The July 24th Issue of The American

Your faith in the goodness of people will be restored as you read this week's lead feature on the surprise concert for Hank Watson. A bunch of his old Bangor City Band mates journeyed down to his Ellsworth nursing home and surprised him with a performance ... and an opportunity for him to conduct.

The state Department of Health and Human Services, citing safety concerns, has ordered the temporary closure of a day care center in Bucksport. Page 1.

Aren't fireworks fun? No, say several Ellsworth residents who are getting rattled by the snap, crackle and ka-boom that has become familiar now that fireworks are legal. The City Council is pondering limits. Page 1.

And the Postal Service is pondering limits to the hours rural post offices will be keeping. Not good news for the small towns. Page 1.

All this plus summer baseball (and a big victory for Ellsworth), breadmaking, the Ellsworth Garden Club, the Good Life Center in Brooksville, goats on the loose (or are they sheep?), business news, an embezzler sentenced to eight years and a preview of the Bucksport Bay Festival of the Forest.

It's all in The American ... The Ellsworth American ... serving the community since 1851, the year Bucksport's Wilson Hall was constructed.

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