Articles by: Kate Cough

Kate Cough

Kate Cough

Kate covers the city of Ellsworth, including the Ellsworth School Department and the city police beat, as well as the towns of Amherst, Aurora, Eastbrook, Great Pond, Mariaville, Osborn, Otis and Waltham. She lives in Southwest Harbor and welcomes story tips and ideas. She can be reached at [email protected]
  • Summer building permit numbers fall

    ELLSWORTH — City officials issued 22 building permits in July, the same number as June, although builders this past month enjoyed considerably better weather. The numbers were down slightly compared to July 2018, when 24 permits were issued. The combined number of permits issued over June and July (often the busiest months for building) has

  • EA columnist speaks on the American century

    EA columnist speaks on the American century

    ELLSWORTH — Is the American century over? How did it begin? Can the United States share power with an ascendant China? Those were the main topics of discussion at an annual lecture by Woodrow Wilson Center senior scholar and Ellsworth American columnist Marvin Ott on Tuesday afternoon. Ott addressed a packed auditorium at the Moore

  • Friends in Action gets $40,000 for adults to play

    Friends in Action gets $40,000 for adults to play

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth area adults and seniors will soon have a new place to play and get fit. City officials and Friends in Action received word this week that the city had been awarded a $40,000 grant to install several pieces of fitness equipment, game tables and benches at Knowlton Park. “It’s really for the

  • City hires new planner

    City hires new planner

    ELLSWORTH — After several months of searching and a few twists and turns, the city of Ellsworth has hired a planner to start Sept. 3. J.E. “Jef” Fitzgerald resigned his post as town assessor in Bucksport this week to take the job in Ellsworth. He worked in Bucksport for roughly eight years, according to The

  • Apartments proposed off Bucksport Road

    ELLSWORTH — On Wednesday evening, Aug. 7, the Planning Board unanimously approved as complete an application for two one-story apartment buildings and two storage buildings on Carriage Way, a subdivision off the Bucksport Road located just before Forest Ridge Campground. The buildings will each be 5,420 square feet, with six units in each, on a

  • Three injured in crash on Route 1A

    Three injured in crash on Route 1A

    ELLSWORTH — Three local residents were injured on Wednesday morning in a crash on Route 1A just before noon, according to the Ellsworth Police Department. Jessica Rollerson, 45, of Castine was heading north toward Bangor when the car she was driving ran into the side of a vehicle driven by 18-year-old Kiana Maddocks-Wilbur of Ellsworth.

  • Ellsworth Police log week of Aug. 15

    Ellsworth Police log week of Aug. 15

    Car reported stolen in mix-up ELLSWORTH — A car reported stolen from a local auto body shop was found to have been taken by a local towing company attempting to collect on an alleged $21 debt, according to a police report. The towing company was reportedly called on Aug. 7 after the car belonging to

  • Thirty drivers summonsed for speeding on 1A

    Thirty drivers summonsed for speeding on 1A

    ELLSWORTH — Police conducted several traffic details this week, issuing dozens of tickets, including many for the same offense: traveling 64 mph in a 55-mph-zone. Coincidence? Not exactly. Officers have a fair amount of discretion when it comes to writing tickets and frequently give drivers a break by ticketing them for lower speeds than those

  • Ellsworth Police log week of Aug. 8

    Ellsworth Police log week of Aug. 8

    ELLSWORTH — A man who was reportedly “yelling and using rude language” while on the phone at the Ellsworth Public Library was found to be homeless and looking for a place to stay, according to police. The man told officers he had “gotten upset while on the phone and did not mean to raise his

  • Downeast Treatment Center expands services to uninsured patients

    Downeast Treatment Center expands services to uninsured patients

    ELLSWORTH — The Downeast Treatment Center (DTC), a center for substance abuse disorder treatment that opened last year on State Street, is expanding its services to offer treatment at no cost for those who are underinsured or have no insurance. “We’re all about ease of access,” said Richard Shute, outpatient site coordinator. “We’ve tried to