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.
  • 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,

  • Maine State Police Log Week of Aug. 30

    Maine State Police Log Week of Aug. 30

    ELLSWORTH — A Surry man who called for a tow ended up being charged with failing to report an accident. Trooper Travis Chapman responded to Wharf Road in Surry Aug. 24 after a tow truck driver reported that the vehicle to be towed appeared to have been in an accident, according to police. Chapman observed

  • Mystical Irish landscape explored in children’s book

    Mystical Irish landscape explored in children’s book

    Book review “Kathryn, the rhythm of the natural world changes with the seasons, with morning dew and evening shadows, with rain, wind, hail and snow, sunrise and sunset, starlight and moonlight,” writes Penobscot author Bundy Boit in her latest children’s book. “Letter by Fairy Post” is written as a letter to Boit’s granddaughter, who as

  • Firefighters fill in for deployed dad

    Firefighters fill in for deployed dad

    ELLSWORTH — Three-year-old Zoe Isherwood is missing her dad. Her father, Ellsworth firefighter and Air Force Sgt. Tyler Isherwood, deployed to the Middle East a month ago. “My daughter has been having a hard time with the adjustment of not having her daddy around,” reports Zoe’s mom, Zelli. “She started preschool recently and on her

  • 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,

  • 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