiesel is swift, quiet, smooth and very rewarding to use in everyday driving. As is common with the majority of turbo-diesel engines, torque output is measurably enhanced over a comparable gasoline-powered engine, creating stress-free acceleration with little right-foot effort. These positive impressions are backed up by the Chevy’s numbers: 151 hp and 280 pound/feet of peak torque, which arrives at a low 2,600 rpms with a redline of just 5,000 rpms. The Jetta TDI makes 140 hp and 236 pound/ feet of peak torque, torque that arrives about 900 rpms sooner. Contrary to perceptions, the latest clean diesel engines have no obnoxious odors, the cars don’t have smoky exhausts, and the typical diesel clatter that accompanies this combustion process is only heard at idle; in fact, the Cruze diesel has so much more sound insulation added to the engine compartment and firewall it is a quieter car than the regular Cruze at all driving speeds. Best of all, fuel economy takes

a respectable jump, plus driving range increases notably. A fuelefficient Cruze Aero model has EPA mileage estimates of 26/38mpg. The Cruze diesel features an EPA rating of 27-mpg city, 46-mpg highway, with a (low) combined rating of 33 mpg. In three days of wintry use, my Cruze diesel sample returned just under 42 mpg covering 300 miles of sub-freezing and mixed road use — which was only half a tank of fuel. Projected range for the Cruze diesel is approximately 700 highway miles per tank. Again, the Chevy beats the VW as the Jetta TDI has EPA ratings of 30/42-mpg with a slightly lower range rating as well. The VW, however, does not require regular exhaust fluid injection fill-ups; the Chevy has a small

Click and Clack Talk Cars Stick with Recommended Filters Dear Tom and Ray: I found a larger oil filter for my car with the same exact specs, except for the length. The larger one is about 1.5 inches longer. With the extra size and more oil capacity, is there any reason not to use the larger one? My car usually takes a Purolator PSL14670. The bigger one is a PSL30001. Thanks. — Larry RAY: I don’t really recommend it, Larry. TOM: We do that for some customers’ cars at the garage, at their request. There’s never anything wrong with the filter that comes with the car; it’s designed to do the job. But with a larger filter, where everything else is equal, you’ll filter a little more oil per minute, and some people think that helps the engine over time. RAY: You’ll increase your oil capacity by a very

Real Estate Transfers AMHERST Dale Henderson Logging Inc., Orrington, to Gary J. Cresswell and Sharon L. Cresswell, Spring, Texas, as joint tenants, land. Warranty Deed. Oak Leaf Realty Inc., Orrington, to Gary J. Cresswell and Sharon L. Cresswell, Spring, Texas, as joint tenants, land. Warranty Deed. BLUE HILL Sage N. Collins, Blue Hill, to Joshua S. Collins and Holly B. Collins, Boston, Mass., as joint tenants, land. Quitclaim Deed. Paul S. Stevens, Portland, to Barber Properties, Limited Partnership, Williamsburg, Va., mineral rights. Release Deed. Betsy T. Stevens, Personal Representative of the Estate of Joel W. Stevens, to Barber Properties, Limited Partnership, Williamsburg, Va., mineral rights. Release Deed. William V. Stevens, Personal Representative of the Estate of Howard W. Stevens, to Barber Properties, Limited Partnership, Williamsburg,

UREA-treatment (DEF fluid) tank in the trunk to help lower its emissions to gasoline-fueled levels. These two small cars are almost exactly the same size; 181.0 inches long on a 105.7-inch wheelbase for the Chevy, 182.2 inches length for the VW with a 104.4-inch wheelbase. Both cars are 70 inches wide and just 1 inch apart in height. The Jetta’s trunk is a little larger, and the back seat might be bigger, too, but the Chevy comes with more standard equipment, including a standard six-speed automatic, while the Jetta makes the automatic an extra-cost option. The Cruze diesel weighs about 200 pounds more than the Jetta TDI. Inside, the Cruze diesel offers a healthy dose of standard

