• Stuck truck’s luck holds

    Stuck truck’s luck holds

    BAR HARBOR — The Feb. 16 snowstorm made for slippery going for drivers islandwide, but it’s doubtful that anyone had as much of a problem as one tractor trailer driver who got stuck three times before making it from Bar Harbor to Trenton. The truck, which had dropped off freight at The Jackson Laboratory, first

  • Parking, cruise ship zoning hearing set

    BAR HARBOR — Zoning changes dealing with parking, housing and the use of the former international ferry terminal are set for public hearing at the March 7 Town Council meting. The changes are necessary for two controversial projects, a downtown parking garage and a cruise ship terminal, to move forward. Amendments adding “parking lot” and

  • Greif files in lawsuit

    Greif files in lawsuit

    BAR HARBOR — Any town resident has standing to bring a complaint of misconduct by town officials, resident and attorney Arthur Greif argued in a brief sent to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in a pending appeal. In November, Superior Court Justice William Anderson denied the original complaint, filed by Greif in February 2016. In

  • Long-time lawman, Ed Mandell passes away

    Long-time lawman, Ed Mandell passes away

    MOUNT DESERT – Retired Mount Desert Police Chief and former Maine State Police Detective Ed Mandell died Feb. 17, after a long illness. He was 81, He was born on March 22, 1935, in Somerville, Mass., son of Alice V. (Walsh) Mandell and Edward J. Mandell Sr. A graduate of Cape Elizabeth High School and

  • 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,

  • Healthy Acadia wins state funding

    Healthy Acadia wins state funding

    ELLSWORTH — Healthy Acadia has been chosen to provide disease prevention services in four areas. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services recently awarded funds to four statewide vendors to help Maine residents live safe, healthy and productive lives by addressing several primary drivers of chronic disease and addiction. Healthy Acadia was selected by

  • 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

  • MDI Biological Laboratory backs blood testing firm

    MDI Biological Laboratory backs blood testing firm

    BAR HARBOR — The MDI Biological Laboratory will provide incubator space and associated scientific resources on its Bar Harbor campus to Coagulation Sciences LLC, a Riverdale, N.Y.- based development-stage medical device company. Coagulation Sciences is developing the Multiple Coagulation Test System to help hospitals minimize or eliminate unnecessary blood transfusions and their associated risks by

  • 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

  • MDES puts cop decision on hold

    MDES puts cop decision on hold

    MOUNT DESERT — The Mount Desert school committee decided Feb. 16 to take no action on the issue of having a police officer at the school as a “school resource officer” (SRO) pending the recommendations of the school system’s policy committee. Although the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Superintendent Marc Gousse and Police Chief Jim