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]
  • 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

  • Ellsworth High School honor roll

    The following students were named to the first quarter honor roll at Ellsworth High School: Grade 12 Highest honors Jordyn Bray, Ian Brenner-Simpson, Connor Crawford, Genevieve Cutshall, Danaee Felix, Makayla Fishburn, Colby Hamilton, Amelia Hayden, Evelyn Howie, Amber Kennedy, Alec Leathers, Caitlin MacPherson, Madelyn Nida, Kylara Phelps, Taylor Richardson, Allison Robbins, Eden Salzig, Emma Whitney,

  • 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

  • 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 The site ranked the 50 most and 50 least affordable towns in Maine using the “median