Articles by: Bill Pearson

Bill Pearson

Bill Pearson

Former Ellsworth American reporter worked at the Piscataquis Observer for 3.5 years before joining the American. The Corinna native served one term on the SAD 48 Board of Directors.
  • Latin-Caribbean cuisine focus of class

    BUCKSPORT — Six local cooks recently learned how to enliven their home cooking using the spices and sauces of Latin- Caribbean cuisine. Through “An Introduction into Latin-Caribbean Cuisine,” instructor Steve Santiago drew from his own culinary heritage to teach students how Cubans, Puerto Ricans and Dominicans turn relatively low-quality cuts of meats into a delicious

  • Beechland Road project expected to go out to bid in March

    ELLSWORTH — Work on a $2.8-million road construction project on Beechland Road is expected to begin this summer. The project will go out to bid in March. City Manager Michelle Beal expects the construction to begin as soon as June. Most of the project will be completed this fall, with the remainder being finished next

  • Wilson Hall’s future may be decided in next 90 days

    BUCKSPORT — Time is running out for Wilson Hall. The Town Council has placed a 60-day deadline for submitting proposals to preserve the historic building. If no proposal comes forward, the council plans to accept a $32,700 bid to demolish the building in March. The council received seven bids last month to demolish the 163-year-old

  • Bucksport council considering purchase of former Feldman properties

    BUCKSPORT — The Town Council is considering purchasing six downtown properties owned by the estate of Jay Feldman, a Florida real estate owner and businessman who died last April. The estate’s executor, through a representative, contacted the town last week about purchasing Feldman’s remaining Bucksport properties. The council publicly expressed interest in the properties following

  • DOT to complete improvements on 1A this summer

    DEDHAM — The state Department of Transportation will complete improvements on Route 1A, near the Dedham-Holden town line, this summer. Work crews will lay a new asphalt pavement for 2.53 miles heading north on Route 1A. The crew also will construct a new drainage system and other safety improvements. The Dedham project will begin in

  • Milan considering applying for Bucksport town manager position

    BUCKSPORT — Economic Development Director David Milan has at least one supporter if he decides to apply for the town manager’s position. Councilor Michael Ormsby encouraged Milan to apply for the vacant position during the Jan. 30 council meeting. Ormsby described Milan as someone who has been involved with several facets of town government for

  • White, powdery substance found at Bucksport High School

    BUCKSPORT — Police determined the white, powdery substance found in the possession of a Bucksport High School student last week is not cocaine. Law enforcement officials have not yet determined what the substance is, according to Police Chief Sean Geagan. “Once a determination is made, a summons may be forthcoming,” Geagan said. “It is still

  • Trenton paving planned this summer

    TRENTON — The Maine Department of Transportation plans to pave a 2.07-mile portion of Route 3 near the Ellsworth town line this summer. A drainage improvement project also will take place as part of the project. The work is scheduled to begin in mid-July and finish in early September. All work will occur Sunday nights

  • Verso encounters problems with completing merger

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — In a Jan. 28 letter submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Verso Paper Corp. reported concerns about completing its proposed $1.4-billion acquisition of rival NewPage Holdings Inc. Verso’s offer to purchase NewPage is predicated on paying its rival $250 million in cash and issuing $650 million in new debt at

  • Portion of Route 172 to be paved this spring

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine Department of Transportation will pave a portion of Route 172 (Surry Road) beginning in mid-May. The work involves placing a hot overlay of asphalt over a 2.9-mile stretch near the Ellsworth and Surry town line. The project is expected to be completed near the end of July and has an estimated