Jennifer Mitchell

News Producer

Jennifer Mitchell studied Music, English and Anthropology at Oberlin College and Conservatory in Ohio. She has worked as News Director for Peninsula Public Radio in Homer, Alaska, and served as news producer in Bangor for Maine Public Radio in 2004. Most recently, she spent four years working in South Africa as a producer, as well as classical music presenter in Cape Town.

Jennifer is a fan of open source computing, and music of all types, including old Victrola tunes, Jazz, Folk, World, Goth and Metal. When not on the air, she can be found researching 19th century social history. Her idea of a good time is several hours in a dank basement looking at old patent applications, newspaper archives, and original recipes for intriguing Victorian delights such as sheep's head soup and shadow potatoes.

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Hundreds of anglers are expected to head to the Maine outdoors for a weekend of free fishing around the state, but officials with the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife are urging caution when accessing frozen ponds and lakes.

“We have a transition period where we go from open water to having ice,” says Sgt. Alan Gillis of the Maine Warden Service.

Gillis says that transition process is happening much later than usual, which means many bodies of water may not be properly frozen. This year, he says it’s essential that people test the ice.

BREWER, Maine_ A man from Levant has been charged with felony terrorizing after allegedly brandishing a gun at a Brewer apartment late Friday night.

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At this time last year, Mainers were digging out from record snows and bundling up in the sub-zero cold. And while it has been snowing hard in much of the state Friday, this winter has been an exception.

CAMDEN, Maine - The 26th annual National Toboggan Championships will go ahead at the Camden Snowbowl - almost as scheduled, but with a few changes.

Authorities have charged a Deer Isle man with arson, stemming from a fire at 25 Sunset Drive in Stonington, in November 2014.