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  • After-hours citation issued

    After-hours citation issued

    BAR HARBOR — A Cottage Street restaurant was issued a notice of violation Nov. 15 for serving alcohol after hours, according to police. Little Anthony’s Sports Bar and Pizzeria was issued the liquor license administrative violation just after 1:30 a.m. The civil violation is to be referred to the Maine Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and

  • Reed retirement party set

    Reed retirement party set

    TREMONT — A retirement party for Town Manager Dana Reed is scheduled for 3-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the town office. All are invited to thank Reed for his years of service to the town and wish him well in his future endeavors. Food and drink will be provided. Reed’s official last day

  • At Home MDI group to meet

    MOUNT DESERT — At Home MDI, which helps enable older people to live at home as long as possible, will hold a free informational meeting at the Northeast Harbor Library on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 5 p.m. At Home MDI relies on volunteers to take clients grocery shopping and to medical appointments, to conduct home-safety

  • Church wall nears completion

    Church wall nears completion

    BAR HARBOR — Work on the plastic-wrapped wall of the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church on the corner of Mount Desert Street and Ledgelawn Avenue is a few weeks away from completion, according to church leaders. Father John Skeehan is pastor of the Parish of the Transfiguration, which includes the Catholic churches in Bar Harbor, Northeast

  • Agreement reached on food truck plan

    Agreement reached on food truck plan

    MOUNT DESERT — An agreement on the future location of the summertime farmers market and food trucks at the Northeast Harbor Marina was the outcome of a discussion Monday night among members of the Board of Selectmen and Harbor Committee. The selectmen endorsed the committee’s recommendation to pave and provide electricity to a corner of

  • Port security building at pier underutilized

    Port security building at pier underutilized

    BAR HARBOR — The four-year-old Port Security Building is fully operational, officials said, but is not being used “to its full potential.” The building was built in 2013. The $600,000 cost was funded largely by a 2009 grant from the United States Department of Homeland Security and $127,000 in cruise ship fees from Bar Harbor.

  • Push on for cruise ship regulation

    Push on for cruise ship regulation

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — It’s been more than 90 days since residents voted 119-0 to adopt a 180-day moratorium on cruise ship activity, and selectmen are urging the Harbor Committee and Planning Board to get to work on developing ordinance changes to address the issue. The chairman of the Board of Selectmen, Lydia Goetze, stressed the

  • Gym floor not fixed yet

    Gym floor not fixed yet

    BAR HARBOR — A portion of the floor in the Conners Emerson School gymnasium has been covered with wrestling mats since last winter, following water damage to the floor, but school officials hope repairs will be complete in time to host at least a few home basketball games this year. Principal Barb Neilly speculated that

  • Pot poll questions rejected

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Selectmen last week agreed to put three new questions before residents on an online polling site but rejected posting questions about retail marijuana businesses in the town. Board members discussed posting the questions on the Polco site during their Nov. 14 meeting. Board Chairman Lydia Goetze suggested the questions, as she had

  • Acadia bill would ‘repair broken trust’

    Acadia bill would ‘repair broken trust’

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — No one spoke against a bill to restrict the future expansion of Acadia National Park and to allow the harvesting of clams and worms in the park’s intertidal zone at a Nov. 15 hearing held by the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources’ Subcommittee on Federal Lands. A new version of the