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]
  • Plans for state’s bicentennial celebration proceeding

    Plans for state’s bicentennial celebration proceeding

    ELLSWORTH — Maine’s Bicentennial Commission is moving forward with plans to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the state’s founding. “We want this to be an exploration of Maine’s history from a variety of perspectives. To celebrate Maine’s people, places, and institutions,” said Bicentennial Commission Vice Chairman and State Archivist Dave Cheever. The Maine Bicentennial Commission

  • Seaweed aquaculture blooms in Gouldsboro

    Seaweed aquaculture blooms in Gouldsboro

    GOULDSBORO — Sarah Redmond is holding up a slimy, greenish-gray piece of seaweed. “This is nori,” says Redmond. “This is what’s used in sushi, so it’s one of the more valuable types.” Redmond, along with her business partner Trey Angera, runs Springtide Seaweed, the country’s largest organic seaweed farm, which is opening a new aquaculture

  • Longtime town clerk Robert Fernald dies

    FRANKLIN — Longtime Franklin resident Robert Fernald passed away Tuesday, July 24, at his home overlooking Hog Bay. For decades, Fernald served as Franklin Town Clerk and fulfilled many other functions in town from the Franklin Historical Society to the library. He was named the town’s Citizen of the Year in 2017. When Fernald was

  • Fire spreads over 5 acres in Trenton

    Fire spreads over 5 acres in Trenton

    TRENTON — Firefighters from across Hancock County responded to a brush fire that broke out this afternoon in a wooded area near Goose Cove Road. “Right now the fire is spread over about five acres,” said Steve Heckman, Trenton deputy fire chief. “It’s in an area only accessible by ATV trails.” Heckman added that the

  • Environmental champion Nathaniel Reed dies at 84

    Environmental champion Nathaniel Reed dies at 84

    WINTER HARBOR — Nathaniel Reed, a summer resident of Grindstone Neck in Winter Harbor and a longtime supporter of the Schoodic Institute, died on July 11 in Quebec City. He was 84. A prominent environmentalist who championed conservation activities in the Florida Everglades, Reed served as assistant United States secretary of the interior. He served

  • Winter Harbor Police Log Week of July 19

    Winter Harbor Police Log Week of July 19

    WINTER HARBOR — Winter Harbor police responded to a multi-vehicle crash near the intersection of Newman and Main streets on June 5. The driver of one vehicle was transported to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital with a neck injury. No other vehicle occupants were injured. Outstanding warrant Matthew Bickford, 36, of Winter Harbor was arrested on

  • Gouldsboro Police Log Week of July 19

    Gouldsboro Police Log Week of July 19

    GOULDSBORO — On June 29, Gouldsboro police made contact with a young man seen hitchhiking on South Gouldsboro Road. He was returned to his parents without incident. Traffic violations Alfredo Ayala, 37, of Hancock was charged with attaching false plates as a result of a June 22 traffic stop on Main Street After a traffic

  • Brooksville High alum still going strong at 97

    Brooksville High alum still going strong at 97

    BROOKSVILLE — In 1938, gas was 10 cents a gallon, a movie ticket cost a quarter and tuition at Harvard University topped out at $420 per year. Joe Louis KO’d Max Schmeling at Yankee Stadium to retain his title as heavyweight champion of the world, and Germany annexed Austria and the Sudetenland. Kids could buy

  • Summer campaign supports those who support troops, vets

    COLUMBIA FALLS — Christmas in July is a somewhat puzzling observance that juxtaposes normally warm summer weather with holiday celebrations. This year a well-known Washington County nonprofit is celebrating the charity themes of the holidays. Wreaths Across America is partnering with five other military supporting nonprofits as part of its Giving in July campaign. “Holidays

  • EHS Show Choir director passes torch to daughter

    EHS Show Choir director passes torch to daughter

    ELLSWORTH — Broadway had its Barrymores and Redgraves, now Ellsworth High School will have its own theater dynasty. Jasmine Ireland, daughter of longtime drama teacher and Show Choir director Rebecca Wright, will be joining the faculty full time and heading up the school’s Visual and Performing Arts Academy. “My mom has created such a legendary