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The August 16th Issue of The American

Two of Franklin’s three selectmen quit last Friday and the town administrator resigned. That’s the latest chapter in the ongoing turmoil in this small, feisty town where residents keep on proving Tip O’Neill’s dictum that “all politics is local.” Page 1.

The lobster industry is clawing its way back to solvency by creating new cohorts of consumers and more aggressively marketing Maine’s signature seafood. At least that’s the plan. Page 1.

New home construction and sales aren’t what they used to be, but the rental market in Ellsworth is hot. What gives? Read all about it. Front Page.

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital is going to have to “do less with less,” according to the head of the parent organization. We’ve got a blow-by-blow account of Monday’s annual meeting.

Plus a really cool salute to College of the Atlantic on the occasion of its 40th birthday.

All this plus a visit to the Good Life Center in Brooksville, coverage of the Winter Harbor road race, the yachting scene, the Ellsworth City Council’s MIA dilemma, Donn Fendler’s visit to the library (he was lost on a mountain in Maine in 1939), the Walgreens robbery, a new B&B in Lamoine and an in-depth look at the lives of migrant workers in Hancock County during the blueberry raking season.

All in The American ... The Ellsworth American ... serving the community since 1851 when Sojourner Truth gave her “Ain't I a Woman” speech at the Women's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio.

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