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]
  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of Sept. 6

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of Sept. 6

    ELLSWORTH — Thefts kept officers busy in the past week. A business reported a theft on Sunday. Officer Steve Mahon is investigating. On Sunday, police arrested Jonathan Garland, 45, of Ellsworth on one count each of burglary and theft. The charges stem from a July incident. On Aug. 28, officers issued a summons to a

  • Early interest in Council, library, School Board seats

    Early interest in Council, library, School Board seats

    ELLSWORTH — There is early interest for seats on the City Council, School Board and Ellsworth Public Library Board of Trustees this year. Six residents have taken out nomination papers so far, and one, David Burks, has returned papers. Nomination papers are due by Friday, Sept. 21, at 5 p.m. David Burks has returned papers

  • City tax bills mailed out

    City tax bills mailed out

    ELLSWORTH — Tax bills have been trickling into mailboxes this week, the first installment of the 2019 fiscal year. (Those who are particularly eager can also pay their bills online, at ellsworthmaine.gov/taxbills.) Tax bills in Ellsworth are split in half each year. The first half will be due by Thursday, Sept. 13, and the second

  • Newsprint tariffs reversed, but harm may be done

    ELLSWORTH — Less than a year after they were first imposed, tariffs on Canadian newsprint instituted by the U.S. Commerce Department have been abolished. In a unanimous vote on Wednesday, the five-member United States International Trade Commission overturned the tariffs, saying the imports of Canadian newsprint do not threaten or harm U.S. producers. In a

  • Chef Julia Child’s biographer recalls his great aunt and uncle

    Chef Julia Child’s biographer recalls his great aunt and uncle

    NORTHEAST HARBOR —When Julia Child got her first microwave oven “it was this magical space-age thing from NASA,” says her grandnephew Alex Prud’homme. “She was told you could cook everything in it.” Julia decided to test the machine at her house in Cambridge, Mass. She was throwing a dinner party. “And she put the frozen

  • City grants tax exemption for religious radio tower

    City grants tax exemption for religious radio tower

    ELLSWORTH — The city’s Board of Appeals voted unanimously Monday to grant tax-exempt status for a radio tower, steel building and equipment on Beechland Road owned by Light of Life Ministries Inc. The organization operates Worship Radio Network, a Christian radio station that broadcasts out of offices in Augusta. Light of Life Ministries is a

  • Yes, it’s breast cancer; No, it’s not the end

    Yes, it’s breast cancer; No, it’s not the end

    LAMOINE — Lisa Crosby isn’t shy about discussing her diagnosis of stage four breast cancer. “I was very quiet when I started this process,” the Lamoine resident said. “You have to be open. If people have questions, answer them.” “I’m here to show them that no, stage four doesn’t mean that’s the end.” Crosby was

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of Aug. 30

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of Aug. 30

    ELLSWORTH — A 39-year-old Brewer man was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center with head injuries on Aug. 21 following an all-terrain vehicle crash on Whitmore Road. The accident occurred around 5 p.m. Lizike Pickeral was driving the ATV when it went into a ditch along the side of the road. Pickeral was thrown from

  • West Enfield man in critical condition after crash

    West Enfield man in critical condition after crash

    ELLSWORTH — A 31-year-old West Enfield man was taken to the hospital in critical condition after he was thrown off his motorcycle following a crash on the Bangor Road on Aug. 25, said Ellsworth Police Capt. Troy Bires. According to a preliminary police report of the incident, a car driven by a 59-year-old Lamoine resident