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 Nov. 22

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Nov. 22

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies handled a variety of accidents involving deer, snow and oncoming cars during the past week. A pickup truck rolled onto its side after sliding off a snow-covered travel lane of Bayside Road in Trenton Friday, Deputy Luke Gross reported. Matthew Driscoll, 19, of Trenton was driving a 2000 GMC

  • Maine State Police Log Week of Nov. 22

    Maine State Police Log Week of Nov. 22

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police arrested two motorists last weekend on impaired operation charges. A vehicle off the road on Partridge Cove Road in Lamoine Saturday led to arrest for the motorist. Police said the driver hid in the woods and was later found at his parents’ home. Trooper Gavin Endre arrested James Heitert,

  • Police arrest three following Bucksport chase

    Police arrest three following Bucksport chase

    BUCKSPORT — Police arrested two men and a teenage boy after a chase Saturday night that started on Seminary Road, Sgt. David Winchester reported. Officer Matt Schmidt pursued the vehicle, a white sedan, for a short time on side streets through town, Winchester said. The sedan hit at least one parked car and went off

  • Wilson Hall question resurfacing in Bucksport

    BUCKSPORT — The question of what to do with Wilson Hall, Bucksport’s historic and leaky former seminary building, will be back on a Town Council agenda for discussion and possible action in the near future. Most recently, State Rep. Richard Campbell (R-Orrington) was looking at the structure to renovate into “high-end senior residences.” But, that

  • Bucksport councilors asked to reconsider retail marijuana sales

    Bucksport councilors asked to reconsider retail marijuana sales

    BUCKSPORT — Two area residents lobbied the Bucksport Town Council Nov. 8 to reconsider allowing retail marijuana sales. Bucksport’s Land Use Ordinance allows medical marijuana dispensaries as well as growing facilities, according to Jeff Hammond, the town’s code enforcement officer. “All retail uses are prohibited at this juncture.” Bucksport resident Michael Fitch Jr. said the

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

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Nov. 15

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Tim Cote is investigating a case involving possible financial exploitation of an elderly couple by their adult son. The Hancock County District Attorney’s Office referred the matter to police on Friday. Elder abuse A caller reported possible elder abuse in Hancock Friday. However, Deputy Luke Gross found that

  • Maine State Police Log Week of Nov. 15

    Maine State Police Log Week of Nov. 15

    ELLSWORTH — Maine State Police Cpl. Dan Ryan is investigating a theft of roofing shingles taken from a Stonington property. The theft was reported on Sunday. Arrests Sgt. Tim Varney arrested a motorist who crashed into a tree and then fled the vehicle Nov. 5 on Route 179 in Fletchers Landing. Varney arrested Michelle Murphy,

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of Nov. 15

    BUCKSPORT — Police officers arrested three men recently in separate incidents but all for offenses stemming from operating after their licenses had been suspended. Officer Chris Woodman arrested Wayne Hanscom, 26, of Verona Island on charges of operating after revocation and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant on Saturday. Hanscom