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.
  • Sheriff makes another pitch for school resource officers

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff Scott Kane has proposed two school resource officers in his 2019 budget, which was presented during a budget workshop the Hancock County Commissioners held Sept. 13. However, Chairman Antonio Blasi immediately read a statement that he would not support “the revenues or expenditures” of a school resource officer because he

  • Gardener’s journey began at age 13

    Gardener’s journey began at age 13

    BROOKLIN — At the seasonal Brooklin residence where Annie Smith works as estate gardener, she grows sky-high sunflowers and lush, oversized blooms in tidy rows. Dahlias, zinnias, cosmos, lilies, foxgloves, bachelor buttons, sweet peas — both annual and an unscented perennial variety — are just a few of the flowers found. “I think this is

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Sept. 20

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Sept. 20

    ELLSWORTH — A Fletchers Landing woman, 71, reported the theft of a “large medical marijuana plant” on Saturday, Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Shane Campbell reported. Also missing are a “large amount of medical marijuana buds from four other plants, the deputy said. Youth problems A Stonington woman called police Saturday to report that her 10-year-old

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of Sept. 20

    Bucksport Police Log Week of Sept. 20

    BUCKSPORT — A traffic violation led to the arrest of a motorist on Route 1 Sunday, according to police. Sgt. David Winchester arrested Meredith Greene, 39, of Bucksport on two Waldo County warrants. Winchester summoned Greene on charges of operating after suspension and bail violation. More arrests Officer Chris Woodman arrested James Caudle, 47, of

  • Cherryfield murder suspect scheduled to enter plea

    Cherryfield murder suspect scheduled to enter plea

    ELLSWORTH — A co-defendant in the killing of Sally Shaw in Cherryfield in July 2017 was scheduled to enter a plea Wednesday, Sept. 19, in Washington County Superior Court. Quaneysha Greeley, 20, of Lewiston is represented by Ellsworth attorney Jeff Toothaker. The Maine attorney general indicted Greeley and her co-defendant, Carine “Terror” Reeves, 37, of

  • Numbers solid for new seasonal air carrier

    Numbers solid for new seasonal air carrier

    TRENTON — Florida-based Silver Airways’ first summer as the seasonal air carrier for the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport was a success, according to Airport Manager Brad Madeira. Silver Airways replaced PenAir effective July 1. The airline, headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, ran twice daily flights from Bar Harbor to Boston. “In July, Silver Airways reported carrying

  • Referendum set for Bucksport Middle School floor project

    BUCKSPORT — Regional School Unit 25 (RSU 25) voters on Nov. 6 will be asked to approve borrowing money to replace the Bucksport Middle School gymnasium floor, which has moisture issues. “The original construction didn’t account for the amount of water that goes under the building,” said Superintendent Jim Boothby. Boothby discussed the issue with

  • Artist Richard Kapral immersed in his medium after 75 years of work

    Artist Richard Kapral immersed in his medium after 75 years of work

    STEUBEN — Abstract Expressionist painter Richard Kapral inhabits a storybook cottage — albeit one with a chandelier dripping with crystals. A narrow courtyard, buffering his house from the road, is filled with hostas. The lushly leafed shade plant is Kapral’s favorite perennial. He particularly likes a variety called “Sum and Substance.” Asiatic lilies, phlox and