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.
  • Minister Who Was Civic Leader Found Dead in Penobscot River

    VERONA ISLAND — The Rev. Robert Carlson, a civic leader who was president of Penobscot Community Health Care, was found dead Sunday. The Waldo County Sheriff’s Department recovered Carlson’s body from the Penobscot River Sunday. His death remains under investigation. Carlson and his wife, Elaine, were honored Nov. 9 at the Katahdin Area Council of

  • Alleged Assault by Teacher Investigated

    BUCKSPORT — The Police Department has investigated a secondhand report that a teacher at Miles Lane School assaulted a student. The report was made to the Police Department on Nov. 3. Sgt. David Winchester said he has forwarded the results of his investigation to school officials and the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Incumbents Win in Castine

    CASTINE — Castine voters returned three incumbents to office during Tuesday’s election. David Unger was re-elected to a three-year term on the Board of Selectmen. He received 321 votes. Francis “Joe” Spinazola was returned to the Castine School Board for a three-year term with 319 votes. Wendy Knickerbocker was re-elected to a five-year term on

  • Groundbreaking Held for New Cancer Center

    ELLSWORTH — Hundreds of residents, city officials and Maine Coast Memorial Hospital employees attended a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday for a $2.1-million expansion and renovation for the hospital’s Mary Dow Center for Cancer Care. A partnership with Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Cancercare of Maine program, the Mary Dow Center serves patients in Hancock and Washington counties

  • Bucksport Voters Approve Charter Amendment

    BUCKSPORT — Voters Tuesday, by a count of 921-258, approved an amendment to Bucksport’s charter that will provide the town manager and Town Council more time to prepare the annual budget. The change will add about three weeks to the council’s time and two weeks for the manager. This way, the council should have information

  • Bank of America VP Optimistic on Economy

    Bank of America VP Optimistic on Economy

    CASTINE — A Bank of America vice president who spoke Monday at Maine Maritime Academy is bullish on the economy. Jerry Bazata is vice president for Bank of America’s global commercial banking in the Northeast. He gave a lecture titled “The State of the U.S. Economy: Looking Toward the Future.” Bazata presented the lecture to

  • Bucksport Food Pantry Concerned About Christmas Program

    BUCKSPORT — The Bucksport Community Concerns food pantry is worried about its annual Christmas toy drive in light of the No. 2 machine shutdown and accompanying layoffs at the Verso mill. Food Pantry secretary Linda Hayward explained that in years past, the mill has provided the bulk of the donations for the children’s Christmas gifts.

  • Bucksport Council Expected to Hire New Manager Thursday

    BUCKSPORT — The Town Council is scheduled to meet in executive session Thursday, Nov. 10, at 5:30 p.m. to hire a new town manager. Bucksport has received about 30 applications for the post. Town Manager Roger Raymond intends to retire from the position effective Jan. 6. For more of the latest news, pick up a

  • Blue Hill Food Pantry Dealing with Overwhelming Demand

    BLUE HILL — The Tree of Life Food Pantry is feeding record numbers of residents and is gearing up for a potentially record-breaking number of requests for Thanksgiving meals on the Blue Hill Peninsula. “It’s very busy,” said Pantry Manager Rusty Roberts. Last Thursday, the pantry served 126 families just in the first hour it

  • Loco for Hot Cocoa in Downtown Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — Hot cocoa is to fall what ice cream is to summer: a necessity. To that end, Morton’s Moo and Rooster Brother in downtown Ellsworth are here to help. Morton’s Moo owners Kirsten and Steve Henry have expanded their hot cocoa offerings to include varieties from around the globe. American, Belgian, Mexican and Swiss