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.
  • Woodlawn receives $500,000 gift

    Woodlawn receives $500,000 gift

    ELLSWORTH — Woodlawn plans to break ground this spring on a new education and event center on its historic Surry Road property, thanks to a donation from the former owner and publisher of The Ellsworth American. Alan Baker’s $500,000 donation to the Campaign for Woodlawn was recently announced by the Hancock County Trustees of Public

  • What to do this Halloween

    What to do this Halloween

    ELLSWORTH — Ghouls and goblins, princesses and police officers, Spidermen and spirits — the candy-loving horde will soon descend. And there will be plenty of ways to entertain them in Hancock County. In Ellsworth, festivities begin with trick-or-treating at downtown businesses from 3 to 5 p.m. Line-up for the annual Halloween Parade begins at 5

  • Convicted murderer caught days after prison escape

    Convicted murderer caught days after prison escape

    ELLSWORTH — A convicted murderer who escaped from Mountain View Correctional Facility in Charleston last week was captured Tuesday morning in Dover-Foxcroft. A Piscataquis County Sheriff’s deputy apprehended 65-year-old Arnold Freeman Nash as he was walking along Route 15 shortly before 7 a.m., according to Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland. He was

  • Christian Ridge culvert work continues

    ELLSWORTH — Work on a Christian Ridge Road culvert is expected to wrap up by the end of this month. The project is to rehabilitate the culvert’s concrete footing to improve its life expectancy, according to Travis Hamel, resident engineer with the Maine Department of Transportation’s Bridge Program. “Currently the contractor, CPM Constructors, has completed

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Aug. 30

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Aug. 30

    ELLSWORTH — Four area residents were arrested Aug. 22 as the result of an enforcement detail by the new, multi-agency Hancock County Violent Offender Task Force, according to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. Arrested were: Dakota Eaton, 28, Blue Hill, probation violation. Calandra Fitzgerald, 37, Blue Hill, warrant charging theft. Brian Madore, 28, of Trenton,