Articles by: Maxwell Hauptman

Maxwell Hauptman

Maxwell Hauptman

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
Maxwell Hauptman has been reporting for The Ellsworth American since 2018. He covers eastern Hancock and western Washington counties and welcomes story tips and ideas. He can be reached at [email protected]
  • Equestrian vaulting is finding a foothold among children

    Equestrian vaulting is finding a foothold among children

    LAMOINE — Dance and gymnastics seem hard enough, given the physical strength, flexibility and coordination demanded. Now picture doing both on the back of a moving horse. Through Aurora Vaulters, their nonprofit organization, mother and daughter Deb and Cynthia Andrews coach the international equestrian sport at Starlight Horse Farm off Route 184 in East Lamoine.

  • Candidate Brakey targets D.C. insiders

    Candidate Brakey targets D.C. insiders

    ELLSWORTH — U.S. Senate candidate Eric Brakey took his campaign to Hancock County Monday. The 30-year-old Republican state senator from Auburn seeks to unseat Sen. Angus King (I-Maine). Brakey toured the area speaking with residents on his message of “better jobs, better health care, more freedom and less D.C. meddling in our lives.” His trip

  • Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Oct. 18

    Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Oct. 18

    WINTER HARBOR — On Oct. 10, police arrested Leslie Perry Jr. of Milbridge, with assistance from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. Ppolice said Perry eluded police following a traffic stop for erratic driving. He was charged with driving to endanger, eluding arrest and operating with a revoked license. Perry also had two outstanding warrants. Bail

  • This could mean a tough winter ahead for low-income residents

    This could mean a tough winter ahead for low-income residents

    ELLSWORTH — As the leaves turn and the air gets chilly, Maine residents ponder how much it will cost to heat their homes. With heating costs rising, the answer seems to be a lot more than last winter. According to the Governor’s Energy Office, prices for heating oil, kerosene and propane are all up significantly.

  • New welcome sign put up in Sullivan

    New welcome sign put up in Sullivan

    SULLIVAN — A hundred years ago, Sullivan was a granite town. Hundreds of people worked as stone cutters and blacksmiths, taking the rock down to the water to be loaded on ships and used to help build the country’s cities. Now, about 10,000 pounds of that granite is being used to say “Welcome to Sullivan.”

  • New town clerk hired in Sullivan

    New town clerk hired in Sullivan

    SULLIVAN — There was a new face around the town office this week, as Sullivan welcomed a new clerk. Stacy Tozier started work on Tuesday alongside Town Administrator Lynn Dunbar and Town Manager Rob Eaton. “I’ve worked in a law office, I’ve been a case manager for children, so I’m hoping to bring some extra

  • Franklin girl wins Scouting Medal of Honor

    Franklin girl wins Scouting Medal of Honor

    SULLIVAN — A year ago, 11 year old Julyanna Damon of Franklin did something quite remarkable. “Oct. 7 of last year, Julyanna’s mother, Amanda, was having a seizure. Julyanna reacted quickly and called for friends to come, then called 911,” said Althea Christiansen, Julyanna’s Girl Scout troop leader. “Her mom was eventually airlifted down to

  • Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Oct. 11

    Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Oct. 11

    GOULDSBORO — On Aug. 30, a South Gouldsboro resident reported that a neighbor had hired a contractor who cut trees on the complainant’s property. As a result of an investigation, police on Sept. 27 charged Karen Brown, 64, of White Plains, N.Y., with criminal trespass and criminal mischief. Arrest On Sept. 26, police arrested Christine

  • Hancock students donate to SPCA

    Hancock students donate to SPCA

    HANCOCK — Leashes, harnesses, toys, bowls, even a stick from the woods to fetch. These are some of the items, 700 in total, being donated to the SPCA in Trenton by students at Hancock Grammar School. “Initially, my goal was to just go on a field trip to the animal shelter and maybe donate a

  • Steuben house damaged by fire

    Steuben house damaged by fire

    STEUBEN — Firefighters responded Monday morning to a house fire along the Village Road in Steuben. The fire, which began shortly before 8 a.m., was called in by a neighbor, as the owners were out of state. “The fire started on the first floor and spread from there,” said Steuben Fire Chief Rick Hawkins. “Several