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.
  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of May 23

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of May 23

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Dakota Dupuis on Saturday counseled a Deer Isle man who was upset about details concerning his conviction for a crime being posted on the internet. Dupuis said the man didn’t want people to know about the crime. “I explained to him where this was public information it is not

  • Fill ‘er up somewhere else;  no more gas in Brooklin

    Fill ‘er up somewhere else; no more gas in Brooklin

    BROOKLIN — The Brooklin General Store has, at least temporarily, stopped selling gas because the store’s two underground petroleum storage tanks have reached their 30-year expiration date and must be removed, according to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. “It’s a challenging situation for a small business,” said Brooklin General Store co-owner Lorinda Toscas via

  • Rain delays fitness center construction

    Rain delays fitness center construction

    BLUE HILL — A rainy spring has delayed construction of a community fitness center that Chuck and Belinda Lawrence have planned behind their business, Tradewinds Marketplace at 15 South St. “The building season started about six weeks late because of the rain,” said Chuck Lawrence. “This is going to happen but we are up against

  • Eastport shop relocated to Bucksport

    Eastport shop relocated to Bucksport

    BUCKSPORT — Meg and Darrell Keay have relocated their retail shop, Port O’ Call, from Eastport to the former Rosen’s Department Store building at 72 Main St. The shop opened May 8. Port O’ Call is best known for its Alpaca clothing, Baggalini brand handbags and socks, said Meg Keay (pronounced K, like the letter.)

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of May 16

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies arrested one man after being called to a Sullivan residence May 7 to help another man, 39, who had overdosed on drugs. Lt. Tim Cote said the father of the man who overdosed had administered two doses of Narcan to him before police arrived. The man “was alert and

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of May 16

    Bucksport Police Log Week of May 16

    BUCKSPORT — A resident reported Friday that eight bags of trash had been left behind at a residence. Officer Eze Van Buckley handled the complaint. Arrests Sgt. David Winchester arrested Jason Carney, 35, of Bucksport on a warrant Sunday. Officer Gerald Lowe arrested Brandy Abbott, 36, of Bucksport on a warrant Sunday. Summonses Officer Matt

  • Maine State Police Log Week of May 16

    Maine State Police Log Week of May 16

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police summoned three people after traffic stops in Castine and Dedham and an accident in Brooksville during the past week. Trooper Owen Reed summoned David Lawry, 37, of Orland on a charge of operating after revocation May 6 in Castine. Drug possession Trooper Caleb McGary summoned Kayla Black, 25, of

  • Capital campaign for DI-S high school repairs launches

    Capital campaign for DI-S high school repairs launches

    DEER ISLE — A $1.3-million capital campaign will be launched to fund needed high school building repairs, School Board member and Treasurer Skip Greenlaw announced in a press release. The Community School District 13 School Board voted April 24 to approve the campaign, Greenlaw said. The funds raised will “offset the cost of capital improvements

  • Jury selection for murder trial set for May 20

    Jury selection for murder trial set for May 20

    BAR HARBOR — Jury selection for the trial of a man accused of murdering a Bar Harbor woman is set to begin Monday, May 20, according to defense attorney Jeffrey Toothaker. Toothaker represents Jalique Keene, 22, of Bar Harbor, who the Maine State Police said raped and murdered Mikaela Conley, 19. Conley’s body was found