• Iconic trees come down

    Iconic trees come down video

    BAR HARBOR — The row of tall European black pine trees along Route 3 at the College of the Atlantic campus were cut down last week as part of the Maine Department of Transportation (DOT) project to rebuild and widen a four-mile stretch of that road. “This is going to be the biggest visual impact,

  • Sheriff trims cop contract

    Sheriff trims cop contract

    TREMONT — The town’s 2017 contract with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office does not guarantee 30 hours of exclusive coverage as with past contracts. Under the contract, which selectmen on Tuesday voted to authorize Town Manager Dana Reed to sign, the town agrees to pay the sheriff’s department $60 “for each hour worked not to

  • Closing down to move on up

    Closing down to move on up

    BAR HARBOR — The Criterion Theatre will be closed Friday, March 3, through Wednesday, March 15, due to elevator construction. “For years and years, treasured memories have been made up in the Criterion loge. It’s no secret that the balcony is everybody’s favorite place,” said Director Heather Martin. “We are extremely excited about being accessible

  • School cop debated

    School cop debated

    BAR HARBOR — The question of whether to have a police officer – in the role of “school resource officer” – assigned on a regular basis to Mount Desert Island High School has been referred to the regional school board’s policy committee. After nearly two hours of discussion by the high school board and members

  • Boatyard fire extinguished

    Boatyard fire extinguished

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A Tuesday morning fire at The Hinckley Company boat shop on the Shore Road caused little damage but could have become a significant blaze if firefighters hadn’t responded so quickly. “It had a lot of potential to become a major problem,” said Chief Jack Martel of the Southwest Harbor Fire Department. “Fortunately,

  • Kramp electronics: Touch screens overtake marine electronics

    Kramp electronics: Touch screens overtake marine electronics

    TREMONT — A brand new, state-of-the-art smartphone doesn’t last more than six months before a better, faster, cooler one comes on the market to take its place. So it goes in the marine technology industry, where fresh innovations are rolled out frequently. Robert Kramp, owner of Kramp Electronics in Seal Cove, said advancements in marine

  • MDI stars to shine at Reel

    MDI stars to shine at Reel

    BAR HARBOR — The nominees have been announced, the red carpet is being prepped, and the Oscars at Reel Pizza Cinerama will take place on Sunday, Feb. 26. The evening starts on the red carpet at 6 p.m. with a glass of complimentary champagne, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment. The Oscar broadcast begins at 7 p.m.

  • Digital archive draws Knight Foundation grant

    Digital archive draws Knight Foundation grant

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A $35,000 technology grant has been awarded to the Southwest Harbor Public Library by The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to enhance the library’s digital archive software and make it freely available to other organizations. The digital archive is a new model for sharing local knowledge that is rooted in

  • Acadia projects are on schedule

    Acadia projects are on schedule

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — The $400,000 septic system improvement project at Seawall Campground is on track to be completed in plenty of time for the campground to open on schedule in late May, according to Keith Johnston, Acadia’s chief of facilities maintenance. He told the Acadia Advisory Commission last week that the Seawall project, as