The March 7th Issue of The American

Ever reverent, we took in a worship service last week. It was “2nd Amendment Sunday” at Trenton’s Good News Center and the pastor had his pistol strapped to his waist. You’ll have to forgive the headline ... but we couldn’t think of anything else to say. Page 1.

Remember the lobster glut last year that sent prices into the basement? Right now, given the rising water temperature, it’s possible we’re in for Round 2. Page 1.

Remember that part of “Alice’s Restaurant” where Officer Obie finds an envelope in a pile of illegally dumped garbage and tracks it back to Arlo Guthrie? Well, it’s déjà vu all over again. It’s still a bunch of trash, and a man in uniform, and an envelope. But this time it’s in Mariaville.

Arlo Guthrie made a song of his misfortune and now town and school officials in Bucksport are singing the blues over state budget cuts. Hey ... three million bucks in new pain. That’s a sad song. page 1.

All this plus wonderful coverage of the district show choir performances at Sumner Memorial High School, a judge’s ruling on a motion to suppress evidence in a Blue Hill pot bust, an Ellsworth pediatrician is honored, local YMCA kids win big at a swim meet, extensive coverage of annual town meetings in Penobscot, Sedgwick, Brooksville, Deer Isle and Stonington, peewee wrestling, peewee cheerleading and Peewee Herman. (Just kidding about Peewee Herman ... he’s not local).

It’s all in The American ... The Ellsworth American ... serving the community since 1851, the year Ireland released census figures showing a total island population in the aftermath of the Irish potato famine of 6,552,385 ? a fall of 1,622,739 in 10 years.

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