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]
  • Community rallies for burn victims

    Community rallies for burn victims

    ELLSWORTH — Condolences and aid are pouring in for an Ellsworth couple who suffered extensive third-degree burns in a grease fire on June 16. Machelle Lea LaHaye and Thomas Mosley were hospitalized after the fire broke out at their home on the Mariaville Road, according to a post on Facebook and reports from friends. The

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of June 27

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of June 27

    ELLSWORTH — The Dead River Co. building on Water Street was damaged on June 24 when it was struck by a pickup truck driven by a 23-year-old Winterport resident, according to a police report of the incident. A truck driven by Brandon Conners was coming down the Deane Street hill toward Water Street around 7:30

  • The Mex celebrates 40 years

    The Mex celebrates 40 years

    ELLSWORTH — The restaurant business is a notoriously difficult one, with thin profit margins and high start-up costs. So sticking around for 40 years is a feat, and staff at The Mex plan to celebrate their accomplishment for a good long time: “40 days for 40 years,” said General Manager Aziza Daigle. “We’ll be having

  • Ellsworth Adult Education  holds graduation ceremony

    Ellsworth Adult Education holds graduation ceremony

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth High School auditorium was full last Monday evening with friends, family members and burbling babies celebrating Ellsworth Adult Education’s 2019 graduating class. The ceremony recognized those receiving high school diplomas, college transitions and certified nursing assistant certificates, as well as six students who were inducted into the National Adult Education Honor

  • City will consolidate planning, economic development

    City will consolidate planning, economic development

    ELLSWORTH — The city will restructure its Planning Department in the coming months after failing to find a city planner to replace Michele Gagnon, who took a job as planning director in Bar Harbor in February. “For various reasons,” said City Manager David Cole, “going to the outside hasn’t worked out.” The move will consolidate

  • City police struggle  to find new officers

    City police struggle to find new officers

    ELLSWORTH — There may be more criminal justice degree programs than ever before, but local law enforcement agencies are strapped for personnel, said Police Chief Glenn Moshier. He is looking for two officers to fill the department’s ranks within the next year. “All agencies are struggling to find people,” Moshier said. Between injuries and vacancies,

  • Who killed Mr. Boddy?

    Who killed Mr. Boddy?

    ELLSWORTH — “The premise of the game is simple,” says Mr. Boddy. A mansion, an elegant party and a dead host. Everybody has a motive and anybody could be guilty. That’s where it gets complicated. “Every single show is different,” said Leslie Michaud, who is directing The Grand’s production of “CLUE: The Musical,” premiering June

  • Howie resigns from Planning Board

    Howie resigns from Planning Board

    ELLSWORTH — Mike Howie has resigned from the Ellsworth Planning Board, announced Chairman John Fink at a meeting on June 5. “Before [former city planner] Michele Gagnon left she told each of us that we were not allowed to resign without her permission,” Fink said. “Then she left, and Mike resigned,” Fink added, to laughter.

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of June 20

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of June 20

    ELLSWORTH — Run-ins with animals in the roadway resulted in the death of a dog and a deer this week. A dog without a collar died after being hit by a car on the Bangor Road around 10 p.m. on June 15, according to a police report. The pit bull reportedly ran into the road

  • Chummies shuts its doors

    Chummies shuts its doors

    ELLSWORTH — Chummies Bar, a neighborhood watering hole on Franklin Street known for its open mic and karaoke, closed its doors on May 31. “After some careful consideration and introspection, I have decided to step away from the bar business,” owner Gabe Wood wrote in a Facebook post in April. “I will be entertaining serious