Articles by: Amanda Greenberg

Amanda Greenberg

Former Ellsworth American reporter Amanda Greenberg joined the staff in October 2012 after graduating from the University of Maine in Orono. Originally from Toronto, Ontario, Amanda moved to Maine when she was nine.
  • Bucksport moving toward gaining sculpture

    BUCKSPORT — Plans are under way for Bucksport to be the proud owner of a sculpture provided by the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium. Economic Development Committee Chairman David Kee shared the news at the committee’s March 11 meeting. Over the past seven years, 19 sculptures have been put in place in towns along coastal Maine.

  • RSU 25 congratulated for strong student preparation efforts

    BUCKSPORT — Regional School Unit 25 received a pat on the back in a letter from state Sen. Edward Youngblood (R-Penobscot County) that was presented at the school board’s Feb. 26 meeting. In the letter, Youngblood congratulated Principal Dan Clifford and staff of Bucksport High School (BHS) for “their continued efforts of improving the quality

  • Bucksport-Bangor Gas negotiations stall again

    BUCKSPORT — Negotiations with Bangor Gas Co. to provide service to Bucksport residents have stalled once again. “It’s almost like two steps forward, one step back,” Economic Development Director Dave Milan said. Bringing natural gas to Bucksport became an option after Bangor Gas reached an agreement with Verso Paper in which the mill would use

  • Baker sweetens birthdays for the needy

    Baker sweetens birthdays for the needy

    ELLSWORTH — Food, clothing and heat are essentials children need. But what about a superhero-themed birthday cake? “Most people often don’t think of a birthday cake as something a child is missing,” Birthday Cakes 4 Free’s Vanessa Young said. Birthday Cakes 4 Free is a licensed nonprofit organization started by Elicia Hammond of Santa Cruz,

  • Bucksport forum focuses on personal violence

    BUCKSPORT — A forum at Bucksport Middle School’s Performing Arts Center March 6 delievered a loud and clear message: Looking the other way is no longer an option when it comes to personal violence. Whether it’s bullying, domestic violence or elder abuse, community members are being educated on how they can make a difference. The

  • Brooksville voters approve local food ordinance

    BROOKSVILLE — At the March 5 annual Town Meeting, all of the town and school articles were approved in rapid succession with little to no discussion required. In the election the previous day, 12 open positions were filled and one ordinance proposal was voted on as well. The ordinance, once enacted, gives the town’s citizens

  • Penobscot students celebrate Harry Potter

    PENOBSCOT — When the Harry Potter series made its debut, every child around the world wanted to be a character from the books. Penobscot School students got the opportunity to do just that March 2. An evening event at the school was planned in which students and staff dressed up in clothing similar to what

  • Bucksport leaders attend forum on state budget cuts

    HAMPDEN — At the Performing Arts Center March 4, leaders from three communities led a discussion of how the impact of Governor Paul LePage’s cuts could affect their budgets as well as hear how other communities are dealing. This is the first time these types of communities — Bangor as a big city, Bucksport as

  • Parking dispute hits dead-end in Bucksport

    BUCKSPORT — Town councilors resolved an ongoing parking dispute on Federal Street by agreeing to take no action on the matter. Federal Street resident Katie Coleman had previously claimed that she had a difficult time leaving her driveway if someone parked across the street from her house. At a town meeting earlier in the year,

  • New Castine bakehouse has strong local flavor

    CASTINE — For a small coastal town, locals can be the difference between a business succeeding and failing. For MarKel’s Bakehouse, the owners are locals. Kelly and Mark Sawyer have lived in Castine for about five years, and many of the locals who live in town know them. “I love Castine. I was born here,

  • Children’s author visits Castine library

    Children’s author visits Castine library

    CASTINE — To write children’s stories, one should have an inner child. Children’s book author Chris Van Dusen fits the bill. On March 1, Dusen visited the Witherle Memorial Library and read to students from the Adams School, as well as others who came to the library. “How many of you have read one of

  • Crane brought in for bridge demolition

    VERONA ISLAND — A large crane showing up on the Penobscot River means the Waldo-Hancock bridge deck and trusses will be coming down soon. The crane was brought in along the river by a barge from Brewer, and was awaiting the go-ahead to move into place. But for the time being, it will be anchored