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]
  • Park service replacing utility line in Acadia

    BAR HARBOR — The National Park Service is set to begin replacing an overhead utility line in the Schoodic Section of Acadia National Park. Work was scheduled to begin on Feb. 11, with the first phase consisting of removing overgrown vegetation encroaching on the current lines while construction and design documents are being developed. According

  • New life for a 117-year-old church

    New life for a 117-year-old church

    GOULDSBORO — The grandparents and great-grandparents of some of today’s congregants helped build the Birch Harbor Baptist Church back in 1902. Now, Pastor Bill Thomas says, 117 years later, members of a few of these same families are helping complete much needed renovations. “It was such a dark space before,” Thomas said. “It was definitely

  • Acadia Winter Festival set for this weekend

    Acadia Winter Festival set for this weekend

    WINTER HARBOR — The fifth annual Acadia Winter Festival will kick off this weekend at the Schoodic Institute. The event, which will run from Feb. 8-11, will include activities such as nature walks, an ice sculpture demonstration and workshops on bird carving, Dutch oven cooking and photography Entertainment includes dinner theater with Hope Lewis of

  • Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Feb. 7

    Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Feb. 7

    GOULDSBORO — On Jan. 24, police investigated the unattended death of a 51-year-old Corea woman. The body was transported to the Maine Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of death. Police said the death was not deemed suspicious and appeared to be the result of natural causes. Traffic stops As the result of a

  • Biologist shares ice fishing tips

    WINTER HARBOR — “Every lake is a little different. They all have their secrets.” So says Gregory Burr, regional fisheries biologist with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW). Burr was in Winter Harbor recently to discuss ice fishing on Downeast Maine’s many ponds and lakes. With over 400 ponds and 4,000 miles