• New helipad unveiled

    New helipad unveiled

    Blue Hill Memorial Hospital unveiled its new helipad to the public during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 29. The new landing zone is located behind the hospital and is the 32nd hospital helipad built in Maine. A number of dignitaries attended, including Michelle Hood, president and chief executive of Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, of which

  • Let there be light

    Let there be light

    Dark skies quickly gave way to this rainbow over Frenchman Bay the evening of Sept. 15 after a strong cold front went through.

  • Looking Back: Civil War Memorial

    Looking Back: Civil War Memorial

    Thirty-one years ago on Veterans Day, these gentlemen from the American Legion and VFW placed a wreath at the Civil War memorial on Bridge Hill in Ellsworth. Shown (from left) are Larry Mitchell, Arthur McDonald, Donald Hunt and Everett Dorr. Both McDonald and VFW Post Commander Hunt retired from The Ellsworth American. Arthur was the

  • Looking Back: Wyman Park Fairgrounds

    Looking Back: Wyman Park Fairgrounds

    Here’s a nice shot of the fair at Wyman Park Fairgrounds in 1894. The fairgrounds were located off East Main Street, and the short street known as Fairgrounds Road (just above Beals Avenue) marks the spot. Note the formal apparel of the fairgoers. And imagine the bravery of those who took a ride on the

  • Pie sales help fulfill local women’s goals

    Pie sales help fulfill local women’s goals

    ELLSWORTH — Members of the international Philanthropic Educational Organization’s Maine Chapter K recently awarded a $1,200 scholarship to Blue Hill engineer Sarah King.  The funds will help the recipient pursue a Masters in Environmental Law and Policy at VermontLawSchool in South Royalton, Vt. King serves on the Town of Blue Hill’s Planning Board and operates