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 killed in T34 crash

    Man killed in T34 crash

    ELLSWORTH — A Lowell man died after his pickup truck went off the road, hit trees and overturned on its roof on a remote road in Township 34 Wednesday, Maine State Police spokesman Steve McCausland reported. Gary Haskell was 53. He sustained “severe trauma injuries” and died at the scene, McCausland said. Haskell’s passenger, Pamela

  • Maine State Police Log Week of Oct. 11

    Maine State Police Log Week of Oct. 11

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police charged motorists with multiple offenses recently. Trooper Caleb McGary summoned a Maryland man who was allegedly going nearly twice the posted speed and making bad passes in Holden Sept. 25. McGary charged Demitri Pappas, 28, on charges of criminal speed and driving to endanger. “Pappas was making bad passes

  • Settlement reached in civil case against police, prosecutors

    ELLSWORTH — A saga that started with accusations of spousal rape in 2007 and continued with prosecutorial misconduct has resulted in a settlement of a civil suit. Former Gouldsboro resident Vladek Filler, now of Atlanta, Ga., has settled a civil suit that he brought against 17 prosecutors from Hancock and Washington counties, sheriff’s deputies and

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Oct. 11

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Oct. 11

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies Jeff McFarland, David Lord and Travis Frost arrested two men after agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency executed a search warrant in Deer Isle Friday. Deputies arrested David Joyce, 44, of Deer Isle and Anderson John Harewood, 47, of Schenectady, N.Y., each on one count of aggravated drug

  • Jail inmate dies after suicide attempt

    ELLSWORTH — A Bangor woman who had been incarcerated at the Hancock County Jail has succumbed to injuries she sustained while trying to commit suicide at the jail, according to Sheriff Scott Kane. Kane confirmed that Monica Johnson, 38, died Oct. 4 at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center. Johnson injured herself Saturday, Sept. 29,

  • First responders recall the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks

    First responders recall the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks

    ELLSWORTH — The question “Where were you when John F. Kennedy was shot?” was ubiquitous for the Greatest Generation and the baby boomers. Now younger generations ask “Where were you on Sept. 11?” That question refers, of course, to Sept. 11, 2001, the day Islamic terrorist group al-Qaida perpetrated four terrorist attacks on the United

  • Council divided on gym floor funding; special meeting to be held Thursday

    BUCKSPORT — The Bucksport Town Council Sept. 27 was divided about lending money to Regional School Unit 25 (RSU 25) to replace Bucksport Middle School’s deteriorating gym floor. Curiously, all hands are in favor of funding the floor replacement. The devil’s in the details. A little history: The council directed Bucksport Town Manager Susan Lessard