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.
  • Upset in county commission race

    Upset in county commission race

    ELLSWORTH — A contested race for a four-year term as Hancock County commissioner from District II resulted in an upset Tuesday. Challenger John Wombacher of Bucksport beat out longtime commissioner Percy “Joe” Brown of Deer Isle by 385 votes. Democrat Wombacher took 4,590 votes to Republican Brown’s 4,205. Wombacher is a political newcomer and owns

  • RSU 25 voters approve gym floor project

    BUCKSPORT — Regional School Unit 25 (RSU 25) voters Tuesday approved a referendum to renovate the Bucksport Middle School gym floor. The vote was 2,391 yes to 1,626 no. RSU 25 includes the towns of Bucksport, Orland, Verona Island and Prospect. Superintendent Jim Boothby said the floor needs to be replaced due to issues with

  • Maine State Police Log Week of Nov. 8

    Maine State Police Log Week of Nov. 8

    ELLSWORTH — Two times isn’t the charm for speeding. A driver was arrested on a speeding charge after dashing away from an initial stop on Oct. 29 on the Eastbrook Road in Eastbrook. Trooper Travis Chapman stopped Terrance Davis, 56, for driving 78 miles an hour in a 45-mile-per-hour zone and issued Davis a summons

  • Inmate charged with conspiracy to commit murder

    ELLSWORTH — A former Blue Hill resident who has been held at the Washington County Jail for most of 2018 on several charges, is facing two more, said Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland. The Maine State Police and the Maine Fire Marshal’s Office charged Robert Boggia, 33, on Oct. 31 with conspiracy

  • Proposed salmon farm on track in Bucksport

    BUCKSPORT — Whole Oceans is closer to landing its proposed salmon farm, which would employ a recirculating aquaculture system and hundreds of people at the former Verso mill site. Chief Executive Officer Jason Mitchell announced Tuesday that the company was close to obtaining a Maine Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit. “That’s a big milestone for

  • Rape reports up statewide in 2017

    ELLSWORTH — Reporting of rapes in Maine increased 17 percent last year. The Maine Department of Public Safety recently released the figures for crime in Maine for the year 2017. “An increase in more sexual assault reporting is a good thing but the [number of] actual rapes and sexual assaults being perpetrated haven’t changed,” said