• DVD Review: Bridge of Spies

    DVD Review: Bridge of Spies

    Spielberg, Hanks and the Coen brothers? Oh my! When a great director teams up with his favorite actor and the two most original screenwriters of modern times, all that’s needed to cook up a stellar movie is a gripping plot and loads of atmosphere. Ta da! “Bridge of Spies” is a banquet. A little preachy,

  • T.G.I.F. dance scheduled Feb. 19

    ELLSWORTH — The next T.G.I.F. Lesson and Dance is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 19, at the Moore Community Center. There will be a West Coast swing dance lesson at 6:30 p.m. with a social dance to follow from 7:30 until 9:20. Music will be DJ’d with song mixes for a variety of dance styles and

  • Cabin Fever dance to benefit SPCA

    BAR HARBOR — The Crown Vics, a local rockabilly band, will be performing at a Cabin Fever dance to help raise money for the SPCA of Hancock County. The concert/dance will be held from 7:30 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel on Eden Street in Bar Harbor. Food and

  • Bucksport Council getting tablet computers

    BUCKSPORT — The stacks of paper that have traditionally been handed out to members of the Town Council at their twice-a-month meetings will soon be history. On Thursday, the group approved spending up to $2,500 to purchase nine tablet computers, on which they will eventually receive electronic versions of those papers. The decision was recommended

  • Hancock County Court Nov. 14 to Dec. 18

    Hancock County Court Nov. 14 to Dec. 18

    The following cases were heard in Hancock County Court, according to official records: Nov. 14 to Dec. 18 Thomas M. Absalom, 38, Columbia. Operating vehicle without license at Ellsworth, Sept. 24. $100. Dylan P. Alley, no age provided, Steuben. Motor vehicle speeding: 30+ MPH over speed limit at Hancock, Oct. 4. $450. Jamie Alley, 33,

  • Former high-ranking FBI agent named as new Ellsworth police chief

    Former high-ranking FBI agent named as new Ellsworth police chief

    ELLSWORTH — City officials announced Friday morning that a former FBI agent who oversaw that agency’s domestic terrorism investigations has accepted an offer to become Ellsworth’s next police chief. Harold “Pete” Bickmore is a Maine native who spent 26 years working with the FBI, rising through the ranks from a special agent in Newark, N.J.

  • Wintry weather means no Winter Carnival or Frost Fest this weekend

    Wintry weather means no Winter Carnival or Frost Fest this weekend

    ELLSWORTH — The forecast for significant winter weather this weekend means local winter celebrations will not be taking place as planned. In Ellsworth, the annual winter carnival was set for Saturday. Organizers said the prospect of “frigid temperatures and the threat of significant snow” forced them to cancel all scheduled activities. “At this point, there