Articles by: Cyndi Wood

Cyndi Wood

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.
  • Historic ship’s visit draws backlash

    Historic ship’s visit draws backlash

    Penobscot Nation tribal leaders said, “The Penobscot Nation is disappointed and disheartened that any group would use a replica of a ship used by Christopher Columbus to celebrate the heritage and statehood of Maine.”

  • Draft whale measures would “devastate” lobster fishery 

    Draft whale measures would “devastate” lobster fishery 

    A draft federal biological opinion on the impact of fisheries on endangered North Atlantic right whales would “necessitate the complete reinvention of the Maine lobster fishery,” Governor Janet Mills wrote in a forceful Feb. 19 letter to NOAA Fisheries, citing “grave concern” and “inequities.” 

  • Petition demands emergency whale protection measures

    Petition demands emergency whale protection measures

    ELLSWORTH — Four conservation and wildlife-protection groups have filed a petition with the National Marine Fisheries Service seeking immediate emergency action under the Marine Mammal Protection Act to protect endangered right whales from entanglement. Specifically, the Center for Biological Diversity, Conservation Law Foundation, Defenders of Wildlife and the Humane Society of the United States are

  • Long-running plankton survey to resume this winter

    Long-running plankton survey to resume this winter

    BAR HARBOR — Scientists this winter will revive a long-running survey of plankton in the Gulf of Maine. Plankton, drifting microscopic sea organisms, are food for endangered North American right whales and other marine species.  The Gulf of Maine plankton survey was originally performed from 1961–2017. It is returning under a new agreement between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Northeast Fisheries Science

  • Contested primary in Senate 7

    Contested primary in Senate 7

    ELLSWORTH — Two Republican businessmen and incumbent Democrat Louie Luchini are running for the state Senate seat representing District 7.  Brian Langley, owner of the Union River Lobster Pot in Ellsworth and a former educator and legislator, will face John Linnehan, who is president of Linnehan Homes and for years led local Christian ministries, in the Republican primary July 14.  The candidates fall on different ends of party ideology.

  • Great Lamoine Sardine Haul celebrates community, history

    Great Lamoine Sardine Haul celebrates community, history

    LAMOINE — There’s something fishy going on around town. Take a leisurely stroll or drive and you will notice the evidence on mailboxes and fences; in windows and on doors; on stakes, trees, gates and signposts.  This is no crime wave. Instead, the tide has brought in a school of handmade sardines. As part of the Great Lamoine Sardine Haul, residents have crafted fish out of wood, paper, paint, sea glass,

  • Mount Desert Islander adopts strategies to combat virus spread

    Mount Desert Islander adopts strategies to combat virus spread

    BAR HARBOR — Among the dizzying array of news stories and social media posts concerning the coronavirus, is information about the steps area businesses are taking to protect their employees and customers.  “At the Mount Desert Islander, our commitment is to getting the news out every week,” said General Manager Kathy Cook. “That mission is more critical than

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