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.
  • Political signs vandalized

    Political signs vandalized

    ELLSWORTH — With less than a month to go until the presidential election, campaign sign wars, so to speak, are in full swing. Joasha Dundas of Franklin has placed around Ellsworth three custom-designed signs in support of her presidential candidate, Joe Biden. Two of the three signs were stolen and one sign was vandalized —

  • Maine State Police Log Week of Oct. 15

    Maine State Police Log Week of Oct. 15

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police charged a Mariaville man with impaired driving after investigating a crash in Township 10 on Oct. 4. Trooper Dana Austin summoned Joshua Greenlaw, 31, on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Sgt. Jason Sattler and Trooper Gavin Endre assisted. Arrest Trooper

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of Oct. 15

    Bucksport Police Log Week of Oct. 15

    BUCKSPORT — Police arrested two Route 46 residents Oct. 6 after investigating a report of domestic violence. Police arrested Kayla White, 20, of Bucksport on a charge of domestic violence assault. Deputy Police Chief David Winchester said officers later went back to the residence and arrested Sean McGinn, 21, also of Bucksport, on a charge

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Oct. 15

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Oct. 15

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Archer went to a Franklin residence to check on a man who had reportedly overdosed Oct. 6. “Prior to my arrival at the residence, the male was administered Naloxone (Narcan) and was able to be revived,” Archer said. An ambulance took the man to a hospital for further

  • No trick, Halloween will go on – with precautions

    No trick, Halloween will go on – with precautions

    ELLSWORTH — The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed more than 210,000 American lives and ruined many things over the past six months, but it’s not going to claim Halloween festivities—at least not in Hancock County. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has classified trick-or-treating and trunk-or-treating as “higher risk activities” to be avoided in an

  • Smoke damage reported in East Blue Hill fire

    EAST BLUE HILL — Firefighters were called to an Ellingwood Road residence off the end of Curtis Cove Road Monday night at 11 p.m. to extinguish a fire that had started in the wood flooring underneath the fireplace, said Blue Hill Fire Chief Matt Dennison. The homeowners called in the fire. No one was injured and except

  • Maine State Police Log Week of Oct. 8

    ELLSWORTH — A stop of a vehicle for erratic operation on Route 1 in Ellsworth Sept. 29 led to the driver’s arrest, according to Maine State Police. Det. Greg Mitchell stopped the vehicle and after further investigation by Cpl. Chris Smith, police arrested Starr Ferris, 39, of Ellsworth on a charge of operating a motor

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Oct. 8

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Oct. 8

    ELLSWORTH — A motorist was arrested after a rear-end collision on Route 1 in Hancock Sept. 30, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported. Deputy Dylan Hall charged Casey Scott, 37, of Sullivan with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Scott had been driving eastbound in a 2015 Kia Soul, which

  • Hancock County Jail log Sept. 28 – Oct. 2

    Hancock County Jail log Sept. 28 – Oct. 2

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between Sept. 28 and Oct. 2: Amanda L. Burrows, 35, Bar Harbor, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. Harvey M. Springer, 25, Ellsworth, domestic violence criminal threatening. Jan M. Rideout, 48, Hampden, domestic violence assault. Sylvia A. Moores, 38, Baileyville, 45 days for failure

  • Maine State Police Log Week of Oct. 1

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police are investigating a case of fraud involving an elderly Blue Hill resident. The resident gave $800 to an unknown person online, police said. Arrests Trooper Caleb McGary arrested Ariana Wycoff, 30, of Franklin on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant after