• Society holds 87th meeting

    Society holds 87th meeting

    MOUNT DESERT — The Mount Desert Island Historical Society will hold its 87th annual meeting at the Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor on Wednesday, July 26, at 5:30 p.m. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for refreshments. The meeting will present reports on the state of the society, along with the election of new board

  • H-2B visas available

    H-2B visas available

    BAR HARBOR — An announcement Monday that the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and Labor will issue additional visas this year for temporary foreign workers under the H-2B program was welcomed by some seasonal businesses, but for others it was too little, too late. Hotel company Ocean Properties may be able to bring more workers

  • Explorer bus ridership up

    Explorer bus ridership up

    BAR HARBOR — Ridership on the Island Explorer bus system during its first three-and-a-half weeks of operation this season was up 4.5 percent over the same period last year. The free bus system, which serves Acadia National Park and surrounding communities, recorded 138,794 passenger trips between June 23 and July 16. That puts the Island

  • Crowd corrals sunken Chevy

    Crowd corrals sunken Chevy

    BAR HARBOR — Every summer police respond to vehicles stuck on the sand bar to Bar Island by the incoming tide. But, an incident Monday might top those watery mishaps. According to police, a driver from Virginia decided to leave the gravel portion of the bar and drive off through the mud flats. Understandably, he

  • New medical approach is topic

    New medical approach is topic

    BAR HARBOR — Josephine P. Briggs will address the subject of precision medicine at an MDI Science Café at the Maine Center for Biomedical Innovation on the campus of the MDI Biological Laboratory on Monday, July 24, at 5 p.m. Her talk is entitled “Precision and Imprecision: Science and the Art of Medicine” or “What

  • FOA celebrates year of successes

    FOA celebrates year of successes

    BAR HARBOR — In his opening remarks at Friends of Acadia’s annual meeting last week, outgoing board Chair Ed Samek credited the effectiveness of Friends of Acadia’s initiatives to a team effort and called 2016 – Acadia’s centennial and FOA’s 30th anniversary – the best of times. While some were concerned that nothing could match

  • 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

  • Cruise ship committee

    BAR HARBOR — Following a request from resident Ken Smith, the town’s Cruise Ship Committee is set to consider a change to the ordinance that details the group’s composition. “It has come to my attention that Amy Powers is no longer the executive director of CruiseMaine,” Smith wrote in an email to committee Chair Eben

  • Seacoast Mission eyes major move

    Seacoast Mission eyes major move

    BAR HARBOR — The Maine Seacoast Mission is developing plans to move its administrative headquarters out of the Colket Center on West Street here. In a letter mailed Monday, July 17, President Scott Planting outlined reasons for the move to mission supporters and donors. “It is with mixed feelings that I tell you that the