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 Dec. 20

    Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Dec. 20

    WINTER HARBOR — On Dec. 3, Winter Harbor police responded to a complaint of a vehicle at the Winter Harbor town pier that had no registration or inspection sticker displayed. As a result of further investigation, the owner of the vehicle, Cory McMillan, 24, of Lamoine, was arrested and charged with violation of conditions of

  • Grant to preserve Hog Bay property

    FRANKLIN — The Frenchman Bay Conservancy (FBC) announced last week that it has been awarded a grant for $94,500 from the Maine Natural Resource Conservation Program. The money will be used to preserve and restore waterfront property on Hog Bay in Franklin beginning in 2019. “It’s a 17-acre property,” said Kat Deely, a land protection

  • Scale modelers delight in detail work, good company

    Scale modelers delight in detail work, good company

    HANCOCK — Of the more than 12,500 Vought F4U Corsairs built between 1940 and 1953, only about 45 of the fighter planes remain. But look at Larry Horyna’s incredibly detailed 1/32-scale model, and you can almost picture these high-performance aircraft in flight. Horyna is a member of the Downeast chapter of the International Plastic Modelers

  • Downeast Community Partners going solar

    FRANKLIN — Downeast Community Partners (DCP) is switching to solar. The organization recently installed an array of solar panels in Franklin that will power its facilities from Calais to Ellsworth. The juice is expected to start flowing within a week. “It was something we started working on a couple of years ago,” said DCP Executive

  • Apartments for homeless vets under construction

    Apartments for homeless vets under construction

    MILBRIDGE — In 2017, the Maine Homeless Veterans Action Committee helped to house 192 veterans. Yet that same year, 278 veterans became homeless. In 2019, though, Downeast Community Partners (DCP) is constructing apartments to ensure that at least two homeless veterans will find a place to live. “These apartments will be specifically for homeless veterans,”

  • Poliquin ends recount

    Poliquin ends recount

    ELLSWORTH — Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin announced on Friday that he is ending the recount of ballots in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District. In an announcement posted to Poliquin’s personal Twitter account, he continued to reiterate that he received more votes than Democratic challenger Jared Golden on Election Day, and indicated that his decision was motivated

  • Judge denies Poliquin lawsuit

    Judge denies Poliquin lawsuit

    ELLSWORTH — A federal judge Thursday morning rejected the claim made by U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin that ranked choice voting was unconstitutional, as well as the Republican congressman’s request to conduct a new election. U.S. District Court Judge Lance Walker ruled against the argument put forth by Poliquin’s legal team that congressional elections should be

  • Ellsworth Police raise $3,000 with No-Shave November

    Ellsworth Police raise $3,000 with No-Shave November

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Police Department is looking clean shaven once again, but its No-Shave November campaign helped raise $3,000 this year for charity. The money was split between the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center and the sister of an Ellsworth police officer who is currently battling cancer. Ellsworth Police Chief Glenn Moshier —