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.
  • Trafficking conspiracy alleged

    Trafficking conspiracy alleged

    A Trenton woman has been charged along with two Massachusetts men in a drug trafficking conspiracy involving cocaine, crack cocaine, fentanyl and methamphetamine, according to a press release issued by the U.S. Department of Justice District of Massachusetts.

  • Island seeks police funds  

    Island seeks police funds  

    Swan’s Island Board of Selectmen Chairman Myron “Sonny” Sprague asked the Hancock County Commissioners to increase an offshore island tax assessment credit for law enforcement services on the island and the board agreed.  

  • Commissioners will not ask Kane to resign

    Commissioners will not ask Kane to resign

    The Hancock County Commissioners will not ask Sheriff Scott Kane to resign in the wake of public outcry over Kane’s cancellation of Healthy Acadia’s recovery coaching services for inmates at the jail. Kane ended the relationship with Healthy Acadia last June after the nonprofit issued a statement supporting Black Lives Matter.

  • Sheriff cancels contract 

    Sheriff cancels contract 

    Hancock County Jail inmates this past spring lost access to a recovery coaching service provided by Healthy Acadia after Sheriff Scott Kane canceled the contract due to what he described as “philosophical differences” with the organization. 

  • 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.

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