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]
  • Acadia’s Oktoberfest launches home brewers contest

    Acadia’s Oktoberfest launches home brewers contest

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — At least 11 home brewers will put their craft ale, lager, stout to the test before a panel of judges as part of the 23rd Acadia’s Oktoberfest Friday-Saturday, Oct. 5-6, at Smuggler’s Den Campground. The Down East Family YMCA’s youth development director, Roman Perez, who tends bar at Airline Brewery, will serve

  • Ellsworth’s growth is focus of forum

    Ellsworth’s growth is focus of forum

    ELLSWORTH — Residents concerned with sustainable development had the chance to voice their opinions last week at a public forum hosted by the Ellsworth Green Plan Steering Committee. The event involved presentations on sustainable development from Ellsworth City Planner Michele Gagnon and environmental consultant Forrest Bell. Gagnon first defined sustainable development as “development that meets

  • Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Sept. 27

    Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Sept. 27

    GOULDSBORO — On Sept. 13, police were dispatched to a tenant/landlord dispute on the Gouldsboro Point Road. While investigating the complaint, police arrested Mark Smith, 56, of Gouldsboro on a charge of violating conditions of release. Smith was transported to Hancock County Jail. Safety first As the result of a motor vehicle complaint on the

  • Fiberight “worth the wait,” no opening date set

    Fiberight “worth the wait,” no opening date set

    HAMPDEN — The process to build Fiberight’s Coastal Resources of Maine plant has been a laborious one, but as construction at the facility enters its final phases, Fiberight CEO Craig Stuart-Paul offered that the end result would ultimately be a “game-changer” and worth the wait to Maine communities. “You’re looking at the next generation of

  • Spectrum going digital

    ELLSWORTH — Customers of Spectrum, Maine’s largest cable provider, will be seeing updates in service as the company transitions to a digital-only format. The process will necessitate the installation of digital receivers for all customers who don’t already have them, as non-digital service will no longer be available. “Ellsworth, Belfast, Bucksport, Bar Harbor and MDI

  • Owner, police seek answers in death of dog

    Owner, police seek answers in death of dog

    WINTER HARBOR — Phil Torrey’s house has been much quieter the past couple of weeks since his dog Franky died. “You don’t get over it. The thoughts don’t go away. Every day you get to your door and he’s not running up to meet you. Every night he used to sleep on the bed with