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]
  • Boston Post Cane honor coming to Gouldsboro

    GOULDSBORO — An old tradition will be getting revamped a bit in Gouldsboro. The town’s Historical Society will be administering the Boston Post Cane. “This was normally the responsibility of the towns, because it involved looking through personal records,” said Gouldsboro Town Manager Sherri Cox. “The Historical Society ended up volunteering to take a bigger

  • Gouldsboro getting new police cruiser

    Gouldsboro getting new police cruiser

    GOULDSBORO — Law enforcement on the Schoodic Peninsula is getting an upgrade this fall, with the purchase of a new police cruiser for the Gouldsboro Police Department. The old vehicle, a 2014 Chevorlet Impala, will be replaced with a 2018 Ford Utility model. “We’re a small department, so our officers need to carry everything with

  • MRC looking to bridge the waste disposal gap

    MRC looking to bridge the waste disposal gap

    ELLSWORTH — The Municipal Review Committee (MRC) is continuing efforts to bridge the waste disposal gap, following reports that the Juniper Ridge Landfill in Old Town will no longer be accepting MRC’s member towns’ waste beginning in October of this year. In a statement to The Ellsworth American, MRC Executive Director Greg Lounder stated that

  • Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Sept. 6

    Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Sept. 6

    GOULDSBORO — On Aug. 22, Gouldsboro police responded to an unattended death at Maine Fair Trade Lobster. Schoodic Ambulance Services, upon arrival, pronounced 49-year-old Carlos Alberto Medina-Medina deceased. The death has not been determined to be suspicious, and the Gouldsboro Police Department is working with the Maine Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of

  • American flag recycling boxes installed in Gouldsboro by vets

    American flag recycling boxes installed in Gouldsboro by vets

    GOULDSBORO — Recycling has been the topic of plenty of debate in Gouldsboro this summer, but what about properly disposing of American flags? That just became much easier for Gouldsboro residents with the installation of two flag recycling boxes by the Gouldsboro Veterans Committee. “Before this, you had to go all the way to Ellsworth

  • Waste disposal options dry up

    Waste disposal options dry up

    ELLSWORTH — Members of the nonprofit Municipal Review Committee (MRC), among them 14 municipalities in Hancock and Washington counties, have a problem: Where to dispose of their waste? The plan had been to ship municipal waste to the Fiberight facility under construction in Hampden. But that plant is not yet ready to go live. So

  • First opera staged at Hammond Hall

    First opera staged at Hammond Hall

    WINTER HARBOR — The recent production of Mozart’s “Magic Flute” may be the only in history where many of the audience were wearing boat shoes. Some earlier may have been out on the water sailing on Frenchman Bay. While Hammond Hall is a far cry from the MET, the wood-frame landmark’s stage and excellent acoustics

  • Dunlap addresses Ellsworth Rotary Club

    Dunlap addresses Ellsworth Rotary Club

    ELLSWORTH — Real ID implementation and election security were among the topics that Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap touched on in addressing members of the Rotary Club of Ellsworth this week. “I’m not a Rotarian, they actually have high standards in Old Town,” Dunlap said jokingly, before thanking the group for letting him speak.