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  • Tiny house built for  homeless veteran

    Tiny house built for homeless veteran

    CHERRYFIELD — Downeast Community Partners, along with the Maine Seacoast Mission, the CF Adams Foundation and a Massachusetts high school, recently announced the construction of a tiny house for a formerly homeless Washington County military veteran. “DCP has had a program to serve homeless veterans, currently has a program to provide housing to veterans, and

  • Orland OKs $20,000 for fire station study

    Orland OKs $20,000 for fire station study

    ORLAND — Trash and town buildings were two of the top topics at the annual Town Meeting June 12. Just over 50 voters came out and approved all of the two dozen articles on the warrant, though not without discussion and debate on several of the articles. On a written ballot vote, voters approved (42-10)

  • Solid waste district future is uncertain

    ADDISON — Breaking up is hard to do. So found Pleasant River Solid Waste Disposal District board members Monday night as they grappled with legal and financial questions surrounding the possible departure of two member towns. At its June 10 meeting, the board postponed formal action on the withdrawal of Jonesport and Columbia Falls from

  • Bicentennial license plates available

    Bicentennial license plates available

    ELLSWORTH — Maine bicentennial commemorative license plates are now available for sale at The Ellsworth American’s Water Street office. The plates were unveiled last fall as preparations to celebrate Maine’s 200 years of statehood in 2020 got underway. The plate, designed by the Office of the Secretary of State, depicts the radiant, five-pointed star and

  • Leavitt wins race for Orland selectman

    ORLAND — Brenda Leavitt emerged the victor among five candidates for a three-year term on the Orland Board of Selectmen. Leavitt took 108 votes, beating out incumbent Selectman Lester Stackpole, who received 79 votes during polling Tuesday, according to Orland Town Clerk Connie Brown. John Barlow received 65 votes, Matthew Pierce 24 and Matthew Johnson

  • Housing developments on Beechland, 1A approved

    Housing developments on Beechland, 1A approved

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Planning Board approved final plans for two major subdivisions at a meeting on June 5. Both were put forward by developer Jonathan Bates. Bates plans to build four three-story apartment buildings off the Beechland Road (titled Jefferson Luxe Townhomes), behind Acadia Provisions and Global Beverage Warehouse, with a total of 45

  • Two vying for seat in Winter Harbor

    Two vying for seat in Winter Harbor

    WINTER HARBOR — The June 11 election includes a contested race for a selectman’s seat in Winter Harbor. Incumbent Robert Hemenway and challenger Christopher Arnett are both seeking a three-year term. Arnett, a financial advisor, said he believes it’s time for him to get involved and help other residents. “I saw the need for someone

  • Developer steps in after alleged wrestling club theft

    Developer steps in after alleged wrestling club theft

    ELLSWORTH — A local building company has stepped up to help the Ellsworth Little Eagles Wrestling Club after a former volunteer allegedly embezzled more than $2,000 from the organization. After reading a story about the theft in The American, Broughman Builders owners Daisy and Mike Wight decided to make a donation to cover the lost

  • Memorial Day events planned

    Memorial Day events planned

    ELLSWORTH — Communities throughout the area will observe Memorial Day with parades and other ceremonies on Monday, May 27. In Ellsworth, lineup for the parade will be at 9:30 a.m. at the Gen. Bryant E. Moore Community Center on State Street. The parade steps off at 10, heading down State Street briefly and then down

  • Officials consider funding requests for nonprofits

    Officials consider funding requests for nonprofits

    ELLSWORTH — They may not be fighting fires or patrolling the streets, but fun deserves funding too. That’s the message nonprofit directors are trying to send to city councilors wrestling with difficult decisions this budget season. “I don’t have to convince anybody about how vital The Grand is to the community,” Director Nick Turner told