Articles by: Staff



  • DMR sets habitat hearing

    DMR sets habitat hearing

    ELLSWORTH — The Department of Marine Resources will hold three public meetings to provide information on the New England Fishery Management Council’s Omnibus Habitat Amendment 2. This fishery management action will address habitat requirements for all fisheries managed by council in federal waters and may have an impact on Maine fishermen who operate in federal

  • Mission hosts “Coffee’s On”

    BAR HARBOR — The Maine Sea Coast Mission is inviting seniors to join their friends for coffee, friendship and music at “Coffee’s On” gatherings on the first and third Tuesdays of each month through April. The gatherings are held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Mission’s Colket Center. Those in need of transportation in

  • Hancock County Court Oct. 4 – Nov. 12

    Hancock County Court Oct. 4 – Nov. 12

    The following cases were heard in Hancock County Court, according to official records: Oct. 4 through Nov. 12 Ryan K. Abraham, 45, Ellsworth. Theft by unauthorized taking or transfer at Ellsworth, June 21. $300. Audrie Ann Alley, 22, Belmont. Operating under the influence at Bar Harbor, June 4. $500. License suspended 150 days. Jason S.

  • Fireworks in Ellsworth

    Over the next couple of weeks, members of the public will have one more opportunity to weigh in on the pros and cons of a consumer fireworks ordinance now before the Ellsworth City Council. A council vote on the ordinance, which would sharply reduce the days and hours when fireworks could be used and limit

  • A belligerent President

    If you’re President Barack Obama, why would you thumb your nose at Congress — figuratively, if not literally? That’s exactly what the President did last Thursday night when he announced that he will use his executive power to provide a measure of security — at least temporarily — for millions of immigrants illegally in the

  • Tickets on sale for EFD gun raffle

    ELLSWORTH — Tickets are on sale now for the Ellsworth Fire Department’s fifth annual 31-gun raffle. The guns will be raffled off in May of 2015 — “a gun a day in the month of May,” as the tagline goes. Tickets cost $20 each, and can be purchased at either the fire station below City

  • Now We’re Cookin’: Lobster Linguine

    When he’s not putting out The Ellsworth American, going to Zumba or walking his dog, Banjo, Managing Editor Stephen Fay is often behind the stove. Our fearless leader loves to prepare rustic Italian dishes that go well with a hearty wine. Well, he does write a weekly wine column, “Cheers.” He irons, too.   Lobster

  • Blue Hill seventh-grader honored at national awards ceremony

    Blue Hill seventh-grader honored at national awards ceremony

    BLUE HILL —  Cameron Stewart, a seventh-grade student at Blue Hill Consolidated Elementary School, was honored last month at a national awards ceremony sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY). The center honored Stewart in Baltimore for his exceptional performance after testing in the top echelon of all students around the

  • Mytar-Li graduates from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Mytar-Li graduates from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Jennifer Mytar-Li, daughter of Marc and Mary Anne Mytar of Surry, a graduate of Ellsworth High School, recently graduated from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Valejo, Calif. Her husband, Dr. Rung-Li, presented her with her hood at the ceremony in San Francisco. She is currently doing her internal medicine internship at ChristHospital in Cincinnati,

  • RSU 24 Adult Ed and Healthy Acadia celebrate Cooking Matters series graduation

    RSU 24 Adult Ed and Healthy Acadia celebrate Cooking Matters series graduation

    ELLSWORTH — RSU 24 Adult Education and Healthy Acadia held a Cooking Matters Program graduation earlier this month. Eleven students graduated on Thursday, Nov. 6, from this six-week cooking and nutrition class series. Throughout the series, participants learned new cooking, menu planning, budgeting and shopping techniques and explored new recipes. The Cooking Matters series was