The April 4th Issue of The American
If you have followed the political stances of Amherst State Rep. Larry Lockman, you know that once he’s made up his mind, he’s unstoppable. If Larry’s proposed bill before the Legislature becomes law, you, too, will be unstoppable ... practically. The Republican lawmaker has filed a bill that would turn red lights into stop signs: you stop and, if the coast is clear, you go. Turn left or right or go straight. This is for all of us who hate waiting at a red light when there’s nobody coming from any direction. And yet, some people in high places think it’s a bad idea. Page 1
Voters in Franklin and Osborn think gun ownership is a good idea, by and large, but they had different takes on town meeting articles that would nullify any state or federal laws inhibiting the right to bear arms. Check it out. Page 1
And get out your hanky as you read about the visually impaired Mariaville man whose Seeing Eye dog, Dayne, has had to retire. It’s been a beautiful friendship and the parting has left behind a sad human and a melancholy Dayne. Page 1.
And grab a second hanky as you read about the closing of Rosen’s in Bucksport, the well-patronized, well-loved store that has provided clothing and shoes for more than a century. Farewell.
All this plus the official opening of the road race season (the Flattop 5K), everything you ever wanted to know about elvers, annual town meetings, cops, court, recipes, poetry, a profile of a new pastor, the word on the maple syrup haul and a preview of the coming stunt dog show at The Grand.
It’s all in The American ... The Ellsworth American ... serving the community since 1851, the year the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia issued nearly 10 million braided-hair Liberty head large cents. They fetch about $20 from collectors, these days.