Articles by: Stephen Fay

Stephen Fay

Stephen Fay

Managing Editor at The Ellsworth American
Stephen Fay, managing editor of The Ellsworth American since 1996, is a third-generation Californian. Starting out as a news reporter in 1974, he has been an editor since 1976, working in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Vermont before settling in Ellsworth with his wife and two daughters. [email protected]
  • What Goes Around, Comes Around

    What Goes Around, Comes Around

    ELLSWORTH — On Monday, Sept. 5, at a little after 7 a.m., Lloyd Harmon was a man on a mission. He was driving up Route 1A headed for Bangor to run in the Labor Day Five-Mile Road Race. Registration closed at 7:45 but, with a fair wind at his back, he expected to arrive in

  • Knowlton School Is Coming Down

    ELLSWORTH — The Dr. Charles C. Knowlton School on State Street, which has been out of use for a year, will be demolished by Nov. 1. The City Council voted unanimously Friday to pay R.F. Jordan & Sons $72,000 to raze the 61-year-old, kindergarten-grade 3 school. The site will be converted to use as a

  • Florida Woman Dies In Lamoine Accident

    Florida Woman Dies In Lamoine Accident

    LAMOINE — A Florida woman who had just left a family wedding reception Saturday apparently took the wrong turn on Route 184, drove her car into the ocean and lost her life. State Police said Joann Boardman, 48, of Palm Coast, Fla., was found dead Sunday morning in her rental car. Her car was nearly

  • Housing Plan Has Neighbors Uneasy

    ELLSWORTH — A public presentation of the proposed 26-unit, affordable housing development for the elderly at the corner of Wood and Shore roads drew 16 mostly skeptical neighbors Friday evening. The City Hall session was led by Stephen B. Mooers, chief executive officer of Penquis Housing. City Manager Michelle Beal joined Mooers in advocating for

  • Busy Ellsworth Intersection Closing to Vehicle Traffic

    ELLSWORTH — The busy intersection of Main, Water and State streets and routes 1 and 172 was being closed to traffic Thursday morning at 8:30 to allow work crews to address a sinkhole on Main Street. The sinkhole appeared after Monday night’s heavy rainstorm. A state Department of Transportation crew patched it on Tuesday, but

  • Busy Ellsworth Intersection Closing to Vehicle Traffic

    ELLSWORTH — The busy intersection of Main, Water and State streets and routes 1 and 172 was being closed to traffic Thursday morning at 8:30 to allow work crews to address a sinkhole on Main Street. The sinkhole appeared after Monday night’s heavy rainstorm. A state Department of Transportation crew patched it on Tuesday, but

  • Tinker Hill Development Is Sold

    ELLSWORTH — A Brooklyn, N.Y., corporation — The Maine Event LLC — July 7 bought the 31-acre Tinker Hill condo development on the Bayside Road.ELLSWORTH — A Brooklyn, N.Y., corporation — The Maine Event LLC — July 7 bought the 31-acre Tinker Hill condo development on the Bayside Road. The seller was The First, which

  • Downeast Health Services, $100,000 in the Red, Imposes Layoffs, Cutbacks

    ELLSWORTH — The executive director of Downeast Health Services has laid off herself and 11 other employees for the rest of the month in an effort to address a daunting financial crisis. Kathie Norwood said Tuesday that client needs, particularly the need for dental services, have tapped out her agency’s financial resources. “For the first

  • Made in Maine Returns June 18

    ELLSWORTH — So what’s the plan if at first you do succeed? Try, try again anyway.   Thus it is that the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce, whose inaugural Made in Maine event last year drew more than 30 vendors and 600 visitors, announces the return of Made in Maine. The date is Saturday, June