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.
  • Old-fashioned hay harvest harkens back to estate’s history

    Old-fashioned hay harvest harkens back to estate’s history

    ELLSWORTH — Duke and Trouble have to work for their supper. At about 1,600 and 1,400 pounds, respectively, it takes a lot to fill up this powerhouse duo of Belgian draft horses. To save money on the hay that supplements their grain diets, owner Dustin Tracy started harvesting his own with a horse-drawn mower five

  • Maine Maritime reports COVID-19 cases

    CASTINE — As of Wednesday morning, Maine Maritime Academy had reported four individuals (out of 1,400 tested) had tested positive for COVID-19 as part of the college’s fall entry testing. Three cases are active, according to the MMA website. On Monday, MMA President William Brennan issued a letter advising the school community that “two students

  • Hancock home heavily damaged in fire

    Hancock home heavily damaged in fire

    HANCOCK – A Mud Creek Road home was heavily damaged Friday night after a fire that started in the garage spread into the adjacent home. The fire was reported at 6:16 p.m. Friday after a passerby spotted smoke and flames coming from the garage at 182 Mud Creek Road, according to Hancock Fire Department Chief

  • Ellsworth gears up for Autumn Gold

    Ellsworth gears up for Autumn Gold

    ELLSWORTH — It will look a bit different this year, but there will still be an Autumn Gold festival in Ellsworth. The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce will continue its 35-year tradition of celebrating the fall season with a decorating contest, boat rides, a craft fair, deals, a raffle, the Jumbo Jackpot and more. Autumn

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Aug. 26

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Aug. 26

    ELLSWORTH — A Charleston man was arrested Saturday after allegedly brandishing a firearm and attacking a vehicle during an altercation at a Sullivan quarry. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office responded Aug. 22 to Quarry Road after receiving a complaint of a man with a firearm. “People began to flee after seeing the male subject display

  • Maine State Police Log Week of Aug. 26

    Maine State Police Log Week of Aug. 26

    ELLSWORTH — Troopers arrested a Sullivan woman on Aug. 17 after investigating a hit-and-run crash in Sullivan. Julie Nevells, 46, was arrested on charges of operating under the influence and leaving the scene of a property damage accident. Arrests On Saturday, Trooper Dana Austin stopped a motor vehicle for a suspected traffic violation on Route

  • MMA training ship to return July 31

    MMA training ship to return July 31

    CASTINE — Maine Maritime Academy’s training ship, State of Maine, will return to Castine mid-afternoon on Friday, July 31, to conclude a month-long training exercise, MMA President William Brennan announced this week. The ship is returning from Searsport, where it has been anchored since departing its homeport July 10. The ship relocated after some Castine

  • Stanley Subaru expanding to Belfast

    Stanley Subaru expanding to Belfast

    TRENTON — The Stanley auto dealership brand is growing with owner Mark Politte’s purchase of Dutch Chevrolet Buick in Belfast. Greg Dutch, former owner of the Belfast dealership, will continue there in the role of comptroller overseeing financial operations. “I insisted Greg remain in a leadership role to help guide the transition and protect that

  • Tour offers peek at Surry’s ghost wharves

    SURRY — Today, Surry’s shoreline is picturesque and largely residential, but in the 1800s it bustled with activity. Many Surry men earned a living as ship captains or crewmen, fishermen or shipbuilders. Over 70 vessels were built at Surry’s three shipyards. Local timber harvesters and farmers relied on sailing ships to deliver their goods to

  • Traffic down over the July 4 weekend

    Traffic down over the July 4 weekend

    ELLSWORTH – Neither business nor the traditional public fireworks displays were booming this Fourth of July. While traffic to the area did pick up and plenty of out-of-state plates were spotted, the holiday weekend was subdued compared to years past, says Gretchen Wilson, executive director of the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce. Locals were “kind

  • Drive-in theater to open in Stonington

    Drive-in theater to open in Stonington

    STONINGTON — The show must go on – outdoors. The Stonington Opera House has been closed since late March due to the pandemic, but the crew at Opera House Arts has come up with a new way to entertain and draw the community together. Beginning, next Friday, July 10, the nonprofit performing arts organization will