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.
  • Ellsworth Payless shoe store to close

    ELLSWORTH — The Payless shoe store at the Maine Coast Mall is slated for closure after parent company Payless ShoeSource announced it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The Ellsworth location is among nearly 400 “underperforming” Payless stores to be closed, according to an April 4 press release from the Topeka, Kan.-based company. Other Maine

  • Blizzard hits coastal Maine

    Blizzard hits coastal Maine

    ELLSWORTH – If emergency personnel had one message for coastal Mainers for the start of the work week, it was this: stay home. A blizzard hit the area Sunday evening and by Monday morning, roughly a foot of snow had fallen in Ellsworth. The snow was expected to continue throughout the day Monday. Area schools

  • Storm wallops coastal Maine

    Storm wallops coastal Maine gallery

      ELLSWORTH — Guess the groundhog knows what he’s talking about. A week after Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter, a storm ravaged coastal Maine Thursday afternoon and evening. Upward of 20 inches of snowfall was reported in some areas Downeast. State offices closed at noon on Thursday in anticipation

  • Bereaved parents challenge tax law

    Bereaved parents challenge tax law

    ELLSWORTH — Leeona Warren will always be her parents’ baby. They will never know her as anything else. The 7-pound baby girl nicknamed “LeeLee” died minutes before being born on Aug. 25, 2016. Her death was attributed to lack of oxygen during labor. “Many see the lives of [the] stillborn as never living,” wrote her

  • Fall fun activities abound

    Fall fun activities abound

    ELLSWORTH — Bring on the pumpkin spice everything; fall officially begins Sept. 22. Cooler nights and the occasional patch of red in a sea of green foliage already signal the changing of the seasons. And while a Maine autumn is not quite as busy as a Maine summer, there’s still plenty to do Downeast. First

  • American to launch new digital edition, apps

    American to launch new digital edition, apps

    ELLSWORTH — Newspaper subscribers will have a new way to stay tuned to what’s happening in Hancock County starting next week. On Monday, Feb. 1, The Ellsworth American and its sister paper, the Mount Desert Islander, will launch a new platform for the papers’ digital editions. The papers will also unveil new apps for IOS,

  • Ellsworth boy loses his battle with heart disease

    Ellsworth boy loses his battle with heart disease

    ELLSWORTH — If Alex Robbins ordered you to dance, you danced. If he demanded loose change, you started emptying your pockets. And if he graced you with one of his signature toothy grins, you considered yourself blessed. “He could be a little hellion, and that laugh he had — it just gurgled on and on,”

  • Rainstorm hammers much of Maine, causes outages, flooding

    Rainstorm hammers much of Maine, causes outages, flooding

    ELLSWORTH — The National Weather Service on Wednesday issued a flood warning for much of Maine as heavy rain pounded the state. The flood warning included Hancock County and the Houlton, Bangor and Greenville areas, according to the National Weather Service in Caribou. The flood warning also encompassed parts of southern Maine, including Portland. Photos