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.
  • Loads of Lettuce

    Loads of Lettuce

    LAMOINE — Each spring lettuce emerges from the Earth like nature’s green pompoms cheering the end of another long, cold winter. Whether enjoyed in a salad or layered over a juicy burger, Americans are loading up on the leafy stuff. Average consumption was 28.2 pounds of lettuce per person last year, according to U.S. Department

  • Bucksport Seeks Grant to Improve Downtown

    BUCKSPORT — The town will seek $305,138 in funding through the Communities for Maine’s Future Bond to make downtown improvements ranging from building upgrades to flower plantings. The grant money, if received, will be matched by $255,000 in town funding. Participating property owners and organizations would kick in $173,845. Bucksport Town Manager Roger Raymond told

  • Bucksport Sewer Upgrade Will Take Years, Millions

    BUCKSPORT — The town is seeking proposals from engineering firms to upgrade the town’s sewer treatment plant, a project that is expected to cost at least $5 million.   Bucksport no longer qualifies for a waiver that allowed the town to discharge sanitary waste collected and processed at the Bucksport Treatment Plant at a primary

  • RSU 25 Adult Ed Grads On Their Way

    RSU 25 Adult Ed Grads On Their Way

    BUCKSPORT — “Oh, the places you’ll go!” The words of the late, great Dr. Seuss rang as true now for the Regional School Unit 25 Adult & Community Education Class of 2011 as they did in childhood. In her commencement address, RSU 25 Special Education Director Susan Lamoreau repeated the words often as she congratulated

  • Verso Energy Project Nearly Triples Demand at the Mill

    BUCKSPORT — It will take a lot of wood scraps to feed the appetite of Verso’s No. 8 boiler after the equipment is modified to burn more biomass fuel. The boiler conversion is part of a $40-million renewable energy project at the Bucksport paper mill. Steam from the boiler will power a new 25-megawatt steam

  • Ed Hatch Named BHS Assistant Principal

    BUCKSPORT — The Regional School Unit 25 School Board June 1 named Ed Hatch the new assistant principal/athletic director at Bucksport High School. Hatch, a physical education teacher, has worked at the high school for nine years. He will be taking over for current Assistant Principal Dan Clifford, who will be principal in the coming

  • Dedham to Consider $3.6 Million Budget Saturday

    DEDHAM — Voters here will consider a $1,071,771 municipal budget and a $2,577,191 school budget at the annual Town Meeting Saturday.   The proposed municipal budget has increased by about $65,000 and the school budget is flat from last year, according to Michelle Begin, administrative assistant to the Dedham Selectmen. Begin said one area of

  • RSU 25 Budget Passes First Hurdle

    BUCKSPORT — It took approximately 30 voters from Regional School Unit 25 (RSU 25) less than an hour to approve more than $12.8 million in education spending May 25. The proposed 2011-2012 school budget decreased by more than $700,000 from the current year’s budget. Approval at last week’s district budget meeting was the first hurdle

  • Pet Store Owners Plan Dog Park

    Pet Store Owners Plan Dog Park

    ELLSWORTH — Where others may see an empty sand-filled lot, Maine Pet & Aquarium owners Alex and Sharon Yeung envision a pet paradise. The Yeungs hope to transform the space next to their Downeast Highway business into a community dog park. They are asking the public for help in the effort. “Our goal is to

  • Bucksport Council Approves $10.9M Budget

    BUCKSPORT — The Town Council May 26 approved a $10,898,262 budget for the fiscal year starting July 1. While the budget increased by about 4.8 percent, the tax rate will remain flat. Town Manager Roger Raymond said overlay funds will be used to cover the additional property tax burden generated by the municipal and school