Articles by: Letitia Baldwin

Letitia Baldwin

Arts Editor at The Ellsworth American
In addition to editing the Arts & Leisure section, Letitia edits special sections including Out & About, Overview, Health Quarterly, Your Maine Home, House & Garden and Get Ready for Winter. She comes from Chicago, Ill, but has deep family ties to the Cranberry Isles. [email protected]
  • Gouldsboro selectmen launch town manager search

    Gouldsboro selectmen launch town manager search

    Rice said at least half of the potential candidates sought an annual salary starting at $80,000. He noted this caliber of applicants, who possess sufficient experience in municipal administration, typically balk if the pay is any less and don’t pursue an interview. Nowadays, he added, serious contenders also don’t expect to be treasurer and tax collector and carry out some everyday transactions as part of the job. “They aren’t ready to do it and they haven’t done it in the past,” he said.

  • Schoodic EMTs will continue to be paid per-call

    Schoodic EMTs will continue to be paid per-call

    At their special meeting March 23, selectmen weighed compensating emergency medical technicians (EMTs) at an hourly rate at an annual cost of $74,544 versus spending $57,867.79 per year when paying them on a per-call basis. The town manager’s hourly-wage estimate did not include EMTs and paramedics’ time spent fulfilling required training for license renewals.

  • Gouldsboro’s new cruiser back on patrol after crash

    Gouldsboro’s new cruiser back on patrol after crash

    GOULDSBORO — The Gouldsboro Police Department ’s new Ram 1500 SSV cruiser has been repaired after the vehicle sustained more than $1,000 in damage in a March 17 accident. The accident occurred at the town’s fire station in South Gouldsboro off Route 186. The Police Department has a satellite office in Station 2 as an

  • West Bay campground’s second phase approved

    West Bay campground’s second phase approved

    GOULDSBORO — West Bay Acadia RV Campground aims to be fully operating by the Fourth of July after receiving Planning Board approval last Tuesday night for the second phase of its 24-site recreational vehicle retreat off West Bay Road. Starting in May, the campground will open in stages. Further expansion is not envisioned at this

  • Gouldsboro town manager to leave in June

    Town Manager Andrea Sirois informed the Board of Selectmen Tuesday night that she plans to step down when her contract expires this June. After an executive session, during which she made her plans known, selectmen unanimously voted to advertise for a new town manager through the Maine Municipal Association. 

  • Town office closed due to COVID-19 case

    GOULDSBORO — The Gouldsboro Town Office closed midday Wednesday after an employee was confirmed to have the coronavirus after being tested Tuesday. The town office is tentatively scheduled to reopen on Monday, March 22. Gouldsboro Town Manager Andrea Sirois reported Wednesday mid-afternoon that some town office employees have been fully or partially vaccinated for COVID-19

  • West Bay campground’s second phase approved

    West Bay campground’s second phase approved

    GOULDSBORO — West Bay Acadia RV Campground aims to be fully operating by the Fourth of July after receiving Planning Board approval Tuesday night for the second phase of its 24-site recreational vehicle retreat off West Bay Road. Starting in May, the campground will open in stages. Further expansion is not envisioned at this time.

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