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.
  • T.J. Maxx Evacuated After Alarm Triggered

    T.J. Maxx Evacuated After Alarm Triggered

    ELLSWORTH — Shoppers and employees at T.J. Maxx were evacuated around noon after a fire alarm in an air roof unit went off on the roof, Ellsworth Fire Chief Jon Marshall reported. “Some workers on the roof were doing repairs and caused the alarm to go off,” he said.            

  • UPDATED: Ex-Gouldsboro Man Acquitted Of Rape Charge

    ELLSWORTH — Tearful testimony from an estranged wife did not persuade a jury to convict a former Gouldsboro man of rape. After deliberating for nearly six hours last Friday, a Hancock County jury found Vladek Filler not guilty of sodomizing his wife on April 6, 2007. During closing arguments, First District Attorney Paul Cavanaugh conceded

  • Rape Retrial Begins

    ELLSWORTH — A second jury trial for a former Gouldsboro man accused of raping his wife began Tuesday in Hancock County Superior Court. Vladek Filler had been convicted of gross sexual assault and one count of assault in January 2009 but was awarded a new trial after Justice Kevin M. Cuddy ruled that the prosecution

  • A Life-changing Experience for Local Organ Donor

    ELLSWORTH — A Cherryfield woman who donated part of her liver to a colleague is competing in triathlons again and now hopes to donate a kidney to someone else in need. Debbie Hubbard donated part of her liver to Jan Watson of Surry on April 26, 2010. Both women work at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital.

  • Main Street Building Renovation Testing Businesses

    Main Street Building Renovation Testing Businesses

    ELLSWORTH — A 1932 Main Street building is getting needed improvements this year thanks to help from a city facade grant. However, two local business owners who rent first-floor retail space say they’re struggling to keep customers.   The building has been covered top to bottom with opaque plastic sheeting since December. “We’ve had instances

  • Mainers Contribute to Best-selling Recipe Magazine

    Mainers Contribute to Best-selling Recipe Magazine

    ELLSWORTH — Taste of Home magazine might be called Taste of the U.S. The popular magazine features recipes from home cooks as well over 1,000 field editors who are in each of the 50 states and Canada. Rebecca Silver, spokesman for Krupp Communications, which handles publicity for Taste of Home, said the company is looking

  • City Council to Consider Sidewalk Rules

    ELLSWORTH — Benches, chairs, potted plants and sandwich board signs make downtown Ellsworth an inviting shopping destination, but the City Council has concerns about how much is too much. “We spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on sidewalks and some stores are using it daily as a sales floor,” said City Councilor Gary Fortier. “We

  • New T.J. Maxx to Open Sunday

    ELLSWORTH — T.J. Maxx will open Sunday at 8 a.m. at Maine Coast Mall. In celebration of the new store, before the opening, the retailer will present a $5,000 check to Downeast Health Services at 7:30 a.m. “We are excited to be a part of the Ellsworth community and thrilled to be able to give