Articles by: Stephen Rappaport

Stephen Rappaport

Stephen Rappaport

Waterfront Editor at The Ellsworth American
Stephen Rappaport has lived in Maine for nearly 30 years. A lifelong sailor, he spends as much time as possible messing about in boats. [email protected]
  • Hospice Regatta adds a third day

    ELLSWORTH — July is here and with it comes news that the 22nd annual Hospice Regatta of Maine has adopted a new format. For the past several years, the event that is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County has encompassed races for several different sailboat classes spread out

  • Summer regatta series begins on Branch Lake

    ELLSWORTH — While many saltwater yacht clubs are still fine-tuning their racing calendars, the summer sailing regatta series on Branch Lake is scheduled to get under way this Sunday with the start scheduled for 1 p.m. The weekly regatta is held Sunday afternoons starting this weekend and continuing through the last Sunday in August. Unlike

  • DMR sets up lottery for new scallop licenses

    DMR sets up lottery for new scallop licenses

    ELLSWORTH — Like Maine scallops but don’t want to pay $19 a pound or more? Feeling lucky? Come winter, maybe you can go catch your own. This week, the Department of Marine Resources announced the final terms for two newly established lotteries for scallop fishing licenses. One lottery is for dragger licenses, the other for

  • Technical glitch delays state RCV ballot count

    Technical glitch delays state RCV ballot count

    ELLSWORTH — Go online and you can buy a USB memory stick, or thumb drive, for 10 bucks or less. Even a premium, high-speed 128-gigabyte device can be had for less than $50 and delivered to the door overnight. It appears, though, that a small, relatively inexpensive, device caused big problems for the Secretary of

  • Lobster boat racing season is under way

    Lobster boat racing season is under way

    ROCKLAND — Maine’s summer lobster boat racing season opened last weekend with turnouts of nearly 50 boats both at Boothbay Harbor on Saturday and at Rockland on Sunday. Both races drew several new boats, including several from Downeast, and both events saw some impressive speed runs, though no records were broken. This year, race organizers