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.
  • 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

  • New Sandwich Shop Opens in Bucksport

    New Sandwich Shop Opens in Bucksport

    BUCKSPORT — Bucksport’s newest restaurant is serving Italian flatbread sandwiches out of a building modeled after a Swiss chalet. Belfast Soup & Sandwich Restaurant opened May 10 at 100 Main St. in Bucksport. Owners Wayne Drinkwater and his wife, Heidi, decided not to change the business name after relocating from Belfast. “We have a following,”

  • Gunsmith Opens in New Bucksport Location

    Gunsmith Opens in New Bucksport Location

    BUCKSPORT — Gunsmith Everett Pierce says he treats every gun he works on “as someone’s prized possession.” The retired college professor and school administrator opened Bucksport Gunsmiths on Route 46 last October and moved to 104 Main St. about a month ago. He shares a building with Bucksport Marine Services. Pierce does repair and restoration

  • Osborn Needs Firefighters

    Osborn Needs Firefighters

    OSBORN — When a heart stops, a car crashes or a chimney fire ignites in town, the Osborn Fire Department is on the scene. The problem is there aren’t many volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians to go around. “We have about seven [volunteers] in all,” said Fire Chief Allan Shorey. “Sometimes we have to

  • New Stones Adorn Veteran Graves in Bucksport

    BUCKSPORT — Until recently, a broken headstone marked the grave of Revolutionary War veteran Benjamin Gross. On Saturday, the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine) and other dignitaries gathered to celebrate the installation of a new gravestone for Gross and another Revolutionary War veteran, Charles Hutchings of

  • Residents Speak Out on T16 Wind Project

    ELLSWORTH — Eastbrook residents Monday night urged the state Land Use Regulation Commission to honor their town’s wind ordinance if the commission approves a 34-megawatt wind farm in neighboring Township 16. “The ordinance is important to us, I implore you to use it,” said resident and business owner Roseanna Rich at a public hearing on