The November 8th Issue of The American

Welcome to our Election issue — a once-every-four-years effort made possible by helpful town clerks, scurrying reporters, cold pizza and atrocious coffee. Your Ellsworth American team took calls, faxes and e-mails from town halls throughout Hancock County until 2:30 Wednesday morning on the way to serving up a complete, town-by-town report. (Please, hold your applause.)

Elsewhere in the news, of which there is tons, are reports on the inaugural Hancock County Business Conference, “bridge in a backpack” construction on Route 180 in Ellsworth, budget issues in Blue Hill and a magnificent bed at Woodlawn Museum

Besides being our Big Election Edition, this is our Salute to American Heroes Edition ... just in time for Veterans Day. We’ve got four pages of photos of currently serving service members as well as area vets from years gone by. We’ve also got a neat story about the six Medal of Honor winners with Hancock County ties. Who knew?

Forgot to mention high school soccer, “Pet Sematary” (parts of which was shot hereabouts!), cops, court, a DVD review, a wine review and a nice story about three Washington County forest rangers who loaded up and headed down to Queens, N.Y., to help with Superstorm Sandy cleanup. Who says Downeasters don’t travel?

It’s all in The American ... The Ellsworth American ... serving the community since 1851, the first year (speaking on Sandy) that the Atlantic hurricane season was recorded in the official Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Record. Six known tropical cyclones occurred during the season, the earliest of which formed on June 25 and the latest of which dissipated on Oct. 19.

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