Articles by: Earl Brechlin

  • Quarry hearing delayed till June

    Quarry hearing delayed till June

    MOUNT DESERT — The long-awaited review of the Planning Board’s granting of grandfathered status to a granite quarry operation in Hall Quarry began at a public hearing last week. After more than three hours of testimony without getting to the point where the applicant could present their evidence, the board agreed to end the meeting

  • Acadia advisory board suspended

    Acadia advisory board suspended

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has ordered the Citizen’s Advisory Commission here to cease meeting until further notice. Members of the commission, which represents the towns surrounding Acadia, were notified of the suspension in a May 9 email from park Superintendent Kevin Schneider. “Our upcoming meeting scheduled for June 5

  • Climate marchers will not be denied

    Climate marchers will not be denied video

    BAR HARBOR — More than 500 people turned out for the Climate March here on Saturday afternoon. Folks gathered on the Village Green at 1 p.m. and then paraded down Mount Desert Street, to High Street, down Cottage Street and then on Main Street to the town pier where they formed a circle of silence

  • 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