The August 15th Issue of The American

Child stardom used to be the primary path for youthful riches. But what about a career as a junior lobsterman? A kid learns the trade, the money’s good, the hours are flexible and the story’s on Page 1.

Who was it who said “America is the Saudi Arabia of wind”? T. Boone Pickens? His message certainly inspired a lot of wind energy entrepreneurs. One such, First Wind, is looking to site 30 more turbines in Hancock County. Page 1.

And there’s a perfect storm of creative thinking going on in Bucksport these days. The Verso Paper mill is working with the town, the local school district and Eastern Maine Community College to create a special associate degree for aspiring paper mill workers. Well done, everyone! Front Page.

And well done, too, to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital for improving its readmission rate by working (successfully) to reduce the number of patients who are readmitted within 30 days of a procedure. Real all about it.

All this plus drug busts, real estate transfers, a bustling Business page, an inspiring story about a lady who is back enjoying life after a terrible accident, everything you ever wanted to know about the Village of Lucerne annual meeting, a delightful Arts section and a racy Sports page (pun intended).

It’s all in The American ... The Ellsworth American ... serving the community since 1851, the year the Kenosha, Wis., Fire Department was incorporated. Volunteer companies had existed before the incorporation on March 8, 1851.The Kenosha Volunteer Fire Company was organized and equipment was purchased: two hand pumpers, the “Park City” and “Star,” and one hook and ladder truck.

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