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The January 23rd Issue of The American

Fortunes are won and lost predicting Super Bowl victors. We play it safe this week and confine ourselves to predicting Super Bowl weather. Could be gnarly!

Verso is feeling bullish these days. A couple of weeks after acquiring the NewPage paper mill in Rumford, Verso has taken full ownership of Bucksport Energy LLC. Read all about it.

The next statewide ballot isn't till November — 10 months from now — but already the candidates are jockeying for position. Keep an eye on the field for district attorney.

Speaking of all things political: The Ellsworth American is hosting a candidates forum this coming Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall. Meet the future Ellsworth School Committee.

And don't miss our enterprise story about the selectmen of Hancock County — unpaid, substantially paid and barely paid. Their compensation varies widely, as do their responsibilities. Page 1.

And today's the day we publish our annual "Baby Faces" album of babies born in 2013. Ain't they cute?

It's all in The American ... The Ellsworth American ... serving the community since 1851, the year Kiehl's Pharmacy was established in New York's East Village (original name: Brunswick Apotheke). Today, Kiehl's produces health and beauty products for men, women and babies — including baby cream and baby body wash (say that three times fast).

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