• Health care film showing April 25

    ELLSWORTH — The Unitarian-Universalist Church of Ellsworth and Maine Allcare (maineallcare.org) will present a showing of “The Healthcare Movie” on Saturday, April 25, at 7 p.m. at the church. Narrated by actor Kiefer Sutherland, the movie traces the history of the universal health care system of Canada (which Sutherland’s grandfather conceived of and worked to

  • Fort Knox cleanup day April 25

    PROSPECT — On Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. until noon, volunteers are needed to team up with the Friends of Fort Knox and the Civil War Preservation Trust to help clean the Civil War era state historic site. The nationwide effort — dubbed Park Day — is underwritten with a grant from The History

  • The Zen of cooking

    The Zen of cooking

    Like many businesses, The Ellsworth American is like a family. Whether it’s the pressmen tinkering with the color or a reporter making sense of a town meeting, we are a tightly tuned machine. Each of us has a crucial role in the final product rolling off our own Goss Community web printing press every Wednesday.

  • 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