We got a lot of rain today but the sun was out in abundance along Main Street in Ellsworth.Meghan Hayward explains.Despite the rainy weather this summer businesses along Main Street in Ellsworth are making sure the sun is out in their buildings.Owner of Coastal Interiors Lori Chase thinks it’s added a lot to downtown.”Happy color and sunshine where we have no sunshine all summer long.”The project is called Celebrate Sunshine with Friends.Artists have decorated metal suns with different designs which are on display along Main Street.Early next month all of the suns will be auctioned off to benefit Faith in Action.”Faith in Action is a program that assists the elderly and disabled in Hancock County with free volunteer services so they can stay independent”Executive Director Jo Cooper says she thought a public art display and auction would be a perfect fundraiser.”We wanted an item that could be hung in a garden, outside on a house or inside.
A family-owned business that’s been on Lincoln’s Main Street for more than 50 years is closing its doors for good.The Vose family is packing up their jewelry store…and as Amy Erickson reports, folks in Lincoln say it’s going to leave a big void in the community.”Nothing like a small town.
Maine’s logging industry is taking some hits following a state review of hiring practices.At issue is the hiring of Canadian loggers in Northern Maine.The governor’s office announced on Thursday that the Attorney General’s office is taking action in one case and numerous other complaints have been lodged with the U.S.
A local author spent some time at the Bangor Public Library Thursday, talking about her new book.Rosemary Canney just had her book, “In the Parking Lot at Grady High”, released yesterday.Canney taught english to juniors and seniors at Old Town High School for 32 years.She started writing the book two years ago, and says it shows just how funny life at school can be.
A two week fishing shutdown around Matinicus island has been shortened to four days.The ban from the state came after a shooting there Monday, when one lobsterman was accused of shooting another fishermen.Fishermen from the island and Marine Resources officials came together Thursday in Rockland – and the discussions are just beginning.”They overstepped their bounds.