Articles by: Steve Fuller

Steve Fuller

Steve Fuller

Reporter at The Ellsworth American,
Steve Fuller has worked at The Ellsworth American since 2012. He covers 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. [email protected]
  • Maine banks gain greater market share in region

    Maine banks gain greater market share in region

    A strong overall economy, a roaring stock market and a robust showing by tourism-based businesses were among the factors that made 2017 a good year on the financial front in Maine, according to area bankers. They hope that a continued push for regulatory reform, with a shift away from a one-size-fits-all approach, will make 2018

  • Birdsacre’s damaged paintings brought back to life

    Birdsacre’s damaged paintings brought back to life

    ELLSWORTH — The fire that swept through the homestead at Birdsacre-Stanwood Wildlife Sanctuary in March of 2014 destroyed many pieces of historical value. Other damage could be fixed but took money and years to do: walls replaced and repainted, stairs and a roof rebuilt, and artifacts removed and then returned. Falling into the last category

  • Fogtown Brewing Co. opens its doors

    Fogtown Brewing Co. opens its doors

    ELLSWORTH — Ian Heyse and Jon Stein had a simple goal when they first started brewing: they “wanted to be able to drink nice beer.” College classmates at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, the friends learned how to home brew in small batches and kept at it in the years after college. That work and

  • EPD would create corporal ranks

    EPD would create corporal ranks

    ELLSWORTH — Police Chief Glenn Moshier will ask the City Council for permission next week to create two new corporal positions within the department to help meet supervision needs. If the council approves the requests at its Jan. 8 meeting, Moshier said the goal would be to promote from within the department’s current roster for

  • Maine Coast Memorial Hospital recognized for safety and quality

    Maine Coast Memorial Hospital recognized for safety and quality

    ELLSWORTH — Maine Coast Memorial Hospital recently received high marks from two national organizations. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services gave the Ellsworth hospital its highest possible rating of five stars for overall quality. The Leapfrog Group, meanwhile, awarded Maine Coast an “A” safety grade. “We are extremely proud of these achievements,” said Ardelle

  • Veteran EPD officers set to retire in 2018

    Veteran EPD officers set to retire in 2018

    ELLSWORTH — Two officers with more than 30 years of service each plan to retire from the Ellsworth Police Department in 2018. Officer Bart Tokas intends to retire in May and Detective Dotty Small is prepared to retire in September. Both are well known in Ellsworth for their long careers in law enforcement as well

  • DARE graduates told they can be a “powerful force”

    DARE graduates told they can be a “powerful force”

    ELLSWORTH — Fifth-grade students at Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School got diplomas when they graduated from the DARE program last week, as well as a sobering message about substance abuse and positive guidance about facing life’s challenges. State Sen. Brian Langley (R-Hancock County), owner of the Union River Lobster Pot and a veteran educator, was the guest

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of Dec. 28

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of Dec. 28

    ELLSWORTH — Officers responded to several incidents involving parents and their children in the past week. Sometime during the overnight hours of Dec. 17-18, a father went to his adult daughter’s apartment in Ellsworth “after learning she was intoxicated” and that she might “be getting ready to drive.” Upon arrival, police said, the father apparently

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Dec. 28

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Dec. 28

    ELLSWORTH — Deputies responded to numerous accidents in the past week, the result of deer darting out in front of cars or slippery road conditions. In one case, there may have been another factor as well, as police said the driver was under the influence when the crash occurred. Just after 9 p.m. on Dec.