• Historic law office building to be sold

    Historic law office building to be sold

    BAR HARBOR — The selling of 109 Main Street, former office of the late Doug Chapman, marks the end of an era. The office building is for sale and under contract, according to Kimberly Swan of The Swan Agency Sotheby’s International Realty, but terms of the sale have not been made public. The asking price

  • Water project bond approved by voters

    Water project bond approved by voters

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Plans to upgrade and renovate the Long Pond water pump station took a step forward at the special town meeting here Tuesday. Voters approved authorizing selectmen to enter into an agreement with the water and sewer district to pay back a half-million dollar bond for the project. Residents were asked to vote

  • MDI honors local veterans

    MDI honors local veterans

    MOUNT DESERT ISLAND — Veterans Day observances here this year included a program at the Tremont Consolidated School, a Boy Scout flag retirement ceremony and gatherings at the Blue Star memorial marker and the American Legion post in Bar Harbor. On Friday, several local veterans visited the Tremont school for an annual Veterans Day Ceremony

  • Deer tangles with cruiser

    Deer tangles with cruiser

    BAR HARBOR — A Bar Harbor police cruiser reportedly collided with a deer on Eagle Lake Road at 6:30 a.m. Saturday. Officer Jerrod Hardy, 31, was driving the cruiser, on his way to a call in Mount Desert, according to reports. Southwest Harbor police were called to respond to the accident. The cruiser was damaged

  • Fire destroys Manset home

    Fire destroys Manset home

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — An evening fire destroyed a home on Seawall Road and sent one occupant to the hospital. Around 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, a call came in to the police department regarding a structure fire with flames showing. An officer and a captain of the fire department, who lived near the reported address, went

  • From MDI to French battlefield, musician honors war hero

    From MDI to French battlefield, musician honors war hero

    ORS, France — Mount Desert Island High School graduate Heather Madeira Ni played the trumpet of soldier-poet Wilfred Owen at a Nov. 4 ceremony marking the 100th year of his death on the battlefield here a week before Armistice Day. A graduate in the class of 1992, Madeira Ni lives in Luxembourg with her husband,

  • Southwest Harbor becomes first MDI town to ban plastic bags

    Southwest Harbor becomes first MDI town to ban plastic bags

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Voters here made their town the first on Mount Desert Island to ban single-use plastic bags and polystyrene food containers Tuesday at a special town meeting. Once the voting was done and the results announced, three of the four former Pemetic Elementary School students who were instrumental in getting the ordinances passed

  • Recount scheduled in probate judge race

    Recount scheduled in probate judge race

    ELLSWORTH — One of a number of close contests in the Nov. 6 election was the race for Hancock County probate judge, which was decided by a tight margin. Republican Judge William Blaisdell IV won re-election with 13,903 votes while Democrat Lynne Williams, a Bar Harbor attorney, received 13,668. That’s a difference of 235 votes.

  • Dam construction completed

    Dam construction completed

    BAR HARBOR — People who pass by Hamilton Pond may have noticed it looks like a pond again. The stumps and vegetation that were visible until recently are back under water, signaling that repair work has been completed on the Hamilton Pond dam. The repair on the stone masonry dam was carried out in September