equipment — pretty much comparable to the LTZ levels of the standard sedans. Remote start, back-up camera, power leather front seats with heating elements, express power window, tilt and telescoping wheel with redundant audio controls, Chevy’s heavily updated MyLink control system with Pandora, XM, and more, plus OnStar, splitfolding rear seat and two years of free maintenance — are included, all for $25,785. A base Cruze with standard transmission, cloth seats and the like starts at around $18,000. High points on the Cruze diesel include the comfortable cabin, cohesive driving dynamics, as well as the surprising diesel power and efficiency. The car is well-rounded and a nicely integrated package of performance and driving satisfaction. Volkswagen established the template, but Chevy is now a player in this market with the polished Cruze Turbo-diesel. Next week: Ford F-150

By Tom and Ray Magliozzi

small amount, so you’ll have to add more oil when you refill the crankcase. But if you pay attention to the “Full� mark on the dipstick, that’s not a problem. TOM: But there are two potential dangers I can think of. One is that your new, larger oil filter does not filter to the same specifications as the OEM part (Original Equipment Manufacturer ... the part that came with the car). A lot of filters look the same,

but just because it looks the same and screws onto your engine block, that doesn’t mean it’ll do what the manufacturer requires it to do. RAY: The other danger is that on some cars, the filter is in a place where if you make it longer, it can get hit by road debris. That’s a potential disaster. If something on the road were to strike the filter and tear it open, you’d lose all your oil in a matter of seconds, and your engine likely would be toast. TOM: So if you’re uncertain about any of these things, we suggest that you stick with the manufacturer’s recommendation for the oil filter. RAY: But if you’re a hobbyist or tinkerer or it’s Saturday and you already cleaned the barbecue grill twice, and you know what you’re doing, you can try this, Larry.


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Va., mineral rights. Release Deed. Barber Properties, Limited Partnership, Williamsburg, Va., to Peter Michael Carr-Smith, New York, N.Y., land with any and all buildings. Warranty Deed. Richard A. Gay, Blue Hill, to John M. Gandy and Rona S. Gandy, Blue Hill, as joint tenants, land with any and all structures and improvements. Warranty Deed. W. Shannon Brown, Centreville, Va., to John P. Manderson, Highlands, N.J., 67.4 acres with improvements. Quitclaim Deed. BROOKLIN The First N.A., Damariscotta, to Lisa Mazzarelli, Searsport, land. Quitclaim Deed. BROOKSVILLE Sally M. LittleďŹ eld, Personal Representative of the Estate of James R. LittleďŹ eld, to James R. LittleďŹ eld Family Trust, Portland, land. Personal Representative’s Deed of Distribution. Sally M. LittleďŹ eld and Continued on Page 14



Bring everything! There’s space for it in this well-seasoned home with large outbuilding on almost an acre of land for lawn and gardens. Virtual tour at $215,000

Wooded, thoughtfully landscaped and brightly refreshed 3-bedroom, 2½bath condo features additional living space in attractive ďŹ nished lower walkout level. Visit $269,000


Land Listings! BAR HARBOR Last lot remaining in smaller subdivision. 1.59 acres dotted with mature evergreens, a great spot for your new home! $64,000

MOUNT DESERT A quiet neighborhood in Hall Quarry, nice mountain views from decks. Three levels of living space, 2,322 sq. ft. with huge master bedroom and 3 baths. Visit $249,000 STATEWIDE

Gently sloping 2.59-acre lot located within a short stroll to Pond’s End on desirable Long Pond. Soils test in progress. $90,000

129 Years of Quiet Strength

“SARGENT REAL ESTATE LOOKS FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU ON THE SALE OF YOUR HOME OR THE PURCHASE OF A NEW HOME.â€? 74 Union Street Ellsworth Charming in-town Cape located on a corner lot has been meticulously maintained. Bright sunny interior with hardwood oors, formal dining room and front-to-back living room with wood stove and brick hearth. This home is a must-see! $195,000


