Posts Tagged: Newspaper

  • 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

  • American to launch new digital edition, apps

    American to launch new digital edition, apps

    ELLSWORTH — Newspaper subscribers will have a new way to stay tuned to what’s happening in Hancock County starting next week. On Monday, Feb. 1, The Ellsworth American and its sister paper, the Mount Desert Islander, will launch a new platform for the papers’ digital editions. The papers will also unveil new apps for IOS,

  • Alan Baker marks quarter-century at American’s helm

    Alan Baker marks quarter-century at American’s helm

    ELLSWORTH — On Jan. 23, 1991, the second season of the sitcom “Seinfeld” premiered on NBC. It aired a week late due to the launch of Operation Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf on Jan. 16. Americans learned the cost of a first-class stamp would soon rise from 25 cents to 29 cents, and the

  • EA website back online after cyber attack

    ELLSWORTH — The websites of The Ellsworth American and its sister paper, the Mount Desert Islander, were offline overnight Thursday, Oct. 15, due to a cyber attack. The sites were affected by a brute force attack. A brute force attack is a trial-and-error hacking technique that uses automated software to generate numerous username and password

  • Barrows resigns from Stonington Board of Selectmen

    STONINGTON — Ben Barrows resigned from the Board of Selectmen in an Oct. 12 letter drafted to Board Chairman Richard Larrabee Sr. Barrows cited work and personal commitments as reasons for his resignation. “The circumstances of my life have changed significantly since I was elected to the position of Selectman; the need to secure an

  • Ellsworth American named Newspaper of the Year

    ELLSWORTH — A panel of judges from the New England Newspaper & Press Association has designated The Ellsworth American New England’s Newspaper of the Year. The announcement was made Oct. 8 at the association’s fall meeting in Natick, Mass. The American prevailed in the division of weekly newspapers with circulations of more than 8,000. The