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  • 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

  • Bar Harbor man dies following Route 102 crash

    Bar Harbor man dies following Route 102 crash

    BAR HARBOR — A 45-year-old Bar Harbor man has died as a result of injuries sustained during a vehicle accident in Town Hill on Tuesday. Christopher Buzzell was transported to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital in Ellsworth and later by LifeFlight of Maine to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. The crash occurred

  • Ohio man charged with sexually assaulting local girl

    Ohio man charged with sexually assaulting local girl

    ELLSWORTH — An Ohio man has been charged with numerous offenses, including gross sexual assault, in connection with the brief disappearance of a Hancock girl last November, according to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. Detective Frank Jennings arrested Timothy Pumneo, 21, of Orrville on charges of gross sexual assault, aggravated furnishing of scheduled drugs, sexual

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