The April 24th Issue of The American

You kind of saw it coming, but now that it's happening you get a better idea of the scope of the issue. Top managers within RSU 24 are leaving the consolidated union and taking positions in the newly created Ellsworth School Department. It's more fallout from the withdrawal of Ellsworth, Lamoine and Hancock from the RSU ... and it comes at an inconvenient time for the RSU. Page 1

The Ellsworth City Council has been issued iPads for conducting city business — including emails. This leap into the modern world means less paper being used and also works to simplify matters if a Freedom of Information request comes along....it's a lot easier searching the files of a work iPad than a councilor's home computer with all those emails to grandchildren mixed in among the constituent communications. Read all about it.

Two Ellsworth long-distance runners have returned from the Boston Marathon with an inspiring report about the courage, love and resolve they witnessed a year after the terrible bombings. Page 1

Good news from Prospect Harbor: the lobster processing plant is looking to hire 65 more people. Page 1.

Sure sign of spring: Our annual House & Garden section included in this week's paper.

All this plus high school baseball and softball, a foodie tour of the Otis General Store, a close look at economic development initiatives in Bucksport, an interview with the guy who started the Kenduskeag Canoe Race and the final chapter in the saga of a Blue Hill woman facing eviction.

It's all in The American ... The Ellsworth American ... serving the community since 1851, the year before the establishment of the Studebaker Brothers Wagon Co., precursor of the automobile manufacturer.

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