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]
  • 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

  • Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Jan. 31

    Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Jan. 31

    GOULDSBORO — On Jan. 11, as the result of a traffic stop for an expired registration on the South Gouldsboro Road, Dale Sprague, 29, of Gouldsboro was charged with operating after suspension. Vandalism On Jan. 18, police received a complaint of vandalism to the sand storage building at the former DOT office on Route 1.

  • Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Jan. 24

    Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Jan. 24

    WINTER HARBOR— On Jan. 2, police responded to a reported theft at a residence on Hillcrest Drive. A woman had reported that someone broke into her home and stole several pairs of socks and two T-shirts, and had replaced the two T-shirts with different ones. Well-being check On Jan. 8, police performed a well-being check

  • Fiberight plant still on track for April

    Fiberight plant still on track for April

    ELLSWORTH — Twenty-three municipalities in Hancock County that belong to the Municipal Review Committee (MRC) are reluctantly taking their waste to landfills. By this summer, that should change. Fiberight’s long-delayed Coastal Resources of Maine waste processing plant in Hampden plans to open its doors for the first time this spring. “The bottom line is that

  • Indigenous Peoples observance held in Prospect Harbor Friday

    Indigenous Peoples observance held in Prospect Harbor Friday

    GOULDSBORO — Last Friday, thousands gathered in Washington, D.C., for the first ever Indigenous Peoples March. The march, meant to bring awareness of issues affecting Native men, women, and children, sparked smaller marches around the country. In Maine, home to the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Micmac and Maliseet tribes of the Wabanaki Confederacy, one group braved the

  • Sullivan house destroyed by fire

    Sullivan house destroyed by fire

    SULLIVAN — A fire in Sullivan resulted in the destruction of a house this past weekend. Sullivan Fire Rescue was dispatched at 11:28 p.m. Saturday to a structure fire at 451 Punkinville Road. The two-story building was fully ablaze and had already collapsed by the time fire crews arrived. A press release from Sullivan Fire

  • Students’ quest to save whales focus of film

    Students’ quest to save whales focus of film

    CASTINE — Calvin is a North Atlantic right whale whose mother, Delilah, died from a ship strike in Canada’s Bay of Fundy in 1992. Researchers, who named the female calf after the spunky Calvin and Hobbes comic strip character, subsequently have followed the baby whale that not only survived on its own but bore several