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.
  • 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.

  • 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