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.
  • MMA commencement canceled

    MMA commencement canceled

    CASTINE — Maine Maritime Academy’s May 2 commencement has been called off and the spring training cruise will not depart as scheduled as the academy takes precautions against the spread of the novel coronavirus. In a statement issued last week, faculty explained the changes. “We know that you have questions about future plans and schedules

  • Ellsworth American adopts strategies to combat virus spread

    Ellsworth American adopts strategies to combat virus spread

    ELLSWORTH – Among the dizzying array of news stories and social media posts concerning the coronavirus is information about the steps area businesses are taking to protect their employees and customers. “At The Ellsworth American, our commitment is to getting the news out every week,” said General Manager Kathy Cook. “That mission is more critical

  • Boy Scouts offer to shop for those in need

    ELLSWORTH – Boy Scout Troop 86 worked hard to save up for a spring break trip to Gettysburg and Washington, D.C., but when the trip was called off due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Scouts decided to channel their disappointment into acts of service. The dozen or so Scouts, ranging in age from 10 to

  • Magic school bus rolls through Lamoine

    Magic school bus rolls through Lamoine

    LAMOINE — A home-grown magic school bus rolled through Lamoine Monday, as Consolidated School staff wearing costumes delivered learning tools, care packages and personal belongings to students stuck at home. “It took a lot of teamwork, collaboration and creative thinking to make our own version of the magic school bus come to life and deliver

  • Closures could prove “devastating” for YMCA

    Closures could prove “devastating” for YMCA

    ELLSWORTH – The Down East Family YMCA closed its facilities in Ellsworth, Bucksport and Blue Hill this week in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. “The financial impact to our YMCA will be significant and devastating; however, we believe that by working together we will come through this emergency as a stronger,

  • City officials give update on outbreak’s impact

    City officials give update on outbreak’s impact

    ELLSWORTH — Trash pickup is on and code enforcement, assessing, planning and economic development are still business as usual, but City Hall has been closed to the public in order to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, officials reported at an emergency City Council meeting on Sunday afternoon. Officials are calling for residents to do

  • Ellsworth schools to close; City Council holds emergency meeting to discuss coronavirus

    Ellsworth schools to close; City Council holds emergency meeting to discuss coronavirus

    ELLSWORTH — Partway through the Ellsworth City Council’s emergency meeting Sunday the primary question of the day was answered: Ellsworth schools will be closing at the end of the day Monday. The news came via a parent in the audience who received a digital communication from school Superintendent Dan Higgins. “Based on continued monitoring of

  • 100 years young: Trenton woman surprised with birthday bash

    100 years young: Trenton woman surprised with birthday bash

    TRENTON — Good, clean living may be the secret to a long life, says Charlotte Parker. The Trenton resident turned 100 on Feb. 10. On Saturday, family and friends gathered at the Trenton town office for a surprise party to mark the occasion. To ease the shock, Parker was let in on the surprise just

  • Primaries, vaccine measure on March 3 ballot

    Primaries, vaccine measure on March 3 ballot

    ELLSWORTH — On March 3, Maine Democrats and Republicans will cast ballots in the state’s first presidential primaries in 20 years. Maine’s primaries are closed, meaning only voters enrolled in a political party can vote in that party’s primary. All voters, however, will be eligible to vote March 3 in a special statewide referendum on

  • Maine State Police log week of Feb. 20

    Maine State Police log week of Feb. 20

    ELLSWORTH — Cpl. Dan Ryan arrested Alexander Drenga, 31, of Brooksville on a charge of operating under the influence on Route 172 in Blue Hill Feb. 14. Trooper Jeffrey Taylor arrested Norbert Tetrault, 38, of Harrington on a charge of operating under the Influence in Township 10 Feb. 10. Bad check Trooper Dana Austin investigated

  • Ellsworth American wins 18 New England Press awards

    Ellsworth American wins 18 New England Press awards

    BOSTON — The Ellsworth American on Feb. 7 and 8 received 18 awards for excellence in news and advertising from the New England Newspaper & Press Association. The awards presentations took place at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel as part of the annual New England Newspaper Convention. The newspaper was recognized in several categories, including

  • Linnehan running for Senate in District 7

    Linnehan running for Senate in District 7

    ELLSWORTH — John Linnehan of Ellsworth has announced his candidacy for state Senate representing District 7, which encompasses much of Hancock County. The Senate seat is currently held by Sen. Louie Luchini (D-Ellsworth). Linnehan describes himself as “pro-life, pro-traditional family, pro-capitalism to protect our individual financial freedom, pro-Second Amendment. Like Vice President Mike Pence, I