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 josborn@ellsworthamerican.com or call 667-2576.
  • Keene sentenced to 58 years for murder

    Keene sentenced to 58 years for murder

    ELLSWORTH — Jalique Keene, 22, the man convicted of raping and killing former classmate Mikaela Conley, was sentenced Wednesday to 58 years in prison. Justice Robert Murray issued his ruling after a couple hours of statements from Conley’s family and friends and prosecutors. Murray also presided over Keene’s jury trial in May. In addition to

  • Bar Harbor Trust Services named on civil suit

    ELLSWORTH — A Camden law firm representing the Phyllis J. Poor Trust is suing Bar Harbor Trust Services in an 11-count civil complaint alleging, among other accusations, fraud, negligence and breach of fiduciary duty in the handling of Poor’s $6.7-million trust. An attorney representing the bank said the allegations are “meritless.” Camden Law attorneys Sarah

  • Driver charged after crash near Bubble Pond

    Driver charged after crash near Bubble Pond

    BAR HARBOR — Acadia National Park rangers summoned a motorist who rolled his vehicle then fled the scene near Bubble Pond Tuesday, according to a park spokeswoman. “Drugs were found in the vehicle,” said Christie Denzel Anastasia, a public affairs specialist with the park. Rangers were able to identify and contact the motorist on Wednesday.

  • Keene convicted of gross sexual assault, murder

    Keene convicted of gross sexual assault, murder

    ELLSWORTH — A Hancock County jury took a little over two hours Friday to find a 22-year-old Bar Harbor man guilty of murder and gross sexual assault in the killing of Mikaela Conley, 19. Jurors were not persuaded by Jalique Keene’s testimony that he did not remember carrying Conley’s lifeless body into the woods at

  • Trial in 2018 killing of Bar Harbor woman begins

    Trial in 2018 killing of Bar Harbor woman begins

    ELLSWORTH — Bar Harbor murder defendant Jalique Keene had baked Christmas cookies with his alleged victim, Mikaela Conley’s, family in December of 2017, the dead woman’s mother testified Tuesday in Hancock County Superior Court. A grand jury has indicted Keene, 22,  on charges of murder and gross sexual assault in the June 1, 2018 slaying

  • Jury selection set for murder trial

    Jury selection set for murder trial

    BAR HARBOR — Jury selection for the trial of a man accused of murdering a Bar Harbor woman is set to begin Monday, May 20, according to defense attorney Jeffrey Toothaker. Toothaker represents Jalique Keene, 22, of Bar Harbor, who the Maine State Police said raped and murdered Mikaela Conley, 19. Conley’s body was found

  • Vote set on retail marijuana

    Vote set on retail marijuana

    HANCOCK — After a long wait, the Maine Office of Marijuana Policy recently released proposed regulations for operating retail businesses for recreational marijuana. On the heels of that announcement, voters in the town of Hancock will be asked later this month whether they want to town to “opt-in” to allow retail/commercial marijuana operations within its