Articles by: Jacqueline Weaver

Jacqueline Weaver

Jacqueline Weaver

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
Jacqueline's beat covers the eastern Hancock County towns of Lamoine through Gouldsboro as well as Steuben in Washington County. She was a reporter for the New York Times, United Press International and Reuters before moving to Maine. She also publicized medical research at Yale School of Medicine and scientific findings at Yale University for nine years.[email protected]
  • Obama designates Quimby land gift a national monument

    Obama designates Quimby land gift a national monument

    ELLSWORTH — President Barack Obama has designated 87,563 acres donated to the U.S. government by Burt’s Bees founder Roxanne Quimby of Gouldsboro as the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. There are 58 national parks in the United States and 36 began as national monuments, among them Acadia National Park. The 13 deeds covering land

  • Overtime pay rule change looms

    ELLSWORTH — With some area businesses scrambling just to keep fully staffed this summer, few have given much thought to a major change in a U.S. Department of Labor rule that goes into effect Dec. 1. The adjusted rule will raise the threshold for salaried employees who are currently exempt from overtime pay from $23,660

  • NSA chief was Schoodic Commander

    NSA chief was Schoodic Commander

    Before he became one of the nation’s top intelligence officials, National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers was stationed for two years on the Schoodic Peninsula in what is now part of Acadia National Park. Rogers, 56, has fond memories of his time as commanding officer at the Naval Security Group Activity in Winter Harbor

  • Photographs form homage to Acadia

    Photographs form homage to Acadia

    Much has changed since 2003 when nature photographer Tom Blagden Jr. first chronicled the beauty of Acadia National Park in his book “First Light: Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island.” His newest offering is “Acadia National Park: A Centennial Celebration,” the official pictorial celebrating the park’s 100th birthday. The book documents the history, beauty

  • Fishermen come to kayakers’ aid in Corea tragedy

    Fishermen come to kayakers’ aid in Corea tragedy

    GOULDSBORO — Lobster fisherman Bruce Crowley was returning home from Ellsworth about 6 p.m. June 22 when he noticed the pickup truck used by a local tour company to haul its kayaks was still parked at the seawall in Corea. Cheryl Brackett, who, with her husband, Ed, 63, owns SeaScape Kayak & Bike in Winter

  • ROV is focus at Schoodic Marine Center

    ROV is focus at Schoodic Marine Center

    WINTER HARBOR — Campbell “Buzz” Scott’s fascination always has been about what is below the surface of the water. Because he isn’t a fish, he settled for the next best thing – scuba diving and operating a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) where he can “swim” alongside marine life. ROVs are unoccupied, highly maneuverable, tethered

  • Marine center, MDI ferry dock planned for Winter Harbor

    Marine center, MDI ferry dock planned for Winter Harbor

    WINTER HARBOR — A new entity created by the Schoodic Institute – the Schoodic Marine Center – will include a dock for ferries from Bar Harbor, a whale exhibit, bike rentals and educational offerings. Artifacts from the former Bar Harbor Whale Museum will be on display. The center will be developed in two phases, according

  • Rockweed harvesting trade-offs discussed

    Rockweed harvesting trade-offs discussed

    SULLIVAN — One thing was made clear at a recent conference on rockweed harvesting organized by Frenchman Bay Partners: There are no simple answers. Rockweed landings comprise about 90 percent of seaweed landings in Maine, representing a $20 million industry in the state. Harvesting practices have come under scrutiny because rockweed landings in Maine have