Articles by: Liz Graves

  • Greif loses appeal to law court

    Greif loses appeal to law court

    PORTLAND — The state’s highest court has denied an appeal by Bar Harbor resident Arthur Grief challenging a 2016 Town Council decision not to investigate claims of alleged misconduct by two councilors. Justices affirmed the judgment of Hancock County Superior Court justice William Anderson that the Town Council had not violated the Town Charter nor Maine Freedom of Access

  • Frustration with format voiced at vision meeting

    Frustration with format voiced at vision meeting

    BAR HARBOR — The first of two planned visioning meetings about the use of the former ferry terminal property got off to a rocky start. The meeting began late Monday in the Municipal Building auditorium, as squeaky floors and the clanking of additional metal chairs being set up made it hard to hear the speaker.

  • Suit seeks to overturn vote

    Suit seeks to overturn vote

    BAR HARBOR — Shorefront property owners James Blanchard and William Ruger are suing the town over a new maritime activities zoning district at the former international ferry terminal property on Eden Street. That change of zoning was approved by voters in June. The suit was filed in Hancock County Superior Court July 12 by Portland

  • Water main break turns into gusher

    Water main break turns into gusher

    BAR HARBOR — Many downtown residents here woke up Saturday morning to find very low water pressure in their homes. Around 5:30 a.m., the police started getting reports that water was gushing into the street on Waldron Road from a broken water main there, said Public Works Director Chip Reeves. Residents joked that it was

  • Whale rescuer death hits home

    Whale rescuer death hits home

    CAMPOBELLO ISLAND, N.B. — Canadian fisherman Joe Howlett, who died July 10 freeing a right whale from entanglement with fishing gear, was part of a close network of whale researchers and experts that spans the Gulf of Maine and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Howlett, 59, helped to found Campobello Whale Rescue in 2002. His was

  • Rainbow baskets celebrate two spirits

    Rainbow baskets celebrate two spirits

    BAR HARBOR — Passamaquoddy artist and former Bar Harbor resident Geo Neptune, who has been earning recognition at Indian Markets and museum events around the country, returned for the Native American Festival and Basketmakers Market held at the College of the Atlantic Saturday. Grandmother Molly and other elders, many of whom also showed work at

  • Ferry terminal ‘visioning’ set

    Ferry terminal ‘visioning’ set

    BAR HARBOR — Two public meetings are planned for July 17 and July 24 by Louis Ajamil, the town’s consultant working on a business plan for maritime uses of the former international ferry terminal. Ajamil is working under a contract that was funded jointly by the town, the Maine Port Authority and the Bar Harbor

  • Businesses continue to sprout

    Businesses continue to sprout

    BAR HARBOR — More new businesses are joining the ranks of those serving visitors and residents here as the town enters peak tourist season. Atlantic Brewing Midtown and Midtown Burgers opened its doors in the new building at 52 Cottage St. last week. On tap at the bar are experimental “pilot” brews from the local

  • Route 3 sign tweaks sought

    Route 3 sign tweaks sought

    BAR HARBOR — “All businesses open and accessible,” say signs on the one-way detour loop set up during the Route 3 reconstruction project. But owners of businesses along the affected stretch of road say customers have been struggling to find them. Business owners met with representatives of the Maine Department of Transportation Wednesday morning to