Ten years ago in these pages



From the March 15, 2007 Mount Desert Islander

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Planning Board members in Bar Harbor continued their scrutiny of a plan to construct a building for screening boat passengers and enlarge a pier for the Harborside Hotel.

Concerns about the project included increased traffic on West Street and the impact it could have on clam flats.

In housing we trust

In Mount Desert, plans for affordable housing took a major step with the town’s Planning Board approving the 19-lot Ripples Hill subdivision.

The nonprofit organization Island Housing Trust is developing the subdivision on a 10-acre lot on the Beech Hill Road.

Tax break branches out

Town officials in Southwest Harbor were looking to create a Pine Tree Development Zone in the town.

The Maine Legislature began the program to encourage business growth and development in targeted regions by reducing tax burdens.

Sunbeam’s sunset years

Captain David Allen and wife Betty Allen were honored at a retirement party at the Maine Sea Coast Mission in Bar Harbor.

The couple spent 30 years aboard the mission’s vessel Sunbeam, bringing services to offshore islands.