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.
  • Inmate charged with conspiracy to commit murder

    ELLSWORTH — A former Blue Hill resident who has been held at the Washington County Jail for most of 2018 on several charges, is facing two more, said Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland. The Maine State Police and the Maine Fire Marshal’s Office charged Robert Boggia, 33, on Oct. 31 with conspiracy

  • Proposed salmon farm on track in Bucksport

    BUCKSPORT — Whole Oceans is closer to landing its proposed salmon farm, which would employ a recirculating aquaculture system and hundreds of people at the former Verso mill site. Chief Executive Officer Jason Mitchell announced Tuesday that the company was close to obtaining a Maine Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit. “That’s a big milestone for

  • Rape reports up statewide in 2017

    ELLSWORTH — Reporting of rapes in Maine increased 17 percent last year. The Maine Department of Public Safety recently released the figures for crime in Maine for the year 2017. “An increase in more sexual assault reporting is a good thing but the [number of] actual rapes and sexual assaults being perpetrated haven’t changed,” said

  • Dark week for America stirs emotions locally

    Dark week for America stirs emotions locally

    ELLSWORTH — “Give peace a chance.” It’s a mantra for most every religion and was a refrain for the Beatles. But what are the chances after a week of hate crimes? A mass shooting, this time at a Pittsburgh synagogue, left 11 worshipers dead on Saturday. Two African-Americans were killed while shopping at a grocery

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of Nov. 1

    Bucksport Police Log Week of Nov. 1

    BUCKSPORT — Officers arrested one Bucksport resident and one Verona Island resident in separate incidents last week. Officer Gerald Lowe arrested Sherry Runci, 37, of Bucksport on a charge of violating conditions of release Oct. 23. Lowe summoned Runci on a charge of possession of hypodermic apparatus and took her to the Hancock County Jail.

  • Maine State Police Log Week of Nov. 1

    Maine State Police Log Week of Nov. 1

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police arrested a Dedham motorist on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant Friday. Trooper Caleb McGary transported the motorist, Kim Graham, 56, to the Hancock County Jail, where she was released on bail. Speeding Last week, troopers stopped two motorists who had