• COA president explains pier comments

    COA president explains pier comments

    BAR HARBOR — “It’s on my mind all the time,” College of the Atlantic President Darron Collins said Monday about development options for the former international ferry terminal here. Of his decision to speak up opposing a cruise ship pier in Bar Harbor at a Town Council meeting last week, he said “I just thought

  • Students protest gun violence

    Students protest gun violence

    BAR HARBOR — More than three dozen Mount Desert Island High School students and a few adult community members demonstrated against gun violence on Thursday, the day after the mass shooting at a high school in Florida. When the school day was over, the students walked as a group to the bottom of the entrance

  • ‘Select’ firms given shot at street project

    ‘Select’ firms given shot at street project

    MOUNT DESERT — The town is giving five “select” contractors the opportunity to submit construction bids for Northeast Harbor’s Main Street makeover project rather than opening the bidding process to all. A policy requiring that town construction projects be publicly advertised was waived by the Board of Selectmen on Feb. 5 at the request of

  • Rales purchases Rockefeller home: $19M asking price met

    Rales purchases Rockefeller home: $19M asking price met

    MOUNT DESERT — Ringing Point, the Seal Harbor summer home of David Rockefeller Sr., who died last year at 101, has been purchased by seasonal resident Mitchell Rales, the Islander has confirmed. The Knowles Company real estate agency in Northeast Harbor announced last week that the property had been sold for the asking price of

  • Coagulation Sciences chooses manufacturer

    Coagulation Sciences chooses manufacturer

    BAR HARBOR — Coagulation Sciences, a medical device startup engaged in product development at the MDI Biological Laboratory, has chosen Enercon Technologies Inc. of Gray to manufacture its Multiple Coagulation Test System (MCTS). The system is a desktop device that enables caregivers to quickly analyze the causes of blood clotting disorders at the point of

  • Making local history accessible

    Making local history accessible

    PORTLAND — The website, designed to make several regional collections available to researchers and the public in a unified, digital space, was launched recently by the digital history company HistoryIT and the Friends of Island History consortium on Mount Desert Island. The History Trust Digital Collections site is the culmination of a yearlong collaboration

  • Open Table meals begin

    Open Table meals begin

    BAR HARBOR — A tradition of free community meals here restarted this week after a hiatus of more than two years. A new initiative called “Open Table MDI,” spearheaded by residents Purnajot Kaur Khalsa and her husband MahanDeva Singh Khalsa over the last few months, hosted a fundraising event Saturday and its first community meal