Politics

  • Gray is Clerk of the Year

    Gray is Clerk of the Year

    WATERVILLE — Bar Harbor Town Clerk Pat Gray was honored with the Clerk of the Year award from the Maine Town and City Clerks’ Association Tuesday at the group’s annual business meeting. The award, presented annually to a municipal clerk nominated by peers, recognizes excellence in contributions to the community as well as to the

  • Ferry terminal property visioning work begins

    Ferry terminal property visioning work begins

    BAR HARBOR — Public access to Frenchman Bay and environmental protection were at the forefront of a public comment session Monday hosted by the new ferry terminal property advisory committee. Former Town Council Chair Ruth Eveland heads the committee, which is tasked with evaluating options for use of the 121 Eden St. property. The town

  • Hook property buy  off table for now

    Hook property buy off table for now

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The latest attempt by the town to purchase the Hook property next to the Manset Town Dock was met with no response from the owner. Town officials late last month mailed a certified letter to owner Carolyn Hook offering to buy the property for $335,000. She was given until Monday to respond.

  • Tremont pot sales ban hearing Monday

    Tremont pot sales ban hearing Monday

    TREMONT — A public hearing Monday, Sept. 18, could determine if the town is going to pot or not. The hearing on a proposed ban of the commercial sale of marijuana is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the town office. Selectmen last month voted to get public input on the issue before making a decision

  • Parking group panned

    Parking group panned

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Everyone seems to agree that there is a shortage of public parking in town, especially in the downtown business district and along the harbor. Addressing the problem is another matter. Lydia Goetze, chairman of the Board of Selectmen, proposed the formation of a “working group” on parking Tuesday at the board’s regular

  • Terminal turmoil continues, advisory committee roster set

    Terminal turmoil continues, advisory committee roster set

    By Samuel Shepherd, Special to the Islander BAR HARBOR — The head of a new resident’s association here threatened to sue the town and urged a boycott of businesses over a June zoning vote that could allow a cruise ship berthing dock to be built at the former international ferry terminal property. Charles Sidman, the

  • November vote teed up

    November vote teed up

    TREMONT — Voters here will consider three local issues at the polls on Election Day, Nov. 7. Selectmen, in separate votes on Tuesday, unanimously approved putting a cruise ship moratorium, harbor management ordinance and a wharf and facilities ordinance on the ballot. A fourth local issue, a retail marijuana prohibition ordinance, could be heading to

  • ‘Puppy mill’ restrictions eyed

    ‘Puppy mill’ restrictions eyed

    By Samuel Shepherd Special to the Islander BAR HARBOR — Sales of cats and dogs from some sources soon may be restricted here. Urged on by an animal welfare group, the Town Council is asking its attorney to draft an ordinance that would restrict the sale of dogs and cats sourced from commercial mills that

  • Acadia advisory panel to meet

    Acadia advisory panel to meet

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — The Acadia Advisory Commission will meet in Moore Auditorium at the Schoodic Education and Research Center in the Schoodic section of the park on Monday, Sept. 11, at 1 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and will include an opportunity for public comment on matters related to the management

  • Reed resigns as manager: 30 years serving island towns

    Reed resigns as manager: 30 years serving island towns

    TREMONT — The search is on for a new town manager here. Selectmen accepted Dana Reed’s resignation at their regular meeting on Tuesday. Reed, who has been town manager for three years, announced his decision to retire in an Aug. 31 letter to Kevin Buck, chairman of the Board of Selectmen. His last day on