The August 23rd Issue of The American

Citizens everywhere want to be proud of their leaders. Today, the citizens of Ellsworth get to be proud of their city manager, Michelle Beal. Michelle was named “Rookie of the Year” on Wednesday by the Maine Town and City Management Association. Hoo-ray, Michelle! Read all about it...Page 1

Lots of new faces in the administrative offices of Hancock County’s schools. New principals, vice principals ... even a dean! We’ve got the story. We’ve even got the pictures. Front Page.

Speaking of schools, we offer you the latest in the seemingly endless negotiations between Regional School Unit 24 and the aspiring breakaway republics of Ellsworth, Lamoine and Hancock. Complicated issues? Hoo-wee! Very. Page 1.

The Blue Hill Fair is coming to town next week and we’ve got the preview. If you like pie, hot dogs, smart dogs, good singers, cows, fried dough and/or monster trucks, you’re sure to have a good time. Page 1

We’ve also got the school bus schedules, a salute to Ellsworth’s First Congregational Church on the occasion of its 200th anniversary, a profile of Wallace Interiors’ new location in Trenton, cops, courts, weddings and engagements, an unusually musical Arts section, road races, City Council news, letters pro and con our recent editorial on gun control (and ammunition control), yacht racing, cool photos and hot news.

All in The American ...The Ellsworth American ... serving the community since 1851, the year French physicist Bernard Léon Foucault (1819-1868) invented the Foucault pendulum to demonstrate how a pendulum could track the rotation of the Earth.

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