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]
  • 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