Articles by: Anne Berleant

Anne Berleant

Anne Berleant

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
News Reporter Anne Berleant covers news and features in Ellsworth, Mariaville, Otis, Amherst, Aurora, Great Pond and Osborn. When not reporting, find her hiking local trails, reading or watching professional tennis. Email her at [email protected]
  • Community says goodbye to Ellsworth firefighter

    Community says goodbye to Ellsworth firefighter

    The sun shone down on caps white and blue as firefighters, other first responders and public safety officers from Hancock County and beyond gathered on May 16 to say goodbye to Deputy Fire Chief Robert “Bobby” Dorr Jr. With friends, colleagues and community members filling the bleachers at the Ellsworth Middle School track, the men and women Dorr rubbed shoulders with as a firefighter and lead fire academy training instructor spoke of a man dedicated to service.

  • Fully restored Bowdoin marks 100 years  

    Fully restored Bowdoin marks 100 years  

    The flagship sailing vessel for Maine Maritime Academy, the Bowdoin, is celebrating 100 years from when it first launched to explore the Arctic Circle. It was the first of 26 Arctic voyages between 1921 and 1954 for the 88-foot gaff-rigged schooner. The Bowdoin found a home at MMA decades later, in 1988, the same year it was named Maine’s official state vessel and the year before it was named a national landmark. 

  • As elver season opens, fishermen hope prices will rebound

    As elver season opens, fishermen hope prices will rebound

    The commercial elver fishery opened for the 2021 season on March 22 for Maine fishermen who hold a license for the lucrative commercial market. And while 2020 may have been an elver season unlike any other, the 2021 season will be conducted with the same COVID-19 protocols in place. For a second consecutive year, harvesters may fish for and sell the quota of another licensed harvester provided they follow the necessary COVID-19 protocols. 

  • Decade-long effort to protect and revive flats

    Decade-long effort to protect and revive flats

    On a rare springlike day in early March, Gary Edwards, Joe Porada and Bridie McGreavy met at the Taunton Bay Education Center in Sullivan to talk about clams. One is a former selectman, one is a shellfish harvester and one is a fellow at the Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions and a University of Maine communications professor. All have worked for the past 11 years as members of the Frenchman Bay Regional Shellfish Program to bring a sustainable and local clam fishery to the Frenchman Bay region. 

  • Additional vaccine clinic planned for Ellsworth

    Additional vaccine clinic planned for Ellsworth

    Northern Light plans to open a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic in the former Family Dollar in the Ellsworth Shopping Center between Shaw’s and Renys. John Ronan, president of Northern Light Maine Coast and Blue Hill hospitals, made the announcement on March 15. April 1 is being targeted as the date for the first clinic.

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