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.
  • Music critic to share passion for Judy Garland

    Music critic to share passion for Judy Garland

    ELLSWORTH — Eighty years ago, a young Judy Garland donned ruby slippers and mesmerized generations of movie-goers as a lost young farm girl named Dorothy singing her way through “The Wizard of Oz.” But, that film was just a tiny piece of Garland’s career. The Minnesota native started performing vaudeville in 1924 at age 2.

  • Sullivan man arrested following car chase

    Sullivan man arrested following car chase

    ELLSWORTH — A Sullivan man was arrested early Tuesday morning after leading the Maine State Police on a chase that included two crashes, according to police. Police arrested Maynard Hardison, 30, on charges of reckless conduct, aggravated criminal mischief, eluding an officer and operating after revocation. Sgt. Jason Sattler had attempted to stop the vehicle

  • Murder suspect scheduled for settlement conference April 19

    Murder suspect scheduled for settlement conference April 19

    BAR HARBOR — A young man accused of raping and murdering 19-year-old Mikaela Conley last June is scheduled to meet with the Maine Attorney General’s Office April 19. Jalique Keene, his attorney Jeff Toothaker and Assistant Attorney General John Alsop are scheduled to meet in Hancock County Superior Court chambers with Justice Bruce C. Mallonee

  • Status conferences scheduled for accused dog killers

    Status conferences scheduled for accused dog killers

    ELLSWORTH — Two men accused in the death of Franky, a Boston terrier-pug, are scheduled for dispositional conferences Thursday, March 21, according to District Attorney Matt Foster. Nathan Burke, 37, of Hancock and Justin T. Chipman, 22, of Steuben have each been charged with one count each of aggravated cruelty to animals, aggravated criminal mischief,

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of March 14

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of March 14

    ELLSWORTH — Icy, slushy road conditions Monday kept Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies busy with crashes. A car went off the road and into a ditch, striking a mailbox on Mud Creek Road in Hancock around 6:30 a.m. Monday. Deputy Zach Allen said Kristyn Butters, 32, of Hancock was operating a 2011 Honda Civic when she

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of March 14

    Bucksport Police Log Week of March 14

    BUCKSPORT — A woman complained to police Friday about being harassed on Facebook. Officer Matt Schmidt spoke with the woman about her concerns. Schmidt also handled a complaint from a local woman Friday that her son is being harassed at school. Arrests Officer Chris Woodman arrested Melissa Brooks, 40, of Ellsworth on three warrants Friday.

  • Furnace fire displaces Ellsworth residents

    Furnace fire displaces Ellsworth residents

    ELLSWORTH — Tenants of a residence on Amanda Lane in the Woodland Estates mobile home park off Bucksport Road were displaced after a late afternoon furnace fire Monday. Ellsworth Fire Chief Richard Tupper said his department was called out for a report of “a furnace malfunction” at 4:28 p.m. However, when crews arrived, there was