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]
  • Lockman re-elected in District 137

    ELLSWORTH — In a race that was still too close to call on the morning after Election Day, Rep. Larry Lockman (R-Amherst) has been declared the likely winner for House District 137. With 15 of 16 towns having tabulated their votes, the Portland Press Herald showed Lockman leading his Democratic challenger, Doug Bunker, with 56

  • Poliquin seeks to sideline ranked choice; judge delays decision

    Poliquin seeks to sideline ranked choice; judge delays decision

    ELLSWORTH — The race for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District was the most expensive, heavily contested race in the state’s history. It may become one of the more litigated. On Wednesday morning, the race moved to a federal courthouse in Bangor, where U.S. District Judge Lance Walker began hearing arguments on a lawsuit filed by incumbent

  • Man accused of threatening former employer on social media

    Man accused of threatening former employer on social media

    ELLSWORTH — An Ellsworth man was arrested Friday after allegedly posting threatening messages directed at his former employer on social media. The Gouldsboro Police Department received a report from a local business on Nov. 7 that Angel Luis Valle Rodriguez, 47, of Ellsworth and Puerto Rico was communicating threats to his former manager. Police said

  • Luchini wins Senate District 7 seat

    Luchini wins Senate District 7 seat

    ELLSWORTH — Maine Democrats rode their own statewide blue wave to control of the 35-seat state Senate and 151-seat House Tuesday night, although the results were somewhat more even in Hancock County. In State Senate District 7, which covers much of Hancock County, Democrat Louie Luchini soundly defeated Republican Richard Malaby. Luchini, currently a four-term

  • Congressional race has not yet been decided

    Congressional race has not yet been decided

    ELLSWORTH — Maine voters did not have to wait long to put ranked choice voting to the test in a congressional election. On Wednesday morning, two-term Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin of Oakland and Democratic challenger Jared Golden of Lewiston were virtually tied with 46 percent of the vote in the race for Maine’s 2nd

  • Vets Club throwing USO-style dance

    Vets Club throwing USO-style dance

    FRANKLIN — In 1944, the year Allied forces liberated Paris after four years of Nazi occupation in the final phase of World War II, thousands of Americans were serving overseas, and thousands more were waiting to ship out. In communities across the United States, times were tough. Milk, gasoline and nylons were strictly rationed. Saturday

  • Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Nov. 8

    Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Nov. 8

    GOULDSBORO — On Oct. 27, police participated in a drug take-back day along with Winter Harbor Police. Approximately 10 pounds of material was collected. Traffic accident On Nov. 3, a Sullivan man struck a tree in the road while driving north on Route 1. The driver was able to continue to his destination but needed

  • Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Nov. 1

    Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Nov. 1

    WINTER HARBOR — On Oct. 23, police responded to a complaint of gunshots on Grindstone Court. It was determined that the individual was conducting target practice, but in a safe direction and using a suitable backstop. Bail check On Oct. 25, police attempted to conduct a bail check on a Winter Harbor resident, but could