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.
  • Bucksport Police Log Week of March 14

    Bucksport Police Log Week of March 14

    BUCKSPORT — A woman complained to police Friday about being harassed on Facebook. Officer Matt Schmidt spoke with the woman about her concerns. Schmidt also handled a complaint from a local woman Friday that her son is being harassed at school. Arrests Officer Chris Woodman arrested Melissa Brooks, 40, of Ellsworth on three warrants Friday.

  • Furnace fire displaces Ellsworth residents

    Furnace fire displaces Ellsworth residents

    ELLSWORTH — Tenants of a residence on Amanda Lane in the Woodland Estates mobile home park off Bucksport Road were displaced after a late afternoon furnace fire Monday. Ellsworth Fire Chief Richard Tupper said his department was called out for a report of “a furnace malfunction” at 4:28 p.m. However, when crews arrived, there was

  • Medical pot rules relaxed

    Medical pot rules relaxed

    ELLSWORTH — In a 2015 update of National Lampoon’s classic spoof “Vacation,” there’s a scene where police representing four different jurisdictions are trying to decide who’s in charge of a crime scene. It brings to mind the current state of affairs for legal marijuana use in Maine. The federal Controlled Substances Act says marijuana is

  • Stonington voters to gather Saturday

    STONINGTON — The town of Stonington has switched its annual town meeting from Tuesday to Saturday at 3 p.m. The March 9 meeting will be held in the upstairs of the town office building. Stonington Town Manager Kathleen Billings said residents asked for the switch. One warrant article for residents to decide is whether to

  • Deer Isle meeting moved to Saturday

    DEER ISLE — In an effort to hear from more of the town’s working people, Deer Isle is moving its annual town meeting from Tuesday to Saturday this year. The town of Stonington is making that same switch. “Both towns have received feedback that people with jobs are unable get away from work in order

  • Sedgwick School Board members reelected

    SEDGWICK — Voters returned incumbents to the Sedgwick School Board during elections held Friday at the Sedgwick Town House. School Board members Marti Brill and Sommer Anderson were returned to the board for three-year seats. Brill took 80 votes and Anderson 63. Kelly Samperi received 38 votes and Beth Sullivan 22. However, there is one

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of March 7

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of March 7

    ELLSWORTH — Traffic stops in recent days have led to multiple arrests, according to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Dakota Dupuis arrested an impaired operator in Dedham Saturday after stopping the vehicle for numerous motor vehicle defects. The deputy arrested Jenay Renwick, 32, of Gouldsboro on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of March 7

    Bucksport Police Log Week of March 7

    BUCKSPORT — “We raised over $700 cash and completely filled one of our cruisers from floorboard to ceiling,” said Sgt. David Winchester. Winchester referred to the 8th annual Hancock County Food Drive fundraiser the department participated in at Hannaford Saturday. The sergeant said the collection, gathered in just four hours, would be divided among all