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.
  • Survivor shares advice for protecting kids from abuse

    Survivor shares advice for protecting kids from abuse

    ELLSWORTH — You teach your kids to look both ways before crossing a street, to wash their hands and to wear a bike helmet, but have you talked to them about what to do if someone touches them inappropriately? One in four girls and one in six boys will experience unwanted sexual contact before they

  • Hills House closer to reopening

    Hills House closer to reopening

    ELLSWORTH — Hills House, a residence for women in recovery and their children, is closer to reopening. The residence, and its umbrella organization, Open Door Recovery Center, closed in July 2019 due to financial troubles. Hancock County Sheriff Scott Kane has been working with a board of volunteers to get the facility relicensed so it

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Aug. 6

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Aug. 6

    ELLSWORTH — A Sedgwick man was injured after his pickup truck went off the road, struck a ditch, went airborne and then hit a utility pole and several trees before coming to rest on the Ellsworth Road in Blue Hill July 30, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported. Deputy Chris Sargent said Thomas Frade, 29,

  • Maine State Police Log Week of Aug. 6

    Maine State Police Log Week of Aug. 6

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police arrested a Hancock man Saturday who allegedly had been going into buildings and vehicles without permission. Trooper Owen Reed arrested David Mraz, 43, on a charge of criminal trespass. Cpl. Chris Smith and his police dog Winger, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and the Maine Marine Patrol assisted. More

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of Aug. 6

    Bucksport Police Log Week of Aug. 6

    BUCKSPORT — Police arrested three motorists suspected of driving while impaired during the past week. Officer Ryan Welch arrested Jessie Moore, 24, of Bucksport on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant and theft Saturday. Officer Robert Findlay arrested Josephine Bouchard, 47, of Milford on a charge of OUI

  • RSU 25 plans for September

    RSU 25 plans for September

    BUCKSPORT — There are a couple of certainties, so to speak, in the proposed plan to return to school Sept. 8 amid the COVID-19 pandemic: everyone will be wearing masks or face shields and there won’t be as many students in schools. “The reality is we cannot get 100 percent of our kids back in

  • Fire claims acre of land in Penobscot

    PENOBSCOT — Fire of unknown origin claimed about an acre of land off High Point Road Saturday. “It’s currently under investigation,” said Penobscot Fire Chief Scott Ferden. The Hancock County Regional Communications Center notified the Fire Department around 1:30 p.m. Ferden said departments from Blue Hill and Sedgwick provided mutual aid and were able to

  • Two Blue Hill restaurants close to await staff test results

    BLUE HILL — Two Main Street restaurants, Arborvine and DeepWater Pub, have shut down for several days because a staff member had contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement posted on social media Sunday by the Hikade family, which owns the two restaurants. Both restaurants are temporarily closed effective

  • Bucksport council weighs cruise ship visit

    Bucksport council weighs cruise ship visit

    BUCKSPORT — The Bucksport Town Council is slated to consider at its Aug. 13 meeting whether to allow American Cruise Lines to dock in Bucksport in September in light of the pandemic. The board held an emergency meeting July 15 with representatives of the cruise line and Bucksport public safety officials. The cruise line is

  • Nail salon changes hands

    Nail salon changes hands

    BLUE HILL — A local nail salon, Classic Nails, has changed hands. Naomi Bowden of Penobscot has taken over the business at 165 Ellsworth Road from longtime owner Barb Small. Bowden, a Blue Hill native, went to cosmetology school three years ago and began working on nails. “I had an interest in it but never