• “Lego Connection” at Otis Baptist Church

    OTIS — Parents and their children are invited to join in the fun at the Otis Baptist Church’s “Lego Connection” event on Saturday, March 7. The event will run from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants can build a Lego project while watching “The Lego Movie.” Some Legos will be available at the church. For more

  • Fire damages Dedham home

    Fire damages Dedham home

    DEDHAM — A two-story home on Mill Road took considerable damage from a fire Friday afternoon. No injuries resulted from the blaze, which was contained inside the home, said Dedham Fire Chief Craig Shane. Shane said his department responded to the fire shortly after noon. They were assisted by firefighters from Orrington, Brewer, Eddington and Holden.

  • Vocal competition draws over dozen schools to EHS

    Vocal competition draws over dozen schools to EHS video

    ELLSWORTH — Motown moves and tunes got the District VI Vocal Competition off to a lively Friday afternoon at Ellsworth High School where more than a dozen high and middle schools vocal choirs showed off their vocal and dance skills. Peninsula School, hailing from the Gouldsboro village of Prospect Harbor, kicked off the competition including

  • Variety show at Bay School March 7

    BLUE HILL — Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library will present a variety show by comedic jugglers Steve Corning and Shane Miclon at the Bay School’s Emlen Hall on Saturday, March 7, at 1 p.m. All ages are welcome at this free program. The show will feature impressive juggling feats, zany humor and endless

  • Simply the best

    Dear Editor: I recently had a surgical procedure at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital and wish to thank the following personnel: Becky Sanborn, Drs. Curlik and Frankland, Kara Piper, RN, Deanna Cox, RN, Christy Sheehan, RN, Andrew Tiemann, RN, and Heidi Harmon, FNP for their professionalism and calm demeanor, making me feel like I was in

  • The Internet superhighway

    Ellsworth city councilors made a decision last week that could mean faster Internet service for businesses and residences along a two-mile stretch from Water Street to Commerce Park. The council voted unanimously to lease a small plot of land at the site of the old sewage treatment plant on Water Street for to the Ellsworth

  • Ellsworth’s hidden gem

    Dear Editor: Last Thursday, a group of us who hike together on a regular basis decided to don our snowshoes and explore the trails at Ellsworth’s Branch Lake Public Forest. The Branch Lake trail system is located just off Route 1A (the Bangor Road), about six and a half miles from downtown Ellsworth. There is

  • Close to perfection

    Dear Editor: Thanks to Marvin Ott, Barbara Damrosch and Stephen Fay — the jewels in the crown. Now if The Ellsworth American would only start printing the comics, “Dear Abby” and the horoscope, I’d subscribe forever. Geri Valentine Addison

  • A Winter Carnival to remember

    Dear Editor: In recent years, the worry has been whether there would be enough snow for the Ellsworth Winter Carnival. This year the worry shifted to was there too much snow. The Winter Carnival is a project of the city overseen by the Ellsworth Recreation Commission. They do a wonderful job lining up all the