Articles by: Jack Dodson

Jack Dodson
Jack Dodson began working for The Ellsworth American in mid-2017, and covers eastern Hancock and western Washington counties. He grew up in the Mid-coast region before living in New York City for five years, where he freelanced in documentary filmmaking and journalism. He is particularly interested in criminal justice, environment and immigration reporting.
  • Lamoine finalizes purchase of Marlboro Beach

    Lamoine finalizes purchase of Marlboro Beach

    LAMOINE — Town officials are finalizing the purchase of Marlboro Beach from private owners, following a town vote last year to purchase the land for public use. The property, totaling about 3.75 acres, was previously owned by the late James and Eleanor Norris. About an acre of the land had already been donated to the

  • Ranked-choice voting backers push for a veto

    Ranked-choice voting backers push for a veto

    ELLSWORTH — If a citizens’ veto effort is successful, Maine voters could decide at the June primaries whether to repeal a bill that delays until 2021 implementation of ranked-choice voting (RCV). The catch: Voters would use RCV to cast votes in all of the primary races in that June primary. If the people’s veto is

  • Sumner students aid shellfish conservation

    Sumner students aid shellfish conservation

    GOULDSBORO — There may be a larger clam population in Gouldsboro and Steuben in the coming season, thanks to the helping hands and minds of Sumner Memorial High School students. This year, the high school’s Pathways program teamed up with Gouldsboro and Steuben Shellfish Warden Mike Pinkham, the Schoodic Institute and Heidi Leighton of the

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