Articles by: David Roza

David Roza

David Roza

David grew up in Washington County, Maryland, has reported in Washington County, Oregon, and now covers news in Hancock County and Washington County, Maine for The American and Out & About.
  • MMA plots new course with planned fire training facility

    CASTINE — At a meeting last month, the Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) board of trustees agreed to start work on a shipboard firefighting training facility in Penobscot. When it is completed by the start of classes next fall, school officials say, the facility will feature cutting-edge technology that will allow undergraduate students, graduate students, local

  • Bucksport Historical Society discusses raising building

    Bucksport Historical Society discusses raising building

    BUCKSPORT — At the Town Council meeting last week, Mayor and Council Chairman David Keene discussed plans to raise the Bucksport Historical Society’s Main Street building up to street level and push it back so that it’s flush with Main Street. Keene said the move would help raise the profile of the building, which used

  • Oral historian brings alive life long ago

    Oral historian brings alive life long ago

    STOCKTON SPRINGS — Now that winter is on its way, the sledding season is about to start. Sledding down a hill in the backyard is fun, but imagine hurtling down Church Street, straight through the village, down School Street and right onto the ice covering the waters of Mill Cove. That’s how kids did it

  • Sen. Rosen sports first Maine bicentennial license plate

    Sen. Rosen sports first Maine bicentennial license plate

    ELLSWORTH — State Sen. Kimberley Rosen (R-Hancock County) spends plenty of time driving to and from her work in Augusta. But starting next year, her Jeep Grand Cherokee will look a little different. That’s because on Jan. 1, Rosen will have a new front license plate: one commemorating Maine’s bicentennial in 2020. Earlier this year,

  • Volunteer group discusses plans to build S.S. Roosevelt museum

    Volunteer group discusses plans to build S.S. Roosevelt museum

    BUCKSPORT — After 10 years of planning and preparation, the volunteer group hoping to build a museum about the Bucksport area’s boatbuilding past had its first public meeting Friday night. The Verona Island Historical Society calls its project The S.S. Roosevelt Discovery Museum, and hopes it will inform visitors and bring tourists to the area.

  • Candidates turn in papers to run for Dedham selectman seats

    Candidates turn in papers to run for Dedham selectman seats

    DEDHAM — Nov. 22 was the deadline for candidates to file nomination papers to run for two vacant selectman positions in Dedham. Michelle Begin, the administrative assistant to the selectmen, said an unusually large number of people have applied for the elected office. “We don’t often have this much interest in positions,” she said. “I

  • Children’s book reveals culinary culture of kimchi

    Children’s book reveals culinary culture of kimchi

    STEUBEN — If you’re looking to buy a holiday gift for someone, but can’t decide between buying a children’s book or a cookbook, go no further than “Little Sunny Makes Kimchi with Halmi,” by Jill Lee. The book tells the story of Sunny, a young girl growing up in the United States with her younger

  • Blue Hill woman completes solo bike trek across America

    Blue Hill woman completes solo bike trek across America

    ELLSWORTH — There’s a saying in Wyoming that the wind only stops when it’s changing directions. Blue Hill resident Bella Cimeno experienced that saying for herself while biking across the country this fall. “I had some moments where I was yelling into the wind,” said the 19-year-old, who once fought a daylong battle with a

  • RSU 25 employee resigns amid investigation

    BUCKSPORT – An employee of Regional School Unit 25 has resigned amidst an ongoing police investigation. Superintendent Jim Boothby confirmed that the resignation occurred, but was unable to provide details other than that the employee had worked for RSU 25 for a little over a year. “While I cannot discuss personnel matters or the investigation