• Federal government announces reduction in Canadian newsprint tariffs

    ELLSWORTH — The U.S. Commerce Department announced last week that it would lower tariffs on Canadian newsprint imposed in January. But some industry representatives worry that the decision may be too late to help newspapers struggling with the increased costs. Many of those papers have already cut back pages and laid off employees. The department

  • Downtown shop reopens

    ELLSWORTH — (KoT) Contemporary Functional Craft has relocated to 6 State St. in downtown Ellsworth and is open for business from Tuesday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. On July 17, (KoT) owner Cara Romano opened the doors of a new brick and mortar store in downtown Ellsworth. With husband and local builder David LaValle,

  • Washington Street development approved

    Washington Street development approved

    ELLSWORTH — A 24-unit development on Washington Street was unanimously approved by Planning Board members on Aug. 8, meeting little of the resistance that had plagued the project early in the process. In an interview following the meeting, developer Jonathan Bates said he would likely break ground on Washington LUXE at the beginning of September,

  • Hannaford to undergo $3.9 million in renovations

    Hannaford to undergo $3.9 million in renovations

    ELLSWORTH — Hannaford Supermarket is about to get a $3.9-million makeover, according to plans filed with the Code Enforcement Office. A representative from Hannaford declined to comment on the renovations, saying in an email that “Hannaford has not announced a plan to undertake a remodel of the Ellsworth store.” But plans filed with the Code

  • Harmon Tire files for Chapter 11

    ELLSWORTH — Harmon Tire Inc. at 220 High St. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Aug. 1. Also, company owner Milton Albert Harmon Jr. filed for personal bankruptcy. The company has been in business for 72 years, operating a tire center and service bays and, more recently, a car wash. Harmon Tire Inc. lists in its

  • Co-working space opens in Ellsworth

    Co-working space opens in Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — Do you need someone to look over that email before you send it, or edit that line of code? Or do you simply want a desk that isn’t covered in dog hair and disconcertingly close to the laundry pile? Co-working spaces are here for you, says Nicole Ouellette, owner of Anchorspace, which recently

  • Grocery prices holding steady

    Grocery prices holding steady

    ELLSWORTH — Prices for most grocery staples have stayed flat or unchanged since last quarter. That’s the main finding of The American’s latest Market Basket report. Every quarter, the newspaper records the price of grocery staples at the Ellsworth Hannaford, Shaw’s Supermarket and Walmart and averages the prices together. The prices for Cheerios, milk and

  • Maine beer headed to UK festival

    Maine beer headed to UK festival

    ELLSWORTH — Brewers from Airline Brewing Co. and Fogtown Brewing spent Thursday morning loading kegs of beer that will be headed to Leeds, England, for the 7th annual Leeds International Beer Festival in September. Airline and Fogtown were two of nearly 70 Maine breweries to help fill the “Maine Beer Box,” which is a corrugated

  • Seaweed aquaculture blooms in Gouldsboro

    Seaweed aquaculture blooms in Gouldsboro

    GOULDSBORO — Sarah Redmond is holding up a slimy, greenish-gray piece of seaweed. “This is nori,” says Redmond. “This is what’s used in sushi, so it’s one of the more valuable types.” Redmond, along with her business partner Trey Angera, runs Springtide Seaweed, the country’s largest organic seaweed farm, which is opening a new aquaculture