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]
  • Local resident, protesters clash before public hearing

    Local resident, protesters clash before public hearing

    GOULDSBORO – Local resident Mason Johnson Tuesday night was the lone voice speaking out in support of American Aquafarms’ proposed 120-acre salmon farm in Frenchman Bay before a public hearing, where the Planning Board voted 5-0 to approve and send forth an aquaculture development moratorium ordinance for voters’ consideration at a special town meeting expected

  • Forest Service airlifts culverts from Birch Harbor

    Forest Service airlifts culverts from Birch Harbor

    GOULDSBORO — The Maine Forest Service and Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT), in a joint maneuver last week, successfully airlifted four of five culverts from Birch Harbor village’s tidal flats by helicopter and deposited them on land above the inlet’s eastern shore. The culverts were transferred to MDOT’s two awaiting tractor-trailer trucks and taken away.

  • Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Oct. 7

    Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Oct. 7

    GOULDSBORO — On Monday, Sept. 27, Officer Adam Brackett responded to a report of an alleged assault at a Route 1 residence in Gouldsboro. His investigation is ongoing. Missing dogs Two dogs took off for five hours last Friday, Oct. 1, from a South Gouldsboro home. The canines, which had disappeared from the Deane Point

  • Gouldsboro town office reopens after COVID-19 closure

    GOULDSBORO — A positive COVID-19 case in the Gouldsboro town office has prompted the Select Board to require all office staff to wear masks when interacting with the public inside the Prospect Harbor building. The public, too, is being asked to wear masks as a safety precaution to safeguard their own and others’ health when

  • Grand’s “Nunsense” production canceled

    Grand’s “Nunsense” production canceled

    ELLSWORTH — The Grand has canceled its production of “Nunsense,” a musical comedy about the Little Sisters of Hoboken’s fundraiser to bury their order’s food-poisoned nuns, Tuesday after being notified that a person directly involved in the production had tested positive for COVID-19. All ticket holders will be issued a full refund. Directed by Ashley

  • Gouldsboro Police Police Log Week of Sept. 30

    Gouldsboro Police Police Log Week of Sept. 30

    GOULDSBORO — Two vehicles collided, but neither driver was seriously injured in a Sept. 15 accident on Route 1 near Ives Landing Lane. William Riveria-Cappas of Winter Harbor was driving a 2008 Toyota Yaris, which struck the rear of a 2006 Toyota Tundra driven by Thomas Mosley of Hancock. The Tundra sustained moderate damage and

  • DEP meeting set on salmon farm permits

    DEP meeting set on salmon farm permits

    The state Department of Environmental Protection will hold a three-hour public meeting strictly online late in October to hear comments and concerns about American Aquafarms’ permit applications to discharge two billion gallons of circulated water daily from the Norwegian-backed company’s two 15-pen sites.

  • Gouldsboro’s lighthouse replica worn by weather

    Gouldsboro’s lighthouse replica worn by weather

    GOULDSBORO — Lighthouses take a beating from Mother Nature. These isolated outposts on barren ledges are submerged at times by surging seas. Violent storms pummel the beacons and have heavily damaged keepers’ quarters and swept away boathouses, ramps, fog horns and other structures over the years. The outposts required constant maintenance and working on them