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  • Trial in 2018 killing of Bar Harbor woman begins

    Trial in 2018 killing of Bar Harbor woman begins

    ELLSWORTH — Bar Harbor murder defendant Jalique Keene had baked Christmas cookies with his alleged victim, Mikaela Conley’s, family in December of 2017, the dead woman’s mother testified Tuesday in Hancock County Superior Court. A grand jury has indicted Keene, 22,  on charges of murder and gross sexual assault in the June 1, 2018 slaying

  • Great Harbor Regatta moves to Castine, temporarily

    Great Harbor Regatta moves to Castine, temporarily

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — High school sailors looking forward to a trip to Mount Desert Island to race in the sixth annual Great Harbor Regatta this weekend are in for a surprise. This year, they won’t be sailing Turbo 420 dinghies from the MDI Community Sailing Center floats off Clark Point. Instead, they will be back

  • Elver quota almost filled Price down 11%

    Elver quota almost filled Price down 11%

    ELLSWORTH — Officially, the elver fishing season still has more than two weeks to run, but for most harvesters it’s already time to move on to some other occupation. By state law, Maine’s elver fishing season opens March 22 and ends June 10. By nature’s law, the season effectively closed on May 19, with fishermen

  • Memorial Day observances

    Memorial Day observances

    Bar Harbor A Memorial Day ceremony, with a procession of veterans led by a color guard, will be held at the town pier at 10 a.m. Veterans, family, friends and community members are invited to commemorate the men and women who have lost their lives while serving our country. The hour-long ceremony is organized by

  • “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,

  • Island Police Log: Stop results in summons

    Island Police Log: Stop results in summons

    BAR HARBOR — Police stopped a vehicle for expired plates on Eden Street past midnight on May 6. As a result of the stop, Jennifer Eckert, 26, of Lamoine was summonsed on a charge of operating an unregistered motor vehicle over 150 days. Lawrence Sargent, 91, of Bar Harbor was driving a 2004 Chevy pickup

  • Council, planners to talk housing

    Council, planners to talk housing

    BAR HARBOR — The Town Council will meet with the Planning Board this summer in for a workshop to hash out housing issues, including potential Land Use Ordinance (LUO) amendments to regulate vacation rentals. After a discussion at last week’s meeting about how the Town Council and Planning Board were not seeing eye-to-eye on land

  • Cruise ship visits up, fees flat

    Cruise ship visits up, fees flat

    BAR HARBOR — Cruise ship visits are up but fees remain the same. That was the bottom line, according to the annual report delivered last week to Town Council by Cruise Ship Committee Chairman Eben Salvatore. The Cruise Ship Committee met 10 times in 2018, according to Salvatore. If the new citizens’ initiative is approved