Latest Hancock County, Maine Stories

2011-05-30 06:00:00

Sharing about 95 percent of their genes with humans, mice are recognized around the world as the leading experimental model for studying human biology and disease.

2010-11-10 12:59:00

At Risk: 2 Million Annual Park Visitors Spending $160 Million and Supporting 3,000 Maine Jobs; A Glimpse of a Future With 'No Thunder' from Thunder Hole and Atlantic City Temperatures AUGUSTA, Maine, Nov.

2009-03-13 07:05:00

BAR HARBOR, Maine, March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Maine Coast Bicycle Tours, offering what the company calls an ideal mix of luxury and activity, is offering a "Stomp the Recession" discount of $200 per person off its popular "All Acadia" tour. The six-day tour features a variety of bicycling routes in Acadia National Park, located near Bar Harbor, ME, along with deluxe inns and gourmet restaurants. "This tour is for those who enjoy being active but also like to be pampered with the finest food,...

2008-10-02 15:00:52

By BILL TROTTER; OF THE NEWS STAFF GOULDSBORO - A new school is taking shape in the local village of Prospect Harbor and should serve the community's needs for decades to come, according to a local school official.

2008-09-15 15:00:17

By ERIC RUSSELL; OF THE NEWS STAFF WINTER HARBOR - It has been three months since representatives of a large-scale development project on more than 3,000 acres of the Schoodic Peninsula brought their ideas to the public.

2008-09-04 15:00:17

By BILL TROTTER; OF THE NEWS STAFF BAR HARBOR - College of the Atlantic has opened up a new student residence village that was designed to help the college reduce its energy costs.

2008-08-25 15:00:36

By FROM STAFF REPORTS Paul Santavy has been appointed the manager for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's Maine Fisheries Program Complex in East Orland, which oversees the Craig Brook and Green Lake National Fish Hatcheries and the Maine Fishery Resources Office.

2008-08-04 15:00:05

By BILL TROTTER; OF THE NEWS STAFF SUTTON ISLAND - This offshore island, one of five islands that make up the town of Cranberry Isles, has no year-round residents.

2008-08-03 15:00:12

Historically, Branch Lake in Ellsworth was, for years, a fine sport fishery. With annual fish stockings and sensible fisheries management, lake trout, salmon and brown trout fared well in the lake's cold, deep waters.

2008-08-03 12:00:04

SUTTON ISLAND, Maine (AP) -- The Postal Service has ended a long tradition in which mail delivered to Maine's small offshore Sutton Island by a private ferry service was left in a specially marked trash can on the island's dock.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.