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 Police Log Week of Nov. 1

    Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Nov. 1

    WINTER HARBOR — On Oct. 23, police responded to a complaint of gunshots on Grindstone Court. It was determined that the individual was conducting target practice, but in a safe direction and using a suitable backstop. Bail check On Oct. 25, police attempted to conduct a bail check on a Winter Harbor resident, but could

  • Fiberight CEO gives timetable update

    Fiberight CEO gives timetable update

    ELLSWORTH — There is light at the end of the tunnel for members of the Municipal Review Committee (MRC) wondering when their waste will begin going to Fiberight’s long-delayed Coastal Resources of Maine plant in Hampden. On Oct. 24, Fiberight CEO Craig Stuart-Paul presented to the MRC Board in Brewer an update on construction of

  • Schoodic visitation numbers up in 2018

    Schoodic visitation numbers up in 2018

    WINTER HARBOR — At the end of another summer season, the Schoodic portion of Acadia National Park once again saw an increase in visitors. The economic impact on surrounding communities remains a bit nuanced. “As of August, the year-to-date number of visitors to the Schoodic section is up slightly from last year,” said Christie Anastasia,

  • Hancock considering cannabis regulations

    HANCOCK — Laws concerning cannabis are still in flux in Maine, but the town of Hancock is in the early stages of bringing some clarity to the situation. The town’s Planning Board has recently begun discussing how to regulate cannabis businesses after one recently applied to operate in Hancock. “A business recently applied to operate

  • Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Oct. 25

    GOULDSBORO — Deer are the new scourge of the road in Gouldsboro. Police assisted in three separate fauna-related collisions recently. On Oct. 10, an officer was dispatched to assist a Milbridge woman who struck a deer on the West Bay Road. There was minor damage to the front of the vehicle and no injuries. On

  • Hancock tannery cleanup underway

    Hancock tannery cleanup underway

    HANCOCK — The building may still be covered in graffiti, but at least the asbestos is gone. That’s the result of the recently completed first round of cleanup at the former site of the Hancock Ellsworth Tannery. The work was funded through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The 71,370-square-foot former tannery sits on a 151-acre

  • Equestrian vaulting is finding a foothold among children

    Equestrian vaulting is finding a foothold among children

    LAMOINE — Dance and gymnastics seem hard enough, given the physical strength, flexibility and coordination demanded. Now picture doing both on the back of a moving horse. Through Aurora Vaulters, their nonprofit organization, mother and daughter Deb and Cynthia Andrews coach the international equestrian sport at Starlight Horse Farm off Route 184 in East Lamoine.

  • Candidate Brakey targets D.C. insiders

    Candidate Brakey targets D.C. insiders

    ELLSWORTH — U.S. Senate candidate Eric Brakey took his campaign to Hancock County Monday. The 30-year-old Republican state senator from Auburn seeks to unseat Sen. Angus King (I-Maine). Brakey toured the area speaking with residents on his message of “better jobs, better health care, more freedom and less D.C. meddling in our lives.” His trip

  • Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Oct. 18

    Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Oct. 18

    WINTER HARBOR — On Oct. 10, police arrested Leslie Perry Jr. of Milbridge, with assistance from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. Ppolice said Perry eluded police following a traffic stop for erratic driving. He was charged with driving to endanger, eluding arrest and operating with a revoked license. Perry also had two outstanding warrants. Bail