The November 21st Issue of The American

Maine Coast Memorial Hospital last week announced budget cuts and layoffs. This week, the Ellsworth hospital announced a major expansion. If you’re wondering how that works, check out our lead story on the front page this week. All will be revealed.

The benefit supper for injured veteran Andy Slater drew lots of people and lots of good will last week. Read all about it. Page 1.

The owners of a former campground in Birch Harbor are contemplating a hotel, among other options. We have the details. Page 1.

Do you know what the day before Thanksgiving is? Did you say “Wednesday”? Well, OK, but what else is it? It’s one of the biggest days of the year for take-out pizza. Find out why the pizza parlor owners are rolling in dough. Page 1.

And we have today quite a number of recollections from people of a certain age regarding where they were when they heard the terrible news about JFK. Friday is the 50th anniversary of his assassination. Page 1.

All this plus Bucksport football (great photos!), the biography of Sturgis Haskins of Sorrento, cops & courts, the latest on scallop regs and the story of a man in Gouldsboro who believes he has — in his possession — the copy of the Gettysburg Address that President Lincoln read in Pennsylvania in 1863. This is the 150th anniversary of that great speech.

It’s all in The American ... The Ellsworth American ... serving the community since 1851, back when the flag of the United States had 31 stars. The most recent star, representing California, was added to the banner that year.

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