Articles by: Cyndi Wood

Cyndi Wood

Cyndi Wood

New Media Editor
Cyndi oversees web content and social media for The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander newspapers. The Ellsworth native joined the staff of The American in 2007 as a reporter. When she's not in front of a computer screen, you can find her in her garage working on an ever-growing stack of DIY projects.
  • Convicted murderer caught days after prison escape

    Convicted murderer caught days after prison escape

    ELLSWORTH — A convicted murderer who escaped from Mountain View Correctional Facility in Charleston last week was captured Tuesday morning in Dover-Foxcroft. A Piscataquis County Sheriff’s deputy apprehended 65-year-old Arnold Freeman Nash as he was walking along Route 15 shortly before 7 a.m., according to Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland. He was

  • Man and his aunt charged with operating meth lab

    Man and his aunt charged with operating meth lab

    BUCKSPORT — Police say a Bucksport man and his aunt were making methamphetamine Thursday evening when officers arrived to search an apartment on Noel Way. Jamie Matlack, 45, was arrested on a charge of Class A operation of a methamphetamine laboratory and Class C unlawful possession of methamphetamine. His aunt, Kimberly Matlack, 53, was also

  • Christian Ridge culvert work continues

    ELLSWORTH — Work on a Christian Ridge Road culvert is expected to wrap up by the end of this month. The project is to rehabilitate the culvert’s concrete footing to improve its life expectancy, according to Travis Hamel, resident engineer with the Maine Department of Transportation’s Bridge Program. “Currently the contractor, CPM Constructors, has completed

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Aug. 30

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Aug. 30

    ELLSWORTH — Four area residents were arrested Aug. 22 as the result of an enforcement detail by the new, multi-agency Hancock County Violent Offender Task Force, according to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. Arrested were: Dakota Eaton, 28, Blue Hill, probation violation. Calandra Fitzgerald, 37, Blue Hill, warrant charging theft. Brian Madore, 28, of Trenton,

  • Maine State Police Log Week of Aug. 30

    Maine State Police Log Week of Aug. 30

    ELLSWORTH — A Surry man who called for a tow ended up being charged with failing to report an accident. Trooper Travis Chapman responded to Wharf Road in Surry Aug. 24 after a tow truck driver reported that the vehicle to be towed appeared to have been in an accident, according to police. Chapman observed

  • Mystical Irish landscape explored in children’s book

    Mystical Irish landscape explored in children’s book

    Book review “Kathryn, the rhythm of the natural world changes with the seasons, with morning dew and evening shadows, with rain, wind, hail and snow, sunrise and sunset, starlight and moonlight,” writes Penobscot author Bundy Boit in her latest children’s book. “Letter by Fairy Post” is written as a letter to Boit’s granddaughter, who as