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Written by Earl Brechlin   
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 at 10:09 am

BAR HARBOR — Nan Lincoln, a local arts writer and reporter for more than 26 years, was laid off by VillageSoup Media on Friday. She was notified of the reduction in force and asked to clean out her desk the same day, May 28.

Nan LincolnThat leaves the Bar Harbor Times, which was purchased by the web-focused company, with just two reporters and one editor, down from a one-time high of four reporters, a copy editor, news editor and a staff photographer.

On Monday, Ms. Lincoln declined to comment at length on her unceremonious dismissal. She did say that she was frequently at loggerheads over news judgment with newly appointed editor Holly Anderson, the daughter of VillageSoup owner Richard Anderson. Ms. Anderson took over after long-time editor Greg Fish was let go earlier this year.

Ms. Lincoln, a published author, said she is currently weighing her options and planned to work on several book projects.

Last year, Ms. Lincoln was given the Bar Harbor Legacy of the Arts Award for her dedicated coverage of the arts over the decades. She is also the recipient of more than 100 awards for writing and photography from the Maine, and New England Press associations.

Ms. Anderson did not immediately respond to a request for a comment.

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