A fond farewell ushers Baker into retirement
Hundreds of friends, former employees and well wishers came through the office of the Ellsworth American on August 28 to celebrate the retirement of longtime publisher Alan Baker. Baker announced his retirement last month, selling the paper he has run for the last 28 years to Reade Brower. Brower, who also owns six of the seven Maine dailies and more than a dozen weekly papers, will take ownership next week. In honor of Baker, the staff created a special edition to celebrate the occasion which was printed and distributed during the party.