Articles by: Blake Cass

Blake Cass

Blake Cass

  • Selectmen elect a temporary board chair

    Selectmen elect a temporary board chair

    TREMONT — With one of the five members of the Board of Selectmen absent Monday at the first meeting of the new board following Town Meeting, the remaining members opted to elect a temporary board chair. Selectmen serve three-year terms, but officers of the board are elected every year for one-year terms. The election of

  • “Wilderness Lodge” planned for parcel in Tremont woods

    TREMONT — Years ago, James Hopkins’ grandfather gave him an undeveloped lot on Kellytown Road with the idea that Hopkins could sell it and use the profits to pay for college. But Hopkins couldn’t bring himself to sell the land. “It just didn’t feel right to do that,” Hopkins said Tuesday. “The lot is right

  • Tremont voters re-elect Selectman Thurlow

    Tremont voters re-elect Selectman Thurlow

    TREMONT — Voters elected Jamie Thurlow to a second term on the Board of Selectmen Monday. He received 157 votes. Morgan Black, the only other candidate to run for the open seat, received 21 votes. Jessica Bass was elected to School Board with 130 votes. Her opponent for the one open seat, David “Jed” Campbell,

  • Selectman, School Board candidates make their pitch

    Selectman, School Board candidates make their pitch

    TREMONT — Two candidates are running for the open seat on the town’s Board of Selectmen at the May 13 town election. Polls will be open from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Harvey Kelley Meeting Room in the Tremont Town Office. The incumbent vice chairman of the board, Jamie Thurlow, is seeking another

  • Terry, Willey elected in SWH; sidewalks, sewer plant get nod

    Terry, Willey elected in SWH; sidewalks, sewer plant get nod

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Voters elected Chad Terry to a second term on the Board of Selectmen Tuesday. He received 182 votes, the most of the five candidates running for the two open seats on the board. Allen “Snap” Willey, a recently retired town employee, was elected for his first term with 111 votes. Arthur “Hess”

  • Costs grow for new town garage

    Costs grow for new town garage

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — New cost estimates for replacement of the Public Works garage in Southwest Harbor vastly exceed the $280,000 that the town initially appropriated for the project. The plans are not yet finalized, so the project will not go to voters at Town Meeting next month. “We’re 28 days from the town meeting,” Selectman

  • Climate march urges action

    Climate march urges action

    BAR HARBOR — “What are you willing to do? It’s not good enough just to show up,” Bo Greene, a member of Indivisible MDI, told the crowd gathered on Saturday for the Downeast Climate March. As she spoke, volunteers in rain gear passed out large paper sunflowers; symbols, they said, of the goodness of the

  • Candidates share views

    Candidates share views

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Five candidates are running for two seats on the town’s Board of Selectmen at the May 7 town election. Polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the fire station. Incumbent chair Chad Terry, Jose Feliciano, Arthur “Hess” Pettegrow, Jose “JoJo” Felciano Jr, and Allen “Snap” Willey are seeking

  • Lobster company noise resolved

    Lobster company noise resolved

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A refrigeration trailer at a Clark Point Road lobster company that had been the subject of noise complaints has been emptied and shut off. Under the terms of a consent agreement between the town and MDI Lobster Company, if the “objectionable” noise produced by a refrigerated trailer on the property was not

  • Sidewalk goes to voters

    Sidewalk goes to voters

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Two years after plans were announced for a new sidewalk on Main Street, from Apple Lane to The Village at Ocean’s End, voters will decide next month whether to spend up to $850,000 of town funds for the project. Last week, the Board of Selectmen voted to put the project funding on