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]
  • Wild Acadia Fun Park won’t open this season 

    Wild Acadia Fun Park won’t open this season 

    Wild Acadia Fun Park on Route 3 will remain closed this season, according to a May 10 Facebook post by the park’s owners, Andy and James Allen of Allen Associates LLC. The closure will allow the owners to finish the permitting process for their plans to build a campground at the park and complete its construction.  

  • Trenton voters reject school system withdrawal

    Trenton voters reject school system withdrawal

    Voters on Monday rejected a proposal to have the Board of  Selectmen and School Committee form a committee to develop a plan for withdrawal from the Mount Desert Island Regional School System (MDIRSS). Two hundred and eight voters disapproved of initiating the withdrawal process, with 121 voting in favor of it. 

  • Public hearing in Trenton draws quiet crowd

    Public hearing in Trenton draws quiet crowd

    Only one comment was made at the Trenton’s public hearing Tuesday night, which was over in a matter of minutes. Open to the public via Zoom videoconferencing, the hearing drew in several virtual participants and was held to discuss three referendum articles slated for the town’s warrant, one of which being whether Trenton should declare itself a Second Amendment sanctuary town. 

  • Campground planned at Wild Acadia Fun Park 

    Campground planned at Wild Acadia Fun Park 

    Allen Associates LLC, owner of Wild Acadia Fun Park on Route 3, is a step closer to adding a campground to its site and ultimately changing its business plan after the Trenton Planning Board issued a conditional approval of its application on March 10. 

  • Citizen petition forces school withdrawal vote 

    Citizen petition forces school withdrawal vote 

    The ongoing debate about whether the Trenton Elementary School should remain part of its current school district, the Mount Desert Islander Regional School System (AOS 91), will continue at the town’s annual meeting. Susan Sargent brought forth a citizens’ petition at the Board of Selectmen’s meeting Tuesday to get the issue on the warrant.  

  • 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.  

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