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The May 23rd Issue of The American

Ellsworth city councilors wrestle with issues around streetlights, garbage removal, recycling and tax rates. Their efforts were rewarded Monday with an accusation of treason by a former member of the council. Wrassle that! Page 1

Honest-to-goodness wrestling occurred Tuesday evening when an elver buyer caught an elver stealer red-handed on Water Street. The stealer escaped his victim’s grasp by wriggling out of his hoodie and taking to his heels. The police are on his trail. Page 1.

Appropriate to the Memorial Day holiday Monday, we have a fascinating piece about an Eastbrook veteran and his ghastly injuries suffered during the war. The Civil War. Front page.

And you may now forget the clouds and sprinkles. It is officially summer. How do we know? The first issue of Out & About is in today’s American. Great stories. Plus adventure ideas for visitors and year-rounders that will persuade one and all to get up and get out and about in this beautiful part of the world.

All this plus graduation news, a touching update on that 2½-year-old boy with leukemia, the Ellsworth municipal budget, high school baseball and softball, a gas station that pumps propane, a law firm merger, the new CEO at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust and everything you ever wanted to know about Brazilian jiu jitsu.

It’s all in The American ... The Ellsworth American ... serving the community since 1851, the year the 36-caliber Colt Revolving Belt Pistol, later known as the Colt 1851 Navy or Navy Revolver, went into production. It was designed by Samuel Colt between 1847 and 1850. It remained in production until 1873.

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