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.
  • Grassroots group pursues better broadband service

    ELLSWORTH — From entertainment to personal banking to work. So much is done online that high-speed internet has become an essential utility. But in coastal, rural Maine, high-speed internet, as well as reliable cell phone service, can be spotty. To that end, a group of residents and municipalities in the western half of Hancock County

  • How to make cocktails sparkle with fruit syrups

    How to make cocktails sparkle with fruit syrups

    STONINGTON — Summer calls for shrubs. Not the woody plant per se but the drinking variety, which has a long history and was a way for our ancestors to preserve their fruit. “A shrub is a drink made with vinegar, sugar and fruit,” said Sadie Poland, who bartends at Aragosta on Stonington’s Main Street. “It’s

  • Search continues for Blue Hill woman

    BLUE HILL — The Maine State Police and the Maine Warden Service are continuing their efforts to find Jessica Grindle, 37, of Blue Hill who has not been seen since July 23. “She was reported missing last week,” Steve McCausland, public safety spokesman, reported Thursday. “Investigators have received some tips after the state police first

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of Aug. 23

    Bucksport Police Log Week of Aug. 23

    BUCKSPORT — Police made a couple of arrests during the past week. On Friday, Officer Gerald Lowe arrested Troy Bates, 40, of Belfast on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Officer Eric Marcel arrested Ashley Gilbert, 21, of Bucksport on a charge of domestic violence criminal threatening

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Aug. 23

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Aug. 23

    ELLSWORTH — Emera Maine reported a theft of services at a Hancock residence on Aug. 16. Deputy Luke Gross is investigating. Animal problem A pit bull at a Sedgwick residence bit a woman on Aug. 13, Lt. Corey Bagley reported. The woman was treated at Blue Hill Memorial Hospital. The incident was not reported until

  • Eastbrook man charged with threatening woman with gun

    Eastbrook man charged with threatening woman with gun

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man after he allegedly pointed a gun at a woman and threatened to kill her at an Eastbrook residence Saturday. Lt. Corey Bagley said the man, who was intoxicated, left the residence and was found later by the Maine State Police. Police arrested James Stimeling, 58, of

  • Grand jury indicts accused Orland rapist

    Grand jury indicts accused Orland rapist

    ELLSWORTH — A Hancock County grand jury Aug. 9 indicted an Orland man who is accused of raping an intellectually disabled woman. The grand jury indicted Van Stevens, 49, on two counts of gross sexual assault. The assaults are alleged to have occurred on Feb. 27 in Stonington, according to the indictment. The alleged victim

  • New attractions to highlight 2018 Blue Hill Fair

    New attractions to highlight 2018 Blue Hill Fair

    BLUE HILL — Move over, Wilbur, there’s a new pig in town. The annual Blue Hill Fair, which runs Thursday Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 3, will feature a livestock exhibit of Meishan, a breed nearly 5,000 years old. Roaring Lion Farm in Rumford will show its stock of Meishan, which have droopy ears and

  • Two-county car chase ends in Blue Hill with gunfire

    Two-county car chase ends in Blue Hill with gunfire

    BLUE HILL — A 43-mile police pursuit that concluded in Blue Hill late Saturday morning began in Northport and ended in gunfire. The incident resulted in charges for a Camden man whose family had called police about the man’s well-being, according to the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office. Waldo County Sheriff’s Lt. Matthew C. Curtis said