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.
  • Stonington voters to consider comprehensive plan

    STONINGTON — Residents will be asked to consider approving the town’s newly state-approved comprehensive plan at the annual Town Meeting Monday, March 5, at the town office. The warrant portion of the meeting starts at 3 p.m. Elections will be held Monday, March 5 from 8 a.m. to noon. Municipalities with state-approved comprehensive plans have

  • MDEA seizes crack, heroin and cash in Verona Island drug bust

    MDEA seizes crack, heroin and cash in Verona Island drug bust

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Tuesday arrested four people, charging them with selling crack cocaine and heroin on Verona Island and in Bucksport. Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland said the arrests occurred at 343 East Side Drive in Verona Island. Agents seized $11,000 worth of crack cocaine and heroin, McCausland

  • Surry man charged with trafficking

    Surry man charged with trafficking

    ELLSWORTH — A Surry man charged with drug trafficking after a Feb. 6 search of his residence is being held without bail pending a hearing. District Attorney Matt Foster filed a motion Feb. 7 to revoke bail, which had previously been set for Adam J. Fitzherbert, 53. Judge Michael Roberts ruled that Fitzherbert should be

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

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Feb. 15

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies have been handling multiple incidents of alleged harassment and assault among youths on the Schoodic Peninsula. A Franklin resident Monday reported an ongoing harassment issue among teenage girls. Deputy Luke Gross said he will be meeting with the girls and their parents. Deputy Zach Allen is investigating an alleged

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of Feb. 15

    Bucksport Police Log Week of Feb. 15

    BUCKSPORT — Police charged a motorist with impaired driving Feb. 8. Officer Chris Woodman arrested Walter Binger, 34, of Brooklin on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Woodman was released on bail at the police station. Theft A Bucksport woman reported Feb. 8 that someone stole $1,000

  • Volunteers prepare free comfort food for cancer patients

    Volunteers prepare free comfort food for cancer patients

    ELLSWORTH — Cooking often is the last thing cancer patients have time, energy and appetite for. But some local residents undergoing cancer treatment are taking comfort and pleasure in appetizing meals prepared for them. Several years ago, Southwest Harbor resident Mary Ann Perlman started Home Cooked Healing, a nonprofit group that works with the Beth

  • Stonington voters to decide fate of Island Community Center

    STONINGTON — The fate of the deteriorating Island Community Center building will be one question on the annual Town Meeting warrant. Voters are invited to gather Monday, March 5, at 3 p.m. for the warrant portion of the meeting. The warrant question, drafted by the Island Community Center Board of Trustees, reads as follows: “The

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Feb. 1

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Feb. 1

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Lamoine man after a single-vehicle crash on Surry Road in Surry Sunday. Deputy Brian Archer said the accident occurred when the man failed to negotiate a corner due to excessive speed, which caused the car to leave the roadway, travel through a field and then strike