Articles by: Letitia Baldwin

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 Police create satellite office

    Gouldsboro Police create satellite office

    Gouldsboro Police now have an alternative workspace in case the threat of coronavirus exposure ever shuts down the town office again. The Gouldsboro Fire Department’s South Gouldsboro station has been slightly modified, making it available for use by Police Chief John Shively and Officers Adam Brackett and Eli Brown. They can now use the heated station’s meeting room to write up reports, do required paperwork, conduct phone interviews and perform other tasks instead of doing those things hunched over laptops in their cruisers. 

  • Sea urchins not making a comeback

    Sea urchins not making a comeback

    “It’s a dying business,” said Sinuon Chau, who has seen a decline in the volume and quality of uni over the years. Until they were cracked open, he didn’t know how much he would make from the 130 trays purchased that day. “I don’t know if I am going to make a profit.”

  • New Year’s suicide investigated

    New Year’s suicide investigated

    GOULDSBORO — A man got out of his vehicle and shot himself around 10:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve after a local police officer had approached him to ask what he was doing in the otherwise empty parking lot at the Knights of Pythias Hall on Route 1. No event had been held there earlier, nor

  • Trap recycling program is poised to expand

    Trap recycling program is poised to expand

    GOULDSBORO — OceansWide is looking to expand its lobster trap recycling program after processing 6,000 pounds of wire traps since last summer at its site at the town’s transfer station. The Newcastle-based nonprofit, which teaches scuba diving and provides other hands-on marine experiences in the Gulf of Maine to Maine youth, is looking to set

  • Engineer devises machine to mix scotch on the rocks

    Engineer devises machine to mix scotch on the rocks

    By Letitia Baldwin GOULDSBORO — “One Glen Breton whiskey, please. Certainly, sir. Neat or on ice? On ice, please. Coming right up!” So goes the exchange between Roger Dean and an invisible female bartender in his basement workshop in the Gouldsboro village of Prospect Harbor. Then, you see a metal nut spin around in the

  • Barn again: Remodeled barn envisioned as events center

    Barn again: Remodeled barn envisioned as events center

    GOULDSBORO — When Roxanne Quimby bought the former Oceanwood at Schoodic Point, featuring bold, pristine coastline, the 118-acre property’s structures included a run-down barn nestled in the woods. Four years later, that white elephant has been transformed into an airy, handsome building poised to serve as a special events center for the greater Schoodic Peninsula

  • Urchins and oysters eyed for local farming

    Urchins and oysters eyed for local farming

    GOULDSBORO — An organic seaweed farmer is seeking to raise oysters and sea urchins in deep water at an existing ocean site, where the marine species’ growth will be tracked to test their potential as sustainably harvested seafood in years to come.  Last year, Springtide Seaweed LLC founder Sarah Redmond secured a 10-year aquaculture lease

  • Homeward bound

    Homeward bound

    GOULDSBORO — Maine’s Downeast scallop fleet was out in force Monday with dozens of boats dragging across the state’s Fishery Management Zone 2 from Bass Harbor to Jonesport. The scallop fishermen included (above) Roy Whalen Jr. in the Hannah Marie (shown with deckhands Bob Smith and Chris Weaver) and Roy Whalen III (right) in the Slow

  • Shellfish lab finds a home in Bunkers Harbor

    Shellfish lab finds a home in Bunkers Harbor

    GOULDSBORO — A former clam-buying station is poised to get a facelift and start operating as a shellfish laboratory next spring in Bunkers Harbor. The facility, which will raise and scatter baby soft-shell clams to replenish local flats, will serve as a trial balloon for other coastal communities. On Bunkers Harbor’s eastern shore, longtime lobster

  • Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Dec. 3

    Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Dec. 3

    GOULDSBORO — On Nov. 14, Ada Wentworth, 51, of Milbridge was arrested on a charge of criminal operating under the influence, a Class D offense, on Route 1. Wentworth, who was driving a 2007 Jeep Liberty, was stopped by Officer Adam Brackett after he observed the vehicle being poorly operated.  On Nov. 9, Officer Eli

  • COVID-19 exposure prompts Gouldsboro town office closure

    COVID-19 exposure prompts Gouldsboro town office closure

    GOULDSBORO — The Gouldsboro town office is closed and all scheduled public meetings were cancelled this week after a municipal employee recently had repeated contact with a local resident who has since tested positive for the coronavirus and is in self-quarantine. Some of the town’s dozen staffers either opted to self-quarantine for two weeks or

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