Articles by: Cyndi Wood

Cyndi Wood

Cyndi Wood

New Media Editor
Cyndi oversees web content and social media for The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander newspapers. The Ellsworth native joined the staff of The American in 2007 as a reporter. When she's not in front of a computer screen, you can find her in her garage working on an ever-growing stack of DIY projects.
  • 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

  • Man dies trying to save dog from Dedham fire

    Man dies trying to save dog from Dedham fire

    DEDHAM — For the second time this month, a Hancock County man has died trying to save his dog from a house fire. Fire swept through a log cabin home on Privet Road in Dedham Wednesday morning, according to State Police Spokesman Steve McCausland. Investigators said Jerry Bishop, 76, and his wife, 77-year-old Phyllis Bishop,

  • Tony Sohns, bug-loving businessman, dies at 41

    Tony Sohns, bug-loving businessman, dies at 41

    ELLSWORTH — Tony Sohns, whose love of the natural world extended to the creepy and crawly and whose family-run Rock & Art shops enliven area downtowns, died Feb. 6 of a heart attack while on a business trip in Arizona. He was 41. To many, especially children who participated in his natural science workshops, Sohns

  • Hancock man defies odds, leaves indelible mark

    Hancock man defies odds, leaves indelible mark

    HANCOCK — Jeremy Kane wasn’t expected to survive his first day of life; 38 years later hundreds of his loved ones gathered to celebrate a life fully lived. Kane died of unknown causes Jan. 11 at his Hancock home. The celebration of life Saturday at the Masonic Lodge in Ellsworth “was just like he would’ve

  • Landmark “lighthouse” torn down

    Landmark “lighthouse” torn down

    SULLIVAN — A curious local landmark on Falls Point overlooking Taunton Bay was toppled last week. The eight-story tower modeled after a lighthouse and visible over the trees to passers-by on Route 1 was brought down by Elliott Jordan & Son Inc. The logging company stuck to its roots when it came to demolition. “We

  • Penobscot blueberries to garnish inaugural cocktail

    Penobscot blueberries to garnish inaugural cocktail

    AUGUSTA — Revelers celebrating the inauguration of Janet Mills can toast the governor-elect with a signature cocktail featuring blueberries grown in Penobscot. “The Governor Janet,” made with prosecco and fruit from the Blue Hill Berry Co., is one of many Maine-made foods on the menu for the inauguration celebration to be held from 7-10 p.m.