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]
  • 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 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

  • Three seeking re-election in Franklin

    FRANKLIN — The town of Franklin will hold its annual Town Meeting on Saturday, March 30, at noon in the Franklin Community Center. Polls will be open on Friday, March 29, from 12:05 to 7 p.m. Dawn Carter is running for re-election to a three-year term on the Board of Selectmen, Hugh Hooper is running

  • Peninsula School has new principal

    GOULDSBORO — Heather Dorr, a fifth-grade teacher at the Ella Lewis School in Steuben, has been named principal at the Peninsula School in Prospect Harbor. Dorr’s appointment was approved by the Regional School Unit 24 (RSU 24) Board on March 5. “Heather has been with us since September 2016,” said RSU 24 Superintendant Mike Eastman.

  • Sullivan Harbor Farm back in business

    Sullivan Harbor Farm back in business

    HANCOCK — Sullivan Harbor Farm Smokehouse, a smoked salmon retailer that was shut down several years ago after losing its license from the Food and Drug Administration, is set to reopen at the end of March. The reopening had been delayed by the federal government shutdown in December, but on Tuesday, owner Leslie Harlow celebrated