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]
  • Website, app to guide diners, chefs

    Website, app to guide diners, chefs

    ELLSWORTH — Provender co-owner Daron Goldstein and Ellsworth graphic designer Nick Sarro want to help you figure out where you want to eat tonight. “It’s not a blog, it’s not TripAdvisor,” says Goldstein. “It’s the insiders’ guide to dining.” Introducing Chefs of Maine, the website and app for industry professionals and diners alike. (They also

  • State asks residents to help map internet service

    State asks residents to help map internet service

    ELLSWORTH — Thirty-five percent of households in Hancock County lack access to adequate internet service, according to data published in mid-January by ConnectME, the agency tasked with expanding broadband coverage in Maine. State officials want to change that, but first they need to know how fast your internet connection is. “Evaluating our broadband needs is

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of Jan. 31

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of Jan. 31

    ELLSWORTH — A man who picked up a hitchhiker on Water Street on Jan. 24 called police after noticing that she had “passed out,” according to a report of the incident. A police dispatcher told the man he should take the woman to the hospital, “which he did.” Man tells police to bring him to jail

  • City Council to hear proposal on plastic bag ban

    City Council to hear proposal on plastic bag ban

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth residents are taking steps to join at least 19 communities, including Bar Harbor, Blue Hill and Belfast, that have regulated single-use plastic bags. At a City Council meeting on Feb. 11, members of the Ellsworth Green Action Team (EGAT) will present a draft ordinance that would ban single-use carryout plastic bags at

  • Plenty of activities on tap for Winter Carnival

    Plenty of activities on tap for Winter Carnival

    ELLSWORTH — This year’s Ellsworth Winter Carnival is scheduled to start Saturday, Feb. 9. Although snow has been intermittent this year, organizers are hopeful there will be enough powder for the snowshoeing, sledding and snowmobiling rides that are scheduled. But there are a variety of activities on tap that are not weather-dependent, including hoverboarding, swimming

  • Seal rescued from Bayside Road

    Seal rescued from Bayside Road

    ELLSWORTH — A seal pup made its way onto the Bayside Road on Friday morning. “There’s a little brook across the street from where it was,” just past the Spindle Road, said Maine Marine Patrol Spc. Sean Dow, adding that he was told the waters were high after yesterday’s rain. “I’m assuming maybe it found

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of Jan. 24

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of Jan. 24

    ELLSWORTH — A local woman was arrested on Jan. 17 after reportedly threatening a man with a gun during a domestic incident, according to a police report. Ellen Somes, 51, was charged with domestic violence assault, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and violation of bail. Somes was taken to Hancock County Jail and the