• DVD Review: Birdman

    DVD Review: Birdman

    In the black comedy “Birdman,” Michael Keaton stars as Riggan, a washed-up, former action hero who is grasping at relevance by writing, directing and starring in a Broadway adaptation of a Raymond Carver short story. (The premise of his play is so pretentious that James Franco is kicking himself that he didn’t think of it

  • Decorating behind the scenes for the Rose Parade

    Decorating behind the scenes for the Rose Parade

    ELLSWORTH — Sharon Stephenson considers herself a creative person, one who enjoys activities such as scrapbooking and stamping. She has, however, had the chance to take her creative pursuits to a higher level — specifically, the famous Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., which precedes the annual Rose Bowl football game on New Year’s Day. Stephenson,

  • Bill aims to cover charter school costs

    BAR HARBOR — A legislative proposal submitted by Rep. Brian Hubbell (D-Bar Harbor) seeks to spread the burden of paying for Maine’s growing number of charter schools to all residents of the state. “An Act Regarding Charter School Funding,” has been referred to the Legislature’s Education Committee, of which Hubbell is a member. Sen. Brian

  • Benefit supper and auction Feb. 8

    ELLSWORTH — A benefit supper and auction for Mark and Beth Hardison will be held on Sunday, Feb. 8, at 5 p.m. at the Maine Coast Baptist Church, 867 Bangor Road in Ellsworth. Mark Hardison was injured after being trapped between a log and a rock in an accident that occurred Jan. 13. Anyone wishing

  • Hancock County Court

    Hancock County Court

    The following cases were heard in Hancock County Court, according to official records: Kenneth E. Grant, 50, Deer Isle. Dog chasing moose, deer or wild turkey at Deer Isle, April 7. Dismissed. Matthew Gray, 25, Bucksport. Criminal trespass at Bucksport, May 21. Jail five days. Lynn Eva Gutierrez, 54, Bucksport. Operating vehicle without license at

  • Verso mill sale completed

    Verso mill sale completed

    BUCKSPORT — The sale of the local paper mill to a Canadian scrap metal recycler was completed Thursday, according to a spokesman for Verso Paper Corp. AIM Development, a U.S. subsidiary of Montreal-based American Iron & Metal, now owns the 85-year-old Bucksport fixture, Verso spokesman Bill Cohen said. Verso announced it was selling the mill