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  • Quarry Fest event announces new nonprofit

    Quarry Fest event announces new nonprofit

    SULLIVAN — Sculptor Obadiah Buell will be celebrating his parents’ legacy Saturday, Aug. 17, with an event he’s calling Quarry Fest. Starting at 10 a.m., Quarry Fest will offer games, demonstrations, a bonfire and fireworks to announce the formation of The Granite Art Garden, a nonprofit organization offering an artist-in-residence program, classes and opportunity for

  • EA columnist speaks on the American century

    EA columnist speaks on the American century

    ELLSWORTH — Is the American century over? How did it begin? Can the United States share power with an ascendant China? Those were the main topics of discussion at an annual lecture by Woodrow Wilson Center senior scholar and Ellsworth American columnist Marvin Ott on Tuesday afternoon. Ott addressed a packed auditorium at the Moore

  • Sorrento town clerk to retire in the fall

    Sorrento town clerk to retire in the fall

    SORRENTO — About 12 years into her career with the Town of Sorrento, Esther Clement’s workspace changed dramatically. She started in 1985 as tax collector, adding town clerk to her titles in 1986. “It wasn’t until 1997 that we had a town office,” said Clement, who is planning to retire after 34 years. “Before that

  • Castine Historical Society paints historic Abbott School

    Castine Historical Society paints historic Abbott School

    CASTINE — The Castine Historical Society will finish painting the historic Abbott School this summer thanks to grants and donations. Executive Director Lisa Simpson Lutts remarked, “Long-term preservation of this important historic structure that served such a vital role in Castine’s history is of utmost importance to the Castine Historical Society. We are proud to

  • Remembering the mill

    Remembering the mill

    BUCKSPORT — On Sunday, July 21, amidst the heat and bustle of the annual Bucksport Bay Festival, a crowd of former Verso Paper mill employees, their families and friends gathered at the Alamo Theatre to share thoughts, feelings, memorabilia and sounds of the mill and those who labored there. A collaboration between Wednesday On Main,

  • GSA’s Seeley judges English contest in China

    GSA’s Seeley judges English contest in China

    By Mark Messer Special to The Ellsworth American BLUE HILL — Though school is not in session in summer, administrators and staff are still busy preparing for the upcoming school year. Even so, there’s usually a chance to get away, and George Stevens Academy’s head of school has quite a tale to tell about a