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.
  • Hammond Lumber purchases EBS

    Hammond Lumber purchases EBS

    ELLSWORTH — Hammond Lumber Co. announced Wednesday that it had purchased EBS Building Supplies, which employs more 300 people across its 10 locations in Hancock, Washington and Knox counties. The announcement was made at the Ellsworth store. EBS also has locations in Bar Harbor, Belfast, Blue Hill, Bucksport, Calais, Camden, Cherryfield, Machias and Rockland. Hammond,

  • State suspends former Blue Hill doctor’s license

    State suspends former Blue Hill doctor’s license

    ELLSWORTH — The state Board of Licensure in Medicine has suspended the license of Dr. Brandt Rice following allegations that he wrote fraudulent prescriptions for thousands of pain pills. As of June 12, Rice’s Maine medical license was suspended for 30 days pending an adjudicatory hearing. According to state records, Rice has been practicing in

  • Luchini defeats Schwartz in District 7 Democratic primary

    Luchini defeats Schwartz in District 7 Democratic primary

    ELLSWORTH — Veteran state lawmaker Louie Luchini defeated challenger Ian Schwartz in Tuesday’s Democratic primary in Senate District 7. With 26 of the district’s 27 municipalities reporting, voters favored Luchini more than 2-to-1. Luchini received 3,377 votes to Schwartz’s 1,563. Luchini has served four terms (the limit) in the Maine House representing District 132 (Ellsworth

  • Bucksport student artwork hits the streets

    Bucksport student artwork hits the streets

    BUCKSPORT — Museums typically frown on visitors touching the art. Dare to sit on it and you’ll find yourself escorted to the nearest exit — possibly in handcuffs. But a group of Bucksport Middle School artists have taken a more accessible approach. They’ve transformed castoff lawn furniture into canvases for some of the world’s great

  • Book review: “Baby Bear” delights

    Book review: “Baby Bear” delights

    Baby Black Bear is NOT going to sleep, no matter what his parents say. Remind you of anyone? The impish little cub featured in the children’s book “Baby Bear’s Not Hibernating” (Down East Books, $16.95) is convinced he does not need to hunker down for the winter. His father decides this is a lesson Baby

  • Ellsworth couple welcome “rainbow baby”

    Ellsworth couple welcome “rainbow baby”

    ELLSWORTH — Kassie Warren’s rainbow touched down in a snowstorm March 14. Mitchell Ryan Paul Warren arrived via c-section at 12:44 p.m. For Mitchell’s parents, he was more than a miraculous new life: He was their rainbow baby — the child that comes after a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death. The Warrens’ first child, daughter

  • Conservation groups to purchase 17,881 acres

    Conservation groups to purchase 17,881 acres

    ELLSWORTH — Vast swaths of forestland in Hancock and Washington counties will be conserved for public use under a partnership between multiple agencies. The Conservation Fund on Tuesday purchased 17,881 acres from Winn-based H.C. Haynes Inc. The goal is “to protect wildlife habitat, ensure future recreational access and support the economies of nearby coastal communities,”

  • Teacher, church deacon Joan Preble dies at 78

    Teacher, church deacon Joan Preble dies at 78

    ELLSWORTH — Paint-spattered mini Michelangelos blossomed under the tutelage of Joan Preble. The longtime Ellsworth preschool teacher would tape butcher block paper to the underside of classroom tables so that students could crawl underneath and imagine they were painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Preble, 78, died April 13 after a battle with colon

  • Blizzard dumps nearly 2 feet

    Blizzard dumps nearly 2 feet

    ELLSWORTH — Maine muscles are built shoveling the dooryard. After this week’s storm, we should all have the biceps of gladiators. Inch counts vary, but at least a foot and closer to two fell over much of Hancock County. Bobbie Bernier pulled out the measuring tape to confirm 27 inches of snow on her back