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]
  • Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Dec. 13

    Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Dec. 13

    GOULDSBORO — On Nov. 27, police were dispatched to a vehicle that had gone off the road on Route 1. The responding officer located the driver of the vehicle, Jeffrey Lynn, 36, of Gouldsboro, walking along Guzzle Road. Lynn was summoned on charges of failure to display a valid inspection certificate, failure to provide valid

  • Milbridge Commons opens

    Milbridge Commons opens

    MILBRIDGE — Overlooking the Narragauguas River as it flows into the ocean, the Milbridge Commons is a new green space that opened to the public six weeks ago. The project was developed as collaboration between the Women’s Health Resource Library and Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT). “We had a very successful opening on Oct. 20,”

  • 6,000-acre Hancock parcel sold

    6,000-acre Hancock parcel sold

    HANCOCK — A 6,000-acre parcel stretching from the town of Hancock to Fletchers Landing in Township 8 was sold at auction on Nov. 28. The high bid was at $364.10 per acre, for a total of $2,184,600. The purchaser was H.C. Haynes Inc., a company that owns and manages forestland throughout Maine, in addition to

  • Oral arguments begin in Poliquin RCV suit

    Oral arguments begin in Poliquin RCV suit

    ELLSWORTH — Oral arguments in the lawsuit filed by U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-Maine) challenging the results of the November election and the constitutionality of the ranked choice voting process began Wednesday morning at U.S. District Court in Bangor. Poliquin, who led Democratic challenger Jared Golden on election night by roughly 2,000 votes but without

  • Eaton family’s illuminated lighthouse draws community

    Eaton family’s illuminated lighthouse draws community

    On Dec. 6, Christmas lights festooning the Eaton family’s waterfront house and attached lighthouse officially will go on and usher in the holiday season for local residents in Little Deer Isle. The date has special meaning for Travis Eaton. The building contractor and his wife, Angel, and kids Rylee, Gavin and Josie spend weeks arranging

  • Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Dec. 6

    Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Dec. 6

    WINTER HARBOR — On Nov. 27, police responded to a domestic disturbance on Spruce Lane. Casey Meyers, 38, of Winter Harbor was summoned on a charge of assault. On Nov. 26, police were called to assist Maine State Police with a domestic dispute on East Schoodic Drive in Birch Harbor. Police cleared the scene. On

  • Puerto Rican strays finding homes Downeast

    Puerto Rican strays finding homes Downeast

    CHERRYFIELD — More than a year ago, Hurricane Maria slammed into the island of Puerto Rico. Nearly 3,000 people are estimated to have been killed and food, water and medical care were scarce for months after. The island’s power grid was essentially wiped out, and millions of Puerto Ricans went without electricity for months. While

  • Sumner students participating in lobster trap disposal effort

    Sumner students participating in lobster trap disposal effort

    GOULDSBORO — Campbell “Buzz” Scott, founder and executive director of OceansWide, a nonprofit education foundation based in Newcastle, estimates that there are hundreds of thousands of lobster traps accumulating every year along the sea floor and along the coast of Maine. Now OceansWide, along with the students in the Pathways program at Sumner Memorial High