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 or call 667-2576.
  • Trenton man sentenced in firearms case

    Trenton man sentenced in firearms case

    BANGOR — A Trenton man was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Bangor for possessing a firearm as a felon, U.S. Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced. U.S. District Judge Lance E. Walker sentenced Timothy Levesque, 53, to one year and one day in prison and two years of supervised release. Levesque had pleaded guilty

  • Sheriff’s wandering program to be safety net for people with dementia

    ELLSWORTH — A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is surely scary, as are any other health diagnoses involving dementia. Further complicating the issue is that those with dementia are prone to “wandering,” according to the Alzheimer’s Association. In fact, the association said that 6 in 10 people with dementia may wander. However, they aren’t necessarily wandering

  • County administrator’s management skills surfaced early

    County administrator’s management skills surfaced early

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Administrator Scott Adkins has been managing businesses since he was old enough to ride a bike and mow lawns. The Bangor native recalled towing a push mower with his bike. “I made my own spreadsheets,” he said. Those included dates of when he mowed a certain lawn and whether or not

  • What does county government do?

    What does county government do?

    ELLSWORTH — Why do we have county government and where does all the county tax money go? County taxes fund the Sheriff’s Office’s law enforcement budget as well as the Hancock County Jail and the Hancock County Regional Communications Center. All of those departments operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The county

  • 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