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.
  • 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.

  • Cave Hill students prove that the show must go on

    Cave Hill students prove that the show must go on

    EASTBROOK — Come snow, sleet or sniffles, the show must go on. Cave Hill School students staged an entire play — from casting to curtain call — last week. With a snow day on Monday and a delayed start on Tuesday, they didn’t get the full five days of preparation originally planned. Principal Brenda Jordan

  • The perfect gift

    The stair rule generated much excitement and consternation growing up. On Christmas mornings, my sister and I were allowed to venture partway down the stairs to peer through the railings at the bounty under the tree. But there was no setting foot on the first floor until our parents were awake. The suspense nearly did

  • Maine Libertarians lose party status

    Maine Libertarians lose party status

    ELLSWORTH — The state’s Libertarian Party has lost its party status, the Maine Secretary of State’s Office announced Monday. The Libertarian Party did not meet the enrollment threshold outlined in the party status requirements of Maine law. To retain party status, qualified political parties must have at least 10,000 registered voters who are enrolled in

  • Downed tree knocks out power to thousands

    Downed tree knocks out power to thousands

    BLUE HILL — Emera Maine crews were working to restore power to nearly 4,000 customers in the Blue Hill peninsula area Tuesday morning following an outage caused by a downed tree. There were 3,923 customers in Hancock County affected shortly before 10 a.m. Tuesday. Towns affected include Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Deer Isle, Sedgwick and

  • Third-generation wreath maker shares her craft

    Third-generation wreath maker shares her craft

    FRANKLIN — The town that bills itself as the “Christmas Tree Capital of the World” may also be home to its fastest wreath maker. “The most I’ve ever done in one day was 13 dozen,” says Audrey Gilman of Franklin. That’s more than double the number made by the current Guinness World Records holder, Canadian

  • Meth lab uncovered in Bucksport

    Meth lab uncovered in Bucksport

    BUCKSPORT — Maine Drug Enforcement (MDEA) agents plan to charge a Bucksport man with unlawful operation of a methamphetamine laboratory after discovering evidence of such a lab in a search of his Central Street home Tuesday. Adam Staples, 49, is on probation for a burglary conviction, according to Maine State Police spokesman Steve McCausland. Conditions

  • State senator meets long-lost sister

    State senator meets long-lost sister

    ELLSWORTH — When Brian Langley arrived on his sister’s Kansas doorstep Nov. 13, the pair discovered they had dressed for the occasion nearly identically. Both wore gray-and-black flannel shirts and blue jeans. Their shared fashion sense was not the product of a shared upbringing however. It was the first time the half-siblings had met. “It

  • 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