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.
  • Maine State Police Log Week of July 18

    Maine State Police Log Week of July 18

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police reported that a rollover accident on the Eastside Road in Hancock Friday led to charges for the motorist. Trooper Dana Austin summoned Kelsey Jones, 21, of Hancock on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant and driving to endanger. Trooper Gavin Endre, the

  • Heart in the country

    Heart in the country

    STONINGTON — There’s an energetic gardener in town and she wants fresh, organic vegetables in every kitchen. Anna Goff has built a farm stand at her house at 88 Burnt Cove Road where customers can pay a bit extra for their produce in order to direct the difference to a fund for those who need

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of July 18

    Bucksport Police Log Week of July 18

    BUCKSPORT — Sgt. David Winchester charged a local man on Sunday after he “repeatedly” showed up at a woman’s workplace. Winchester summoned Mark Thibodeau, 60, of Bucksport on charges of stalking and criminal trespass. The woman does not know Thibodeau, the sergeant said. On at least one occasion, Thibodeau went to the woman’s residence, Winchester

  • Wet spring hurts  strawberry crop

    Wet spring hurts strawberry crop

    BLUE HILL — It’s a bad news/good news situation if you enjoy locally grown strawberries and want to pick your own. Thanks to a cycle of thawing and freezing last winter and a rainy spring, strawberry crops have not fared well. “We usually have six acres and we lost 1.5 to two acres to winter

  • Brooklin  OKs retail liquor sales

    Brooklin OKs retail liquor sales

    BROOKLIN — This coastal town just got a little wetter. Thanks to a referendum the town of Brooklin held Monday, retail sales of hard liquor will soon be allowed for the first time in town, specifically at the Brooklin General Store. The results of Monday’s referendum will allow the store to sell spirits every day

  • Climate change conference scheduled in Blue Hill

    Climate change conference scheduled in Blue Hill

    BLUE HILL — If you don’t know what you can do, as one individual, to deal with climate change, there is an upcoming conference at George Stevens Academy just for you. The Reversing Falls Sanctuary Climate Action Group in Brooksville and Robert Shetterly’s Americans Who Tell the Truth project are hosting the 2019 Climate Convergence

  • Bucksport Bay Festival kicks off July 19

    Bucksport Bay Festival kicks off July 19

    BUCKSPORT — The Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual fundraiser, the Bucksport Bay Festival, downtown from Friday, July 19, through Sunday, July 21. The festival attracts 3,000 to 5,000 people to town each July, said festival organizer Nathalie Arruda. Kicking things off will be a pageant for girls from infants to

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of July 11

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of July 11

    ELLSWORTH — A collision between a lobster boat and a personal vessel in Stonington Sunday resulted in a charge for one of the operators, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported. Deputy Dakota Dupuis summoned Brandon Murphy, 22, of Trenton on a charge of operating a watercraft while under the influence of an intoxicant. More OUI

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of July 11

    Bucksport Police Log Week of July 11

    BUCKSPORT — A concerned citizen called police Friday about a dog that was possibly being neglected. Animal Control Office Dan Joy said he checked the residence in question but the dog was not outside. Distracted driving Officer Gerald Lowe summoned Christopher J. Barry, 31, of Orrington on a charge of reading while driving Saturday. Also

  • Maine State Police Log Week of July 11

    Maine State Police Log Week of July 11

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police are investigating a theft of a kayak from a boat landing in Fletchers Landing Sunday. OUI On Route 1A in Dedham July 1, Sgt. Timothy Varney summoned Erin Kelly, 24, of Ellsworth on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant, operating after

  • Pugnuts scoops up CBD ice cream

    Pugnuts scoops up CBD ice cream

    SURRY — Pugnuts Ice Cream shop is capitalizing on the popularity of CBD products with a hemp-based, CBD-oil infused toasted chocolate sorbet. Owners Karlton Holmes and Eric Treworgy introduced the sorbet on June 25. First, here’s a bit of botany: CBD is short for cannibidiol, an oil derived from marijuana or hemp plants. You might