• 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

  • Illegal signs

    Illegal signs

    BAR HARBOR — Business signs at two downtown properties owned by Adler’s Inc. do not have approval or permits, according to town Code Enforcement Officer Angela Chamberlain. She sent the owners an official notice of violation May 25 and a second notice June 27. According to the notice, My Darling Maine Island Boutique at 19

  • Businesses continue to sprout

    Businesses continue to sprout

    BAR HARBOR — More new businesses are joining the ranks of those serving visitors and residents here as the town enters peak tourist season. Atlantic Brewing Midtown and Midtown Burgers opened its doors in the new building at 52 Cottage St. last week. On tap at the bar are experimental “pilot” brews from the local

  • Appeal filed against bed-and-breakfast

    Appeal filed against bed-and-breakfast

    BAR HARBOR — Bed-and-breakfast owners Robert and Anne Bahr are appealing a town decision to approve construction of a new 3- and 4-story, 31-room bed-and-breakfast at 68 Mount Desert St. They claim the planned new facility does not fit the definition of “bed-and-breakfast.” The proposal is to demolish the 12-room motel at 68 Mount Desert

  • New off-site sign requested

    New off-site sign requested

    BAR HARBOR — A group of West Street business owners is seeking permission for a new sign on public property at the foot of Main Street directing visitors to the sand bar and public restrooms as well as certain kinds of businesses. They propose to mount it in front of the existing electrical transformer on

  • Vegan, health food café opens

    Vegan, health food café opens

    MOUNT DESERT — A health food cafe called Crudo has opened in the former Full Belli Deli location on Sea Street in Northeast Harbor. Crudo, which is Italian for “raw,” specializes in vegan and raw vegan fare, as well as juices, made-to-order smoothies and such health food staples as bulk nuts, dried fruit and trail

  • New businesses mix it up

    New businesses mix it up

    BAR HARBOR — Every year, a crop of new businesses comes up with the spring dandelions, joining their more established neighbors to serve residents and visitors here. In the spring, former paralegal Robyn Clark opened Mount Dessert Bakery at 122 Cottage St., in the building that housed Café Bluefish for many years. Clark has been

  • Dr. Davidson is named CMO

    Dr. Davidson is named CMO

    BAR HARBOR — Dr. Stuart Davidson has been named chief medical officer at Mount Desert Island Hospital. Davidson assumes the role from Dr. Edward Gilmore, who retired in May after more than 46 years of practice on MDI. “I’ve learned a considerable amount from my predecessor. He has a lot of patience, wisdom and knowledge,

  • Nason, Lynch hired

    Nason, Lynch hired

    BAR HARBOR — Dawn Nason and Carolyn Lynch have joined the staff at Bar Harbor Savings and Loan. Nason has joined the bank as an accounting associate. She has a degree in accounting from Andover College in Portland and has worked for over 20 years in financial institutions. She will assist Senior Vice President and