• Federal officials visit Acadia

    Federal officials visit Acadia

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — Two members of Maine’s congressional delegation and the acting director of the National Park Service (NPS) visited Acadia Thursday morning to learn about the park’s infrastructure needs and to tout a bill now making its way through Congress that would provide $6.5 billion over the next five years to fund repair

  • Northeast Harbor project on hold; complaints persist

    Northeast Harbor project on hold; complaints persist

    MOUNT DESERT — The Main Street redevelopment project in Northeast Harbor won’t be starting Oct. 15 as scheduled. At this point, that’s pretty much the only thing about the project that’s certain. Members of the Board of Selectmen Monday night informally agreed to delay a decision on how to proceed with the project until their

  • Fish shack squatter ordered out; Aid Society to secure building

    Fish shack squatter ordered out; Aid Society to secure building

    MOUNT DESERT — Someone has been living illegally in the small fish shack on Otter Cove, according to Code Enforcement Officer Kim Keene. She has ordered the Otter Creek Aid Society, which owns the building, to have it vacated immediately. “I have determined that the existing structure is in violation [of the Uniform Plumbing Code]

  • Numbers solid for new seasonal air carrier

    Numbers solid for new seasonal air carrier

    TRENTON — Florida-based Silver Airways’ first summer as the seasonal air carrier for the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport was a success, according to Airport Manager Brad Madeira. Silver Airways replaced PenAir effective July 1. The airline, headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, ran twice daily flights from Bar Harbor to Boston. “In July, Silver Airways reported carrying

  • “Hot box” lobsters touted

    “Hot box” lobsters touted

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A lobster named Roscoe was the first to experience a technique lobster pound owner Charlotte Gill is hoping will be more humane way of executing lobsters. In an experiment to test the affect of cannabis on lobsters, Roscoe the lobster was placed for a few minutes in a covered box with about

  • JPH workers stage walkout

    JPH workers stage walkout

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — A walkout by a group of Jordan Pond House restaurant employees during the afternoon shift last Friday ended with three managers out of a job and eight lower-level employees back at work. The walkout was primarily over a reduction in overtime hours for the employees from eastern European countries who are

  • Park eyes private partner for seasonal worker housing

    Park eyes private partner for seasonal worker housing

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — Park officials are looking into partnering with a private developer to create workforce housing for some of the park’s seasonal employees, Superintendent Kevin Schneider told the Acadia Advisory Commission on Monday. Acadia has 33 seasonal housing units in 15 different locations with a total of about 80 beds. That is enough

  • Pharmacy to close

    Pharmacy to close

    BAR HARBOR — Mike Gilfillan, owner of West End Drug, announced Wednesday that he plans to retire and join his pharmacy business with Hannaford Supermarkets. West End’s patient records will be confidentially transferred to Hannaford after West End Drug closes its prescription drug business at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, according to an announcement

  • Sky fest draws crowds

    Sky fest draws crowds

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Folks turned out to party with the stars at Seawall on Friday and on Cadillac Mountain on Saturday were rewarded with beautiful, clear nights. The star parties are the centerpiece of the annual Acadia Night Sky Festival. About 750 people turned out in the dark Friday at Seawall to view constellations, planets

  • Something fishy in SW

    Something fishy in SW

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The downtown section of Main Street became slippery and stinky when two barrels of bait fell out of the back of a local fisherman’s truck on Friday around 7 p.m. According to police, a faulty tailgate was the reason the two barrels slid from the vehicle. The bait was quickly picked up