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.
  • Steuben man found guilty in dog’s death

    Steuben man found guilty in dog’s death

    ELLSWORTH — Justice Robert Murray Thursday afternoon found a Steuben man guilty of aggravated animal cruelty in the August 2018 death of Boston terrier-pug Franky, who had belonged to the defendant’s former boss, a Winter Harbor lobsterman. Franky died of a gunshot wound to the throat, according to a report submitted into evidence, said Deputy

  • Company looks to bring “glamping” to Surry

    Company looks to bring “glamping” to Surry

    SURRY — A company that has been creating “glamping experiences” near major national parks in the Western United States has set its sights on the Northeast, specifically Surry. Glamping, for the uninitiated, is “glamorous camping,” according to the Montana-based Under Canvas. A spokeswoman for Under Canvas, Rachel Zembraski of the San Diego-based J Public Relations,

  • Bucksport fire  investigated

    Bucksport fire investigated

    BUCKSPORT — The Maine Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a blaze that damaged a Town Farm Road residence Monday. The incident also resulted in arrest of the property owner — but not in connection to the fire itself. Public Safety Director Sean Geagan said the homeowner “wouldn’t comply with some of our demands and had

  • DI-S junior wins  Miss Teen Maine

    DI-S junior wins Miss Teen Maine

    DEER ISLE — Grace Morey of Deer Isle won the Miss Teen Maine pageant in South Portland on Sunday. Morey, 16, is a junior at Deer Isle-Stonington High School. She is the oldest child of Dana and Mike Morey. This was Morey’s second year competing. “I threw myself into it last year and was blessed

  • Alleged dog killer’s trial begins

    Alleged dog killer’s trial begins

    ELLSWORTH — The trial of one of the men accused of aggravated cruelty to animals in the death of Boston terrier-pug Franky, whose body washed up at the shorefront home of the district attorney last year is scheduled to start Thursday, Nov. 14. Justin T. Chipman, 24, of Steuben also has been indicted on charges

  • Bucksport election results upheld

    Bucksport election results upheld

    BUCKSPORT — A recount Tuesday of ballots cast in a race for a two-year seat on the Bucksport Town Council yielded the same results as Election Day. Jim Morrison remains the victor by one vote, according to Town Clerk Jacob Gran. Morrison received 434 votes and Robert Carmichael Jr. took 433 votes. Former Councilor Carmichael

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s log week of Nov. 14

    Hancock County Sheriff’s log week of Nov. 14

    ELLSWORTH — An abandoned 911 call resulted in a Stonington man’s arrest Saturday, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported. Deputy Zach Allen investigated the 911 hang-up call that came in at approximately 7:15 p.m. and learned that an altercation had occurred. Allen arrested Bradford Rice, 47, on a charge of domestic violence assault. Child abuse/neglect

  • Legislator lodges complaint against local attorney

    Legislator lodges complaint against local attorney

    ELLSWORTH — A Maine State legislator who sits on the Judiciary Committee has filed a complaint about a local attorney with the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services. Rep. Jeffrey Evangelos (I-Friendship), in a complaint dated Nov. 4, called for attorney Mary Kellett’s “immediate removal, for cause, from your roster of attorneys.” The commission provides

  • Bucksport Police log week of Nov. 14

    Bucksport Police log week of Nov. 14

    BUCKSPORT — Deputy Chief David Winchester is handling a rape complaint that was filed Saturday morning. No further information was available before press time. Arrests Officer Eric Marcel arrested Christopher Rigiero, 24, of Bucksport on a bail violation charge Saturday. Officer Robert Findlay arrested Michael Anderson, 67, of Boston on a charge of criminal trespass

  • Orland man cleared of multiple charges

    Orland man cleared of multiple charges

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County District Attorney’s Office has dismissed charges of gross sexual assault, aggravated cruelty to animals and endangering the welfare of a child brought against an Orland man, citing a lack of evidence. A grand jury had indicted Bryce Babson, 32, on April 4. Babson’s defense attorney, Walt McKee of Augusta, had

  • A to Z: YMCA expands tear-free handwriting curriculum

    A to Z: YMCA expands tear-free handwriting curriculum

    ELLSWORTH — While learning the alphabet, young children usually learn from A to Z. Learning to write is less straightforward but it does involve straight lines. “Making lines and curves, that’s the foundation of making letters,” said Shauna Esposito-Caldwell, child care director for the James Russell Wiggins Down East Family YMCA. The child care center

  • Franklin man arrested on heroin trafficking charge

    Franklin man arrested on heroin trafficking charge

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency’s Downeast District Task Force arrested a Franklin man who allegedly had over $8,000 worth of heroin in his possession Thursday in Brewer. Agents arrested David Hudson, 35, on charges of aggravated trafficking in heroin, illegal importation of heroin and bail violation. MDEA Commander Darrell Crandall said agents learned