• Ellsworth Farmers Market in full swing

    Ellsworth Farmers Market in full swing

    ELLSWORTH — Paul and Karen Volckhausen at Happytown Farm appreciate as well as anyone else what a rough winter the region experienced this year. At the end of one of their four hoop houses, a massive snow drift stood more than 6 feet tall and blocked their entrance into the structure. “We would have liked

  • Thursday, May 28, 2015

    Baseball MDI 9, GSA 8 Softball Mattanawcook 9, Sumner 0 Boys’ tennis GSA 5, Sumner 0 Sumner 3, Calais 2 Calais 3, Sumner 2 Girls’ tennis GSA 4, Sumner 1 Sumner 3, Calais 2 Calais 3, Sumner 2

  • Teen learning ancient Indian dance

    Teen learning ancient Indian dance

    ELLSWORTH — A scene from the 2012 movie “Life of Pi” was the inspiration behind an Ellsworth teen’s months-long quest to learn the ancient Indian art of Bharatanatyam. Fiona Tucker, now an Ellsworth High School freshman, was searching for an idea for her eighth-grade project at The Bay School when she saw the epic movie

  • “How many people does it take to…?”

    By Richard C. Hill When chlorofluorocarbons were found to damage the high atmospheric ozone layer, a group of chemists and refrigerator compressor designers found new working fluids and designs that eliminated the problem. The new refrigerators worked as well or better than the old ones and the cost was not increased. I don’t know the

  • Spring time, mytho time

    By Todd R. Nelson Unite and unite and let us all unite, For summer is acome unto day, And whither we are going we all will unite, In the merry morning of May. The old Padstow Carol augurs many things. A traditional May Day song from the English villages of yore, it invites us to

  • Restoring government “of, by and for the people”

    Dear Editor: The Maine Citizens for Clean Elections (MCCE) reform initiative will be on the November 2015 ballot.  To prepare citizens for that important vote, the initiative is being presented across the state at many small, important events called “Informational House Parties”. On a recent Sunday, my wife, Daphne, and I hosted one of these

  • Where is our lawful money?

    Dear Editor: In a letter to the editor in the Ellsworth American dated Thursday, May 7, 2015 (“A case of constitutional illiteracy”), Mr. Humez didn’t get all of his comments correct or add enough to them. As the national debt goes, which is $18.2 trillion, most of the federal taxes are paying for the interest

  • Welcome to new veterinarian

    Dear Editor: I just wanted to take a moment to extend a warm welcome to the new veterinarian in town, Dr. Jessica Jones, who, with her husband, has recently opened the Ellsworth Family Vet Clinic on the Surry Road. Dr. Jones has treated both our dogs at Brewer vet in the past, and she has

  • Let’s treat our flag with respect

    Dear Editor: As many of us do this time of year, I took my mom and dad to put flowers on our family graves. One such trip was at Woodbine Cemetery in Ellsworth. If anyone is wondering about the location, it is the cemetery located on Main Street near the city of Ellsworth garage. While