Articles by: Maxwell Hauptman

Maxwell Hauptman

Maxwell Hauptman

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
Maxwell Hauptman joined The Ellsworth American as a reporter in 2018. He can be reached at [email protected]
  • Nor’easter hits Downeast region

    Nor’easter hits Downeast region

    ELLSWORTH — A strong fall nor’easter brought heavy rain and wind gusts reaching up to 60 mph to Maine early Thursday morning, knocking down trees and power lines across the state. As of 11 a.m., Emera Maine was reporting 20,806 outages in Hancock County and 7,673 in Washington County, including roughly 1,700 in Blue Hill,

  • Multi-faith program at Blue Hill church

    BLUE HILL — On Sunday, Oct. 20, at 10 a.m., Rev. Betty Stookey and Noel Paul Stookey will be presenting their “One Light Many Candles” multi-faith program at the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill. This is a program of readings and music that reflect the diversity and integrity of individual faith while seeking a

  • 2019 a deadly year on 1A

    2019 a deadly year on 1A

    ELLSWORTH — First there was the April 27 head-on collision near Sunrise Glass, a crash that fatally injured one man; then came June 11 when a Franklin man died on MacGowan Hill during a rainy afternoon. Finally, there was July 25, when traffic was diverted for several hours around the scene of another deadly crash.

  • Affordability of Hancock County communities ranked

    Affordability of Hancock County communities ranked

    ELLSWORTH — Northeast Harbor, Bass Harbor and the Gouldsboro village of Corea top the list as the least affordable places in Hancock County to live. Those rankings are based on recent U.S. Census data analyzed by the website unitedstateszipcodes.org. The site ranked the 50 most and 50 least affordable towns in Maine using the “median

  • Vehicle overturns in Hancock

    Vehicle overturns in Hancock

    HANCOCK — First responders rushed to the scene of a Hancock accident Friday afternoon after initial reports indicated children might be trapped inside the overturned vehicle. The crash, which occurred on the Eastside Road near the intersection with Russell Cove Road involved a single vehicle, which flipped over and went off the road, hitting a

  • Tiny house built for  homeless veteran

    Tiny house built for homeless veteran

    CHERRYFIELD — Downeast Community Partners, along with the Maine Seacoast Mission, the CF Adams Foundation and a Massachusetts high school, recently announced the construction of a tiny house for a formerly homeless Washington County military veteran. “DCP has had a program to serve homeless veterans, currently has a program to provide housing to veterans, and

  • State agrees to reopen Downeast Correctional Facility as pre-release center

    State agrees to reopen Downeast Correctional Facility as pre-release center

    AUGUSTA — Governor Janet Mills, along with representatives from Washington County, announced on Friday an agreement to build a new pre-release center on the grounds of the former Downeast Correctional Facility in Machiasport. According to the Governor’s Office, the facility would house 50 minimum-security prisoners and employ 15 staff and cost between $6.5 million and

  • Sumner senior wins Principal’s Award

    SULLIVAN — Sumner Memorial High School senior Zackary Coughlan has received this year’s Principal’s Award. “Throughout his years at Sumner, Zack has distinguished himself as a leader who is revered for the respectful example he sets for his fellow students,” said Sumner Principal Ty Thurlow. “In the classroom, Zack has established himself as a formidable

  • Winter Harbor Police Log Week of March 21

    Winter Harbor Police Log Week of March 21

    WINTER HARBOR — On March 8, police assisted Gouldsboro police in a search for a white Dodge Caravan that almost hit another vehicle on Route 1 in Gouldsboro. The complainant claimed the driver of the van was on the phone texting. Warden Dave Simmons of the Maine Warden Service later stopped the vehicle on the