The October 3rd Issue of The American

Today we start our three-part series examining the pros and cons of withdrawing from Regional School Unit (RSU) 24. Ellsworth, Hancock and Lamoine will vote on the initiative Nov. 5. We’ve spent the past month talking to proponents of withdrawal as well as administrators of the school system. Pulling out of the RSU is a big issue for the three breakaway republics as well as for the nine towns that will be left remaining should Ellsworth, Hancock and Lamoine vote to pull out. It tolls for thee. Page 1

The federal presence in Hancock County is largely limited to Acadia National Park ... but what a presence that is! The shutdown of the federal government that went into effect Tuesday is a big disappointment to leaf-peepers and the tour buses that serve them. We have a wide-reaching report on the impact of congressional deadlock. Page 1.

The Ellsworth schools are determined to affirm the message that it ain’t cool to miss school. We attended the first Perfect Attendance Day event and have a report from the scene. Page 1.

This week we urge you to Think Pink. We’ve got four pages dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Section 1.

All this plus high school sports, the Roger Willey 5K, a legislator’s campaign to have the lobster roll declared Maine’s State Sandwich, Ellsworth building permits, MMA sailing, church listings, Bucksport police and an interview with the new chairman of the Maine Coast Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees.

It’s all in The American ... The Ellsworth American ... serving the community since 1851, the year Josiah Priest published his “Bible Defence of Slavery” in which he criticizes abolitionists and offers biblical support for the institution of slavery.

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