• Touch-a-Truck event is May 9

    ELLSWORTH — Harbor House Community Service Center and the Westside Food Pantry are teaming up again to present the annual Touch-a-Truck event, a fun-filled family event to benefit both the food pantry and the Harbor House Children’s Center. The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the former

  • Turkey dinner in Cherryfield May 9

    CHERRYFIELD — A turkey dinner will be held at the Cherryfield American Legion Hall on Saturday, May 9, at 5 p.m. Dinner includes turkey, stuffing, gravy, potato, peas and carrots, cranberry sauce, side salad, pickles, roll, dessert and drinks. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for children under 12. Proceeds will benefit the Cherryfield

  • DVD Review: Wild

    DVD Review: Wild

    It is hard to feel sorry for an attractive, blonde woman with a nice but milquetoast husband whose life spirals out of control as a result of her own self-sabotage. But that’s exactly what the film “Wild,” based on the memoir of the same name by author Cheryl Strayed, wants you to do. Reese Witherspoon

  • Now We’re Cookin’: Ian’s Pretty Good Pancakes

    Now We’re Cookin’: Ian’s Pretty Good Pancakes

    “Neither rain, nor sleet, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” That’s the inscription on the General Post Office building in New York City. The lines inspired and became postal carriers’ unofficial motto. The same creed applies to The Ellsworth American’s newspaper carriers, who strive to deliver

  • The cops know everything

    The cops know everything

      ELLSWORTH  Retired Maine game warden John Ford and retired Maine State Trooper Mark Nickerson will sign copies of their respective books “Suddenly the Cider Didn’t Taste so Good” and “Blue Lights in the Night” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, at the Ellsworth Public Library. The pair, who have teamed up on their

  • Meeting on new Schoodic campground scheduled May 11

    WINTER HARBOR — Hoping to capitalize on a new 100-site campground opening Sept. 1, the Schoodic Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a meeting on that topic May 11. The meeting on potential business opportunities that might tie into the Schoodic Woods Campground will be held at the Winter Harbor town office at 6:30 p.m.

  • Marine Patrol finds body in Kennebec River

    AUGUSTA — At 1:15 p.m. today, Marine Patrol Officers Clint Thompson and DenniAnne Kilgore recovered the body of an unidentified woman from the Kennebec River. According to Department of Marine Resources spokesman Jeff Nichols, the body was found floating approximately 20 yards from shore near the Pittston side of the river, across from Westerlands Landing

  • Downeast births

    At Mount Desert Island Hospital, Bar Harbor CONDON — to Brianne Condon of Southwest Harbor, a son, Jameson Buggy, April 7. ROE — to Erica Lanpher and Paul Roe of Bass Harbor, a daughter, Zadie Roe, April 7. WELTON — to Julie and Thomas Welton of Mount Desert, a daughter, Jocelyn Welton, April 13. SUND