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.
  • Bucksport Town Manager Retiring, Ending 26-plus Year Career

    For more community news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. BUCKSPORT — Bucksport Town Manager Roger Raymond this week submitted a letter of resignation to the Town Council, signaling the end of a 26-plus-year career at the helm of town administration. Raymond said Tuesday that he would be leaving the post Jan. 6.

  • Area Boasts Bumper Crop of Farmers Markets

    ELLSWORTH — To market, to market to buy, well, just about anything. Vegetables are not the only things selling at farmers markets these days. Shoppers can also find baked goods, jam, meat, flowers, cheese, jewelry, knitwear, international cuisine and body care products. The variety is good for business. “The more vendors we get, the more

  • Bucksport Police: Two Injured in Fiery Bucksport Crash

    BUCKSPORT — Two people were injured July 2 when the sports car they were traveling in flipped and burst into flames on Bucksmills Road. According to police, John Frankland, 20, of Orrington was the driver of the crashed 2005 Lotus Elise. The vehicle was totaled in the accident. Frankland and a passenger were able to

  • Sleepaway Summer

    Sleepaway Summer

    ORLAND – Not much has changed in the 90-year history of Flying Moose Lodge. There still is no electricity or telephone service at the base camp in East Orland. Campers still rise early and take dips in spring-fed Craig Pond. Each Tuesday, groups depart on four-day camping trips to destinations such as Baxter State Park

  • Earthquake Recorded in Bucksport

    BUCKSPORT — A magnitude 2.3 earthquake struck 17 miles south-southeast of the town center at 5:23 a.m. Thursday. Mike Foley, a geologist with the Maine Geological Survey, said the quake might have been just strong enough to cause “a little rumbling” in the area. A Bucksport Public Safety dispatcher said the department had not received

  • Ripe for the Picking

    Ripe for the Picking

    BUCKSPORT — The strawberry season is looking sweet. Silveridge Farm, a pick-your-own business in Bucksport, opened to customers last week. “It looks like a really good crop,” owner Bob Chasse reported. “They’re clean. They look quite healthy.” He hesitated to make predictions for the whole season, which typically lasts about three weeks. “You never know

  • Just Another Camper

    Just Another Camper

    ELLSWORTH — Children doggy paddle in the shallows of Branch Lake while another group plays tetherball near the dining hall. It is just another day at camp, except this camp is for children who have been diagnosed with cancer and their families. Camp Rainbow is in its 24th year at the Bangor YMCA’s Camp Jordan.

  • Alamoosook Lakeside Inn Turns 50

    Alamoosook Lakeside Inn Turns 50

    ORLAND — The Alamoosook Lakeside Inn has been a retreat for paper mill executives, restaurant and nightclub over its 50-year history. Things are pretty quiet these days, and that’s just the way guests and innkeeper Gina Bushong like it. “Our atmosphere, we say, it’s sort of relaxed elegance,” Bushong said. The bed and breakfast has

  • From Homeless to Home

    From Homeless to Home

    ELLSWORTH – Family photos and children’s artwork decorate the living room of Roxie Albee’s two-bedroom apartment. The mother of three could not be more proud of her home at the Cindy Cookson House, a new eight-unit affordable housing complex on Bridge Hill. “It’s permanent housing,” Albee said. “I’ve never had that in my life. Me

  • Orland Celebrates 35th River Day

    ORLAND — Captain a homemade raft, row a dinghy blindfolded or cannonball into the Narramissic at Orland River Day Saturday, June 25. The 35th annual community bash features a parade, children’s games, food and craft vendors, a cannonball contest, raft and dinghy races and more. The day starts at 7:30 a.m. with a leisurely 3.5-mile