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.
  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Jan. 31

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Jan. 31

    ELLSWORTH — Someone “hacked” into personnel files belonging to a Sullivan business, Hancock County Deputy Sheriff Luke Gross reported. “As the hacker was not traceable, no law enforcement action was taken,” Gross said. The incident occurred Jan. 23. Accidents Poor road conditions contributed to an accident Saturday on Coastal Road in Brooksville, Gross reported. A

  • Maine State Police Log Week of Jan. 31

    Maine State Police Log Week of Jan. 31

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police arrested a motorist for alleged impaired driving in Deer Isle Friday. Trooper Owen Reed arrested Tyler Robbins, 26, of Deer Isle on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Trooper Josh Lander assisted. Summonses Trooper Jeffrey Taylor summoned Joseph Mitchell, 35, of

  • Bucksport Police Police Log Week of Jan. 31

    Bucksport Police Police Log Week of Jan. 31

    BUCKSPORT — A Bucksport mother called police Jan. 22 for help in dealing with her son, who has been “squatting” in her garage. Police advised the woman she must formally evict her son to remove him from her home. Sgt. Dave Winchester explained that even in cases where no money has changed hands, property owners

  • Meth lab operator gets 2 years despite plea for leniency

    Meth lab operator gets 2 years despite plea for leniency

    ELLSWORTH — A Verona Island man convicted of manufacturing methamphetamine was sentenced to two years in prison despite his attorney’s argument that his client is “not violent” but “an addict” who should not be sent to prison, where he’ll be “hardened.” Justice Robert Murray sentenced Craig Kneeland, 28, on Tuesday to 4½ years in prison

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of Jan. 24

    Bucksport Police Log Week of Jan. 24

    BUCKSPORT — A Bucksport resident called police Jan. 17 to complain that his wife had emptied their joint checking account. Sgt. David Winchester said the matter is civil so no law enforcement action was taken. Arrests Officer Robert Findlay arrested Dylan Voisine, 19, of Manchester on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Jan. 24

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Jan. 24

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office on Friday charged a Blue Hill woman in connection with an ongoing investigation by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. At the direction of the District Attorney’s Office, Lt. Tim Cote summoned Rita Grindle, 54, on charges of theft by deception, a Class C felony and

  • Chef/gardener extols balanced diet to nourish the body

    Chef/gardener extols balanced diet to nourish the body

    ELLSWORTH — Bar Harbor gardener and chef Jacob Wartell is on a mission to get you to eat more fat, specifically saturated fats. That’s right, more butter, bacon and lard. What’s that you say? You’re a vegetarian? No problem, use coconut oil. “Saturated fats are so essential to so many of our biologic functions,” said