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.
  • Orland OKs $20,000 for fire station study

    Orland OKs $20,000 for fire station study

    ORLAND — Trash and town buildings were two of the top topics at the annual Town Meeting June 12. Just over 50 voters came out and approved all of the two dozen articles on the warrant, though not without discussion and debate on several of the articles. On a written ballot vote, voters approved (42-10)

  • History hits home

    History hits home

    BANGOR — When Brian Swartz first began writing about Maine and the Civil War almost a decade ago, he had what is likely a common misconception among Mainers. “I thought, ‘There can’t be too much material out there because it was Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, the 20th Maine and Little Round Top — and that’s all

  • Northeast Historic Film’s Jane Donnell knows the power of pictures

    Northeast Historic Film’s Jane Donnell knows the power of pictures

    BUCKSPORT — Jane Donnell knows, from both professional and personal experience, the power that home movies can have in people’s lives. Overseeing theater, distribution and membership services at Northeast Historic Film in Bucksport, it’s central to her daily work. The nonprofit’s mission, in part, is to “collect and preserve the film and video record of

  • 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

  • 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