The July 3rd Issue of The American

It might be too early to break out the champagne, but a round of ginger ale is in order. According to City Hall, big-ticket building projects are, well, going up in Ellsworth. Maybe things are starting to improve? Page 1.

Ever the happenin' place, Ellsworth is in vigorous pursuit of a quarter-million-dollar grant to bring high-speed Internet to the city's commercial core. Read all about it. Page 1.

And Orland River Day, favored by the sun gods, was a big success. We have the photos and a complete report.

Debuting in this edition is "Delish," everything you ever wanted to know about coastal Maine dining — from seafood shack to linen tablecloth restaurant. You're gonna love it.

All this plus summer sports and the Tour du Lac, the Brooklin Town Band, Sister Lucille's farewell party, a boat launching in Brooklin, cops & courts, the new whale-protection rules and a fond farewell to a former police chief.

It's all in The American ... The Ellsworth American ... serving the community since 1851, 10 years before Abraham Lincoln was sworn in as 16th President of the United States of America.

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