The March 14th Issue of The American

It’s gray out, neither cold nor warm, and spring is still a week off. What we need is some good news. Whoa! Just found some: L.L. Bean is expanding its outlet store in Ellsworth and adding jobs. Read all about it on today’s Front Page!

Encouraging, too, are Maine Coast Memorial Hospital’s efforts to redirect patients who use the emergency room as their primary health provider. ER care is the most expensive and there’s not much chance for continuity of care. Check out what they’re doing. Page 1.

Quite a number of our readers have checked out the nice house that’s going up on Newbury Neck in Surry. A couple of you have asked how it is that such a structure can go up so close to the water. What about shoreland zoning? We have the answer. Page 1.

Speaking of zoning, that’s what they were speaking of in Aurora on Monday. A zoning change ... a big one. Could the wind turbine people — First Wind — have anything to do with this? Find out.

That sounded mysterious. We shall be entirely up front about how we feel about The Ellsworth American being named “Top Drawer” by the Chamber of Commerce. Ye-haw!

It’s all in The American ... The Ellsworth American ... serving the community since 1851, the year Maine joined the temperance movement and prohibited the sale of alcoholic beverages. The hugely unpopular law was repealed in 1856.

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