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.
  • Recount scheduled in probate judge race

    Recount scheduled in probate judge race

    ELLSWORTH — One of a number of close contests in the Nov. 6 election was the race for Hancock County probate judge, which was decided by a tight margin. Republican Judge William Blaisdell IV won re-election with 13,903 votes while Democrat Lynne Williams, a Bar Harbor attorney, received 13,668. That’s a difference of 235 votes.

  • County treasurer race result remains uncertain

    ELLSWORTH — While the election was held Tuesday, the results of a contested, write-in race for the office of Hancock County treasurer may be weeks away. The office of treasurer is responsible for handling millions of dollars in public funds. Current County Treasurer Janice Eldridge is retiring Dec. 31. No one took out papers to

  • Foster, Blaisdell win

    ELLSWORTH — Republican incumbent Matt Foster appears to have won another four-year term as District 7 district attorney as of press time. In Hancock County, Foster took 13,956 votes. His challenger, Ellsworth attorney Steve Juskewitch, received 12,772. In Washington County, Foster had a solid lead as of press time with 4,961 votes to Juskewitch’s 3,526,

  • Numbers solid for new seasonal air carrier

    Numbers solid for new seasonal air carrier

    TRENTON — Florida-based Silver Airways’ first summer as the seasonal air carrier for the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport was a success, according to Airport Manager Brad Madeira. Silver Airways replaced PenAir effective July 1. The airline, headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, ran twice daily flights from Bar Harbor to Boston. “In July, Silver Airways reported carrying

  • One suspect in death of dog free on bail

    One suspect in death of dog free on bail

    ELLSWORTH — While two men charged in the kidnapping of a dog that was later found dead appeared in court Wednesday, only one is free on bail. Both men have been charged with one count each of aggravated cruelty to animals, aggravated criminal mischief, burglary, theft and unauthorized use of property. Nathan Burke, 37, of

  • Trenton death ruled a suicide

    ELLSWORTH — A Trenton woman whose body was found in the mud flats of Goose Cove off Oak Point Road in Trenton July 18 had committed suicide, according to the Maine Medical Examiner’s Office. The body of Barbara Graves, 88, was found by passers-by. “Barbara Graves was ruled a drowning and the manner is suicide,”

  • Status conference set in murder case

    ELLSWORTH — Attorneys for accused murderer Jalique Keene of Bar Harbor are scheduled to meet with Assistant Attorney General John Alsop for a status conference on Thursday, Sept. 13. The Maine State Police on June 4 charged Keene, 21, with murder in the death of Mikaela Conley, 19, of Bar Harbor. Conley’s body was found

  • Body found in Trenton identified

    Body found in Trenton identified

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office has identified a body found in Trenton Wednesday as that of Barbara Graves, 88, of Trenton. “No foul play is suspected in this case,” said Deputy Luke Gross. “The Sheriff’s Office is working with the Medical Examiner’s Office, as the investigation is still ongoing.” Passers-by found Graves’ body

  • Elder theft defendant not guilty

    Elder theft defendant not guilty

    ELLSWORTH — A Hancock County jury June 29 found a Mariaville woman not guilty of theft after deliberating for six hours. The Maine Attorney General’s Office had charged Lisa Harriman, 56, with theft by unauthorized taking or transfer of $225,000 and misuse of entrusted property, with a value exceeding $10,000. Harriman was found not guilty