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  • Historical records: Mount Desert bridge to be made free

    Historical records: Mount Desert bridge to be made free

    By Deborah Dyer, director, Bar Harbor Historical Society From the May, 1917, Bar Harbor Times On or after Sunday, June 3 you may go across the bridge without paying the toll. The chairman and treasurer of the Trustees of the Mount Desert Bridge District will meet with the owners of the bridge and unless some

  • Seasonal water service discussed

    Seasonal water service discussed

    BAR HARBOR — Business owners in Salisbury Cove urged town officials to leave the seasonal water service on longer, during a special Town Council satellite session meeting Tuesday. For several meetings each year, the council meets in village locations such as Hulls Cove, Town Hill and, on Tuesday, Salisbury Cove. During a question-and-answer session, officials

  • ‘Fake news’ is talk focus

    ‘Fake news’ is talk focus

    ELLSWORTH — A 10-month public dialogue series sponsored by the League of Women Voters-Downeast will continue with a conversation on the topic “Fake news: Who can you trust?” at Pat’s Pizza on Wednesday, April 26, from 5:30-7 p.m. Guests will be Earl Brechlin, author and editor of the Mount Desert Islander; Stephen Fay, managing editor

  • Police plan opinions mixed

    Police plan opinions mixed

    TREMONT — Voters here next month will head to the polls facing a decision about the future of law enforcement coverage. Tremont is the only Mount Desert Island town without a police department. At a public hearing Tuesday, residents were divided on whether to continue contracting with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office or to ask

  • Bar Harbor municipal posts filled

    Bar Harbor municipal posts filled

    BAR HARBOR – Several residents were appointed to volunteer town positions by the Town Council Tuesday evening. Andrea Lepcio was appointed to a two-year term on the Bar Harbor Housing Authority. Heather Sorokin was appointed to the Parking Solutions Task Force. Peter Bono was appointed to a two-year term on the Design Review Board. Harbor

  • Ten years ago in these pages

    From the April 19, 2007 Mount Desert Islander Biblical proportions Wind, with gusts in the excess of 60 mph, and heavy rain pounded Mount Desert Island for three days straight, flooding roads and downing power lines. Rushing water caused a section of the Gilbert Farm Road to collapse, damaging three vehicles. Nice tooth Mount Desert

  • Domestic assault arrest made

    Domestic assault arrest made

    MOUNT DESERT — A Somesville resident accused of assaulting his wife was arrested April 13, four days after the alleged incident took place. Michael Heniser, 39, was arrested at his home on a charge of domestic violence assault and booked into the Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth. Heniser is accused of assaulting his wife on

  • Man indicted in hit-and-run case

    Man indicted in hit-and-run case

    ELLSWORTH — A Tremont man who allegedly failed to stop after striking and seriously injuring a pedestrian with his pickup was indicted April 6 by a Hancock County grand jury. Scott Merchant, 52, was indicted on two counts of aggravated assault, leaving the scene of an accident involving serious bodily injury or death, criminal operating