The August 22nd Issue of The American

Ain’t government grand? For 17 years, the Washington Hancock Community Agency had been arranging rides for needy individuals who needed to see a doctor or keep an appointment. The federal government said there was a potential for conflict of interest if the agency scheduling the ride also provides the ride. So Maine has to enter into a $50-million contract with an out-of-state company to do the scheduling. Guess what? It isn’t working and people in Hancock and Washington counties are left stranded. Page 1.

Wyman’s Blueberries is in the pink. Business is so good they needed technological innovation to keep the temperature constant in their refrigerated rooms, what with all the coming and going of berries and product. See how they addressed the issue. Page 1.

You’ve got to love Bucksport. Beautiful waterfront, nice people, fascinating history and a policeman who patrols his beat on a bike. Read all about a cop who goes the extra mile. Page 1.

There’s a very useful map and guide to the Blue Hill Fair inside this week’s American. You can practically smell the fried dough.

All this plus a complete and total schedule of fall sports for Hancock County high schools, selectmen’s news from Castine, an illustrated report on the annual Retired Skippers Race and a Back to School section that includes bus schedules, feature stories and news of new programs and new faces.

It’s all in The American ... The Ellsworth American ... serving the community since 1851, the year the New York Times was founded. First published by Henry Jarvis Raymond and George Jones on Sept. 18, 1851, under the name the New York Daily Times, it was published every day but Sunday. Among the articles in the paper that year were “Is Europe Ripe for Revolution?” “The Expected Arrival of Kossuth at Washington,” “Cold Weather in the East,” and “Fugitive Slave Riots in Lancaster Co. Pa.”

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