• Nakorn lot eyed for museum

    Nakorn lot eyed for museum

    BAR HARBOR — A half-acre parcel of land at 58 Cottage St., the former location of the Nakorn Thai restaurant, has been purchased by the Bar Harbor Historical Society as a possible new museum and headquarters site. The lot was purchased from Worthy LLC, controlled by Thomas Alley of Bar Harbor, for an undisclosed sum.

  • Cemeteries to get spruced up

    Cemeteries to get spruced up

    By Sarah Hinckley [email protected] SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Sometimes it is best to leave stones unturned, particularly those well over 100 years old. This is the advice of Patty Pinkham, one of the members of the Southwest Harbor Historic Cemetery Committee. Founded in 2016, the committee has been tasked by the town’s Board of Selectmen to

  • Visionary Kaelber remembered

    Visionary Kaelber remembered

    BAR HARBOR — In 1971, Sam Eliot was part of a three-person crew sailing the Friendship sloop Amos Swan from Friendship to Southwest Harbor. The boat had recently been purchased by Edward Kaelber, College of the Atlantic’s founding president. Kaelber died peacefully last week in a Charlottesville, Va., senior living center at the age of

  • Walsh family gives $500,000 to the Jesup

    Walsh family gives $500,000 to the Jesup

    BAR HARBOR — The Jesup Memorial Library has received its largest gift to the Next Chapter capital campaign from the Walsh family. “We are delighted to support the town’s wonderful library,” said Mark Walsh of Ocean Properties. “We invite everyone who loves Bar Harbor to join us in pledging their substantial support for this beautiful,

  • MDI Biological Lab names new president

    MDI Biological Lab names new president

    BAR HARBOR — A professor at a German medical school who has been a member of the MDI Biological Laboratory faculty since 2007 has been named the research institution’s next president. Hermann Haller will begin his appointment on July 26. He will succeed Kevin Strange, who will step down after serving in the role for

  • Maritime security teams hone skills

    Maritime security teams hone skills

    BAR HARBOR — State and federal protection agencies came together here last Thursday for a training exercise to prepare for potential security threats at sea. The Maine Maritime Security Team, which includes the Maine Marine Patrol, the Maine State Police Tactical Team and the U.S. Coast Guard, practiced responding to various scenarios, including a hostage