Eli and Virginia Mellen are the parents of the first baby born in 2016 at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth. Their son Avi arrived Saturday. PHOTO COURTESY OF MAINE COAST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Maine Coast welcomes New Year’s baby



ELLSWORTH — Little Avi Mellen was the first baby born in 2016 at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital.

Avi, the son of Virginia and Eli Mellen of Southwest Harbor, arrived at 4:25 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces.

The family received a gift basket filled by local businesses and organizations, including The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce, Machias Savings Bank, The Bud Connection, Bangor Savings Bank, Ruth Foster, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Shaw’s and Stone Soup.

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