Articles by: Rebecca Alley

Rebecca Alley

Rebecca Alley

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
Rebecca is the Schoodic-area reporter and covers the towns of Eastbrook, Franklin, Hancock, Lamoine, Sorrento, Sullivan, Waltham, Winter Harbor and Trenton. She lives in Ellsworth with her husband and baby boy who was joyously welcomed in June 2020. Feel free to send tips and story ideas to [email protected]
  • Sorrento to vote whether to oppose salmon farm

    Sorrento to vote whether to oppose salmon farm

    SORRENTO — The town’s annual meeting is set for Monday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Sorrento-Sullivan Recreation Center on Route 1. One article out of the 23 on the warrant will ask voters if they want the town to oppose American Aquafarms’ proposed salmon farm in Frenchman Bay and support the Sorrento Select

  • Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Sept. 16

    Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Sept. 16

    WINTER HARBOR — Winter Harbor and Gouldsboro police responded to an apartment on Main Street Sept. 1 following a report that someone had pulled a knife on the apartment’s occupants. Police determined that a knife was not used in a threatening manner and that the neighbors involved were having a dispute. They had varying stories

  • Subdivision application found incomplete

    An application by Maine Woodland Properties for an 11-lot residential subdivision on the Jordan River was found incomplete by the Planning Board Sept. 13. Planning Board Chairman John Holt told The American that items needed to complete the application were relatively minor, including contour lines on the application and information on road construction.

  • Sullivan Select Board honors couple’s appraisal

    SULLIVAN — The Sullivan Select Board unanimously approved a motion at its Sept. 13 meeting to honor an appraisal of $135,000 for tax years 2019 and 2020 for a Route 1 property owned by Deb and James Knowlton. The decision follows a years-long disagreement over the value of the Knowltons’ property, which started when the

  • Ella Lewis School welcomes new principal

    Ella Lewis School welcomes new principal

    Prior to taking on the role as principal at the Steuben elementary school, Spaulding was the Every Student Succeeds Act coordinator, overseeing federal grant and professional development opportunities for RSU 24. She remains in that position while also being principal.

  • Student vaccination estimates raise questions

    Student vaccination estimates raise questions

    ELLSWORTH — With the start of the academic year well underway and COVID-19 back-to-school plans in place for Maine schools, educators, parents and community members may be wondering what the vaccination rate is for eligible students ages 12 to 18 in local school districts. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) partnered with