Articles by: David Roza

David Roza

David Roza

David grew up in Washington County, Maryland, has reported in Washington County, Oregon, and now covers news in Hancock County and Washington County, Maine for The American and Out & About.
  • Bucksport police apply for body armor grant

    Bucksport police apply for body armor grant

    BUCKSPORT — Body armor might stop bullets and look cool, but it sure is uncomfortable. “You sweat like crazy underneath,” said Detective Sgt. David Winchester of the Bucksport Police Department, while wearing his Type IIIA U.S. Armor ballistic vest. While the vest stops handgun bullets from coming in, it also stops sweat from going out.

  • Bucksport Town Council considers Wilson Hall ballot question

    Bucksport Town Council considers Wilson Hall ballot question

    BUCKSPORT — At last week’s Town Council meeting, councilors considered adding a question to the town’s ballot this November. The purpose of the question would be to assess voters’ interest in keeping the historic but dilapidated Wilson Hall building standing. The 177-year-old former Methodist Seminary has been in disrepair since the seminary closed in the

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of Aug. 17

    Bucksport Police Log Week of Aug. 17

    BUCKSPORT — On July 23, police received a complaint of vandalism from a residence on Whitetail Ridge. The house had been vacant when it was entered and it sustained about $10,000 in damage from burglars. Detective Sgt. David Winchester investigated the incident and charged four Bucksport boys, aged 12, 13, 14 and 16, with burglary

  • Bucksport earns praise after state Little League tournament

    Bucksport earns praise after state Little League tournament

    BUCKSPORT — Little League coaches from across the state had plenty of great things to say about Bucksport, which hosted the Maine Little League championships for ages 10 and 11 earlier this month. In particular, coaches praised Bucksport Little League President Jon Goss for making visiting teams feel welcome, and for encouraging a sportsmanlike atmosphere.

  • Bucksport Council OKs electric car charging station

    Bucksport Council OKs electric car charging station

    BUCKSPORT — The automotive future is about to come to Bucksport. On July 27, the Town Council approved a request by local business owner Carsten Steenberg to set up a vehicle charging station in a parking space next to Bucksport House of Pizza. The charging station will be among the first in Hancock County. According

  • Bucksport bans retail marijuana

    Bucksport bans retail marijuana

    BUCKSPORT — When it comes to retail marijuana, the Town Council has put its foot down. At a meeting on July 27, the council voted to approve amendments to the land use and zoning ordinance that prohibit retail marijuana establishments and retail marijuana social clubs in town. While Bucksport residents can still use marijuana privately

  • Bucksport YMCA director hopes to grow programs, enrollment

    Bucksport YMCA director hopes to grow programs, enrollment

    BUCKSPORT — Nick Tymoczko has had a busy summer. The 31-year-old became the recreation operations director for the YMCA in Bucksport this May, which gave him about a month to prepare for a summer season filled with activities and programs for local kids and adults. Luckily, he had some help along the way. “It’s definitely

  • Bucksport installing LED lights on waterfront walkway

    Bucksport installing LED lights on waterfront walkway

    BUCKSPORT — The future of Bucksport is about to get a little brighter. Sometime within the next two weeks, workers from Allard Electric will begin to replace many of the lights on the waterfront walkway with light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The LEDs will be brighter, more efficient and longer-lasting than the current bulbs, which should help

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of Aug. 10

    Bucksport Police Log Week of Aug. 10

    BUCKSPORT — Ashlei Webber, 25, of Bucksport was arrested on Aug. 2 on a warrant out of Penobscot County for failure to appear in court. The next day, Staphne Foster, 28, of Deer Isle was arrested on a warrant out of Hancock County for forgery. Fraud and theft On July 31, a resident of Mast