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  • Woman Injured in Penobscot Crash

    Woman Injured in Penobscot Crash

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Frost said a Dixmont woman severely injured her leg after her sport utility vehicle went off the road and into a ditch Thursday morning on Front Ridge Road in Penobscot. The vehicle came to rest against a tree, the deputy said. Apryl Vanags, 34, was partially pinned inside

  • Town office closed due to COVID-19 case

    GOULDSBORO — The Gouldsboro Town Office closed midday Wednesday after an employee was confirmed to have the coronavirus after being tested Tuesday. The town office is tentatively scheduled to reopen on Monday, March 22. Gouldsboro Town Manager Andrea Sirois reported Wednesday mid-afternoon that some town office employees have been fully or partially vaccinated for COVID-19

  • Man taken into custody following high-speed pursuit

    Man taken into custody following high-speed pursuit

    Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies took a Bangor man into custody after he refused to stop his vehicle, which was operating erratically on Route 3 in Trenton the morning of Jan. 21, said Deputy Marcus Downes. “The vehicle refused to stop, traveling into Ellsworth and driving head-on into traffic in a one-way section of High Street before accelerating north of 75 miles per hour further down High Street,” Downes said.

  • City manager hire finalized

    City manager hire finalized

    Police Chief and interim City Manager Glenn Moshier was named city manager on Monday with the full approval of the City Council.

    “I look forward to bringing the community together, opening lines of communication and working with the groups to address the needs of the city,” Moshier said following the council’s unanimous vote.

    Over a dozen community members raised concerns about the decision at Monday’s council meeting. Residents spoke against merging the positions of police chief and city manager, arguing that both positions need full-time coverage. Council members disagreed.

    “We understand some community members feel this is a diversion from the process, but we do not share that same opinion,” said Councilor Marc Blanchette. “We believe it was entirely appropriate to review Mr. Moshier’s credentials before starting the process.”

  • Pedestrian killed in early morning accident

    Pedestrian killed in early morning accident

    BAR HARBOR—About an hour before sunrise on Thursday, a 27-year-old woman from Trenton was killed while in a crosswalk on lower Main Street in Bar Harbor. McKenna Unobskey was struck by a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Russell Clark, 63, of Bar Harbor, at 5:47 a.m. while crossing Route 3 at the campus of

  • City planner resigns

    ELLSWORTH — Barely four months into her position, City Planner Theresa Oleksiw resigned Friday, Oct. 23, effective immediately. Interim City Manager Glenn Moshier said Oleksiw’s basic premise was that she was not a good fit ideologically with Ellsworth. “I’ll reserve further comments,” he said. Oleksiw reached out to The American for what she described as

  • Ellsworth American named Maine’s best weekly newspaper

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth American at the Maine Press Association annual conference Saturday won first place in the General Excellence category for large-circulation weekly newspapers. The newspaper also placed second for Advertising General Excellence at the event, which was held virtually due to the pandemic. Earlier in the day, former Ellsworth American General Manager Terry

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