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44 Curtis Cove Road Blue Hill Location, location, location. This 1850’s Victorian home is located in the charming coastal community of East Blue Hill. Property is nicely landscaped on a manicured .5-acre lot a short distance from beach, boat ramp and Blue Hill village. $369,500






51 Franklin Street Ellsworth

Great downtown location for this 3,750 sq. ft. building with nearby public parking available. This property lends itself to many other uses. Great visibility. Call for complete details! $119,000

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NEW LISTING Clearwater Way, Ellsworth Unique waterfront offering! This property consists of 3 lots, your own private island, being sold in its entirety. 16 acres with 1,700' of shore frontage, located on one of the area's most desirable glacial lakes. A must-see. Call for complete details! $439,000

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TREMONT - Enjoy all of the virtues

SURRY - The moment you walk in you

JONESPORT - Well kept 2 bedroom,

BAR HARBOR - Quintessential cape


TREMONT - Indian Head Camps offer

of the Quiet Side of the Island from this uniquely large 6.1± acre parcel of mostly gently sloping fields. The 2 bedroom home with covered porch is sited on top a knoll with magnificent views of the grandeur of Acadia’s Western Mountains. Includes 130± feet of frontage on Hodgdon Pond.

know you are somewhere special. Unforgettable central fireplace, room after room of quality and design, award winning kitchen, master suite with walk-in closet, beautiful location and views, 5± acres and 545± feet of frontage on Union River Bay.

1.5 bath home at water’s edge. Full basement and cathedral ceilings give a spacious feel of comfort. 5.2± acres and 225± feet of ocean frontage provide solitude. Great location to spend weekends or to enjoy year round. Watch the eagles from your very private deck and lawn.

in central location and minutes from Hadley Point Beach. This 4 bedroom, 2 bath home offers plenty of room for your needs. 2 car attached garage, back deck, and open layout make this ideal for entertaining. Great yard with apple and pear trees.

View is located in a lovely neighborhood in Southwest Harbor. The first floor features two living rooms, kitchen, dining room, master bedroom and bath. The second floor has two bedrooms and another bath. The large deck overlooks the back yard.

rare oceanfront privacy on Mount Desert Island. Breathtaking views, 28± acres, and 2,500± feet of oceanfront. Six rustic buildings all on the shore: one 4 bedroom main house, two 2 bedroom sleeping cabins, one 1 bedroom sleeping cabin, a studio and a boathouse.

$599,500 #1092744

$1,950,000 #1061399

$300,000 #1078404

$348,000 #1105228

$549,000 #1063551

$4,350,000 #1115553

BAR HARBOR - Unique, one-of-a-

BROOKLIN - Outstanding deepwater

CASTINE - Own a piece of pre-revolu-

CATHANCE TWP - Idyllic spot on

COOPER - At the waters edge, a won-

DEDHAM - 97± acre parcel with 2,374±

kind, 4 story, inverted home on 5± acres. A ‘top of the world’ location. Ever-changing panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, Frenchman Bay, mountains and forest of Acadia National Park, and the sky. Designed by architect, James Schildroth (disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright).

Post and Beam, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home on 7.6± acres of land. Redwood siding, decks, lawns, open and spacious. Panoramic views of Blue Hill Bay and Mount Desert Island from 550± feet of oceanfront. Land can be divided.

tionary war history! An authentic Colonial 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath home updated and restored to it’s original beauty. A true work of art on the National Historic Register. 7.5± acres on Hatch Cove in Castine. Lush gardens. A true enchanted retreat!

