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]
  • 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

  • Gouldsboro Police Log Week of March 14

    Gouldsboro Police Log Week of March 14

    GOULDSBORO — On March 2, officers from the Gouldsboro Police Department, Winter Harbor Police Department and the Maine Marine Patrol responded to an abandoned 911 call on Morton Emerson Lane. Upon arrival, an officer determined that there had been a domestic dispute at the residence. While police attempted to engage with a Gouldsboro man at

  • Lamoine voters meet March 20

    LAMOINE — The town of Lamoine will hold its annual town meeting Wednesday, March 20, at 6 p.m. at the Lamoine Consolidated School. Polls will be open Tuesday, March 19, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lamoine Town Office. There are two open seats on the town’s Board of Selectmen. Robert Christie and

  • Solar farm in Township 16 approved

    ELLSWORTH — A proposal for a large solar power project in Hancock County was approved last week by Maine state utilities officials. The proposal, by Three Rivers Solar Power, LLC, a subsidiary of Boston-based company Swift Current, is free to move forward with further development after a Feb. 26 approval from the Maine Public Utilities

  • Winter Harbor voters OK repairs to town gym

    WINTER HARBOR — There won’t be any more dodging falling ceiling tiles at Zumba. At a public meeting on Feb. 28, Winter Harbor voters unanimously approved renovations to the town’s ailing gym. “We’re very pleased with the outcome, and I think everyone is ready to get this taken care of,” said Town Manager Cathy Carruthers.

  • Sparse turnout for oyster farm scoping session

    SORRENTO — On a cold, windy night there wasn’t much of a crowd for a public scoping session on oyster farmer Graham Platner’s plan to expand his aquaculture lease in Sorrento. Representatives from the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR), The American and Platner’s mother were the only ones in attendance. Platner, a resident of

  • New budget proposal includes $1 million for Maine’s bicentennial celebration

    ELLSWORTH — Maine’s Bicentennial Commission could receive a significant increase in state funding under Governor Janet Mills’ new supplemental budget proposal. That spending plan, which is intended to run through June of this year while the Legislature debates her proposed $8-billion biennial budget, includes $1 million to help fund the upcoming celebration of Maine’s statehood.

  • Steuben Town Meeting set for March 9

    STEUBEN — The town of Steuben will hold its annual town meeting on Saturday, March 9, at 1 p.m. at the Ella Lewis School. Polls will be open at the town office on Monday, March 4, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jim Kovacs is seeking re-election for a three-year term on the Board of

  • Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Feb. 28

    Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Feb. 28

    GOULDSBORO — On Feb. 16, police received a report of a domestic situation on Kelley Lane. Upon arrival it was determined to be a verbal argument and no charges were filed, however as a result of the call, Katelynn Wallace, 21, was arrested on two active warrants. On Feb. 21, Eben Moss, 34, of Winter