Articles by: Jennifer Osborn

Jennifer Osborn

Jennifer Osborn

Reporter and columnist at The Ellsworth American
News Reporter Jennifer Osborn covers news and features on the Blue Hill Peninsula and Deer Isle-Stonington. She welcomes tips and story ideas. She also writes the Gone Shopping column. Email Jennifer with your suggestions at [email protected] or call 667-2576.
  • Three family members arrested on child pornography charges

    Three family members arrested on child pornography charges

    On Jan. 6, the Bar Harbor Police Department took custody of a family of three in a case being investigated by the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit. Earl Libby Jr., 64, and his two sons, Wesley Libby, 33, and Dillon Libby, 24, turned themselves in at the police department at 10:36 a.m. and were placed under arrest on a charge of one count each possession of sexually explicit material of a minor under age 12.

  • Double shooting suspect is jailed

    Double shooting suspect is jailed

    TRENTON — Two men were shot at a Trenton residence Sunday night and a Milbridge man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder and robbery, according to Hancock County Sheriff Chief Deputy Patrick Kane. A judge on Monday set bail for the alleged shooter, Larry Smith, 50, at $250,000 cash, according to District Attorney

  • Bail set at $250,000 for alleged Trenton shooter

    Bail set at $250,000 for alleged Trenton shooter

    TRENTON— Two men were shot at a Trenton residence Sunday night and a Milbridge man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder and robbery, according to Hancock County Sheriff Chief Deputy Patrick Kane. A judge on Monday set bail for the alleged shooter, Larry Smith, 50, at $250,000 cash, according to District Attorney Matt

  • Two shot, one arrested in Trenton incident

    Two shot, one arrested in Trenton incident

    ELLSWORTH — Two men were shot at a Trenton residence Sunday night and a Milbridge man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder and robbery, according to Hancock County Sheriff Chief Deputy Patrick Kane. A 911 call came into the Hancock County Regional Communications Center at 8:25 p.m. Deputies, Ellsworth Police officers and Maine State

  • McFarland is named Deputy of the Year 

    McFarland is named Deputy of the Year 

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Commissioners Tuesday, via the online meeting platform Zoom, recognized Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff McFarland for being named the Maine Sheriff’s Association Deputy of the Year for 2020.  McFarland was honored for his efforts in saving the life of a suicidal Brooklin man on April 24, 2019.  Sheriff Scott Kane

  • Bucksport seeking to establish itself as cruise port

    Bucksport seeking to establish itself as cruise port

    BUCKSPORT — The former mill town, home to an aquaculture facility in development is looking to be a cruise port as well with plans to expand the capacity of the harbor. “The interest in our waterway, especially since the closing of the Verso paper mill, has only increased, especially this year during the pandemic,” said

  • Deputy tests positive for COVID-19

    ELLSWORTH — Two Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies were exposed to a person with COVID-19 last week while the pair were at a training in South Portland. “We were notified Monday afternoon of a possible exposure,” said Chief Deputy Patrick Kane Wednesday afternoon. Kane said one deputy subsequently tested positive and one deputy tested negative. The

  • Hundreds of supporters show up for Trump Jr. rally in Holden

    Hundreds of supporters show up for Trump Jr. rally in Holden

    HOLDEN — Hundreds of supporters of President Donald J. Trump turned out to hear his son, Donald Trump Jr., speak at a rally Wednesday evening at Maine Military Supply in Holden. Trump Jr. listed a few of his father’s accomplishments and said people never hear about them because journalists reporting the facts are now “activists.”

  • McDonald wins House 134 Democratic primary

    McDonald wins House 134 Democratic primary

    STONINGTON— Incumbent Genevieve McDonald of Stonington won the Democratic primary in House District 134 by a wide margin Tuesday. McDonald took 1,246 votes to challenger Julie Eaton’s 414. District 134 represents the towns of Frenchboro, Swan’s Island, Southwest Harbor, Tremont, Stonington, Deer Isle, Cranberry Isles, Vinalhaven, Isle au Haut, North Haven and the Marshall Island

  • Citizens protest sheriff’s riot gear request

    Citizens protest sheriff’s riot gear request

    ELLSWORTH — Sheriff Scott Kane withdrew his request to purchase protective riot gear for his officers prior to a heated debate during Tuesday’s Hancock County Commissioners meeting.  During an interview last week, Kane said the proposed “riot gear” items are helmets with face shields, batons and protective gloves.   “That’s what I was going to ask for. It’s not something that’s used to be