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]
  • Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Aug. 16

    Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Aug. 16

    GOULDSBORO — As a result of an Aug. 8 traffic stop on East Schoodic Drive in Birch Harbor, Eben Moss, 34, of Fryeburg was arrested on a warrant for violating conditions of release and possession of a suspended driver’s license. Moss had previously been summoned in Birch Harbor on July 28 on a charge of

  • Winter Harbor lands $1.3M for wastewater treatment

    WINTER HARBOR — The Winter Harbor Utilities District has received $1.3 million in funding to improve the town’s wastewater treatment facility and pump stations. The funds are being allocated as a $390,000 grant and a $910,000 loan. The money is being provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Rural Development. “The current equipment

  • Blueberry crop conditions promising, market still soft

    Blueberry crop conditions promising, market still soft

    ELLSWORTH — The 2018 blueberry harvest is under way in Downeast Maine. Early indications point to good harvest conditions, although the overall market remains diminished. At the Lynch Hill Farms fields near Columbia Falls, harvesting began on Aug. 1. “We were already starting to see a little strain on the berries because of the heat,”

  • Bob Fernald, “man about Franklin,” fondly remembered

    Bob Fernald, “man about Franklin,” fondly remembered

    FRANKLIN — Bob Fernald “truly was a man about Franklin.” That’s how longtime friend Bruce Carter described the well-regarded former Franklin town clerk, who passed away last month. Fernald came from an old Franklin family, and for more than 60 years a Fernald served as Franklin town clerk. Bob’s father, Lloyd, served in the role

  • Pop-up sells blueberry toppings with a kick

    Pop-up sells blueberry toppings with a kick

    HANCOCK — Cinnamon, clove and cardamom. Curry. Lime zest. Do those sound like blueberry jams to you? “I’ve always wanted to try something a little different,” says Kate Waters, who launched the award-winning line of Bleuberet wild blueberry toppings in 2013. Last month, she opened up a pop-up retail store on the Hancock Point Road.

  • Fish kill observed at Union River Dam

    Fish kill observed at Union River Dam

    ELLSWORTH — A fish kill event was observed July 27 at the Union River Dam. Brett Ciccotelli, a biologist with the Downeast Salmon Federation, was at the site that afternoon and spotted large numbers of dead and injured juvenile alewives. “You could see, based on the injuries to the fish, that they had been battered