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.
  • 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

  • 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