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]
  • Splash pad uses millions of gallons of water annually

    Splash pad uses millions of gallons of water annually

    ELLSWORTH — From dawn to dusk, as long as the temperature is above 65 degrees, jets at the Knowlton Park splash pad shoot water high into the air, to the delight of children and adults alike. So how much water does it take to provide residents relief from the heat? Around 3.3 million gallons annually,

  • Knowlton Park assault suspect arrested

    Knowlton Park assault suspect arrested

    ELLSWORTH − Ellsworth police arrested a former Colorado resident on Sunday afternoon after he allegedly assaulted a man in the bathroom at Knowlton Park the night before. Kelby R. Bullock, a transient, was arrested and charged with robbery, assault and criminal threatening after police said in a press release that he threatened, assaulted and stole

  • Police respond to infant death

    Police respond to infant death

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth police officers responded to the death of an infant at a residence around 12 p.m. on Sunday, according to a press release from Police Chief Glenn Moshier. The State Police Major Crimes Unit is conducting an investigation of the death, according to the release. Maine Attorney General Protocol calls for an investigation into

  • The Flowered Apron offers place to sit for a spell

    The Flowered Apron offers place to sit for a spell

    BAR HARBOR — Have you ever wanted to sit on the porch of a clapboard Mount Desert Island home, sip coffee and nibble a lemon bar or some other home-baked goodie? Now you can. Pull up a chair at The Flowered Apron, tucked down a quiet side street in Bar Harbor, where Karen Ressel serves

  • Man admits to driving truck that struck motorcyclist

    Man admits to driving truck that struck motorcyclist

    ELLSWORTH — A Cherryfield man was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries Wednesday after the motorcycle he was driving was rear-ended by a pickup truck and he was thrown to the ground, according to a press release from the Ellsworth Police Department. The accident happened near Jordan’s Snack Bar on Route 1 around 3:20 p.m. The motorcycle,

  • Boat overturns in intersection

    Boat overturns in intersection

    ELLSWORTH — A collision on High Street resulted in a small motorboat overturning with its trailer and landing in the middle of the intersection near the Maine Coast Mall and Walgreens on Thursday afternoon. The crash, which occurred around 3 p.m., tied up traffic on High Street for over an hour. Ellsworth Police Cpl. Shawn

  • Excavator sale exceeds expectations

    Excavator sale exceeds expectations

    ELLSWORTH — The city received nearly $12,000 over its reserve price for an excavator sold on www.govdeals.com, according to Public Works Director Lisa Sekulich, who informed councilors of the sale on Monday evening. The 2007 Komatsu excavator sold for $29,750 on the public auction site, which focuses on government equipment. This is the first time

  • Council to extend city manager’s contract

    Council to extend city manager’s contract

    ELLSWORTH — City councilors “have agreed in principle” to extend City Manager David Cole’s contract, Chairman Marc Blanchette said at the council’s meeting on Monday evening. Cole was hired in 2015. His three-year contract expires Aug. 17. “We’re still doing a bit of word-sleuthing to dot all the i’s and cross all the t’s,” said

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of July 19

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of July 19

    ELLSWORTH — A Hancock Street resident called police on July 12 to report that a shirtless bald man had poked his head into her kitchen window around 8 p.m. and said he was “running from cops,” according to a police report of the incident. Officers failed to locate the man, Police Chief Glenn Moshier said.

  • Swastika reported on structure on Shore Road

    Swastika reported on structure on Shore Road

    ELLSWORTH — A swastika found drawn on a structure near Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School was still in place three days after it was first reported to police on July 14. A resident called police to report the swastika, which was drawn on a dilapidated wooden structure on city property on the Shore Road, across from the

  • Newly published author shares his take on life

    Newly published author shares his take on life

    ELLSWORTH — Johnny Remick likes to joke that it took “about 55 years” to write his first book, “Here, There, and All Over the Place.” “It’s an accumulation over the years,” says Remick, who describes the project as “like hanging out on your front porch” with an array of wise and witty characters. The slim