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.
  • Elver season opens Monday

    According to preliminary totals at the end of last season, Maine elver dealers reported buying a total of just over 9,650 pounds with a value of $5,067,522. The average price per pound was $525.

  • Mills: Future of lobster industry is threatened

    Mills: Future of lobster industry is threatened

    A draft federal biological opinion on the impact of fisheries on endangered North Atlantic right whales would “necessitate the complete reinvention of the Maine lobster fishery,” Governor Janet Mills wrote in a forceful Feb. 19 letter to NOAA Fisheries, citing “grave concern” and “inequities.”

  • Lobster marketing group adapts to shifting landscape

    Lobster marketing group adapts to shifting landscape

    “In 2020, we conducted a survey that found that the majority of consumers are not familiar with the issues regarding right whales and Maine lobster,” LaCroix wrote. “For those who are aware, the matter hasn’t affected their purchasing decisions.”

  • Hearing scheduled on Salt Pond lease

    Tightrope Seafarms President Evan Young has applied for another aquaculture lease in the Salt Pond. A public hearing is scheduled for March 2. Young is requesting two tracts, totaling 7.01 acres, for the bottom culture of American oysters. One is a 3.24-acre parcel south of uninhabited Carleton Island and the other is 3.77 acres southeast of the island. In between would be a navigation channel in the deeper water.

  • 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

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