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.
  • 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

  • Woman sentenced for bathroom video of elderly patient

    Woman sentenced for bathroom video of elderly patient

    ELLSWORTH — Justice Bruce C. Mallonee found a Cranberry Isles woman guilty of misdemeanor violation of privacy Tuesday, according to District Attorney Matt Foster. Foster said Jessica Bunker, 25, a former certified nursing assistant at a nursing facility, which has since closed, made a video recording of an 84-year-old woman who has dementia in the

  • Dates set in murder case

    Dates set in murder case

    BAR HARBOR — A man accused of raping and murdering 19-year-old Mikaela Conley last June is scheduled to meet with the Maine Attorney General’s Office April 19. Jalique Keene, 21, his attorney Jeff Toothaker and Assistant Attorney General John Alsop are scheduled to meet in Hancock County Superior Court chambers with Justice Bruce C. Mallonee

  • Recount affirms Blaisdell’s victory in Probate Judge race

    ELLSWORTH — Incumbent Republican candidate William B. Blaisdell IV has been confirmed as the winner of the Hancock County judge of probate race, based on the results of a ballot recount, according to Secretary of State Matt Dunlap. Blaidsell’s margin of victory narrowed from 57 votes, in the unofficial preliminary results following the election, to 25

  • 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.