• Historic property sold

    Historic property sold

    BAR HARBOR — Ullikana in The Field was purchased by former Bar Harbor hoteliers Eddie and Judy Hemmingsen on March 7 from longtime owners and innkeepers Roy Kasindorf and Helen Harton. Ullikana was purchased by Kasindorf and Harton in 1992, then renovated. After 26 years, Kasindorf and Harton believed it was time to sell the

  • PETA files complaint over treatment of mice

    BAR HARBOR — A national animal rights group filed a complaint this month alleging that animal care technicians at The Jackson Laboratory neglected and abused the mice used in research there. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) filed the complaint with the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare at the National Institutes of Health

  • L.S. Robinson hires Dunbar

    L.S. Robinson hires Dunbar

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Lucas Dunbar has joined the business insurance division of L.S. Robinson Co. Dunbar is a native of Southwest Harbor and a graduate of Mount Desert Island High School. Though new to the insurance industry, he is excited to follow in the footsteps of Lawrence Robinson, a great uncle who founded the agency

  • Jackson Lab finance team

    BAR HARBOR — Jason D. Irwin and Kate Homer have joined the finance team at The Jackson Laboratory, Irwin as controller and Homer as senior manager of financial planning and analysis. “I’m very excited to welcome Jason and Kate to our financial services team,” said Catherine Longley, vice president and chief financial officer. Irwin, a

  • Manager wins realty award

    Manager wins realty award

    ELLSWORTH — Holly Shields has been named 2016 Affiliate Member of the Year by the Acadia Council of Realtors. The award was presented by council President Laura Pellerano at the council’s annual luncheon at the Hancock County Technical Center after a vote by council members. Shields is a personal insurance account manager at L.S. Robinson

  • Airbnb will collect taxes

    BAR HARBOR — Internet rental service Airbnb announced this week that it has completed a Voluntary Collection Agreement (VCA) with the state of Maine that will allow the company to automatically collect and remit the state’s lodging tax on behalf of its community. The agreement, which goes into effect April 1, is expected to grow

  • Islander is best in New England

    Islander is best in New England

    BOSTON — The Mount Desert Islander won first place for general excellence in the Weekly 1 division during the New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA) conference here Saturday. “There isn’t one thing that goes on in this community that isn’t noticed by the Mount Desert Islander,” the judges wrote. The judges praised the papers

  • Dems square off on tip credit fix

    Dems square off on tip credit fix

    BAR HARBOR — In late January, cards appeared on tables and the bar at Side Street Café on Rodick St. with information about Maine’s new minimum wage law. “Servers did receive a raise!” the cards read. “Your server is now earning $5/hour.” Manager Shannara Gillman said they decided to create the cards when, “in the

  • Entrepreneur to talk forest products

    BAR HARBOR — Nadir Yildirim, co-founder and president of Orono-based Revolution Research, will deliver a MDI Science Café talk on innovation in Maine’s forest products industry at the MDI Biological Laboratory’s new Center for Science Entrepreneurship on Monday, March 6, at 5 p.m. Yildirim’s talk, entitled “Nanotechnology and the Futurist Green Material, Nanocellulose,” will be

  • BH Bank and Trust schedules stock split

    BH Bank and Trust schedules stock split

      BAR HARBOR — The parent company of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust announced Tuesday it will be doing a stock split next month. The three-for-two split will increase the number of shares of common stock outstanding for Bar Harbor Bankshares (BHB) from the current level of just under 10.3 million to almost 15.4 million.