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.
  • 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.

  • Maine State Police Log Week of June 20

    Maine State Police Log Week of June 20

    ELLSWORTH — A crash on Airline Road in Amherst Friday led to a charge for the motorist, a Portland man, the Maine State Police reported. Trooper Blaine Silk said the motorist lost control and struck a guardrail, which caused the vehicle to roll. Silk summoned Patrick Mullen, 49, on a charge of operating a motor

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of June 20

    Bucksport Police Log Week of June 20

    BUCKSPORT — A woman called police June 13 for help after finding two groundhogs at her apartment complex. Officer Matt Schmidt advised the woman to call the building manager. However, the manager told the tenant he was too busy to deal with the groundhogs. When the woman called the police station again, Schmidt referred her

  • Prospect man indicted on charges related to police chase

    Prospect man indicted on charges related to police chase

    ELLSWORTH — A Prospect man who allegedly led Bucksport police on a chase last November was indicted by a Hancock County grand jury June 6. The grand jury indicted Samuel Thompson, 20, on charges of eluding an officer, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant, criminal speeding, driving to endanger, permitting

  • Leavitt wins race for Orland selectman

    ORLAND — Brenda Leavitt emerged the victor among five candidates for a three-year term on the Orland Board of Selectmen. Leavitt took 108 votes, beating out incumbent Selectman Lester Stackpole, who received 79 votes during polling Tuesday, according to Orland Town Clerk Connie Brown. John Barlow received 65 votes, Matthew Pierce 24 and Matthew Johnson

  • RSU 25 voters validate budget

    BUCKSPORT — On Tuesday, Regional School Unit 25 (RSU 25) voters validated the 2019-20 school budget by a count of 329-76, according to Superintendent Jim Boothby. Voters also approved continuing the budget validation process, but by a slimmer margin, 288-100. RSU 25 has a total spending package for the school year that starts July 1

  • Orland fire claims house

    Orland fire claims house

    ORLAND — A fire of unknown origin claimed a house at 340 Castine Road on Sunday, according to Orland Fire Chief Bob Conary. “They’re still investigating,” Conary said Monday morning. The residence belongs to John Goss, Conary said. No one was home when the fire broke out but there were two cats unaccounted for on