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.
  • 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

  • A March 3 ballot primer

    A March 3 ballot primer

     ELLSWORTH — On March 3, Maine Democrats and Republicans will cast ballots in the state’s first presidential primaries in 20 years. Maine’s primaries are closed, meaning only voters enrolled in a political party can vote in that party’s primary. All voters, however, will be eligible to vote March 3 in a special statewide referendum on

  • 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