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.
  • Rain causes slick road conditions, flooding

    ELLSWORTH — Mother Nature is pulling out all the stops to make the winter of 2013-14 a memorable one. In the wake of the recent ice storm and frigid temperatures, many Mainers were looking forward to a Monday forecast in the 40s. But, the warmer weather was accompanied by rain, making for slick road conditions

  • Patriotic pig unites troop greeter, soldier

    Patriotic pig unites troop greeter, soldier

    ELLSWORTH — Twenty-two years ago, a soldier returning from Operation Desert Storm was touched when a young troop greeter thanked him for his service and handed him a stuffed pig. On Tuesday, that little piggy made it all the way home — at least in spirit. Kim Fitch was just a girl when she welcomed

  • Heat wave sweeps Maine

    Heat wave sweeps Maine

    ELLSWORTH — Temperatures pushed 90 in Ellsworth Monday, prompting residents who were not ensconced in air-conditioned offices to head to the beach. The U.S. National Weather Service in Caribou reported that temperatures on site reached 94 degrees on Monday. The all-time high is 96. Bar Harbor was a steamy 88 degrees at midday Monday, according

  • Blue Hill Dunkin’ Donuts open for business

    Blue Hill Dunkin’ Donuts open for business

    BLUE HILL — Early risers had their first chance to fuel up on Dunkin’ in Blue Hill Thursday morning. The new Dunkin’ Donuts officially opened at 5 a.m. on State Street across from Tradewinds Marketplace. A celebratory ribbon-cutting followed at 8. The restaurant will be open seven days a week from 5 a.m. to 9

  • Award winners hit the big screen at Ellsworth Area Chamber Meeting

    {youtube}8XP3HDiZ2oo{/youtube} Video by Benjamin Speed of Summerfly Productions (www.summerflyproductions.com). ELLSWORTH — It was a night of great food, excellent company and big screen entertainment at the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce annual meeting Thursday at Ellsworth High School. Following a social hour catered by Hancock County Technical Center students, Chamber members convened in the school

  • Update: Ellsworth man accused of beating dog on roadside

    Update: Ellsworth man accused of beating dog on roadside

    ELLSWORTH — A local man has been charged with aggravated animal cruelty after allegedly beating his dog in Hancock last week. Ellsworth Police on Wednesday assisted Hancock Animal Control Officer Marie Zwicker in summoning Jeremy Fowler, 36, of Ellsworth on a charge of aggravated animal cruelty, which is a Class C crime. “Apparently somebody witnessed

  • Rosen’s closing after a century in business

    {youtube}yWsq5v6RaSA{/youtube} BUCKSPORT — The Rosen’s clothing store is closing after 103 years in business. “The original goal of running the business was to provide for what has been three generations of family members,” said current owner Richard Rosen. “That goal has been met.” Rosen said he has essentially been working two full-time jobs for years

  • Watch the state jazz festival live on fenceviewer

    Watch the state jazz festival live on fenceviewer

    HOULTON — The halls of Houlton High School will be humming this Friday and Saturday, March 15 and 16, as the school hosts the Maine State Instrumental Jazz Festival. Student ensembles from four Hancock County high schools — Ellsworth, Bucksport, George Stevens Academy and Mount Desert Island — will be among the dozens of talented