The March 28th Issue of The American

Welcome to our coveted, much-heralded, hugely anticipated and totally annual Easter edition. Start off with our Front Page feature about Cottontail Cottage Rabbit Rescue in Lamoine, then to the Easter Egg Hunt listing and our very complete list of Easter services. We hear the weather promises to be nice on Sunday!

Seat belt enforcement: good public safety or a quota-driven crackdown? The investigative piece can be found on page 1.

Elver fishermen are independent souls, as a rule, but they’re looking to join forces and employ an advocate now that federal fisheries regulators are contemplating tough new regulations. Read all about it.
And stay with us as we continue our coverage of the controversial proposal for shellfish aquaculture in Surry’s Morgan Bay.

Contentious, too, was Monday’s visit by the Legislature’s Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee. Selectmen and municipal officials gave committee members an earful as they described the havoc expected from a $400-million tax shift from the state to the towns.

All this plus wedding bells, the hunt for the biggest tree, cops and courts, sports, Bucksport Chamber of Commerce awards, Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce awards, a new business, Boy Scouts honored and more trophy gold for the Deer Isle-Stonington chess teams!

All in The American ... The Ellsworth American ... serving the community since 1851, the year both Western Easter and Orthodox Easter were observed on the same date: April 20. Ordinarily, Orthodox Easter is pegged to the Julian calendar and is observed after Western Easter, which follows the Gregorian calendar.

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