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  • City Council candidates pledge to dive into issues

    City Council candidates pledge to dive into issues

    ELLSWORTH — Candidates running for City Council were somewhat short on solutions for challenges facing Ellsworth during a forum on Wednesday evening in the former J&B Atlantic Building, although all agreed they would delve into the issues if elected. At an event hosted by Heart of Ellsworth and moderated by American Managing Editor Stephen Fay,

  • City construction projects progressing

    City construction projects progressing

    ELLSWORTH — Construction crews continue to make progress on projects around the city. The long-anticipated Dairy Queen is under construction, and two buildings have sprung up on the site of the former Town Auto at 206 and 210 High St. Work on the Dairy Queen restarted this summer after a months-long hiatus. Originally slated to

  • Schoodic visitation numbers up in 2018

    Schoodic visitation numbers up in 2018

    WINTER HARBOR — At the end of another summer season, the Schoodic portion of Acadia National Park once again saw an increase in visitors. The economic impact on surrounding communities remains a bit nuanced. “As of August, the year-to-date number of visitors to the Schoodic section is up slightly from last year,” said Christie Anastasia,

  • Islanders rally for sunken lobster boat

    Islanders rally for sunken lobster boat

    Updated Oct. 31 CRANBERRY ISLES — Friends of Islesford lobsterman Cory Alley — and perhaps some people who don’t even know him — have contributed more than $26,000 to help him and his family following the sinking of his lobster boat, Under Pressure, on its mooring last Thursday morning, Oct. 24. Alley said a video

  • Timberland Acres RV Park has a new owner

    Timberland Acres RV Park has a new owner

    TRENTON — On Monday, Oct. 22, Colton Sanborn closed down Timberland Acres RV Park for the season and closed on the sale of the 33-year-old business. “It was a double closing,” he said about his purchase. After working two seasons at the RV park, located at 57 Bar Harbor Road in Trenton, Sanborn, 23, decided

  • The Ellsworth American named Maine’s best weekly newspaper

    The Ellsworth American named Maine’s best weekly newspaper

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth American on Saturday, at the Maine Press Association’s annual meeting, won first place in the General Excellence category for large-circulation weekly newspapers. The American joined the Bangor Daily News, the York Weekly (small-circulation weekly) and the Maine Sunday Telegram, all of which were honored by the state association for General Excellence