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 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

  • Hancock native elected as Maine’s first female secretary of state

    Hancock native elected as Maine’s first female secretary of state

    AUGUSTA — Shenna Bellows, the twice-elected Democratic state senator who grew up in Hancock, was elected by the Legislature Dec. 2 to be Maine’s next secretary of state. She defeated Republican Eric Brakey of Auburn, a former state senator and primary candidate for the 2nd Congressional District.  In January, Bellows, who now resides in Manchester,

  • Former restaurant location now home to salon

    Former restaurant location now home to salon

    TRENTON — According to Sarah Norwood, owner of Revive Salon, located on the Bar Harbor Road in Trenton, “everyone needs a little pick-me-up every once in a while.” That is the inspiration behind the name of her full-service salon, which offers hair, waxing, nail and tanning services. The same philosophy can apply to the building.

  • Paradis claims commission seat  

    Paradis claims commission seat  

    BAR HARBOR — Two open seats on the Hancock County Commissioners board resulted in two contested races this year. The results are in, with Republican Paul Paradis of Bar Harbor winning in District 3 and incumbent Republican Bill Clark of Ellsworth re–elected to his District 1 seat.  In District 1, Clark defeated Democratic challenger Rebecca Wentworth of Blue Hill with 6,568 votes to Wentworth’s 4,841.  “I’m

  • Solutions sought for Trenton’s rising education costs

    Solutions sought for Trenton’s rising education costs

    TRENTON — The School Evaluation Options Committee (SEOC) met Tuesday for its fourth open forum at the Trenton town office to discuss the committee’s findings following its year-long investigation into solutions for the area’s rising education costs. Chairwoman Susan Sargent and committee member Susan Starr gave the presentation to an audience of three, including state Rep.

  • Runaway pug returns home after three-week adventure

    Runaway pug returns home after three-week adventure

    LAMOINE — Many youngsters — and adults alike — cannot make it through “The Incredible Journey” without shedding a tear or two. The book-turned-movie from the early ’60s chronicles three pets in their trek through the wilderness as they make their way back home after accidentally getting separated from their owners. Leisa and Wade Welch

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