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]
  • Tasty treats abound during Dine Around Month

    Tasty treats abound during Dine Around Month

    ELLSWORTH — Area residents have another two weeks to take advantage of discounts at participating restaurants as part of Dine Around Month. Locals can pick up a frequent diner card for a chance to win one of two prizes of $100 worth of restaurant gift cards. Diners should present their card for a sticker each

  • City hires first woman public works director

    City hires first woman public works director

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth has hired its first female public works director. Lisa Sekulich, a native of Michigan, stepped into her new job on Monday. She will fill the position left vacant by Larry Wilson, who retired in January after working with the city for over 40 years. “Larry was a very dedicated public servant,” said

  • City residents, officials meet to talk school safety

    City residents, officials meet to talk school safety

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth residents weighed in on the issue of school safety on Monday evening, several weeks after an Ellsworth High School student was arrested for allegedly making threatening statements in an online gaming forum. The Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School cafeteria was packed with concerned parents and local residents. A panel of school and law enforcement

  • Crafting a vibrant arts scene in Ellsworth

    Crafting a vibrant arts scene in Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — “Every artist dreams of some sort of community arts space,” says Ken Perrin, who with his wife, Linda, co-owns Atlantic Art Glass. The Perrins have been a fixture of the Ellsworth arts scene since 2004, when the glass blowers moved their studio from the Bar Harbor village of Hulls Cove to a former

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of March 14

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of March 14

    ELLSWORTH — Residents mostly stayed off the roads during the recent storm that dumped over a foot of heavy snow in Ellsworth and surrounding areas. One accident was reported on the Bayside Road on March 8 around 4 p.m. when a car operated by Teresa Lioi of Ellsworth lost traction going down a hill and

  • Planning Board approves Woodlawn expansion

    Planning Board approves Woodlawn expansion

    ELLSWORTH — At its monthly meeting on March 7, the Ellsworth Planning Board approved an $8-million renovation and development project presented by Woodlawn Museum. The decision comes two weeks after the Board of Appeals authorized the demolition of three buildings on the property. The board approved the plans under the condition that Woodlawn meet Fire