Articles by: Earl Brechlin

  • Seasonal water service discussed

    Seasonal water service discussed

    BAR HARBOR — Business owners in Salisbury Cove urged town officials to leave the seasonal water service on longer, during a special Town Council satellite session meeting Tuesday. For several meetings each year, the council meets in village locations such as Hulls Cove, Town Hill and, on Tuesday, Salisbury Cove. During a question-and-answer session, officials

  • Six charged in hare hunt

    Six charged in hare hunt

    FRENCHBORO — Maine game wardens and federal wildlife officials have charged six men for allegedly killing nearly 70 snowshoe hares over the legal limit on remote, uninhabited Great Duck Island here Saturday. Five hunters from Massachusetts and a man from Southwest Harbor were confronted Saturday, March 18, for allegedly killing 67 snowshoe hares over their

  • Six charged in hare hunt

    Six charged in hare hunt

    FRENCHBORO — Maine Game Wardens and federal wildlife officials have charged six men for allegedly killing nearly 70 snowshoe hares over the legal limit on remote, uninhabited Great Duck Island here Saturday. Five hunters from Massachusetts and a man from Southwest Harbor were apprehended Saturday, March 18 for allegedly killing 67 snowshoe hares over their

  • MDI philanthropist, Rockefeller patriarch dies at 101

    MDI philanthropist, Rockefeller patriarch dies at 101

    NEW YORK CITY — Billionaire philanthropist and patriarch of the Rockefeller family David Rockefeller Sr. passed away Monday morning. He was 101 years old. Rockefeller, the last remaining child of John D. Rockefeller Jr., who helped fund the purchase and development of the public lands on Mount Desert Island that would become today’s Acadia National

  • Long-time lawman, Ed Mandell passes away

    Long-time lawman, Ed Mandell passes away

    MOUNT DESERT – Retired Mount Desert Police Chief and former Maine State Police Detective Ed Mandell died Feb. 17, after a long illness. He was 81, He was born on March 22, 1935, in Somerville, Mass., son of Alice V. (Walsh) Mandell and Edward J. Mandell Sr. A graduate of Cape Elizabeth High School and

  • Beck tapped as selectman

    MOUNT DESERT — Gordon Beck of Northeast Harbor was appointed to fill a vacant seat on the town’s Board of Selectmen on Tuesday night. Beck, a semi-retired television producer who is active on the town’s Sustainability Committee and with the local environmental group A Climate to Thrive (ACTT) also has served on the town’s Warrant

  • Marijuana moratorium explored

    Marijuana moratorium explored

    MOUNT DESERT — Selectmen here directed Town Manager Durlin Lunt to work with the town attorney to explore the possible adoption of a moratorium on commercial marijuana establishments. At the board’s regular meeting on Tuesday, officials discussed the passage of Referendum Question 1 last fall, which legalized individual possession of up to 2.5 ounces of

  • Brothers buy lobster excursion boat

    Brothers buy lobster excursion boat

    BAR HARBOR — Fresh from their successes operating the Sea Princess excursion and nature cruise out of Northeast Harbor and the popular Wild Acadia Fun Park in Trenton, brothers Andy and James Allen have expanded their business holdings. This winter, they have purchased the excursion vessel Lulu that operates lobster fishing cruises to tourists in

  • SUV rolls over on Trenton Bridge

    SUV rolls over on Trenton Bridge

    TRENTON — The sole occupant of a Mercury Mountaineer SUV that struck a steel guardrail and rolled over on Route 3 here Sunday afternoon was taken to the hospital by helicopter ambulance. State police are investigating the circumstances of the crash that happened around 4 p.m. The SUV was southbound onto Mount Desert Island when

  • Helicopter lifts man from Precipice on Christmas

    Helicopter lifts man from Precipice on Christmas

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — More than a dozen rangers and volunteer emergency responders spent the afternoon of Christmas Day coming to the aid of a Bangor man who fell while climbing on the icy Precipice Trail here. According to reports, Tyler Wood, 27, was climbing the Precipice around 10:30 a.m. when he lost his footing.