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 Police Log Week of April 26

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of April 26

    ELLSWORTH — On April 19, a local girl came into the Police Department “to report being sexually harassed at her workplace,” according to a report of the incident. After investigating, police issued a summons to 36-year-old Kenyatte Redden of Lamoine for unlawful sexual touching. The case is under investigation. Reports of trash unfounded A resident

  • Six charged in party bust

    Six charged in party bust

    ELLSWORTH — Officers broke up a party at a residence near State Street last Thursday, arresting two area residents and issuing summonses to four others. Christopher Barnes, 18, of Mariaville and Peyton Cole, 18, of Ellsworth were arrested and charged with providing a place for minors to consume alcohol as well as illegal possession of

  • City Council discusses emergency medical services, cyber attacks

    City Council discusses emergency medical services, cyber attacks

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth City Council met on April 16 to conduct its regular business. The council issued several liquor licenses, approved the six-month lease of an excavator and discussed labor contracts during an executive session. The council also approved $39,000 for updates to its supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system, the software program

  • Jack the Barber, battling cancer, hangs up his shears

    Jack the Barber, battling cancer, hangs up his shears

    ELLSWORTH — Jack Forni, the former owner of Jack’s Barber Shop on Water Street, may not know all of his customers by name, but he knows them by clipper number. “You know their face and their haircut,” Forni said. “‘Oh, he gets a No. 2’.” On a recent mild afternoon in early April, while his

  • Maine House GOP candidates line up

    Maine House GOP candidates line up

    Part 2 of 2: The Republicans ELLSWORTH — Crocuses and songbirds aren’t the only ones poking their heads out with the warmer weather. Candidates are also up and singing — for votes. Come November, eight Democrats and eight Republicans will vie for 16 district seats in Hancock County. The June 12 primaries will largely be

  • Ukrainian cuisine focus of cooking classes

    Ukrainian cuisine focus of cooking classes

    BUCKSPORT — Aza Jerome Vasylyk was not going to let her students sit idle at their first class. Vasylyk, who was raised in Ukraine but now lives in Bucksport, expertly guided hands as they attempted to copy her delicate butter cream roses. “You understand!” she said encouragingly April 4 at the first in a five-part

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of April 19

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of April 19

    ELLSWORTH — Warmer weather has brought out the deer, which have been spotted around the area, particularly on the Bucksport Road, where several accidents involving animals occurred over the past week. John Atkinson of Orland was northbound on the Bucksport Road around 12:30 p.m. on April 9 when he struck a deer that “walked out

  • Cyclist struck crossing Water Street

    Cyclist struck crossing Water Street

    ELLSWORTH — A man was transported to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital after he was struck by a car while riding a bicycle near the intersection of Deane and Water streets on Friday around 10 p.m., according to Ellsworth Police Chief Glenn Moshier. Ellsworth resident Mustafa Al Shuwaili was brought to the hospital by County Ambulance