Articles by: Jacqueline Weaver

Jacqueline Weaver

Jacqueline Weaver

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
Jacqueline's beat covers the eastern Hancock County towns of Lamoine through Gouldsboro as well as Steuben in Washington County. She was a reporter for the New York Times, United Press International and Reuters before moving to Maine. She also publicized medical research at Yale School of Medicine and scientific findings at Yale University for nine years.[email protected]
  • Winter Harbor’s fictional Von Thistles inspire artwork

    Winter Harbor’s fictional Von Thistles inspire artwork

    WINTER HARBOR — The idea for Deborah Martin’s fictional Von Thistle family was first planted, interestingly enough, 20 years ago during friendly banter among staff in the psychiatric unit at Maine Medical Center in Portland. “A nurse-friend called me ‘Devorah Von Thistle,” said Martin, a psychiatric nurse. “I called her the Red Devil.” Both names

  • By car or boat, Bunker’s Wharf’s view draws diners

    By car or boat, Bunker’s Wharf’s view draws diners

    The picturesque harbor view from Bunker’s Wharf has been one enjoyed for eight generations of the Rice family, one of whom now co-owns the popular eatery. “Bunker’s Harbor typifies the lobster industry and generations of people making their living on the ocean,” said Dana Rice Sr., who lives in the home where he grew up

  • Salt Box relocates to Winter Harbor

    Salt Box relocates to Winter Harbor

    WINTER HARBOR — Salt Box restaurant aficionados will travel a little farther to dine this summer, but owner-chef Mike Poirier said the view is worth it. Poirier has taken over the space formerly occupied by Raven’s Nest at the corner of Main and Newman streets and overlooking Henry Cove. “It is the same name and

  • Resourceful young Mainer returns home, starts business

    Resourceful young Mainer returns home, starts business

    CHERRYFIELD — Emma Thieme is a typical and atypical millennial — independent, a bold traveler, totally adept working online yet possessing hands-on skills as well. The writer and custom upholsterer also is a fourth-generation Mainer who has lived elsewhere but then decided there is no place like home. “To be from Maine means to be

  • Lamoine budget vote set for May 31

    LAMOINE — Voters will be asked at a special town meeting May 31 to approve a $2.65-million budget, which is 6.4 percent, or $161,694.02, higher than current funding. The local share of the budget will be up 8.65 percent over the current local share, or $190,794.58. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the

  • Sports a common bond among Sumner honor parts students

    Sports a common bond among Sumner honor parts students

    SULLIVAN — The top four students in Sumner Memorial High School’s 2017 graduating class say their fondest memories involved sports. For valedictorian Liam Flubacher, son of Marcella Flubacher of Winter Harbor, it was hitting a home run against Deer Isle. For Noah Goldfarb, the salutatorian and son of Keith Goldfarb and Peg Rush of Steuben,

  • Longtime staffer takes over Blue Hill Books

    Longtime staffer takes over Blue Hill Books

    BLUE HILL — A regular customer stopped in recently at Blue Hill Books looking for Elizabeth Rosenthal’s newly-released “An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take it Back.” The book buyer, Eliza Hill of Brooksville, knew the author, but not the title, and before she had even said the full

  • Gouldsboro Police Log Week of May 18

    Gouldsboro Police Log Week of May 18

    GOULDSBORO — William Kizer, 20, of Wells was summoned May 12 on charges of possession of a usable amount of marijuana and possession of more than one driver’s license, police said. Police said Wells was stopped on Route 1. Speeding tickets Connor Rossi, 18, of Milbridge was summoned on a speeding charge May 11 for