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.
  • 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

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Sept. 13

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Sept. 13

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a small island on Green Lake near Waltham Sunday to check on a woman screaming and standing in the water. Deputy Travis Frost said the caller tried to get the woman out of the water but she wouldn’t leave. “Upon arrival, the woman did exit the

  • Maine State Police Log Week of Sept. 13

    Maine State Police Log Week of Sept. 13

    ELLSWORTH — On Sept. 4, Maine State Police Trooper Shaunna Beaudoin arrested an Otis man who allegedly fired a gun across a public way several times, including shortly before and after a school bus was in the area. Beaudoin arrested James Soucy, 53, on charges of criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and reckless conduct

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of Sept. 13

    Bucksport Police Log Week of Sept. 13

    BUCKSPORT — The Bucksport Police Department rendered aid to its citizenry this past week. Officer Chris Woodman helped a motorist whose vehicle had broken down just after 4 a.m. Friday. Officer Ryan Welch gave a female employee of a downtown business a ride home at midnight Saturday. Welch said the woman was not dressed to

  • Traffic stop leads to crack/heroin bust

    Traffic stop leads to crack/heroin bust

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Frost and police dog Finn helped the Maine State Police find crack cocaine and heroin during a traffic stop on Route 182 in Hancock Sept. 6. The Sheriff’s Office said troopers had suspected one of the car’s occupants had illegal drugs. “Finn alerted to the presence of illegal

  • One suspect in death of dog free on bail

    One suspect in death of dog free on bail

    ELLSWORTH — While two men charged in the kidnapping of a dog that was later found dead appeared in court Wednesday, only one is free on bail. Both men have been charged with one count each of aggravated cruelty to animals, aggravated criminal mischief, burglary, theft and unauthorized use of property. Nathan Burke, 37, of

  • New wind project proposed for Eastbrook, Osborn, Aurora and T16

    New wind project proposed for Eastbrook, Osborn, Aurora and T16

    ELLSWORTH — Boston-based developer Longroad Energy is proposing a $140 million wind project for Eastbrook, Osborn, Aurora and Township 16 that would be adjacent to two existing wind projects: Hancock Wind and Bull Hill. Matt Kearns, chief development partner for Longroad Energy, and land owner Duane Jordan met with Hancock County officials on Friday. County

  • Bar Harbor man arraigned on murder charge

    Bar Harbor man arraigned on murder charge

    ELLSWORTH — A Bar Harbor man pleaded not guilty to charges of gross sexual assault and murder in the June death of a young Bar Harbor woman during his arraignment Wednesday in Hancock County Superior Court. Jalique Keene, 21, accused of the murder of Mikaela Conley, 19, appeared before Justice Robert Murray and a packed