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 Aug. 23

    Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Aug. 23

    WINTER HARBOR — On Aug. 7, Winter Harbor Police assisted Maine State Police in responding to a disorderly conduct complaint related to a family dispute. Jeffrey Ross, 58, of Summerfield, Fla., was arrested on two warrants. Disorderly conduct On Aug. 9, police responded to a disturbance at Chase’s Restaurant on Main Street. An altercation occurred

  • Vietnamese-style sandwiches in demand at marina

    Vietnamese-style sandwiches in demand at marina

    WINTER HARBOR — One of the first things visitors stepping off the ferries encounter at the Schoodic Marine Center is The Hot Box Mobile Kitchen. A culinary surprise awaits them at the head of the ramp. “Around here it’s mostly seafood and burgers,” says Travis Bisson, who runs The Hot Box with his brother Alec.

  • “Sonic Sea” showing at The Grand

    “Sonic Sea” showing at The Grand

    ELLSWORTH — Jacques Cousteau may have written about “The Silent World” of the oceans, but in truth it is anything but that. Manmade oceanic noise pollution poses an increasing risk to marine life, and is the subject of the documentary “Sonic Sea,” which is being screened by the Schoodic Institute on Aug. 20 at The

  • Winter Harbor-Bar Harbor ferry service expanding

    WINTER HARBOR — Ferry service between Bar Harbor and Winter Harbor is expanding this summer, with the purchase of a second ferry ship by Downeast Windjammer. The Atlantic arrived in Winter Harbor last week from New York state. The ship was formerly a dinner cruise ship on Lake Oneida in Brewerton, N.Y. Over a 12-day

  • Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Aug. 16

    Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Aug. 16

    GOULDSBORO — As a result of an Aug. 8 traffic stop on East Schoodic Drive in Birch Harbor, Eben Moss, 34, of Fryeburg was arrested on a warrant for violating conditions of release and possession of a suspended driver’s license. Moss had previously been summoned in Birch Harbor on July 28 on a charge of

  • Winter Harbor lands $1.3M for wastewater treatment

    WINTER HARBOR — The Winter Harbor Utilities District has received $1.3 million in funding to improve the town’s wastewater treatment facility and pump stations. The funds are being allocated as a $390,000 grant and a $910,000 loan. The money is being provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Rural Development. “The current equipment

  • Blueberry crop conditions promising, market still soft

    Blueberry crop conditions promising, market still soft

    ELLSWORTH — The 2018 blueberry harvest is under way in Downeast Maine. Early indications point to good harvest conditions, although the overall market remains diminished. At the Lynch Hill Farms fields near Columbia Falls, harvesting began on Aug. 1. “We were already starting to see a little strain on the berries because of the heat,”