Articles by: Anne Berleant

Anne Berleant

Anne Berleant

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
News Reporter Anne Berleant covers news and features in Ellsworth, Mariaville, Otis, Amherst, Aurora, Great Pond and Osborn. When not reporting, find her hiking local trails, reading or watching professional tennis. Email her at [email protected]
  • Amherst voters to address land use, adult use marijuana

    AMHERST — Town Meeting convenes on Saturday, Sept. 25, where voters will consider expenditures on roads, snow removal, building maintenance and the election of local officials to fill empty seats on the select, school and planning boards. The warrant also seeks a vote on $239,503 in school appropriations, which is down about $7,000. The total

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of Sept. 23

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of Sept. 23

    ELLSWORTH — Officers were called to check on a suspicious vehicle parked behind a High Street business a few minutes before 11 p.m. on Sept. 17. Police found Michael Palomares, 28, of San Fernando, Calif., in the vehicle. Further investigation discovered that a California warrant was active for Palomares for “lewd or lascivious with child

  • Local officials await details on vaccine mandate

    Local officials await details on vaccine mandate

    “It does appear that the city will be affected by this mandate,” City Manager Glenn Moshier said. “That being said, we have not had any discussions internally about how we will address it, since we just learned of this on Friday, and we are all waiting OSHA guidance.”

  • Floating structures ordinance in the works

    Floating structures ordinance in the works

    Councilors on Sept. 20 approved “authorizing city staff to develop an ordinance that restricts the overnight mooring/anchoring of boats, floats, houseboats or other floating structures to landowners and/or individuals who have received written permission from a landowner.”

  • Local steel drum bands unite

    Local steel drum bands unite

    BLUE HILL — A sprawling network of steel drum performers, collaborations and bands on the Blue Hill Peninsula brings live music to nearly all corners of Hancock County and beyond each summer. The style originated in Trinidad and is loud, joyous and participatory. Local steel drum bands Flash! in the Pans, Atlantic Clarion, Planet Pan

  • Families First embarks on its mission with first residents

    Families First embarks on its mission with first residents

    After purchasing and completing renovations on a large Victorian-style residence on North Street late last year, Families First Community Center (FFCC) provided transitional housing for its first family this past February, the initial step toward fulfilling the nonprofit’s mission: to provide stability and life skills for at-risk and homeless families so they can then stand on their own. Five of the six units are now full.

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of Sept. 16

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of Sept. 16

    ELLSWORTH — A local man went to police on Sept. 5 reporting that a man had hit his vehicle with a chain and put a gun to his head at a residence off Red Bridge Road. After an investigation, officers arrested Alex Perez Lopez, 35, of Ellsworth on Sept. 7 on a warrant charging criminal