New studio space for Amy Wilton Photography

HOPE — Portrait and wedding photographer Amy Wilton has announced the opening of new studio space for Amy Wilton Photography at 458 Camden Road in Hope. The official open house will be held Saturday, Jan. 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors will be able to tour the new building, and free photographs will be taken all day so people are asked to bring smiles and cute babies. For more information, call Wilton at 542-5497 or visit

Branch across lines cuts power in Rockport

ROCKPORT — A blown transformer is believed to have caused a power outage in West Rockport and Rockport at about 4 p.m. on Jan. 25. Traffic signals at the intersection of Route 17 and Route 90 were disabled, and parts of Warren also lost power in the incident.

Life of an old fire truck

HOPE — An old Hope fire truck, which has been in Appleton, may now have a new life on Matinicus. Several years ago, Hope gave a 1977 F700 Ford tanker truck to Appleton, but retained the right of first refusal when Appleton ended its use of the truck. In November, Appleton residents voted at a special town meeting to sell the truck back to Hope for $1. Fire Chief Clarence Keller proposed selling the truck to a needy community once again and has contacted the Matinicus Fire Department to gauge its interest. The chief of the Matinicus department is interested.