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  • Contractor sought for harbor development plan

    Contractor sought for harbor development plan

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The town is looking for the right contractor to help develop the Manset dock and the adjacent lot known as the Hook property. A request for qualifications (RFQ) went out to the public on Wednesday to help the town identify a vendor to provide design and engineering services for planned renovations to

  • Town committee handbook revised

    BAR HARBOR — Revisions to the town’s handbook on boards and committees were approved by town councilors last week in a unanimous vote. The handbook was revised by a subcommittee appointed last May, made up of Councilors Erin Cough and Matt Hochman and Town Manager Cornell Knight. The recently approved final draft included numerous recommendations,

  • Old Red Store going for second try at designation

    Old Red Store going for second try at designation

    TREMONT — Marty Lyons is trying to preserve a little piece of this town’s history. For the second time in two years Lyons approached the Board of Selectmen requesting support for his attempt to list the Old Red Store on the National Register of Historic Places. Selectmen unanimously voted to support the listing at their

  • Island Explorer expansion eyed

    Island Explorer expansion eyed

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — Acadia and Downeast Transportation, which operates the Island Explorer bus system, are looking at expanding the fare-free system, which serves the park and surrounding communities in the summer and early fall. With a $33,000 grant from Friends of Acadia, Downeast Transportation has contracted with Tom Crikelair, who helped design the bus

  • Lobster, solar energy celebration

    CRANBERRY ISLES — A ribbon-cutting ceremony and lobster roll picnic are planned for Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 4:30 – 6 p.m. at the Cranberry Isles Fishermen’s Co-op, to celebrate the installation of a new 45kW solar array on the roof of the Co-op building. The Sea Princess has been chartered for the event and will

  • Island police log: Man logs a two-OUI night

    Island police log: Man logs a two-OUI night

    BAR HARBOR — A New Jersey man was arrested in the early morning hours of Sept. 2, brought to the Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth and bailed from the jail, only to be pulled over and arrested again before dawn. Driving behind a car on Eden Street around 1 a.m., an officer watched as the

  • Cranberry Cove passenger parking debate continues

    Cranberry Cove passenger parking debate continues

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — In order to free up parking spaces for those working on the water, the Harbor Committee voted earlier this week to ban customers of a local ferry company from using of one of the town’s parking lots. Ultimately such a decision rests with the selectmen, who decided Tuesday not to act on

  • E-bikes on carriage roads debated by advisory panel

    E-bikes on carriage roads debated by advisory panel

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — Superintendent Kevin Schneider has just over two weeks to decide what if any restrictions to place on the use of electric bikes on the 45 miles of carriage roads in the park. The carriage roads have been off limits to e-bikes, which have small motors that can be activated to supplement

  • Bridge to close next week

    Bridge to close next week

    TREMONT — The Maine Department of Transportation is expecting to close the Marsh Bridge near the Tremont/Southwest Harbor town line on or around Monday, Sept. 16. The bridge, over Marsh Brook, is located on Bass Harbor Road in Tremont and will be closed for approximately 60 days. While both lanes are closed to through traffic