Cathance Lake! Comfortable and wellkept 4 bedroom, 2 bath cottage with ample space for guests. Privacy and easy access. Includes basic furnishings so you can enjoy the lake this season! Dock included. 2.39± acres.

derful 3 bedroom lake house with views and plenty of room. Well-maintained with large dock and workshop. Private area but minutes to Machias. The sunporch overlooks the water. Almost year-round, this home is much more than a camp. Beautiful!

feet on pristine Goose Pond. 3 bedroom home, shed and bunkhouse on site. Oversized granite fireplace, wood floors and expansive deck. Views of Bald Mountain and Goose Pond from house. Quiet peaceful property centrally located.

$5,300,000 #1114149

$1,395,000 #1007572

$449,000 #1055273

$250,000 #1103616

$259,000 #1072732

$850,000 #1116064

DEER ISLE - One of a kind property and

ELLSWORTH - Beautifully constructed

FRANKLIN - Ready to move into and

4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home on 23± acres of sweeping meadows by the tree-lined Union River. 1,300± of river frontage. Generous spaces, wide hallways, easy one-floor living. Wolf range, radiant heat, attached garage, large detached workshop. Room for work, play and comfy living.

enjoy! Well-maintained and easy care 3 bedroom home with striking stone fireplace in great room. Open 1st floor bedrooms and bath. Mature gardens plus small barn and fields. Great location for outside activities and near Donnell Pond and public lands.

GOULDSBORO - The Bluff House

HANCOCK - Great area and great

beautifully restored. Home is at the waters edge with the landmark building “Eaton’s Lobster Pool Restaurant”. Rare opportunity to own 460± feet on Blastow Cove with pier, privacy and westerly views. Many possibilities and a must see!

HOLDEN - Hart Homestead - rambling

$1,300,000 #1052550

$249,900 #1099629

LAMOINE - 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with attached garage. Gourmet kitchen with cherry cabinets, heat lamps, warming shelves and commercial appliances. Tile, hardwood floors, cathedral ceiling with skylights, and wrap-around deck with vine covered arbor. Nicely landscaped grounds with garden shed.

$231,000 #1107616

has been known for the views of Frenchman Bay and awe inspiring sunsets. Run as an inn for many years, this 9 bedroom, 9.5 bath property would make a great home with guesthouse. With 22± acres there is much space to grow. Deepwater with easy access to sailing.

home! Energy efficient but spacious. Bonus room, 38x26 apartment, 16x20 playhouse, oversized garage and shop, decks, covered porch, large country kitchen, 3 bedrooms, landscaped, and right of way to shore. Quiet area but near many outdoor activities.

$189,000 #1103439

$1,950,000 #980725

$375,000 #1104400

$249,000 #1112876

LUBEC - 280± feet of quality shorefront-

MILBRIDGE - 5 bedroom, 2.5 bath

MOUNT DESERT - Endless amount

ORLAND - Custom built post and beam

SEBEC - Citron Hill is a retreat for all

age in desirable Lubec. Spacious and comfortable 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home for yearround living. Great features include master suite with fireplace, granite countertops, large sunroom, several decks, and oak and tile floors. Ample storage and workspace.

of potential for this property in the village of Otter Creek. A meadow like setting on just under an acre offers an existing building with much character. Peaceful location at the end of a dead end street abutting Acadia National Park.

home. Finished basement, wood floors throughout, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage. Heated shop with 2 bedroom apartment, cathedral ceilings. Well landscaped, sand frontage, paved drive, wooded acreage across road and generator, 302± feet of sand frontage on Toddy Pond.

ages in all seasons. This property boast 7 bedrooms, 3 baths, billiard room, exercise room, multiple decks, dock, 3± acres, and 250± feet of frontage on Sebec Lake. The property molds seamlessly into a cozy winter time haven.

