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.
  • Beer-brewing friars to open taproom

    Beer-brewing friars to open taproom

    BUCKSPORT — A new restaurant called Friars’ Brewhouse Tap Room is coming to Main Street, and it will serve meals that some Mainers may have never seen before. “The only restaurant that I’ve seen it in has either been in Europe or Canada,” said one of the tap room’s founders, Brother Donald Paul. Brother Donald

  • Bucksport water surcharge pays for infrastructure upgrades

    BUCKSPORT — At the Town Council meeting Jan. 12, Town Manager Susan Lessard said Bucksport’s water bills will be a bit bigger than they were last year. That’s because the town’s water utility provider, Maine Water Co., received approval from the Maine Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) to increase the surcharge that pays for improvements to

  • Declining school enrollment spurs citizens group

    Declining school enrollment spurs citizens group

    PENOBSCOT — At the Penobscot School Board meeting on Jan. 8, a group of residents presented a range of options the school could consider in response to low student enrollment and high per-pupil costs at the Penobscot Community School. “We were basically asked to get information,” said David Jolly, a member of the People’s Forum

  • Citizens’ group studies enrollment at Penobscot Community School

    Citizens’ group studies enrollment at Penobscot Community School

    PENOBSCOT — At the Penobscot School Board meeting on Jan. 8, a group of residents presented a range of options the school could consider in response to low student enrollment and high per-pupil costs at the Penobscot Community School. “We were basically asked to get information,” said David Jolly, a member of the People’s Forum

  • Bucksport high-schoolers study firefighting

    Bucksport high-schoolers study firefighting

    BUCKSPORT — Dakota Field has a fear of heights, and for good reason. When the Bucksport resident was a kid, his father fell from a three-story building and went into a coma for a week and a half. “I don’t have the best opinion of ladders,” said Field, which is surprising since he wants to

  • Bucksport police officer to receive bravery award

    Bucksport police officer to receive bravery award

    BUCKSPORT — Monday, April 10, 2017, was just another day when Bucksport first responders received a call about a structure fire at a house on Central Street. Detective Sgt. David Winchester was already on the road when he heard the call, so he was first to arrive on the scene. “PD [Police Department] guys are

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of Jan. 18

    Bucksport Police Log Week of Jan. 18

    BUCKSPORT — Police said they summoned Amanda Bowman, 37, of Bucksport on Route 1 on Jan. 9 on a charge of operating after suspension. Later that day, police said, they summoned Roger Brown, 25, of Prospect on a charge of illegal attachment of plates on Main Street. Police said they summoned Rachel Emond, 21, of

  • Bucksport robotics team powers up for a new season

    Bucksport robotics team powers up for a new season

    BUCKSPORT — There was a nervous energy in the air as the Bucksport High School robotics team, “The Buck’s Wrath,” sat in the basement of the old Brewer Middle School on Saturday morning. They sat alongside members of the Brewer High School team, all eyes watching a timer count down on the wall in front