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]
  • Ellsworth Council takes heat at Monday evening’s meeting

    Ellsworth Council takes heat at Monday evening’s meeting

    ELLSWORTH — Several citizens addressed councilors with concerns both old and new on Monday evening. Ellsworth Police Officer Jon Mahon admonished councilors for what he said was the city’s failure to respond in a timely fashion to his Freedom of Access Act request for a copy of the city manager’s contract. Mahon said he filed

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of Oct. 18

    ELLSWORTH — Police are investigating a report by a 22-year-old Ellsworth woman who said she was raped twice by a 31-year-old man from Bangor whom she’d met on the internet, according to a report made on Oct. 10. Ellsworth Police Chief Glenn Moshier said the incidents allegedly occurred that same day but that after investigating

  • Councilors approve plan to house ambulances at City Hall

    Councilors approve plan to house ambulances at City Hall

    ELLSWORTH — City councilors voted 6-1 Monday to move forward with plans to provide space for two ambulances and four staff members from Northern Light Medical Transport (formerly Capital Ambulance). The vehicles and crew will be housed at the Ellsworth Fire Department this winter. Councilor Bob Crosthwaite opposed the plan without commenting. He has previously

  • EHS students to head to Galápagos Islands

    EHS students to head to Galápagos Islands

    ELLSWORTH — If all goes as planned, Ellsworth High School students will have the chance to follow in Charles Darwin’s footsteps. At a meeting on Oct. 9, the Ellsworth School Board approved an 11-day trip to Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands in June 2020. “It’s a very unique opportunity,” Ellsworth High School Spanish teacher Carolyn

  • City Council candidates campaign on taxes, public safety

    City Council candidates campaign on taxes, public safety

    ELLSWORTH — Four candidates are vying for two seats on the Ellsworth City Council this year, seeking to replace councilors Steve Beathem and Robert Crosthwaite, neither of whom is seeking re-election. Three of the four candidates have never held elected office, while one, John Phillips, is deeply familiar with the council, having served as a

  • City to provide housing for ambulances

    City to provide housing for ambulances

    ELLSWORTH — Representatives from Northern Light Medical Transport (formerly Capital Ambulance) met with city officials on Tuesday to discuss the possibility of housing two ambulances in the Ellsworth Fire Department beginning in early November. The arrangement would be on a short-term basis, for six to nine months. “It’s a temporary accommodation, very different from what

  • School shooting threat “not viable”

    School shooting threat “not viable”

    ELLSWORTH — An Ellsworth High School student was charged with terrorizing on Tuesday after allegedly making a comment threatening a school shooting the following day, according to a letter to parents and guardians from Superintendent Dan Higgins. Police investigated the incident, which was reported around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, and determined “the threat is not