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The Ellsworth American

1 Printing House Square, Ellsworth, Maine 04605

(207) 667-2576


Chris CrockettPublisher

Chris joined The Ellsworth American in 1995.  He led the digital and sales teams before becoming publisher of The Ellsworth American, Mount Desert Islander, Courier-Gazette, Republican Journal, Camden Herald and The Free Press in 2020. 

Cyndi Wood; Managing Editor

Cyndi is managing editor of The Ellsworth American. The Ellsworth native joined the staff of The American in 2007 as a reporter.

Letitia Baldwin; Arts Editor

In addition to editing the Arts & Leisure section, Letitia edits special sections including Out & About, Overview, Health Quarterly, Your Maine Home, House & Garden and Get Ready for Winter. She comes from Chicago, Ill, but has deep family ties to the Cranberry Isles.

Scott PaidaCopy Editor

A Verona Island resident and devoted jazz fan, Scott is copy editor at The American.

Jennifer Osborn; Reporter

News Reporter Jennifer Osborn covers news and features on the Blue Hill Peninsula and Deer Isle-Stonington. She welcomes tips and story ideas. She also writes the Gone Shopping column. Email Jennifer with your suggestions at or call 667-2576.

Zachary Lanning; Reporter

News reporter Zach Lanning covers news and features in the Ellsworth area. He comes to Ellsworth by way of New Jersey, which he hopes you don't hold against him. Email him at

Business Operations

Kathy Cook; General Manager

Tracy Scheckel; Advertising Manager

Gabe Chaubet; Production Manager

Cathy Marshall; Circulation Manager