Posts Tagged: Newspaper

  • Graves named managing editor of the Mount Desert Islander

    Graves named managing editor of the Mount Desert Islander

    BAR HARBOR — Liz Graves, a reporter at the Mount Desert Islander since 2013, has been named managing editor of the weekly newspaper. She succeeds founding editor Earl Brechlin, who is leaving the Islander after 16 years to take the post of communications director for the Friends of Acadia. For the past two years, Graves,

  • EA gets its own march

    EA gets its own march video

    ELLSWORTH — Move over, Washington Post — there’s now another newspaper with a musical march of its own. “The Ellsworth American,” a march written by former Sullivan resident Carle Gray in 2012, had its world premiere Aug. 2. The Ellsworth Concert Band performed the march at its weekly Wednesday night concert at Harbor Park on

  • Veteran EA reporter retires

    Veteran EA reporter retires

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth American reporter Jacqueline Weaver has retired after nearly a decade covering eastern Hancock County. Weaver joined the newspaper in 2008. Her beat covered a geographic area stretching from Lamoine to Steuben. “Jackie brought many skills to The Ellsworth American,” said Arts Editor Letitia Baldwin. “She has an ability to synthesize complex information and

  • Discussion set on “fake news”

    Discussion set on “fake news”

    ELLSWORTH — All are welcome to attend a discussion about “fake news” on Wednesday, April 26, from 5:30-7 p.m. at Pat’s Pizza in Ellsworth. Guests will include Stephen Fay, managing editor of The Ellsworth American, Earl Brechlin, author and editor of the Mount Desert Islander and Josh Roiland of the University of Maine-Orono. Free pizza

  • Ellsworth American’s Indoor Yard Sale jam-packed with stuff

    Ellsworth American’s Indoor Yard Sale jam-packed with stuff

    ELLSWORTH — Looking for sea-glass jewelry or children’s clothes? How about a pair of dirt bike boots or a 1949 U.S. Army sleeping bag? All of these items and many more will be up for sale on Saturday, April 1, at the Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School, where The Ellsworth American will be hosting its 11th Annual

  • American wins 16 first place awards at news gathering

    BOSTON — The Ellsworth American and its sister newspaper, the Mount Desert Islander, received a total of 25 first-place awards Saturday night at the New England Newspaper & Press Association’s annual banquet. The Islander was named first in the General Excellence category for weekly newspapers in its circulation category. General Excellence is the gold standard

  • Bowden to be inducted into MPA Hall of Fame

    Bowden to be inducted into MPA Hall of Fame

    ELLSWORTH — Musician, photographer and retired veteran newsman Hugh Bowden will be inducted into the Maine Press Association Hall of Fame Oct. 29. Bowden, who retired last month from The Ellsworth American, worked in print journalism for 52 years. Also to be inducted into the Hall of Fame next month are Rex Rhoades, retired executive

  • EA sports editor wins regional writing award

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth American’s sports editor, Taylor Vortherms, won the New England Society of Newspaper Editors’ “Best Sports Coverage” award for her story about women’s running pioneer Robin Emery. The “NESNEs” recognize the best editorial work produced in New England. The winners in five different categories were announced on Thursday, April 21, at an