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]
  • 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.  

  • 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

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