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  • Airport hits target for enplanements

    Airport hits target for enplanements

    TRENTON — The Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport should land $1 million in funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) next year. The airport clocked more than 10,000 passenger boardings, or enplanements, in 2016, Airport Manager Bradley Madeira said. “This means that the airport should be eligible to receive up to $1 million of federal airport

  • Scout soars with ice rink project

    Scout soars with ice rink project

    TREMONT — This winter, as skaters at the town’s rink take a break, they’ll have a place to get warm, thanks to a Tremont Boy Scout. The project to build the 10-by-20-foot wood frame building was spearheaded by Nolan Murphy, a Boy Scout in Troop 98. Murphy is a senior at Mount Desert Island High

  • Fee-free days set at Acadia

    Fee-free days set at Acadia

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — Entrance fees will be waived here on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, Sept. 30, and again on the Saturday and Sunday of Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 11 and 12, as part of the National Park Service’s annual fee-free program. The waiver includes entrance fees, commercial tour fees and transportation entrance fees.

  • Student summer work visas are in crosshairs

    Student summer work visas are in crosshairs

    BAR HARBOR — Five years ago, Tsvetelina Yordanova-Bence came to Bar Harbor from Bulgaria for the summer. She worked at the Bluenose Inn as a housekeeper with a J-1 visa. The J-1 is a State Department Summer Work Travel program for students. It has come under scrutiny as part of the Trump administration’s “Buy American,

  • ‘Sea to Sky’ time-lapse film debuts

    ‘Sea to Sky’ time-lapse film debuts video

    BAR HARBOR — When Will Greene finished “Acadia,” a five-minute film of time-lapse images of Acadia National Park for a senior project at Mount Desert Island High School two years ago, he didn’t know what to do with himself. “Whenever I see a good night or nice clouds, I go out,” he said last week.

  • Portalatin wins half marathon

    Portalatin wins half marathon

    BAR HARBOR — Rico Portalatin of Milo was the winner of the 40th annual Bar Harbor Bank and Trust Half Marathon hosted by the Mount Desert Island YMCA Saturday morning. Portalatin finished the course through Acadia National Park in 1 hour, 18 minutes and 23 seconds, five seconds ahead of the runner-up, Hancock County’s own

  • Beer to support Coast Guard unit

    Beer to support Coast Guard unit

    BAR HARBOR — A new black ale released by Atlantic Brewing Company Sept. 15 is part of an initiative to support military veterans and service members. Brewer Jon Hill called Proteus Black Ale a cross between “an England-style dark mild and a German Schwarzbier.” “It’s nutty, roasty, a little bit of smoke in it. It’s

  • Artist Wini Smart dies at 85

    Artist Wini Smart dies at 85

    CRANBERRY ISLES — Acclaimed Acadia-area artist and longtime gallery owner Winifred “Wini” Smart died Sept. 15 following a long illness. She was 85. Originally from New Jersey, she fell in love with the Maine coast when she first visited as a teenager. She returned often over the years, painting landscapes and seascapes. Smart opened the