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]
  • Lamoine boy charged with terrorizing

    Lamoine boy charged with terrorizing

    ELLSWORTH — Police were called to KidsPeace on March 28 for a report of a 15-year-old boy from Lamoine who was threatening to “shoot himself and others,” according to a police report. The boy was detained by staff and brought to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital for an evaluation. After he was cleared by hospital

  • Oak Street blaze started small, grew unexpectedly

    Oak Street blaze started small, grew unexpectedly

    ELLSWORTH — A fire that initially appeared small unexpectedly grew into a full-on blaze popping out of the walls and roof of an apartment building at 65 Oak St. on Thursday afternoon, displacing four families and gutting the structure. The construction of the building, along with gusty winds, made fighting the blaze tricky, said Ellsworth

  • Fiberight opening “any day”

    Fiberight opening “any day”

    ELLSWORTH — It may be a year behind schedule, but recycling at the Fiberight facility in Hampden could happen “any day,” a company spokeswoman said Monday. “I’m literally waiting on a phone call,” said Shelby Wright, who is Fiberight’s director of community services. “It could be tomorrow, it could be today. Most likely it’s looking

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of March 28

    ELLSWORTH — Officers are investigating a complaint that a local woman was displaying nude images of another local woman on Facebook, according to a police report made on March 23. Dogs at large Police issued summonses to two local residents for the civil violation of having a “dog at large” this week. Sixty-year-old Eileen Dunn-Kell

  • Emera asks for rate increase

    Emera asks for rate increase

    ELLSWORTH — Electricity rates for customers in the Emera Maine Bangor Hydro District may rise again next year. On Friday, Emera officials filed a request with the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to increase distribution rates by around 18 percent beginning in 2020. If the increase is approved, the average residential bill for a consumer

  • Council meeting focuses on Harbor Park and Marina

    Council meeting focuses on Harbor Park and Marina

    ELLSWORTH — From trail extensions to fuel tanks and mooring fees, the Harbor Park and Marina was the focus of a City Council meeting on Monday. The discussion centered around a proposal to upgrade fuel tanks and add diesel, the cost estimate for which has more than doubled, from $150,000 to $336,500. Despite expressing dismay

  • Emera Maine sold

    Emera Maine sold

    ELLSWORTH — Emera Maine will be sold to Canadian company ENMAX Corp. for $959 million, according to a press release from Emera Inc. on Monday. Emera Maine’s parent company, Emera Inc., which is also based in Canada, said in the release that it had reached a deal with ENMAX to sell its interest in the

  • Former thrift store sold

    Former thrift store sold

    ELLSWORTH — On Friday afternoon, Linda and Hans van der Does packed their 9-year-old son Ries into the car and drove up from their home in Ogunquit. They were coming to Ellsworth, where they’ve owned land for several years, to begin work on their recent acquisition: 112 Main St., the future home of Toko Ellsworth.

  • Ellsworth teen charged with solicitation to commit murder

    ELLSWORTH — Authorities have identified the 14-year-old Ellsworth boy charged earlier this month with solicitation to commit murder. Documents filed in Ellsworth District Court state that Koda Sinclair was formally charged with terrorizing Class D and solicitation to commit murder Class A. Sinclair’s name was made public because of the severity of the solicitation charge,