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.
  • Fire station funding approved in Orland

    Fire station funding approved in Orland

    Orland’s county tax assessment for 2021-22 stands at $122,463, up 6.4 percent over the current year. Its contribution to the Regional School Unit 25 (RSU 25) budget totals $2,463,834 for 2021-22, up 2.7 percent.

  • Real stories

    Real stories

    By Steve Fuller Special to The Ellsworth American BUCKSPORT — Hans Krichels grew up in western Massachusetts, in a family full of singers. Although he said the singing gene skipped him, he still wanted his voice to be heard. “I thought I would use my voice in a different way,” he said, sitting in his

  • Turn about is fair play

    Turn about is fair play

    By Steve Fuller Special to The Ellsworth American STONINGTON — Chris Joyce recalls with a chuckle his first experience turning wood, decades ago. “I turned my first bowl, and it was horrible,” he said, reflecting on the experience more than 30 years later. “Today I would throw it in a burn pile in two seconds

  • The Gould Life

    The Gould Life

    By Steve Fuller Special to The Ellsworth American ELLSWORTH — Author of more than 30 books. Editor of one newspaper, and author of a weekly column in another for more than 60 years. One of the Maine Press Association’s inaugural inductees to its Hall of Fame. Cited by Maine’s top bestselling author to date as

  • Tuned in

    Tuned in

    By Steve Fuller Special to The Ellsworth American SURRY — Standing in just the right place in the woods near Patten Pond, someone scanning through the AM dial on a radio could easily feel that they had gone back in time. The listener might catch The Lone Ranger and Tonto fighting bad guys, or perhaps

  • Into the light

    Into the light

    ELLSWORTH — Terri Cormier knew the staircase looked familiar. The recent past president of the Ellsworth Historical Society, Cormier was looking through a collection of glass plate negatives in the group’s collections. A unique staircase could be seen in one of the shots. Stored in paper envelopes, the negatives had been kept in a desk

  • 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