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.
  • Commissioners weigh pot sales

    Commissioners weigh pot sales

    “I find it kind of funny that we hear marijuana and we start clutching our pearls,” said Commissioner John Wombacher, chiding his fellow board members about their attitude regarding marijuana-related commercial activity in the territories. “If it was a microbrewery, you’d be all for it. I think it’s old school to think marijuana is somehow different from a liquor license.”

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Jan. 21

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Jan. 21

    ELLSWORTH — A complaint about someone allegedly checking mailboxes in Lamoine Jan. 12 turned out to be a boy “performing nice gestures by placing treats in the mailboxes of locals in the area,” said Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Marcus Downes. Sexual assault investigation Hancock County Sheriff’s Detective Stephen McFarland is investigating a teenage girl’s report

  • Maine State Police Log Week of Jan. 21

    Maine State Police Log Week of Jan. 21

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police are investigating a fatal crash on Route 1 in Topsfield Jan. 14 that claimed the life of a Houlton man.  Tyler Dwyer, 30, was deceased at the scene, police said. An unnamed passenger was injured. Dwyer had been southbound in a 2009 Ford pickup truck, which belongs to Bushwacker

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of Jan. 21

    Bucksport Police Log Week of Jan. 21

    BUCKSPORT — The Bucksport Police Department arrested three people during the past week and summoned two others. Police arrested Rachelle Welch-Nickerson, 35, of Bangor on charges of unlawful possession of a schedule drug and illegal possession of hypodermic apparatus on Jan. 12. On Jan. 14, Sgt. Darrin Moody arrested Joshua Perry, 39, of Prospect on

  • Man convicted of boatyard embezzlement is denied compassionate release

    Man convicted of boatyard embezzlement is denied compassionate release

    A federal judge has denied convicted Brooklin Boat Yard embezzler Steve Nygren’s request to serve the rest of his prison sentence at home due to concerns about contracting COVID-19 at the Fort Devens, Mass., penitentiary where he’s currently incarcerated. Nygren, 53, is serving a seven-year sentence for bank fraud, unauthorized use of credit cards and tax evasion. He embezzled over $800,000 from the boat yard, according to prosecutors. 

  • Local artist co-authors textile design book

    Local artist co-authors textile design book

    BROOKSVILLE — Canadian designer Destiny Seymour didn’t play with dolls as a child. The Manitoban would sit in the back of her mother’s hair salon and make houses for dolls, which she would give away to her friends. Seymour, a member of the Anishinaabe First Nation tribe, designs fabric. She is one of 25 profiled

  • Airline owes airport almost $14,000

    Airline owes airport almost $14,000

    Silver Airways, which offered daily nonstop service between Bar Harbor and Boston for the past two summer seasons, hasn’t paid the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport for services rendered since June of 2020.

  • Busy Blue Hill selectman resigns

    Busy Blue Hill selectman resigns

    Selectman Vaughn Leach, citing overwhelming demands from his roll-off container business due to the pandemic, has resigned from his seat on the board. “This is not an easy decision,” Leach said. “I didn’t want to let anybody down.”

  • Maine State Police Log Week of Jan. 14

    Maine State Police Log Week of Jan. 14

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police charged two people after investigating a theft of money from a vehicle parked at the Blue Hill Walgreens Sunday. Trooper Owen Reed summoned Jennifer Newbury, 40, of Sedgwick on a charge of theft. Reed summoned Sandra Dembowski, 34, of Blue Hill on a charge of operating after suspension. Sgt.

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