Articles by: Steve Fuller

Steve Fuller

Steve Fuller

Reporter at The Ellsworth American,
Steve Fuller worked at The Ellsworth American from 2012 to early 2018. He covered the city of Ellsworth, including the Ellsworth School Department and the city police beat, as well as the towns of Amherst, Aurora, Eastbrook, Great Pond, Mariaville, Osborn, Otis and Waltham. A native of Waldo County, he served as editor of Belfast's Republican Journal prior to joining the American. He lives in Orland.
  • Craftsman creates works of art that help people walk

    Craftsman creates works of art that help people walk

    DEER ISLE — Stepping into Don Carmichael’s workshop on the shore of Eggemoggin Reach is like embarking on a world tour of the wide-ranging kinds of wood that he works with. There’s purpleheart, a hard, dense wood from Central and South America, and bocote, a wood from Mexico with what one supplier described as “beautiful

  • Castine’s unsung Gettysburg hero

    Castine’s unsung Gettysburg hero

    CASTINE — The storyline sounds familiar to any student of Maine history or the Civil War: a man born and raised on the shores of the Penobscot River goes on to attend Bowdoin College, then joins the Army after war breaks out. At Gettysburg, in July of 1863, he leads his command of Maine men

  • RSU 24 voters back $16.6 million budget

    RSU 24 voters back $16.6 million budget

    SULLIVAN — The proposed Regional School Unit 24 (RSU 24) budget for the 2018-2019 school year gained initial approval at a district budget meeting May 30. An audience of about 30 people gathered in the gym at Sumner Memorial High School and passed all of the budget articles (the spending plan has a bottom line

  • Itty-Bitty Diner offers good homemade food

    Itty-Bitty Diner offers good homemade food

    HANCOCK — The initial idea for the Itty-Bitty Diner did not come from the proprietor herself, Kathy Kidder. It was her husband, Scott Brown, who first mentioned it to her last year. The space next to No Frills Oil Co. in the log-cabin style building at 1166 U.S. Route 1 in Hancock was vacant after

  • Proposed RSU 24 school budget is up 2.8 percent

    Proposed RSU 24 school budget is up 2.8 percent

    SULLIVAN — The proposed Regional School Unit 24 (RSU 24) budget for the 2018-2019 school year is up 2.84 percent over the spending plan for the current school year. The 2018-2019 budget has a bottom line of $16,586,096. That is an increase of $458,176 over this year. Local taxpayers will feel less of a hit

  • Lamoine voters approve $2.9M school budget, ordinance changes

    Lamoine voters approve $2.9M school budget, ordinance changes

    LAMOINE — With nary a dissenting vote, just under three dozen voters approved a $2.9-million budget for the coming 2018-2019 school year at a special town meeting May 16. The bottom line of $2,913,696 is up $228,520 (8.5 percent) over the current school year, which ends June 30. Superintendent Katrina Kane said the single biggest

  • Social-service funding requests get scrutiny at Hancock Town Meeting

    HANCOCK — Funding for social services proved to be the only real source of debate for voters here during the town’s annual Town Meeting Tuesday night. In a little over two hours, about 60 voters approved a budget (including education and county government costs) of $4,835,207. Of that, $3.6 million was to fund the Hancock