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  • BH Committees shuffled

    BAR HARBOR — The Town Council made three changes to ferry terminal property advisory committee subcommittees at their meeting Tuesday. Alf Anderson was moved from the “cruise with pier” subcommittee to the “other” subcommittee. Kristi Bond and Pancho Cole were elected to the “cruise with pier” and “maritime use” committees, respectively. Andrew Geel also was

  • Frost joins BHBT

    Frost joins BHBT

    ELLSWORTH — Jack A. Frost will join Bar Harbor Bankshares in October as vice president, director of community giving. Frost will oversee the bank’s charitable giving efforts. “Jack’s experience and focus will help further develop and strengthen our charitable giving strategy, which is so closely tied to who we are as an organization,” said Curtis

  • School eyes building for storage, restrooms

    School eyes building for storage, restrooms

    BAR HARBOR — This summer, the leaky walls and windows at Mount Desert Island High School were replaced, the parking lots were repaved, and the area around the gym entrance was rebuilt and landscaped. Now, school officials are looking at building a facility for restrooms and sports equipment storage near the track and football field.

  • Pond access preserved

    Pond access preserved

    TREMONT — A donation of land to Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) will ensure continued public access to a boat launch on Seal Cove Pond. Virginia Libhart and her family last month transferred ownership of a one-third-acre waterfront parcel off the Tremont Road at the outlet to the pond to MCHT. “It’s a small piece

  • 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

  • Firm hired for manager search

    Firm hired for manager search

    TREMONT — Selectmen took the first step toward finding a replacement for Dana Reed, voting 5-0 to contract with the Maine Municipal Association to help in their search for a new town manager. Reed announced Aug. 31 that he plans to retire and would be leaving the manager’s job as of Dec. 1. Selectmen subsequently

  • New bus routes eyed

    New bus routes eyed

    BAR HARBOR — Bus company Downeast Transportation is being asked to propose ways to increase service as a possible solution to parking issues in town. The Town Council made the request at their meeting Tuesday, following a recommendation from the Parking Solutions Task Force earlier this month. According to an email to the council from

  • Aid Society to meet

    MOUNT DESERT — The fall meeting of the Otter Creek Aid Society will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. at the Hall in Otter Creek. Members of the revitalization committee will speak. New members and the public are invited to attend.

  • Hazardous waste disposal day

    Hazardous waste disposal day

    BAR HARBOR — Acadia Disposal District (ADD) is sponsoring its annual household hazardous waste and universal waste disposal day at Mount Desert Island High School on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Household hazardous waste includes a number of materials such as oil-based paint and paint remover, waste oil and herbicides and

  • Mace at IRW

    Mace at IRW

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Taylor Bigler Mace was recently hired as the new community engagement coordinator at Island Readers & Writers. In her position, she will oversee IRW’s communications strategy and volunteer program. She also will help implement communitywide literacy events, assist the executive director in developing a robust stewardship program to support IRW’s mission and