The June 20th Issue of The American

A united and enthusiastic City Council has given the green light to the Moore Community Center renovation. The council has OK’d letting the project out to bid with fingers crossed the bids will come in under the current $4,667,000 estimate. Read all about it.

You can’t make this stuff up. According to Ellsworth police, the man charged with the unarmed robbery of Mike’s Country Store on June 9 was looking to raise enough money to buy a shotgun. He’d priced one earlier that day but didn’t have enough scratch. Shortly after the robbery, police say, he called the gun store and said he had the money now. The gun shop staff thought something funny was going on. They were right. page 1.

The strawberry outlook is sweet. Pick-your-own season starts at month’s end. Page 1.

What’s not to like about oyster aquaculture on Surry’s Morgan Bay? Plenty, according to opponents of the plan. But supporters also were represented at Tuesday night’s hearing. Page 1.

And an Ellsworth woman called police to say she had discovered a naked man in her house. Whoops! Daughter’s boyfriend. (Nice to meet you.)

All this plus the full story on the Bucksport Golden Bucks’ state softball win, a three-page report of graduations throughout the county, cops and court, the Ellsworth city budget, staying safe on social media, a local business roundup and annual town meeting coverage from Orland, Dedham and Gouldsboro.

It’s all in The American. The Ellsworth American ... serving the community since 1851, the year Kiehl’s cosmetics was launched in New York City’s East Village. Founded as a homeopathic pharmacy, it was purchased in 1921 by Irving Morse, who focused on skin care products. Three generations of the family grew the company until Kiehl's was purchased by the L’Oreal Group in 2000.

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