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]
  • Pop-up sells blueberry toppings with a kick

    Pop-up sells blueberry toppings with a kick

    HANCOCK — Cinnamon, clove and cardamom. Curry. Lime zest. Do those sound like blueberry jams to you? “I’ve always wanted to try something a little different,” says Kate Waters, who launched the award-winning line of Bleuberet wild blueberry toppings in 2013. Last month, she opened up a pop-up retail store on the Hancock Point Road.

  • Fish kill observed at Union River Dam

    Fish kill observed at Union River Dam

    ELLSWORTH — A fish kill event was observed July 27 at the Union River Dam. Brett Ciccotelli, a biologist with the Downeast Salmon Federation, was at the site that afternoon and spotted large numbers of dead and injured juvenile alewives. “You could see, based on the injuries to the fish, that they had been battered

  • Sullivan Daze set for Saturday

    SULLIVAN — The 27th annual Sullivan Daze festival is scheduled for this Saturday, Aug. 4, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. The festival will be held in Sumner Park, and includes a parade down Taunton Drive, daylong entertainment in the park gazebo, children’s games, craft vendors, concessions and a fireworks display after dark. Raffle prizes

  • Age 55 and older housing units opening at Hancock Heights

    Age 55 and older housing units opening at Hancock Heights

    HANCOCK — A new housing development catering to older residents is opening this summer. Hancock Heights Estates on U.S. Highway 1 will be renting nine units specifically to people age 55 and older. “With the hospital right in Ellsworth, we’re seeing a lot of people who want the convenience of living close by,” said Bob

  • Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Aug. 2

    Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Aug. 2

    WINTER HARBOR — Winter Harbor police responded on July 18 to a woman’s request for help regarding an email she had received that revealed her password to an online account. The sender threatened to frame the woman for illicit activity unless she paid the scammer $3,000 via Bitcoin. Police received a copy of the email

  • Gouldsboro suspending recycling program

    Gouldsboro suspending recycling program

    GOULDSBORO — Gouldsboro will be suspending its recycling program beginning Sept. 1, following a vote by the Board of Selectmen last week. Town Manager Sherri Cox cited rising costs as the primary reason for the decision. “Last fall the price was $40 per ton,” Cox said. “It’s now up to $140 per ton and is

  • Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Aug. 2

    Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Aug. 2

    GOULDSBORO — On July 10 a passenger in motor vehicle reported to the Gouldsboro town office that the driver of that vehicle had left the scene of a crash in which a motorboat and trailer they were towing came unhitched and struck an unoccupied parked car. Following an investigation, it was determined that Jeffery Weatherbee,

  • Plans for state’s bicentennial celebration proceeding

    Plans for state’s bicentennial celebration proceeding

    ELLSWORTH — Maine’s Bicentennial Commission is moving forward with plans to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the state’s founding. “We want this to be an exploration of Maine’s history from a variety of perspectives. To celebrate Maine’s people, places, and institutions,” said Bicentennial Commission Vice Chairman and State Archivist Dave Cheever. The Maine Bicentennial Commission

  • Seaweed aquaculture blooms in Gouldsboro

    Seaweed aquaculture blooms in Gouldsboro

    GOULDSBORO — Sarah Redmond is holding up a slimy, greenish-gray piece of seaweed. “This is nori,” says Redmond. “This is what’s used in sushi, so it’s one of the more valuable types.” Redmond, along with her business partner Trey Angera, runs Springtide Seaweed, the country’s largest organic seaweed farm, which is opening a new aquaculture