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.
  • Ellsworth Seeks Status As Senior Citizen Mecca

    ELLSWORTH — The city of Ellsworth wants to be known as the golden crossroads of Downeast Maine. Golden as in senior citizens: You are wanted in Ellsworth to live, recreate and volunteer. City Manager Michelle Beal said the idea came to her while she was visiting her parents, who live in a gated community in

  • Ellsworth Firefighter Honored for 15 Years of Service

    Ellsworth Firefighter Honored for 15 Years of Service

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth career firefighter Gary Saunders was lured to firefighting by big brother Allan, who has been a member of the department for nearly 40 years. The City Council on July 18 honored Gary Saunders for his 15 years of service. An interest in the fire service was planted in the Ellsworth resident many

  • Police Error Cited As Court Tosses Out OUI Conviction

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine Law Court Tuesday ruled that a police officer violated an evidently inebriated motorcyclist’s civil rights when the officer stopped him to ask if he had seen the direction a speeding motorist took. The law court stated in its decision that the Fourth Amendment protects the individual’s desire for privacy, which arises

  • Next Step Director to Retire

    Next Step Director to Retire

    ELLSWORTH — The executive director of The Next Step Domestic Violence Project has announced that she will retire in December and a search is on for her replacement. The retirement is a long time coming for Laurie Fogelman, who moved to Maine in 1999 with her husband, Ken, from New York with the intent to

  • Ellsworth Fire Department Continues Planning for State Convention

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Fire Department has launched several fund-raisers to help host the Maine State Federation of Firefighters 50th annual convention in 2013. “The more we can raise, the better show we can put on,” said Gary Saunders, who is co-chairman of the convention committee. The weekend will include a parade. The department has

  • Manslaughter Misinformation Causes Case To Go Awry

    ELLSWORTH — The trial of a Blue Hill man charged with terrorizing, assault and criminal threatening ended in a mistrial last week after the Hancock County District Attorney’s Office erroneously informed the alleged victim in the case — the man’s wife — that he had killed his first wife. The defendant, Keovilaisack Sayasane, does have

  • Bath Salts OD Leads to Arrest

    Bath Salts OD Leads to Arrest

    ELLSWORTH — Police Friday charged a man with possessing a synthetic drug known as bath salts after he was hospitalized for two days from side effects of using the stimulant. Officer Chris Smith arrested Wayne Dyer, 33, of Portland on a probation violation out of Lewiston District Court. Smith summoned Dyer on a charge of

  • Table Talk

    Table Talk

    ELLSWORTH — 2011 is the summer of the melamine table. Imagine substantial dishes in cheerful colors and prints that have heft. They feel just as sturdy as your year-round dinner plates from Fiestaware or Pfaltzgraff. But, melamine is unbreakable. Your grandchildren can fling your dishes with abandon without you having to replace a plate or

  • Man Hospitalized for Reaction to Bath Salts

    ELLSWORTH — A local man who had been using a drug known as bath salts or dust was hospitalized for two days, police said. The man was released from the hospital Friday. He had been a passenger in a vehicle that Officer Shawn Willey stopped for a traffic violation on Main Street Wednesday night. “He

  • City Council OKs $70,000 For Economic Development

    ELLSWORTH — The city of Ellsworth is betting on a new economic development endeavor. The City Council Monday approved a contract with Bangor-based Eaton Peabody Consulting Group and CWS Consulting Group of Newton Highlands, Mass., to spend an amount not to exceed $70,000. CWS is based in Newton Highlands. The firm offers “location strategies for