Articles by: Jennifer Osborn

Jennifer Osborn

Jennifer Osborn

Reporter and columnist at The Ellsworth American
News Reporter Jennifer Osborn covers news and features on the Blue Hill Peninsula and Deer Isle-Stonington. She welcomes tips and story ideas. She also writes the Gone Shopping column. Email Jennifer with your suggestions at [email protected] or call 667-2576.
  • Time to cook and cover up

    Time to cook and cover up

    Labor Day has passed, which means it’s time to start baking fall things like apple pie or grunts. If you’re going to bake or frankly cook anything worth eating, it’s best to wear an apron. We found several aprons at Rooster Brother — a few are almost too attractive to wear. We were especially fond

  • Marijuana social clubs delayed until 2019

    BLUE HILL — While it is aiming to have laws in place for its Recreational Marijuana Initiative by 2018, Maine will not allow licensing for marijuana social clubs until 2019, according to Bar Harbor attorney Lynne Williams. Williams, whose practice includes cannabis business law, spoke at a community forum about retail marijuana Monday at the

  • Taped interview mix-up derails assault trial

    Taped interview mix-up derails assault trial

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County District Attorney’s Office cited an “unfortunate oversight” in dismissing an assault case Sept. 14. The issue: Prosecutors were unaware police had recorded their interview with the alleged victim. The case involves defendant Josiah Estabrook, 21, who was accused of assaulting his then girlfriend while she was holding their child at

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Sept. 21

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Sept. 21

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office handled a number of crashes this past week, which resulted in charges for the motorists involved. A motorist was arrested after he left the scene when his vehicle struck a car on Water Street in Castine Saturday, Lt. Corey Bagley said. The operator, Patrick T. Jackson IV, 21,

  • Maine State Police Log Week of Sept. 21

    Maine State Police Log Week of Sept. 21

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police issued charges to several motorists for alleged driving offenses the past week. Trooper Owen Reed summoned Luis Ortiz-Matos, 26, of Milbridge on a charge of operating without a license Sept. 14 in Hancock. Ortiz-Matos had been involved in a crash in Hancock. Trooper Josh Lander assisted. Trooper Travis Chapman

  • Airport hits enplanement target for 2016

    Airport hits enplanement target for 2016

    TRENTON — The Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport should land $1 million in funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) next year. The airport clocked over 10,000 passenger boardings or enplanements in 2016, Airport Director Bradley Madeira announced. “This means that the airport should be eligible to receive up to $1 million of federal airport improvement

  • DA seeking OUI prosecutor

    ELLSWORTH — Those who drive drunk and get pulled over, soon may find themselves squaring off in court against an attorney devoted to prosecuting drunk and drugged drivers. “It is no longer a simple area of criminal law, especially with the increase in drugged driving, which has even more challenges when trying to prove a

  • Commissioners approve Sheriff’s Office promotions

    Commissioners approve Sheriff’s Office promotions

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff Scott Kane promoted two deputies after getting a nod from the Hancock County Commissioners Tuesday. Kane promoted Deputy Corey Bagley to the position of lieutenant. “He does an outstanding job and I think it’s an appropriate promotion,” Kane said. Bagley will replace former Lt. Chris Thornton, who is now a

  • Maine State Police Log Week of Sept. 14

    Maine State Police Log Week of Sept. 14

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police charged a handful of motorists with offenses during the past week. Cpl. Chris Smith arrested Lindsey Lewis, 28, of Sullivan on a charge of operating under the influence of an intoxicant Saturday. Summonses Trooper Travis Chapman summoned Megan Patten, 27, of Bucksport on a charge of operating after suspension

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Sept. 14

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Sept. 14

    ELLSWORTH — A report of an unresponsive man behind the wheel of a vehicle parked at a Tremont business Sunday led to charges, according to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Zach Allen charged Gage Gilley, 27, of Lamoine with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant and unlawful drug possession.