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]
  • 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

  • Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Nov. 29

    Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Nov. 29

    GOULDSBORO — On Nov. 24, police received an anonymous complaint about underage drinking at a party on Main Street. After an investigation, the following four individuals were charged with being minors consuming liquor: Audrae Kelton, 18, of Ellsworth; Devin Ledoux, 20, of Ellsworth; Cyrus Pickard, 19, of Hancock and Cyleigh St. Savior, 18, of Ellsworth.

  • Wreaths Across America convoy to visit Ellsworth Dec. 9

    Wreaths Across America convoy to visit Ellsworth Dec. 9

    ELLSWORTH — Wreaths Across America’s annual escort of homemade, balsam wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia will be passing through Ellsworth on Dec. 9. The visit is part of a weeklong journey down the coast of Maine and on to Virginia to deliver wreaths to the headstones of American servicemen and women. To commemorate

  • Sumner students give back

    Sumner students give back

    SULLIVAN — A week before Thanksgiving, the students of Sumner Memorial High School fanned out from Ellsworth to Cherryfield as part of the school’s first annual community service day. “I kept hearing a common theme about wanting to get our students out into the community, to see what our students are made of,” said Sumner

  • Blacksmith finds fulfillment at his forge

    Blacksmith finds fulfillment at his forge

    ELLSWORTH — “Lawrence Ferlinghetti wrote about how the poet has to obey the words before he can make something beautiful from them, and being a blacksmith is the same,” said Adriaan Gerber. “You have to obey the steel and the fire. You have to be very humble; you can’t do this when you’re arrogant or

  • Steuben home destroyed by fire; support pours in

    Steuben home destroyed by fire; support pours in

    STEUBEN — A fire that lasted almost 12 hours tore through a Steuben cabin located on Route 1 Friday, destroying the residence of Theresa Stanwood. “It’s pretty upsetting,” said Stanwood’s daughter, Nadine Barnes, who lives on an adjacent property. “My dad built that cabin in 1977 with a lot of help from the community. It’s