Articles by: Jack Dodson

Jack Dodson
Jack Dodson began working for The Ellsworth American in mid-2017, and covers eastern Hancock and western Washington counties. He grew up in the Mid-coast region before living in New York City for five years, where he freelanced in documentary filmmaking and journalism. He is particularly interested in criminal justice, environment and immigration reporting.
  • Linguist tracks forebearers to The Azores

    Linguist tracks forebearers to The Azores

    SURRY — She grabbed a shawl and said to follow her down the street. Approaching the last house on the right, she called out, “Maria da Luz, Maria da Luz!” Maria stuck her head out of the front door and listened while the neighbor asked if she knew anyone related to Manoel Francisco Ramos.  Speaking

  • Newly licensed drivers facing many challenges

    Newly licensed drivers facing many challenges

    They take the wheel in the parking lot. They take their time buckling up, adjusting the mirrors, finding the brakes and getting reacquainted with the car. When Danny King climbs into the passenger seat, the state-licensed driver’s education teacher makes sure his student has a chance to warm up before getting onto the road. Like

  • Vegas bunnies are coming to Lamoine

    Vegas bunnies are coming to Lamoine

    LAMOINE — There are too many bunnies roaming the streets of Las Vegas. As a result, that city’s animal advocates decided they would find a group that could look after the furry mammals with big ears. After a search, including social media scouting, Las Vegas groups contacted the Cottontail Cottage Rabbit Sanctuary in Lamoine to

  • Winter Harbor Police Log Week of May 3

    Winter Harbor Police Log Week of May 3

    WINTER HARBOR — On April 18, police assisted with a domestic complaint in Gouldsboro that resulted in the arrest of Susan Ruffner, 49, of Gouldsboro. Ruffner was taken into custody by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and charged with domestic terrorizing and violating bail conditions. Possible stalking case A local woman told police on April