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.
  • Longtime Bucksport town clerk retires

    Longtime Bucksport town clerk retires

    BUCKSPORT — Bucksport’s town clerk of 26-plus years, Kathy Downes, has announced she’ll retire April 4. “I’m going to be 67 this year and I said, ‘You know what, it’s time for me to do some things I want to do,’” Downes said. “It was a hard decision,” the Bucksport native said. “It’s been the

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of Jan. 17

    Bucksport Police Log Week of Jan. 17

    BUCKSPORT — Bucksport Police Officer Matt Schmidt responded to the Penobscot Narrows Bridge Saturday to help a boy who had been threatening to jump off the bridge. By the time Schmidt arrived, the boy was safe. The Maine State Police took the boy for a mental health evaluation. Arrests Sgt. David Winchester arrested a passenger

  • Marijuana rules for unorganized territories discussed

    Marijuana rules for unorganized territories discussed

    ELLSWORTH — Municipalities all over Maine have been voting about whether to allow commercial recreational marijuana operations. However, for the unorganized territories, the county commissioners are the gatekeepers. “With regard to townships, the county must vote to allow marijuana establishments within the township,” said Samantha Horn, planning manager for the Land Use Regulation Commission, which

  • Longtime Bucksport councilor and mayor steps down

    Longtime Bucksport councilor and mayor steps down

    BUCKSPORT — Longtime Town Councilor and Mayor David Keene tendered his resignation Jan. 9. Bucksport Town Manager Sue Lessard announced the news at the Jan. 10 Town Council meeting. Keene, who had one year left in his term, was not at the meeting. “I just decided to slow down a little bit,” Keene said during

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of Jan. 10

    Bucksport Police Log Week of Jan. 10

    BUCKSPORT — Officer Steve Bishop arrested David Maxcy, 19, of Gardiner on a charge of domestic violence assault Jan. 3. During a traffic stop Friday, Officer Eric Marcel arrested Ryan Grindle, 22, of Prospect on a warrant. Grindle was bailed from the station. Summons Officer Gerald Lowe summoned Chase Hawley, 28, of Orland on a

  • Government shutdown throws wrench in business plan

    Additional reporting by American and Mount Desert Islander staff HANCOCK — In December, Sullivan Harbor Farm Smokehouse was just days away from getting a green light from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to start production of its artisanal cold-smoked Atlantic salmon. Then the federal government shut down. “We are in total limbo,” owner Leslie

  • How to tune your senses and adjust behavior with food

    How to tune your senses and adjust behavior with food

    ELLSWORTH — Have you ever watched a movie or a game with a bag of chips only to realize later that the bag is empty and you don’t remember eating any chips? Jen Harry of Bar Harbor has just the class for you: “Mindful Eating.” Through Ellsworth Adult Education, the Bar Harbor-based instructor in meditation