• Vote for Veronica

    Dear Editor: I am writing this letter to endorse House candidate Veronica Magnan for the House Seat 131 representing Dedham, Otis, Orland, Penobscot, Prospect, Stockton Springs and Verona Island.

  • Question 5 will help economy

    Dear Editor: Last month, Great Northern Paper filed for bankruptcy, taking with it dozens of Old Economy jobs and a $20 million unsecured loan provided by taxpayers. A month later, up the road in Bucksport, Verso Paper announced it was shutting down, removing another 570 jobs from Maine’s payroll.

  • Beef, butter, egg prices up sharply from July

    Beef, butter, egg prices up sharply from July

    ELLSWORTH — Remember that Wendy’s commercial from 1984 where the older woman asked “where’s the beef?” while searching a hamburger bun? Today’s question is why so much for the beef? Beef prices have shot up over 22 percent since July, the last time The American conducted a price check of grocery staples. Prices of beef,

  • Senator Langley is one of us

    Dear Editor: I intend to vote for Senator Brian Langley on Nov. 4, and let me offer why I feel so strongly about Senator Langley. He lives and works in our community and enjoys a fine reputation far and wide. I have, on occasion, dined at his restaurant in Ellsworth, where he and his wife, Jane, have often made time for a few words with me.

  • The world is with us

    The Ebola crisis has become a textbook illustration of a defining characteristic of our time — the globalization of nearly everything. A couple of centuries ago, an event like the Ebola outbreak in West Africa would have been a news story in Europe and North America, but little more than that. It would have been

  • Shrimp situation uncertain

    Shrimp situation uncertain

    PORTLAND — The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Northern Shrimp Section will meet Wednesday, Nov. 5, in Portland to consider approval of the Public Information Document (PID) for Amendment 3 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Northern Shrimp for public comment. More important, at least in the short term, the section also will review

  • Ellsworth wins volleyball playoff

    ELLSWORTH — With senior Sarah Shelton turning in a 19-kill performance, the seventh-ranked Ellsworth Eagles rolled to a 3-1 win over the number 10 Kennebunk Rams in a state Class A volleyball preliminary playoff on Thursday. The Eagles got off to a strong start in the first game, opening with seven consecutive points off serves

  • Bucksport police: Domestic disputes lead to arrests

    Bucksport police: Domestic disputes lead to arrests

    BUCKSPORT — There have been two recent arrests related to domestic disputes, according to Detective Sgt. David Winchester. Christopher Woodard, 28, of Bucksport was arrested on a charge of domestic assault after police received a complaint on Oct. 12 from a woman living with him. According to Winchester, police made the arrest on Bucksmills Road,