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.
  • Camp POSTCARD celebrates 25 years

    Camp POSTCARD celebrates 25 years

    ELLSWORTH — Camp POSTCARD, a camp for “deserving children,” which was the brainchild of Hancock County Sheriff Scott Kane, is in its 25th year this summer. The “postcard” stands for police officers striving to create and reinforce dreams, Kane said. Police officers, deputies, troopers, dispatchers, corrections officers and game wardens all converge on the weeklong

  • Ellsworth Free Clinic launches capital campaign

    Ellsworth Free Clinic launches capital campaign

    ELLSWORTH — The Affordable Care Act hasn’t reduced the number of patients receiving care at the Ellsworth Free Medical Clinic. “The Affordable Care Act did nothing for us,” said Dr. Marshall Smith, president of the clinic’s board, who saw patients for the most of the clinic’s 25 years. “We saw no change at all.” Busy

  • Cajun dishes served with contemporary twist at Thurston Company

    Cajun dishes served with contemporary twist at Thurston Company

    BLUE HILL — A little something different is on the menu at Blue Hill’s newest fine dining establishment: The Thurston Company Restaurant and Bar. Among the offerings, fried chicken with buttermilk biscuits, country gravy and coleslaw along with a dish of braised short ribs with blueberry demi glace and collard greens. “Being from [Baton Rouge]

  • 500-acre solar farm planned for eastern Hancock County

    500-acre solar farm planned for eastern Hancock County

    ELLSWORTH — A Casco-based energy project developer proposes the creation of a 500-acre solar farm in Township 16 in eastern Hancock County. Dave Fowler, owner of Next Phase Energy Services, said the solar farm would be located between two wind farms, Bull Hill and Hancock Wind. Township 16 abuts the eastern side of the town

  • Maine State Police Log Week of Aug. 16

    Maine State Police Log Week of Aug. 16

    ELLSWORTH — A passer-by pulled a Portland man from the wreckage of his vehicle just before it burst into flames on Caterpillar Hill Road in Sedgwick Saturday, the Maine State Police reported. Samuel Scribner, 25, was driving an unknown vehicle, which went off the road and struck a tree, Trooper Travis Chapman said. Chapman charged

  • Former Blue Hill treasurer indicted on theft charge

    Former Blue Hill treasurer indicted on theft charge

    ELLSWORTH — A Hancock County grand jury Aug. 9 indicted Blue Hill’s former treasurer on one count of theft. The former treasurer, Jody A. Murphy, 38, of Franklin, is represented by Ellsworth attorney Max Coolidge. The indictment alleges that Murphy took funds belonging to the town of Blue Hill between Oct. 14 and Nov. 16

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Aug. 16

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Aug. 16

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Tremont woman who allegedly assaulted a man and tried to set his belongings on fire Saturday. Deputy Michael Southard charged Tricia Roe, 34, with felony domestic violence assault and attempted arson, which is also a felony. Roe is free on bail. Witness tampering Deputy David Lord charged

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of Aug. 16

    Bucksport Police Log Week of Aug. 16

    ELLSWORTH — Bucksport police investigated an unattended death aboard a cruise ship docked in the harbor Aug. 5. Sgt. David Winchester said a cruise ship passenger, 86, from Massachusetts had died of natural causes. Arrests Police arrested Todd Morris, 49, of Bucksport on a charge of aggravated assault Saturday. On Sunday, police arrested Adam Grindle,