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]
  • Sumner High School plans take shape

    Sumner High School plans take shape

    SULLIVAN — Designs for the new Sumner Memorial High School building are taking shape. Last month, the Maine State Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the site plan for a new building. The site plan, related to the new school’s location, required approval because a section of the land being used had been purchased

  • Coastal Recycling shutting its doors

    Coastal Recycling shutting its doors

    HANCOCK — As the market for recyclables dries up, it’s become increasingly difficult to make money off glass bottles, aluminum cans and cardboard boxes. As a result, there’s one fewer recycling option in the county. Hancock-based nonprofit Coastal Recycling will be closing. Coastal Recycling, which serves five towns, will stop accepting waste material after April

  • Dunbar’s Store making a comeback in Sullivan

    Dunbar’s Store making a comeback in Sullivan

    SULLIVAN — An old Sullivan institution is making a comeback. Dunbar’s Store, located by the scenic turnout along Route 1 in Sullivan, was recently purchased with plans to renovate and refurbish the building. The owners, Scott Holtz and his partner Bobby Cheshire of Corea, plan to reopen as Sullivan Harbor Independent Purveyors. “We’ve been driving

  • Schoodic Institute closed during shutdown

    Schoodic Institute closed during shutdown

    WINTER HARBOR — The government shutdown is entering its fourth week, and is now the longest in the nation’s history. Many government workers have been furloughed, but the impact is also being felt in the private sector. At the Schoodic Institute, which leases property in Acadia National Park, facilities have been closed and the staff

  • PETA lobster complaint not being prosecuted

    PETA lobster complaint not being prosecuted

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County District Attorney’s Office has decided not to pursue a complaint against Maine Fair Trade Lobster in Prospect Harbor filed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). “Mr. [District Attorney Matt] Foster concluded that a precedent from 2013 in District 6 (Knox County), where a nearly identical claim was

  • Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Jan. 17

    Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Jan. 17

    GOULDSBORO — On Jan. 7, police received a complaint from Young’s Market about a bounced check in the amount of $103.70. On that same day, police also received a complaint from the market about another bounced check in the amount of $95.29. The investigation is ongoing. Theft On Jan. 2, police received a report from

  • State bicentennial plans moving forward

    ELLSWORTH — Maine won’t be turning 200 until next year, but the state’s Bicentennial Commission is moving forward with plans to help celebrate the occasion statewide. Last week the commission, chaired by Sen. Bill Diamond (D-Cumberland County), met with newly elected Governor Janet Mills. “Coming out of the last meeting, the signal we received from

  • Cannabis business proposed in Hancock

    Cannabis business proposed in Hancock

    HANCOCK — With the status of laws and regulations regarding commercial cannabis products still uncertain in Maine, many local towns are in the process of bringing some clarity to the situation with their own regulations. Hancock is among them. The town’s planning board is reviewing an application for a wholesale producer of cannabidiol, or CBD.

  • Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Jan. 10

    Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Jan. 10

    WINTER HARBOR — Police responded to a report of a burglary on Newman Street Dec. 19. The investigation is continuing. Explosion reported On Dec. 21, police assisted the Gouldsboro and Winter Harbor Fire Department in locating the source of a reported explosion near the Clinic Road and Route 1. The source of the disturbance proved

  • New Dairy Queen opens in Ellsworth

    New Dairy Queen opens in Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — Exciting news abounds for local burger lovers starved for a new fast-food option. Friday marked the official grand opening for the Dairy Queen Grill & Chill, located in the Maine Coast Mall complex on High Street. “It’s been a great opening week, we’ve been slammed with customers beyond expectation,” said owner Chris Thorne.