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.
  • Ellsworth man pleads guilty in school shooting threat

    Ellsworth man pleads guilty in school shooting threat

    ELLSWORTH — A young Ellsworth man pleaded guilty Thursday to charges he incurred after making a school shooting threat in an online gaming forum. In exchange, the Hancock County District Attorney’s Office recommended a two-year deferred disposition, which Judge Michael Roberts accepted. Ellsworth Police last February charged Michael Allen, 19, with two counts of terrorizing

  • Body found in Trenton identified

    Body found in Trenton identified

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office has identified a body found in Trenton Wednesday as that of Barbara Graves, 88, of Trenton. “No foul play is suspected in this case,” said Deputy Luke Gross. “The Sheriff’s Office is working with the Medical Examiner’s Office, as the investigation is still ongoing.” Passers-by found Graves’ body

  • Bunker’s Wharf offers up-close dining experience

    Bunker’s Wharf offers up-close dining experience

    GOULDSBORO— Maine is a wonderful place for seafood but especially so if the fishing boat laden with freshly harvested lobsters can be seen from your dining room table. Such is the case at Bunker’s Wharf, a fine dining restaurant, overlooking Bunker’s Harbor in Birch Harbor. Chef Kristin Giroux and lobsterman Dana Rice Jr. run the

  • Deer Isle names new principal

    DEER ISLE — Deer Isle-Stonington High School has a new principal. The board voted earlier this month to hire Dennis Duquette. Duquette replaces Ed Hatch, who resigned after serving for one year. School Union 76 Superintendent Christian Elkington said Duquette will be paid a salary of $90,000. The new principal will not receive insurance benefits,

  • MMA eyes Verso site

    MMA eyes Verso site

    BUCKSPORT — The former Verso paper mill site is proving an attractive prospective business partner thanks to its location and utilities. Maine Maritime Academy is revisiting plans to move its continuing education services to a portion of the former Verso mill site near an area that has been proposed for land-based salmon farming operations. “We’re

  • Body found on Goose Cove mud flats

    Body found on Goose Cove mud flats

    TRENTON — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and the Maine Marine Patrol are investigating an unattended death that was reported Wednesday morning on the mud flats on Goose Cove on Oak Point Road in Trenton. Maine Marine Patrol Sgt. Troy Dow said “the investigation is in its infancy,” and that it is too soon to

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of July 19

    Bucksport Police Log Week of July 19

    BUCKSPORT — A woman reported that someone had entered her apartment and “trashed the place” on July 9. Sgt. David Winchester said the incident had resulted from a couple’s break-up and no charges are being pursued. Juvenile problem A mother called for help from police officers in handling her “unruly” young children July 11. Officer

  • Maine State Police Log Week of July 19

    Maine State Police Log Week of July 19

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police arrested a motorist who, police said, refused to stop for an officer and ended up crashing his vehicle into a telephone pole on Christian Ridge Road Saturday. Trooper Dana Austin arrested Robert McCarthy, 33, on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant, operating

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of July 19

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of July 19

    ELLSWORTH — A motorcyclist suffered a head injury and broken bones in a collision on Route 1 in Verona Island Monday night, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported. The crash occurred when an eastbound car drove into the westbound lane to pass a tractor-trailer truck that was waiting to turn left into the Fort View