Articles by: Cyndi Wood

Cyndi Wood

Cyndi Wood

Managing Editor
Cyndi is managing editor of The Ellsworth American. The Ellsworth native joined the staff of The American in 2007 as a reporter.
  • Brewer seeks 20-year lease

    Brewer seeks 20-year lease

    Fisherman and aquaculturist Robert Brewer has applied for a 20-year lease to farm scallops, mussels and sugar kelp on 3.26 acres southwest of Andrews Island off Stonington in Penobscot Bay.

  • Rotary adapts its Gifting Experience for pandemic

    Rotary adapts its Gifting Experience for pandemic

    ELLSWORTH — Flexibility and resilience are the must-have skills of 2020, and the Rotary Club of Ellsworth employed both to rethink the club’s annual Gifting Experience program. The program, a favorite among Rotary members, is in its 15th year. In the past, Rotary members have taken children shopping downtown to buy gifts for their families

  • Petition demands emergency whale protection measures

    Petition demands emergency whale protection measures

    ELLSWORTH — Four conservation and wildlife-protection groups have filed a petition with the National Marine Fisheries Service seeking immediate emergency action under the Marine Mammal Protection Act to protect endangered right whales from entanglement. Specifically, the Center for Biological Diversity, Conservation Law Foundation, Defenders of Wildlife and the Humane Society of the United States are

  • ‘Stationary’ parade set for Saturday

    ‘Stationary’ parade set for Saturday

    ELLSWORTH – After seeking input from the state Department of Economic and Community Development, the city has decided to revise its plans for the Ellsworth Christmas parade scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5, at 11 a.m. “We touched base with the DECD to determine if they had guidelines for parades,” City Council Chairman Dale Hamilton wrote

  • American named a distinguished newspaper

    American named a distinguished newspaper

    ELLSWORTH — For the third consecutive year, The Ellsworth American has been named a “Distinguished Newspaper” among large-circulation weeklies at the New England Newspaper Conference. The event was held virtually this year Nov. 17-19. Seven Days of Burlington, Vt., was named Newspaper of the Year among New England weeklies with circulation over 5,000. The Martha’s

  • American, library partner for Joy of Reading

    American, library partner for Joy of Reading

    ELLSWORTH — For the 25th year, The Ellsworth American will be distributing free children’s books as part of its Joy of Reading program. But, as with almost everything in 2020, the scene will be different this year. Instead of having a post-parade giveaway at the newspaper’s office, the books will be available at the Ellsworth

  • Colorful creatures

    The downtown Ellsworth scene has gotten all the more colorful in recent weeks with the addition of some wooden animal sculptures designed to celebrate the LGBTQ community. A mosaic bear made by Lori Chase of Coastal Interiors stands watch over Water Street. An ostrich is perched in front of Flexit Cafe. The ostrich represents the

  • Maine State Police Log Week of Nov. 12

    Maine State Police Log Week of Nov. 12

    ELLSWORTH — Troopers arrested two men on charges of operating under the influence (OUI) over the past week. On Sunday, Trooper Owen Reed arrested Michael Mandell, 27, of Blue Hill on an OUI charge after a traffic stop in Blue Hill. Sgt. Jeff Ingemi assisted. On Nov. 2, Trooper Miles Carpenter arrested 43-year-old Christopher Francis

  • Scallop licenses up for grabs in lottery

    Scallop licenses up for grabs in lottery

    ELLSWORTH — Winner, winner, scallop dinner? The Maine Department of Marine Resources is holding two upcoming lotteries for a total of 14 available scallop licenses. The agency on Oct. 29 announced that it would extend the application period by a week over fears that the lottery was not well enough publicized. There are two separate

  • Maine State Police Log Week of Nov. 5

    Maine State Police Log Week of Nov. 5

    ELLSWORTH — A Stonington woman was charged with failure to report an accident by quickest means after Trooper Blaine Silk responded to a crash on the Mines Road in Sedgwick Sunday. Alison Woods, 22, had “crashed the vehicle at some point during the night while returning from a party,” according to police. Woods called authorities

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Nov. 5

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Nov. 5

    ELLSWORTH — A Penobscot man was arrested on charges of domestic assault and obstructing the report of a crime following a Halloween night altercation. Shortly before midnight, a woman called to report that a Penobscot woman had just been assaulted by her husband. Deputy Dan Harlan responded, “and found that 43-year-old Jeremiah Emerton had assaulted

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