The September 5th Issue of The American

Injuries were slight but plenty of people, passengers among them, were shaken up by Monday’s car-train collision in Ellsworth. Learn about what happened, where and how. Page 1.

The Blue Hill Fair, a tradition by which other traditions measure themselves, completed its five-day run under rainy skies. But the overall assessment of this year’s fair was sunny. Page 1.

Tuesday was the first day of school and educators in Regional School Unit 24 are focused on attendance, noting that kids who routinely miss school are at risk of dropping out. Page 1.

We have an awfully sad story today about an ailing moose who drowned in Patten Pond last week despite the best efforts of some good-hearted people. Page 4.

All this plus the Stonington tea that’s going to the Emmys, a new vice principal for the Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School, an eye-opening investigative report on the theft and abuse of prescription drugs by pharmacists and their technicians, a new gig for the former executive director of The Grand and yet another way to enjoy blueberries.

It’s all in The American ... The Ellsworth American ... serving the community since 1851, the year former Hungarian President Lajos Kossuth (1802-1894) gave a speech in New York City titled “The Claims of Hungary on the Female Sex.” His presentation to the ladies of New York focused on “the sorrows of Hungary as they relate to women.”

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