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.
  • 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

  • Bucksport woman charged with operating meth lab

    Bucksport woman charged with operating meth lab

    BUCKSPORT — Officers arrested a local woman after being called about a disturbance Sunday morning at a Central Street residence where alleged methamphetamine production was discovered. Sgt. David Winchester said Megan Patten, 28, was arrested on an outstanding Penobscot County warrant. Officer Gerald Lowe also charged Patten with assault and disorderly conduct. Maine Drug Enforcement

  • Flu death reported in Hancock County

    Flu death reported in Hancock County

    ELLSWORTH — Influenza has claimed the life of one Hancock County resident, according to Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention Spokeswoman Emily Spencer. The victim was over the age of 65, but no other details about the individual were released. The death was reported in the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Dec.

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Jan. 3

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Jan. 3

    ELLSWORTH — A traffic stop during an impaired driving detail on Route 1 in Hancock Dec. 23 led to arrest of the motorist for impaired driving and cocaine trafficking, according to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. Juan Landron-Sanchez of Puerto Rico was arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence

  • YMCA childcare students adopt anti-bullying practices

    ELLSWORTH — Young students at the James Russell Wiggins Down East Family YMCA childcare program are entering 2019 with anti-bullying practices under their snowsuits. This fall, preschool students as well as school-age children in the Y’s afterschool program did exercises promoted by the National Bullying Prevention Center. Jessica Montgomery, director of the childcare program, said

  • A last farewell to some of those we lost in 2018

    A last farewell to some of those we lost in 2018

    By Jennifer Osborn and American staff ELLSWORTH — The deaths of a number of well-known residents gave us pause over the course of 2018. Hancock County lost a longtime town clerk, a local historian, an extraordinary writer, an inspiring farmer, an editor-turned-broadcaster, a former assistant U.S. Secretary of the Interior and a much-loved preschool teacher.