• DVD Review: Interstellar

    DVD Review: Interstellar

    The tagline for “Alien” (1979) was, “In space, no one can hear you scream.” Good thing. That means they can’t hear you yawn, either. OMG! What a soul-killing exercise. Talk about lost in space. Compared to “Interstellar,” the 2013 intergalactic bore-fest “Gravity” looks like a Super Bowl halftime show and Kubrick’s turgid “2001” is the

  • Drug Take-Back Day set for April 25

    ELLSWORTH — Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is taking place on Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Maine Sheriff’s Association is offering the Drug Take-Back Day in conjunction with local police departments and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. Community members are encouraged to bring in any unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs

  • Jury finds Morse guilty of murder

    Jury finds Morse guilty of murder

    ELLSWORTH — It took 90 minutes Friday for a Hancock County jury to find William Morse guilty of killing the Trenton man who hired him through a Craigslist ad to help build a duplex on the Goose Cove Road. Morse, 45, was found guilty of the willful and intentional murder of 61-year-old Richard Bellittieri, whose remains

  • Another round of layoffs at former Verso mill

    Another round of layoffs at former Verso mill

    BUCKSPORT — Only a dozen or so workers will remain employed at the local mill site after a round of layoffs by the facility’s new owners, Montreal-based scrap metal recycler AIM Development. After Verso Paper Corp. closed the mill in December, a cadre of employees remained to keep operating a power plant also located at the

  • Sedgwick church hosting supper

    SEDGWICK — North Sedgwick Baptist Church is hosting its last free community supper of the season on Friday, April 24, at 5 p.m. The menu will feature chili, breads, salads and desserts. Meals will be available to area residents for delivery to their homes. Call Tammie Cox at 479-5397 or the church at 359-4401 to

  • Opera preview at Blue Hill Library

    BLUE HILL — The Bagaduce Music Lending Library and Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library will present a double feature of opera previews at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 24, at the Blue Hill Public Library. Live performances of the two operas — Pietro Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana” and Ruggero Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci” — will be