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.
  • New emergency call answering system now in place

    New emergency call answering system now in place

    ELLSWORTH — Back in the day if your house caught on fire you could call for help, give a dispatcher your address and hang up. But now, dispatchers need details from callers, in part so those responding to your emergency know best how to help. On May 15, the Hancock County Regional Communications Center began

  • Ellsworth native joins Whole Oceans staff

    Ellsworth native joins Whole Oceans staff

    BUCKSPORT — Ellsworth native Jennifer Fortier has been hired to serve as outreach and development associate for Whole Oceans, a company that plans to use a state-of-the-art recirculating aquaculture system to raise Atlantic salmon on the site of the former Verso mill. Whole Oceans executives have said the company intends to start construction on the

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of May 24

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of May 24

    ELLSWORTH — An Orland man was arrested Saturday after allegedly shooting at a neighbor’s dog, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported. Deputy Dan Harlan arrested Robert Tinney, 60, on one count of felony reckless conduct. The dog was not injured, police said. Tinney appeared before Judge Michael Roberts on Monday for a bail hearing. Roberts

  • Maine State Police Log Week of May 24

    Maine State Police Log Week of May 24

    ELLSWORTH — An assault complaint at Lamoine Beach May 8 led to arrest for a Bucksport man. Cpl. Dan Ryan arrested Joseph Ivers, 24, of Bucksport on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant, assault and criminal mischief. Theft Ryan is investigating a theft of a piece of jewelry

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of May 24

    Bucksport Police Log Week of May 24

    BUCKSPORT — The Bucksport Police are investigating multiple cases of fraud this week involving identify theft. The cases included someone using a Bucksport man’s name to file income taxes. A Bucksport woman reported that her sister used her name to take out a loan. Arrests Officer Ryan Welch arrested Mary Wark, 41, of Ellsworth on

  • Orland man charged with gross sexual assault

    Orland man charged with gross sexual assault

    ELLSWORTH — Maine State Police Trooper David Barnard arrested an Orland man Friday on two counts of gross sexual assault involving an intellectually disabled woman. Van Stevens, 49, is accused of sexually assaulting a woman on Feb. 27, according to the complaint. Stevens made an initial appearance Monday in Hancock County Unified Court. Because the

  • Nails by Chloe celebrates one-year anniversary

    Nails by Chloe celebrates one-year anniversary

    BUCKSPORT — Do you remember the last time your feet felt as soft as butter? If not, get an appointment with Chloe Stubbs, who just celebrated her first year doing business as Nails by Chloe. The Bucksport High School Class of 2015 graduate launched her nail salon in March 2017. She’s doing business at 73

  • Bucksport run could help a 2-year-old boy walk

    Bucksport run could help a 2-year-old boy walk

    BUCKSPORT — The parents of a young boy with a rare genetic condition are hosting a benefit Color Run this Sunday. The race starts at 9 a.m. at Bucksport High School at 102 Broadway. Crystal and Dan Harlan’s son, Dalton, has a condition called phosphomannomutase 2-congenital disorder of glycosylation, otherwise known as PMM2-CDG, or just