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.
  • 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

  • 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