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]
  • Unemployment rate stays low

    ELLSWORTH—The tight job market doesn’t seem to be changing fast. According to data released this week by the Maine Department of Labor, the unemployment rate in Hancock County was up in September over last year but remained one of the lowest in the state. The change was very slight: from 2.4 percent in September 2017

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of Oct. 25

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of Oct. 25

    ELLSWORTH — Elise Glista escaped injury after the car she was driving reportedly stalled on Hillside Drive on Oct. 20 in the late morning and rolled backward. The car sideswiped two trees before coming to rest on a lawn, according to a report. Glista reportedly “tried to steer into a driveway and overshot.” The car

  • Eleven inducted into EHS Hall of Fame

    Eleven inducted into EHS Hall of Fame

    ELLSWORTH — Eleven Ellsworth High School graduates were inducted into the school’s Academic Hall of Fame at a dinner on Oct. 13, including state Rep. Louie Luchini (D-Ellsworth) and District Attorney Matt Foster. Also honored during the dinner were graduates Michael Povich, Malen Hsu, Sue Shaw, Chris Lynch, Albert Harmon, Ann LaCasce, Becky Sargent, Matt

  • Community members talk plastic bag ban

    Community members talk plastic bag ban

    ELLSWORTH — Community members weighed in on Thursday morning at the first of several public forums to discuss a possible ban on single-use plastic bags in Ellsworth. Fifteen other communities in Maine have passed ordinances either banning or limiting single-use plastic bags, including Blue Hill and Belfast. Waterville is set to vote on a citizen

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of Oct. 18

    ELLSWORTH — Police are investigating a report by a 22-year-old Ellsworth woman who said she was raped twice by a 31-year-old man from Bangor whom she’d met on the internet, according to a report made on Oct. 10. Ellsworth Police Chief Glenn Moshier said the incidents allegedly occurred that same day but that after investigating

  • Councilors approve plan to house ambulances at City Hall

    Councilors approve plan to house ambulances at City Hall

    ELLSWORTH — City councilors voted 6-1 Monday to move forward with plans to provide space for two ambulances and four staff members from Northern Light Medical Transport (formerly Capital Ambulance). The vehicles and crew will be housed at the Ellsworth Fire Department this winter. Councilor Bob Crosthwaite opposed the plan without commenting. He has previously

  • EHS students to head to Galápagos Islands

    EHS students to head to Galápagos Islands

    ELLSWORTH — If all goes as planned, Ellsworth High School students will have the chance to follow in Charles Darwin’s footsteps. At a meeting on Oct. 9, the Ellsworth School Board approved an 11-day trip to Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands in June 2020. “It’s a very unique opportunity,” Ellsworth High School Spanish teacher Carolyn