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]
  • Jazz guitarist Ryan Blotnick making it from Maine

    Jazz guitarist Ryan Blotnick making it from Maine

    ELLSWORTH — It’s been a busy winter for Ryan Blotnick, a jazz musician and composer based in Southwest Harbor. There was the Sundance Film Festival in late January, which Blotnick attended alongside his brother Robin, one of the producers of the film “Knock Down the House,” a documentary following four women running for Congress in

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of March 7

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of March 7

    ELLSWORTH — A woman involved in a crash at the intersection of the Downeast Highway and Myrick Street hit another car less than half an hour later, according to a police report, as she was moving out of the road after the first crash. Police wrote that on Feb. 25, just before 9 a.m., 78-year-old

  • Rotary fundraiser to help eradicate polio

    ELLSWORTH — On March 12, the Noontime Rotary Club of Ellsworth will hold its second annual Strike Out Polio event to raise money and mark progress toward the eradication of polio, the highly infectious disease that can cause paralysis and death. “We’re so close to having it fully eradicated,” said event coordinator and Rotary Club

  • Coastal Auto Parts NAPA is Top Drawer

    Coastal Auto Parts NAPA is Top Drawer

    ELLSWORTH — On a recent Tuesday morning, the four Boles siblings gathered in an upstairs conference room at their Coastal Auto Parts NAPA store on the Downeast Highway. The topic was the news that they had won the 2019 Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce Top Drawer Award. The award is given every year to “an

  • Longtime Ellsworth sixth grade teacher to retire

    Longtime Ellsworth sixth grade teacher to retire

    ELLSWORTH — David Stackpole, who recently announced that he will retire at the end of the school year, can rattle off a lot of numbers associated with his time teaching in Ellsworth. There’s 45, the number of years he’s taught sixth grade. Or 2,000, roughly the number of students who have passed through his classroom

  • New leader cites Jackson Lab’s “rapid growth”

    New leader cites Jackson Lab’s “rapid growth”

    ELLSWORTH — The Jackson Laboratory’s new chief operating officer and executive vice president, Catherine “Katy” Longley, has a message for the region: the lab is hiring and the jobs are good. “We still are in a rapid growth mode,” said Longley in an interview at the lab’s Bar Harbor campus. “We have good quality jobs,