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  • Concert series opens with Axiom Brass

    Concert series opens with Axiom Brass

    By Arnold Berleant Special to The Ellsworth American BLUE HILL — On Sunday, Jan. 20, the Blue Hill Concert Association will open its 2019 season with Axiom Brass and a program with something to delight everyone at the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill. The Chicago-based quintet consists of Dorival Puccini Jr. and Michael Hawes,

  • Aprons, club sticks and ring bags

    Aprons, club sticks and ring bags

    Editor’s note: Brooklin author/photographer Richard J. Leighton creates the popular “In the Right Place” posts online about life and nature in Maine. He shares a post the second Thursday of each month in The Ellsworth American.   By Richard Leighton It’s mid-winter, when most of our coastal water lobster boats have brought in their traps and are

  • Globalization and Maine’s rural communities

    By John Ripton At 18, I left the central Maine tannery town where I grew up seeking education and opportunity. Already, back in the late 1960s, the town’s economy and its people’s welfare were far secondary to the tannery’s profits. Boxcars of Argentine and Australian cowhides had displaced hides from America’s Western states. Soon trailer

  • Keep shining that light

    Dear Editor: Props to Ms. [Kate] Cough for pushing the limits of a small-town newspaper with the article about Frank Smith III [“Legacy of ‘the Commander,’” Jan. 3]. While the entire Nazi movement disgusts me, it is important to know about and to keep it and the people associated with it in “the light.” Keep

  • Santa’s big helpers

    Dear Editor: The Maine Seacoast Mission offers a sincere thank you to the numerous volunteers, donors and local businesses who helped with our Christmas Program this year. Without these helpers we would not have a successful program. This Christmas, the Mission provided gifts for 1,524 area children and seniors, who each received an average 15

  • Shaken to the core

    Dear Editor: I am appalled at the front-page article “Legacy of ‘The Commander’” [Jan. 3]. I have lived in this town for over 25 years and to see this article shakes me to my core. The article was written to promote a Nazi lover and white supremacist. So many gave their lives in WWII and

  • The start of something good for Maine

    Dear Editor: The swearing in of Janet Mills as governor is the start of good things to come for the people of Maine. With decades of her career devoted to public service, Janet is ready to immediately begin restoring the functions and responsibilities of state government. The last eight years of neglectful, misguided leadership from

  • Will Mills’ “new direction” be a return to Baldacci era?

    By Dr. Demi Kouzounas Congratulations are in order. We wish Janet Mills well as she begins what will be the toughest job in the state of Maine. Janet Mills takes office after Governor Paul LePage did the tough work of turning Maine around. Maine’s economy is strong, growing and breaking records. Maine’s budget is balanced

  • An absolutely inexcusable article

    Dear Editor: I am indescribably upset and concerned that you published a glorification of Nazi activity in our area. The story “Legacy of ‘The Commander’” is completely inappropriate at any level. What could you possibly have been thinking? Our nation’s proudest moment was pounding the hell out of the “National Socialists.” Thousands of local young