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The September 13th Issue of The American

Hiking, biking and jogging have never seemed so enticing. Do you suppose it’s because the price of gasoline just passed the $4 mark? We’ve got a report today on the sources of the price hike and the curious variations in price throughout the state. Page 1.

By contrast, the word from the apple orchards is up, down and sideways. A bad year, a good year, an average year: depends on who you ask. We look into the science of apple growing in this week’s EA. Page 1.

There’s science, too, as we plumb the depths of Ellsworth’s new wastewater treatment plant. Years of discussion, planning and construction and $21 million went into this state-of-the-art facility off Bayside Road. Here is everything you’ve ever wanted to know about sewage flow, heavy grit, aeration, air bubbles and bacteria. Did we mention the two clarifiers? It’s Front Page news

And now for something completely different: A Grange that is growing and looking to the future with vision and enthusiasm. It’s the Halcyon Grange in Blue Hill. Find out what’s behind their optimism. Page 1.

And while we’re in Blue Hill, read about the remarkable couple who would like to bestow a walking and running track on the town for the benefit of the public and George Stevens Academy athletes. Thank you, Chuck and Belinda Lawrence!

All this plus The Grand’s bright, new marquee; the arrival of Friday Night Lights at Ellsworth High School; the departure of the director of Down East Health Services; volleyball; soccer; pizza; intricate wooden chests; fall sports team photos; cops; crime; engagements; and a 50th wedding anniversary.

All in The American ... The Ellsworth American ... serving the community since 1851, the birth year of Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield. Born to a wealthy family in Lexington, Ky., he was professor of theology at Princeton Seminary from 1887 to 1921. Conservative Presbyterians consider him to be the last of the great Princeton theologians before the split in 1929 that formed Westminster Seminary and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.

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