Articles by: Earl Brechlin

  • Van with seven aboard crashes on Park Loop Road

    Van with seven aboard crashes on Park Loop Road

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — Seven people who were in a minivan that ran off the Lower Mountain Road here and ended up on its roof at the bottom of a 30-foot embankment Friday escaped without life-threatening injuries. According to ranger reports, the Honda Odyssey van was heading north on that section of the Park Loop

  • Video: Thousands attend Bar Harbor fireworks

    Video: Thousands attend Bar Harbor fireworks video

    BAR HARBOR — An estimated 10,000 people, or more, turn out to watch the annual fireworks display in Bar Harbor on July 4. Getting them all quickly on their way home after the show is as much an art, as it is a science. Bar Harbor Police can usually have traffic flowing smoothly again within

  • Tiny house revolution

    Tiny house revolution

    There’s a revolution of sorts happening in the housing industry in America. In a nation whose residents have long flocked to residential subdivisions filled with artificially ornate McMansions, many people are now turning their backs on the mantra “bigger is better” when it comes to a place to live. All hail the arrival, as the

  • 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