• Bridge vista request hampered by locale

    Bridge vista request hampered by locale

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — There are sound environmental reasons for not cutting trees that, when leafed out, obscure the view from Route 3 of the triple-arched Park Loop Road bridge over Duck Brook, according to park officials. Therese Marshall, whose father was a supervisor for construction of the bridge in the early 1950s, last fall

  • Emily Damon to be chef at the new Islesford Dock

    Emily Damon to be chef at the new Islesford Dock

    CRANBERRY ISLES — Emily Damon, former chef-owner of Northeast Harbor restaurants 151 Main Street, House of M and the Watermark, will be the chef at the popular Islesford Dock Restaurant when it opens for dinner June 1 under new ownership. Lunch will be served starting June 3. Bar Harbor restaurateur Michael Boland and Northeast Harbor

  • Greenlaw to launch novel at Jesup

    Greenlaw to launch novel at Jesup

    BAR HARBOR — Fisherman, boat captain and best-selling author Linda Greenlaw will launch the third book in her Jane Bunker mystery series, “Shiver Hitch,” at the Jesup Memorial Library on Monday, June 5, at 7 p.m. The event is the kickoff of her book tour and the first time copies of the book will be

  • Mussel farmer questions plan of competitor

    Mussel farmer questions plan of competitor

    TREMONT — The only objections voiced Monday at a Department of Marine Resources (DMR) hearing on a proposal to more than double the size of an aquaculture operation off Hardwood Island came from an owner of a nearby ocean-farming venture. Erick Swanson, who operates a 15-acre mussel farm with his two sons under the names

  • Parking plan explained

    Parking plan explained

    BAR HARBOR — A plan to begin charging fees for parking on some downtown streets and in town parking lots next summer would be an adjustment for everyone, representatives of a town task force said at a forum on the subject Tuesday. But they hope residents will be willing to give it a try. Many

  • Limited-entry waiting list shortens

    Limited-entry waiting list shortens

    BAR HARBOR — Fishermen on the Zone B commercial lobster and crab license waiting list have been bumped up several slots following last year’s council decision to amend the exit ratio for its limited-entry system. The Lobster Zone B Management Council heard that good news last Tuesday during a regular council meeting. Council members last

  • Grant supports Alzheimer’s research

    Grant supports Alzheimer’s research

    BAR HARBOR — A five-year grant totaling nearly $2.7 million will fund studies of the complex processes involved in both healthy aging and Alzheimer’s disease, in the laboratory of Jackson Laboratory Assistant Professor Catherine Kaczorowski. “Normal cognitive aging and the memory decline of Alzheimer’s disease appear to share molecular pathways,” Kaczorowski said. “So we expect

  • Housing challenges, solutions explored

    Housing challenges, solutions explored

    BAR HARBOR — A shortage of housing on Mount Desert Island that’s affordable to people who work here is not a problem that will be solved quickly, organizers of a May 11 symposium said. “Our hope is to get this job done within one generation,” said Ted Koffman, board president of the Island Housing Trust

  • Roof repair, new town garage OK’d

    Roof repair, new town garage OK’d

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Selectmen last week set a cap of $80,000 for repairing the roof at the Old Yellow Schoolhouse Building leased from the town by Harbor House Community Service Center. The board voted unanimously May 9 to move ahead with repairing the roof of the century-old structure on Main Street. Harbor House leases the