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.
  • Seaside hideaway

    Seaside hideaway

    DEER ISLE — “My husband and I are always looking for that next big thing,” said chef Devin Finigan, whose restaurant Aragosta was just named “Best Waterfront Restaurant in Maine” by Down East Magazine. Finigan and husband Luke Hartmann, a jeweler, found just that through their acquisition of the historic Goose Cove Lodge, which dates

  • Blue Hill Hospital closes surgical unit

    Blue Hill Hospital closes surgical unit

    BLUE HILL — Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital will no longer provide surgical services, according to President and Chief Executive Officer John Ronan. “We’re closing down the surgical services,” Ronan said Wednesday. “That would include scopes, which would include colonoscopies.” “This was a local management decision,” Ronan said. “We had a discussion with the board

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week on June 27

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week on June 27

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s Detective Stephen McFarland is investigating a theft of several paintings valued at $20,000. The paintings are the work of Barron Krody of Brooksville. They were discovered missing from Krody’s Brooksville residence this month. The paintings are thought to have been taken sometime since last September, McFarland said. Anyone with information

  • Maine State Police Log Week of June 27

    Maine State Police Log Week of June 27

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police charged two motorists with impaired driving on Friday and Saturday. On Route 179 in Ellsworth Friday, Trooper Gavin Endre summoned a Lamoine youth, 17, on charge of administrative operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants. Per Maine statute, motorists under age 21 are charged with administrative

  • Maine Missing Person Day set for June 22

    Maine Missing Person Day set for June 22

    ELLSWORTH — It may not be surprising in coastal Maine that most of the local missing person cases are suspected to be accidents involving the water, according to national missing persons database namus.gov. A Stonington couple went down in a plane crash over Penobscot Bay in 1997. Their remains were never recovered. Five other local

  • Peninsula Free Health Clinic seeking help

    Peninsula Free Health Clinic seeking help

    BLUE HILL — With the impending departure of two stalwart volunteers, the Peninsula Free Health Clinic renewed its plea for donations, volunteers and board members. The clinic’s mission is simple. “We will see anybody who has no insurance or is underinsured,” said board member Jan Snow of Blue Hill. The clinic’s board president, Jim Schatz

  • Coniferous confection

    Coniferous confection

    SURRY — Before artisanal ice cream chef Karl Holmes opened Pugnuts Ice Cream Shop with husband Eric Treworgy, he was an estate gardener. It is his passion for botanicals that prompts Holmes to incorporate fresh herbs and plants, including oak, sumac, birch and spruce into the shop’s revolving menu of frozen treats. “I wouldn’t have

  • Door-to-door fundraising  planned to repair DI-S High

    Door-to-door fundraising planned to repair DI-S High

    DEER ISLE — The committee tasked with raising $1.3 million for high school renovations plans to send out an appeal letter and recruit volunteers to knock on doors. The Community School District 13 Board (Deer Isle-Stonington) on June 4 approved a capital campaign to raise funds to make needed renovations and repairs to the Deer

  • Maine State Police Log Washington County Week of June 20

    Maine State Police Log Washington County Week of June 20

    MACHIAS — The Maine State Police arrested a motorist suspected of impaired operation after stopping his vehicle for speeding on Route 1 in Columbia Saturday. Trooper Jeffrey Taylor arrested George Bagley, 32, of Milbridge on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Taylor summoned a passenger, Isaac Davis,

  • Bar Harbor Trust Services named on civil suit

    ELLSWORTH — A Camden law firm representing the Phyllis J. Poor Trust is suing Bar Harbor Trust Services in an 11-count civil complaint alleging, among other accusations, fraud, negligence and breach of fiduciary duty in the handling of Poor’s $6.7-million trust. An attorney representing the bank said the allegations are “meritless.” Camden Law attorneys Sarah

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of June 20

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of June 20

    ELLSWORTH — A Sullivan woman who got a call June 11 from someone claiming to be from a genetic testing company gave the caller personal information before realizing the call was a scam, Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Sargent reported. Sargent provided the woman with contact information for agencies she should report the incident to.