The May 30th Issue of The American

Conventional metrics aren’t everything. We asked several couples who had retired to Maine why they chose the Pine Tree State. Low property taxes? Safe streets? Nah. They chose Maine because they love it here. Read all about it.

The lady who baked up a batch of marijuana that her young son brought to school got a sweet deal from the judge: a suspended sentence. It’s a long story and we have it on Page 1.

We learned, to our surprise, that the young man accused in the death of a 15-year-old girl did some of his growing up in Castine. We talked to his coach and a former principal. Page 1.

Speaking of law and order, a group of citizens availed themselves of the opportunity to learn how the police do their jobs by enrolling in Ellsworth’s Citizen Police Academy. They did a ride-along and got the straight scoop on lethal force. Page 1

All this plus high school baseball, softball and track, the Memorial Mile, rhubarb recipes, a student salute to veterans and complete Memorial Day parade coverage.

It’s all in The American, The Ellsworth American, serving the community since 1851, the year Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval was born. He was a French physician/physicist. He invented the moving-coil galvanometer and the thermocouple ammeter. D’Arsonval was an important contributor to the emerging field of electrophysiology, the study of the effects of electricity on biological organisms. In 1881, d’Arsonval proposed tapping the thermal energy of the ocean. One of d’Arsonval’s students built the first ocean thermal energy plant in Cuba in 1930.

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