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]
  • What’s considered essential business?

    ELLSWORTH — It has been nearly a month since Governor Janet Mills declared a state of emergency in Maine in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In subsequent weeks, dine-in restaurant service and gatherings of more than 10 people have been banned, nonessential businesses have closed their public-facing property and, as of April 2, a stay-at-home

  • Climb every mountain

    Climb every mountain

    BLUE HILL — A few months ago, Chek Wingo didn’t consider himself much of a hiker. But 26 days, 26 peaks, 86 miles, 23 hours and a few scrapes and falls later, he has seen a great deal more than many people exploring Acadia National Park. Thirty-five years old, the Blue Hill man spent most

  • Helping hands available during crisis

    Helping hands available during crisis

    ELLSWORTH — It has been a tumultuous week across Hancock County, as residents have been rapidly adapting to the precautions now in place to fight the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. In the face of school closures, working from home and no toilet paper to be found at the grocery store, there are people and

  • Winter Harbor Police week of Feb. 27

    Winter Harbor Police week of Feb. 27

    WINTER HARBOR — On Feb. 6, police responded to an accident on Newman Street. William Tracy, 61, of Franklin was operating a 2016 Chevy Silverado with a utility trailer attached when he was rear-ended by a 2009 Chevy Silverado pickup truck. Some property damage was reported, but there were no injuries. Road conditions were considered to

  • Census will determine  Maine’s “fair share”

    Census will determine Maine’s “fair share”

    ELLSWORTH — Starting next month every household in Ellsworth, and Hancock County, and Maine, and the entire country will start receiving the same thing in the mail — an invitation to fill out the 2020 census. Conducted every 10 years, the census asks just nine questions, and the goal is fairly straightforward — to get

  • Head Start receives $1.1 million

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County will benefit from a little over $1.1 million awarded for free early education and child care programs serving low-income families. The funding is being awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Downeast Community Partners to support Head Start programs. “Head Start programs provide a safe, educational, and

  • Fiberight completes performance testing

    ELLSWORTH — The Municipal Review Committee announced last Tuesday that Fiberight’s Coastal Resources of Maine facility in Hampden had successfully completed required performance testing. “We are thrilled that Coastal Resources of Maine has been cleared to receive all 115 MRC’s members’ waste and recycling,” said MRC Board of Directors President Karen Fussell in a press

  • Product marketing the next step for Fiberight plant

    Product marketing the next step for Fiberight plant

    ELLSWORTH — Fiberight’s Coastal Resources facility in Hampden is up and running. Now, the next step is to ensure that the plant can sell some of the byproducts of the 180,000 tons of municipal trash per year that is expected to pass through Fiberight’s gates. “We’re working with the Department of Environmental Protection to achieve

  • Franklin veteran honored with award

    Franklin veteran honored with award

    FRANKLIN — In between the traditional big band standards from the Al Corey Band this past Saturday at the Franklin Veterans Club, there was occasion for a little bit of surprise pageantry. Lt. Col. Dan Green, recently retired and back in his hometown after 20 years in the Army, was presented with the Military Order

  • Lamoine to vote on proposed solar farm

    Lamoine to vote on proposed solar farm

    LAMOINE — Solar energy projects have been springing up across Maine over the past year, and Lamoine may be next. The town will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday night for residents to vote on whether to allow the Board of Selectmen to enter into an agreement with the California-based SunPower Corp. to

  • 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