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.
  • Man gets 30 days for possession of child pornography

    Man gets 30 days for possession of child pornography

    ELLSWORTH — A Gouldsboro man found guilty of possessing child pornography received a 30-day jail sentence at his sentencing hearing Dec. 5. Jerome Humery, 54, is currently free on post-conviction bail pending appeal. Justice Bruce C. Mallonee also ordered two years of probation with the conditions that Humery, who works doing computer repair, provide his

  • Congregants baking up a storm for cookie walk Saturday

    Congregants baking up a storm for cookie walk Saturday

    ELLSWORTH — It isn’t Christmas — or Hanukkah, for that matter — without cookies. To that end, the creative souls at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ellsworth have been mixing, baking and decorating dozens and dozens of cookies in anticipation of the annual cookie walk from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 15. “Fifty members

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of Dec. 13

    Bucksport Police Log Week of Dec. 13

    BUCKSPORT — A vehicle struck a utility pole in the southeastern portion of the Hannaford parking lot Monday, taking out power to the store’s lights and checkout registers for more than two hours. The store was closed until Central Maine Power could repair the damage to the affected pole and lines. The accident occurred around

  • Maine State Police Log Week of Dec. 13

    Maine State Police Log Week of Dec. 13

    ELLSWORTH — A motorist and a passenger were arrested after a motor vehicle accident on Route 9 in Amherst Friday. “As Trooper [Dana] Austin was responding to the scene, witnesses advised that two men were throwing beer cans out the window and appeared to be intoxicated,” police said. Austin arrested Kody Clifford, 25, of Winterport

  • Driver arrested after Bucksport chase

    Driver arrested after Bucksport chase

    BUCKSPORT — The Maine State Police said a Massachusetts driver nearly hit a state trooper and then led police on a high speed chase, which started here on the Mast Hill Road and ended on Main Street in Winterport Wednesday. Troop J Commander Lt. Rod Charette said Trooper Dana Austin stopped a car at 5:28

  • Manslaughter case back in court

    ELLSWORTH — A manslaughter case involving the death of an Eastbrook woman is scheduled for a Jan. 7 docket call in Hancock County Unified Court. A docket call means the defense and prosecution will update a judge on the status of a case. It’s been just over a year since the accident that claimed the

  • County treasurer, commissioners negotiate pay package of $34,723

    County treasurer, commissioners negotiate pay package of $34,723

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County treasurer-elect negotiated a total compensation package of $34,723 with the Hancock County Commissioners at the board’s regular monthly meeting Tuesday. Michael Boucher of Sorrento will replace Treasurer Janice Eldridge of Ellsworth, who chose not to see re-election. Boucher, a write-in candidate for the office, starts work Jan. 1. Both the

  • Penobscot Nursing Home building sold at auction

    Penobscot Nursing Home building sold at auction

    ELLSWORTH — The facility that housed the former Penobscot Nursing Home is under contract, according to Tranzon Auction Properties. There is no word yet, however, on what the property’s future use will be. Tranzon’s Senior Vice President Jill Daviero said her firm held an online auction for the property from Nov. 20-27. “It was a

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Dec. 6

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Dec. 6

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office arrested two Southwest Harbor residents on multiple drug charges in Tremont Saturday. Deputy Dakota Dupuis said he had been on routine patrol when he noticed a truck drive to an empty parking lot and sit with the engine running for “a period of time.” “After approaching the truck

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of Dec. 6

    Bucksport Police Log Week of Dec. 6

    BUCKSPORT — A Bucksport man reported his wife missing on Nov. 28. However, it turned out she was just out with a friend. Improper pass Sgt. David Winchester summoned Liza Kling, 39, of Bucksport on a charge of making an improper pass Nov. 27. Speeding Winchester summoned Connor Donovan, 19, of Camden on a charge