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 Bar Harbor and welcomes story tips and ideas. She can be reached at [email protected]
  • ConvenientMD opening delayed by pandemic

    ConvenientMD opening delayed by pandemic

    ELLSWORTH — ConvenientMD, an urgent care clinic slated to open this summer, will delay its opening to spring of 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, company Marketing Director Adam Rosenthal said in an email last week. “Due to the effects of COVID-19 on construction, the opening of our ConvenientMD clinic in Ellsworth is now moved

  • MMA training ship departs

    MMA training ship departs

    CASTINE — The training ship State of Maine headed away from the Castine dock on Friday morning, five days after residents raised concerns at a selectmen’s meeting about sewage effluent, pollution and noise from the docked ship. The ship will dock at the Sprague Terminal in Searsport on Friday, said Maine Maritime Academy President William

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of July 9

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of July 9

    ELLSWORTH — Two out-of-state residents were arrested and another was summoned on July 4 after a fight erupted in the parking lot of the Maine Coast Mall over a “road rage” incident, according to police. Officers were called to the parking lot around 3:15 p.m. after having been told that six people were fighting. By

  • Noise from academy training ship upsets Castine residents

    Noise from academy training ship upsets Castine residents

    CASTINE — Town selectmen voted 2-1 on Monday evening to give Maine Maritime Academy 30 days to come into compliance with the town’s noise ordinance or face fines of $100 per day after several residents complained about noise and vibrations from the school’s docked training ship. Asheesh Misra, who lives nearby, said he’d only felt

  • Demonstration planned on proposed library budget cut

    Demonstration planned on proposed library budget cut

    ELLSWORTH — Supporters of the Ellsworth Public Library plan to gather before a budget workshop at City Hall on Thursday evening to “make a visible public statement” in support of the library, which is facing a $100,000 budget cut. The demonstration is planned from 5 to 6 p.m. on the lawn next to City Hall

  • Scammers file for benefits using stolen info

    Scammers file for benefits using stolen info

    ELLSWORTH — A city councilor and his wife are among those whose personal information has been stolen and used to file fraudulent claims for unemployment benefits in an ongoing nationwide scam. “Both my wife and I had unemployment claims filed in our names,” said City Councilor Dale Hamilton in an email on June 9. The

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of June 25

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of June 25

    ELLSWORTH — Police spoke to a woman who admitted to having been smoking marijuana at Branch Lake State Park on June 17. No charges were filed, but she was warned for smoking in public. Citizen complaints On June 16, police received a report of students playing on a closed basketball court. The students were gone

  • City Planning Board approves solar farm plans

    ELLSWORTH — A proposal for a solar farm on the Mariaville Road received unanimous final approval from the Planning Board at a virtual meeting on June 3, with the caveat that board members be able to review a decommissioning plan for the panels that is being worked on by the city’s attorney. The code enforcement

  • Councilors aren’t sold on EMS license

    Councilors aren’t sold on EMS license

    ELLSWORTH — The Fire Department will continue to respond to all emergency medical calls in the city, per the requirements of its emergency medical services (EMS) agency license, but councilors aren’t all sold on whether to continue the practice going forward. “You come up with $7,800,” said Councilor John Phillips at a meeting on Monday