Articles by: Dick Broom

  • Bridge vista request hampered by locale

    Bridge vista request hampered by locale

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — There are sound environmental reasons for not cutting trees that, when leafed out, obscure the view from Route 3 of the triple-arched Park Loop Road bridge over Duck Brook, according to park officials. Therese Marshall, whose father was a supervisor for construction of the bridge in the early 1950s, last fall

  • Emily Damon to be chef at the new Islesford Dock

    Emily Damon to be chef at the new Islesford Dock

    CRANBERRY ISLES — Emily Damon, former chef-owner of Northeast Harbor restaurants 151 Main Street, House of M and the Watermark, will be the chef at the popular Islesford Dock Restaurant when it opens for dinner June 1 under new ownership. Lunch will be served starting June 3. Bar Harbor restaurateur Michael Boland and Northeast Harbor

  • Oyster farm seeks to modify permit

    Oyster farm seeks to modify permit

    TRENTON — Warren Pettegrow, owner of Acadia Sea Farms Inc., has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for permission to lower one-third to two-thirds of the cages in his Goose Cove oyster farm to the ocean floor. That would be a modification of his Army Corps permit, issued in March 2015, which stipulates

  • Architects win top award for ‘camp’

    Architects win top award for ‘camp’

    MOUNT DESERT — The renovation and expansion of a shorefront “camp” in Trenton, designed by WMH Architects of Northeast Harbor, has won Best in Show honors in a nationwide design competition, the ninth annual Marvin Architects Challenge. The competition is sponsored by Marvin Windows & Doors in cooperation with the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

  • Voters back village rebuke of Acadia

    Voters back village rebuke of Acadia

    MOUNT DESERT — Five hours after the May 2 town meeting began, the last of the 75 articles on the warrant passed overwhelmingly by voice vote. It was a resolution authorizing the Board of Selectmen to support a request by a committee of the Aid Society of Otter Creek that Acadia National Park honor its

  • Miller lands econ post

    Miller lands econ post

    MOUNT DESERT — Kathy Miller, a longtime resident of Somesville, has been named the first executive director of the Mount Desert Economic Sustainability Initiative. The group, formed last fall to rally support for a ban on cruise ships coming to Northeast Harbor, pledged to promote economic development and the creation of affordable workforce housing. In

  • Park visitors spent $274M

    Park visitors spent $274M

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — The park’s 3.3 million visitors last year spent an estimated $274 million in the “local region,” according to a National Park Service (NPS) report. The report said visitor spending supported about 4,200 jobs and had a cumulative benefit to the region’s economy of $333 million. The NPS defines “local region” as

  • ‘Cheap’ money funds paving

    ‘Cheap’ money funds paving

    BAR HARBOR — It’s not going to cost a lot for Mount Desert Island High School to borrow up to $1 million for the parking lot paving and gym entrance renovation project that is planned for this summer. The school’s trustees last week accepted First National Bank’s offer of a 10-year fixed rate of 2.15

  • Schools appeal health increases

    BAR HARBOR — Increases in health insurance costs for employees ranging from 13.87 percent for Pemetic Elementary in Southwest Harbor to zero percent for Mount Desert Elementary are being appealed by officials of the regional school system. Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield notified school districts around the state on March 23 that their premiums would go

  • School future input sought

    School future input sought

    BAR HARBOR — Marc Gousse, superintendent of the Mount Desert Island Regional School System, wants to make one thing clear. The purpose of the upcoming public forums on long-range planning is not to set the stage or get community buy-in for closing any schools. The specter of school closures has been conjured up in recent