The August 28th issue of The American

Ellsworth School Department Superintendent Dan Higgins apparently doesn’t subscribe to the notion that “you can’t go home again.”

That’s why he didn’t hesitate to reach out to the Philippines to ask Bruce Lindberg to hop back across the Pacific to become Ellsworth High School’s new interim principal just in time for the start of the new school year.

“I’ve always considered Ellsworth my home, even though I left,” said Lindberg, who previously worked as a teacher, coach and administrator at EHS in the 1980s.

Read all about Lindberg’s homecoming on this week’s front page.

While Lindberg is coming home, a Gouldsboro woman is preparing to say goodbye to the Blue Hill Fair, where she and her late husband have brought their pigs for the past seven years.

While she said she will always have fond memories of the fair, Linda Herrick of Coots Roost Farm said the hobby has just become too draining to tackle by herself. Page 1.

Also on the front page, a sad reminder of the importance of water safety occurred on Donnell Pond this week, as a 33-year-old Bar Harbor man drowned.

Back to school this year also means a revamped funding formula for Regional School Unit 24 communities. Some stand to gain, some not. Page 1.

Sculptors are rocking on the Schoodic Peninsula at the final Schoodic International Arts Symposium. See how they’re coming along in this week’s Arts & Leisure section.

All this, plus a good forecast for blueberries, a host of pre-season soccer pictures, the opening of the Blue Hill Fair, Cops & Courts and more are in this week’s Ellsworth American, serving Hancock County since 1851, the same year the flip of a coin determined whether a new city in the Oregon Territory would be named after Boston, Mass., or Portland, Maine. Portland won.

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