$650,000 #1085808

home with 17± acres and 625± feet of private sandy beach. Custom kitchen with granite counters, Wolf appliances, SubZero fridge, and wet bar. Screen porch, deck, exposed wood beams, 3 fireplaces, radiant heat, finished basement, 2 washers and dryers, two heated and attached 2 car garages, and home theater. $995,000 #937309

$219,000 #1061980

$849,000 #1087200

$499,000 #1063993

- Rusticate on the screened porch and watch the sailboats from this spacious, 4 bedroom, 2 bath, classic Maine cottage. Rolling lawn down to 150± feet of oceanfront, room for a dock. Privacy, plenty of parking, boathouse, and garage. Challenges comparison! Best of all, it can be yours.

STETSON - Lakeside living welcomes

STEUBEN - Enjoy bay views from this


TRENTON - Take time to visit this invit-

spacious, sunny, open, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in excellent condition. Quiet Pigeon Hill area, wildlife park nearby. Great entertainment room on lower level. Master bedroom opens to deck with water view. Outdoor fireplace and gorgeous landscaping.

SPRINGS - This c.1855 historic home is a unique property in the coastal village of Stockton Springs. It offers 7 bedrooms, 5 baths, new kitchen, gentlemen’s parlor, living room, library, sun porch, 1st floor master bedroom, and foyer. Well-landscaped with beautiful yard and attached barn.

SULLIVAN - Fantastic open views

you to pull up a chair, bring the family and enjoy the amenities of Maine’s four seasons. This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home on Pleasant Lake features a main floor offering laundry, formal dining and living rooms, open concept great room, and multiple decks.

of ocean and the mountains of MDI. 230± feet of frontage on Flanders Bay. Spacious home with a shorefront cottage that guests will love! 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, barn/garage, fireplace, wood floors, 3.35± acres in a very convenient location.

ing shorefront listing. 200± feet of shorefront on Union River Bay, with great views and sunsets. Furnished, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, post and beam home offers hot water baseboard heat, fireplace, full basement, deck and 2 car garage with finished loft. Landscaped, immaculate, one owner.

$499,000 #1066087

$350,000 #1095283

$395,000 #982186

$399,000 #1098967

$500,000 #1019628

$629,000 #1070683

BAR HARBOR - Custom Cape built

BAR HARBOR - Spacious 5 bedroom,

BAR HARBOR - Classic, contem-

BLUE HILL - Right by the reversing falls

FRANKLIN - Paradise found! Custom

FRANKLIN - Well-designed and built

in 2011, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. First floor master suite, open floor plan, 5 burner gas range, generous island for prepping. Finished lower walk-out level with second living room, office and bath.

2 bath home 1/2 mile from Conners Emerson School. In-town yet away from the hubbub. Remodeled kitchen, newer roof, first floor bedroom, hot water heat. Kebo Valley Golf Course nearby.

porary, 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath cape on 2.7± private acres. Quality amenities for comfort. Attached, heated, 2-car garage with direct entry to living. Fireplace, screened porch, deck, and full basement.

this unique 1920’s cottage has an upstairs based on an artists studio in Paris with northern exposure skylight, massive stone fireplace, and outside deck. Dining room with fireplace, enclosed porch, and 3 bedrooms are on first floor.

built Bob Knight home with two sumptuous guest cottages. 155± acres atop Bailey Mountain, views to MDI. Massive stone fireplaces, gourmet kitchen, lush baths, vaulted ceilings. Four season luxury. Natural setting with access lot on Georges Pond.

3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in private area on top of Baileys Mountain. Views to ocean and mountains. Special features include a stone fireplace, radiant heat, granite, tower room. Nature preserve and walking trails - a special place for nature lovers! Wildlife and privacy yet near town.

$299,900 #1095814

$289,000 #1076710

$615,000 #1112880

$499,000 #1023867

$1,800,000 #1070726

$399,000 #1095435


old farmhouse with beautiful views. Former working diary with barn intact. Many rooms and sheds. Five generations have lived in this home. Needs work but sound structure. Lovely area minutes to Bangor. Tin ceiling and other details.

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The Ellsworth American Crossword Puzzle

Date: feb 13, 2014

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