Articles by: Rebecca Alley

Rebecca Alley

Rebecca Alley

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
Rebecca is the Schoodic-area reporter and covers the towns of Eastbrook, Franklin, Hancock, Lamoine, Sorrento, Sullivan, Waltham, Winter Harbor and Trenton. She lives in Ellsworth with her husband and baby boy who was joyously welcomed in June 2020. Feel free to send tips and story ideas to [email protected]
  • Local reps propose voting legislation

    Local reps propose voting legislation

    A handful of proposed bills for the state’s 130th Legislature deal with voting and elections. While the timing feels especially relevant following the contentious general election last year, state Reps. Nicole Grohoski (D-Ellsworth) and William “Billy Bob” Faulkingham (R-Winter Harbor) say the impetus behind their separate proposed legislation was not the 2020 election.  

  • Local political leaders react to Capitol attack

    Local political leaders react to Capitol attack

    The violent events of Jan. 6, when a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol, scaling walls, breaking windows and looting, have been widely condemned by local political leaders. The attack happened as lawmakers met to certify the 2020 Electoral College results and followed a fiery speech by the President of the United States urging his supporters to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capitol building and “fight like hell.”

  • Local political leaders react to Capitol attack

    Local political leaders react to Capitol attack

    ELLSWORTH — The violent events of Jan. 6, when a mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, scaling walls, breaking windows and looting, have been widely condemned by local political leaders.  “I was scared, I was shocked, it was just very upsetting,” said state Sen. Kimberley Rosen (R-Hancock County) of the attack on the

  • Group urges Trenton school to leave AOS

    Group urges Trenton school to leave AOS

    TRENTON — The Trenton Elementary School should withdraw from Alternative Organizational Structure 91 (AOS 91), according to the School Evaluation Options Committee (SEOC), which made the recommendation to the Board of Selectmen at its Tuesday meeting. Additionally, the committee requested that “the Trenton School Board prepare a letter expressing a vote of no confidence with

  • Trenton School Committee discusses budget

    Trenton School Committee discusses budget

    TRENTON — The Trenton School Committee met online this week and largely discussed the 2022 budget, plans to incorporate solar energy and plans to respond to the School Evaluations Options Committee (SEOC) report.   The SEOC is comprised of Trenton community members who are concerned at the rising school costs, which are in turn raising property

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