Articles by: Cyndi Wood

Cyndi Wood

Cyndi Wood

New Media Editor
Cyndi oversees web content and social media for The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander newspapers. The Ellsworth native joined the staff of The American in 2007 as a reporter. When she's not in front of a computer screen, you can find her in her garage working on an ever-growing stack of DIY projects.
  • Islander has a buyer: Reade Brower

    Islander has a buyer: Reade Brower

    ELLSWORTH — The Mount Desert Islander is set to embark on the next chapter of its history under new ownership. Alan Baker, owner of the Islander and its sister paper, The Ellsworth American, announced Wednesday that he has entered into a purchase and sale agreement for the two newspapers with Maine media entrepreneur Reade Brower

  • Hammond Lumber purchases EBS

    Hammond Lumber purchases EBS

    ELLSWORTH — Hammond Lumber Co. announced Wednesday that it had purchased EBS Building Supplies, which employs more than 300 people across its 10 locations in Hancock, Washington and Knox counties. The announcement was made at the Ellsworth store. EBS also has locations in Bar Harbor, Belfast, Blue Hill, Bucksport, Calais, Camden, Cherryfield, Machias and Rockland.

  • March blizzard dumps nearly two feet of snow

    March blizzard dumps nearly two feet of snow

    ELLSWORTH — Maine muscles are built shoveling the dooryard. After this week’s storm, we all should have the biceps of gladiators. Inch counts vary, but at least a foot and closer to two fell over much of Hancock County. Mount Desert Island residents reported 10-20 inches on their decks and in their yards as of

  • Jackson Lab lands $12.5 million for Ellsworth facility

    Jackson Lab lands $12.5 million for Ellsworth facility

    ELLSWORTH — The Jackson Laboratory has been awarded $12.5 million in voter-approved bond funding for its new state-of-the-art mouse production facility here. The grant from the Maine Technology Institute was announced in February. The lab’s Ellsworth vivarium is now under construction at the site of the former Lowe’s home improvement store at Kingsland Crossing. It

  • Stormy Christmas

    Stormy Christmas

    BAR HARBOR — A white Christmas is lyrical; a whiteout Christmas is a pain. Monday’s snowstorm caused many Mainers to cancel or alter their holiday plans, while others put their faith in their snow tires and headed out over the river and through the woods. Snowfall totals varied greatly across the state, from under 6

  • Southwest Harbor man killed in Route 3 crash

    Southwest Harbor man killed in Route 3 crash

    ELLSWORTH — A man was killed early Monday morning when his car struck a tree on Route 3. Police identified the victim as 28-year-old Kevin Dyer of Southwest Harbor. The crash occurred just south of Marden’s shortly before 4 a.m., according to Ellsworth Police Chief Glenn Moshier. “It was called in initially by a passer-by,”

  • New digital version out

    New digital version out

    BAR HARBOR — Newspaper subscribers will have a new way to stay tuned to what’s happening on Mount Desert Island starting next week. On Monday, Feb. 1, the Mount Desert Islander and its sister paper, The Ellsworth American, will launch a new platform for the papers’ digital editions. The papers also will unveil new apps

  • Accident survivor faces homelessness

    Accident survivor faces homelessness

    TRENTON — Five years ago, Chelsea Libitzki was fighting for her life. Now she is fighting for somewhere to live it on her terms. The 26-year-old Trenton woman was paralyzed from the chest down in a 2010 accident in Bar Harbor. Since then she has worked hard to regain as much normalcy as possible. She