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.
  • Ellsworth American named Maine’s best weekly newspaper

    Ellsworth American named Maine’s best weekly newspaper

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth American at the Maine Press Association annual conference Saturday won first place in the General Excellence category for large-circulation weekly newspapers. Earlier in the day, former Ellsworth American Editor Stephen Fay was inducted into the state association’s Hall of Fame. Fay was editor of The American for 23 years before his

  • American named Distinguished Paper

    American named Distinguished Paper

    ELLSWORTH — The New England Newspaper and Press Association on Oct. 10 named The Ellsworth American a “Distinguished Newspaper” among large-circulation New England weeklies in its “Newspaper of the Year” contest. The award was announced at the New England Newspaper Conference in Worcester, Mass. The American’s sister paper, the Mount Desert Islander, was named “Newspaper

  • Lamoine man with cancer throwing goodbye bash

    Lamoine man with cancer throwing goodbye bash

    LAMOINE — If he gets his way, there will be no tears at Don Clark’s goodbye bash — only smiles. The Lamoine man and former Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year is losing his three-and-a-half-year battle with cancer, but not his positive attitude. When he learned his disease was terminal, he decided

  • Autumn Gold is this weekend

    Autumn Gold is this weekend

    ELLSWORTH — The leaves are turning, apples have ripened and Autumn Gold is this weekend: fall is officially here. The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce will offer its signature events, including Chowderfest and the car show, again this year. Activities will be going on all over Ellsworth. Kick off the weekend with the shop, sip

  • Maine State Police log week of Aug. 29

    Maine State Police log week of Aug. 29

    ELLSWORTH — A driver and two passengers in his vehicle were arrested following a traffic stop in Dedham Aug. 21, according to state police. Trooper Dana Austin stopped a vehicle driven by Alfred Lanpher, 50, of Mount Desert on Route 1A. Lanpher and passenger Jennifer Hunt, 44, of Southwest Harbor were each arrested on a

  • Former American editor to enter Maine Press Hall of Fame

    Former American editor to enter Maine Press Hall of Fame

    ELLSWORTH — Stephen Fay, former managing editor of The Ellsworth American, will be inducted into the Maine Press Association Hall of Fame this fall. Fay will be joined by two other new members, Marian McCue, former editor of The Forecaster newspaper in Falmouth, and the late Chris Cousins, a Bangor Daily News political reporter who

  • Ellsworth American plans renovation project

    Ellsworth American plans renovation project

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth American is gearing up for a planned renovation and expansion of its Printing House Square building located off Water Street. The modernized facility will consolidate the newspaper’s operations under one roof. In anticipation of the move, The American’s other downtown location, a stately, three-story, brick building at 30 Water St., has

  • Bicentennial license plates available

    Bicentennial license plates available

    ELLSWORTH — Maine bicentennial commemorative license plates are now available for sale at The Ellsworth American’s Water Street office. The plates were unveiled last fall as preparations to celebrate Maine’s 200 years of statehood in 2020 got underway. The plate, designed by the Office of the Secretary of State, depicts the radiant, five-pointed star and

  • Carlisle to retire after 41 years

    Carlisle to retire after 41 years

    ELLSWORTH — Terry Carlisle’s not shy about her pride in her hometown and its weekly newspaper. For years, her car bore an Ellsworth “Townie” sticker affixed to the rear window and “EA NEWS” vanity plates. The Ellsworth American’s longtime general manager grew up on the Surry Road and now resides across town on Graham Lake.

  • Chamber dinner a sell-out success

    Chamber dinner a sell-out success

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce annual dinner and awards night May 16 was a full house — or rather a full tent. The sold-out event was held under a big white tent in the parking lot of Coastal Auto Parts NAPA, this year’s recipient of the Chamber’s coveted Top Drawer Award. Civic

  • Multi-agency drug bust yields two dozen arrests

    Multi-agency drug bust yields two dozen arrests

    ELLSWORTH — Law enforcement on May 2 arrested more than two dozen suspects, seizing firearms and large quantities of crack and Fentanyl as part of a multi-agency investigation into the drug trade from New York City to Washington and Hancock counties. United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced Friday that the following individuals had been

  • Bud for Boobs

    Bud for Boobs

    ELLSWORTH — Women: check your breasts and trust your gut. That’s the message Barbara Courchesne, owner of the Bud Connection, would like to impart with her new initiative, Bud for Boobs. For every reusable vase or basket that customers bring in, the shop will make a donation to the mammography scholarship fund at Northern Light