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  • Machias Savings gift helps boost preventative services

    Machias Savings gift helps boost preventative services

    ELLSWORTH — Healthy Acadia has received a $10,000 donation from Machias Savings Bank to build and sustain critical community health services across Washington and Hancock counties. The gift will enable Healthy Acadia to strengthen services in and around eight towns served by Machias Savings Bank branches, including Baileyville, Bar Harbor, Calais, Columbia, Danforth, Ellsworth, Machias

  • Mother March

    BAR HARBOR — A march through the downtown here is planned for Saturday, May 12, beginning at 1 p.m. The Mother March, organized by Indivisible MDI, was planned for people to show their commitment to “peace, love and the planet,” according to a press release. Following the march, a rally will be held with speakers

  • Two dead, two injured in house fire

    Two dead, two injured in house fire

    BAR HARBOR — An elderly woman and her adult son are presumed dead after a house fire on Russell Farm Road Sunday morning, officials said. Names of the fire victims have not been released, but Sgt. Scott Richardson of the State Fire Marshal’s Office said two adult men lived in the two-story, wood-frame house with

  • SPCA pet of the week: Meet Cordelia

    SPCA pet of the week: Meet Cordelia

    Lady Cordelia’s in a terrible bind. She’s raised all her kittens and been very kind. She’s loving with people and has lots of friends. Yet she doesn’t have a home. Can you make some amends? She’s young, she’s sweet, and she is quiet and neat. Her fur pattern is tabby, but don’t label her shabby.

  • Grant to boost access to Criterion films

    Grant to boost access to Criterion films

    BAR HARBOR — The Criterion Theatre has received a $5,000 grant from the Davis Family Foundation to help fund the Film for All Initiative, a commitment to increasing inclusion and accessibility of the theater through purchase and installation of ADA-compliant assistive listening systems. “The spaces in which we gather together should be a reflection of

  • Horner to head trust operations

    BAR HARBOR — Lara Horner has been promoted to the position of senior vice president at Bar Harbor Bankshares. “The growth of the company provides personal and career growth for existing employees who have shown themselves to be strong leaders, have a commitment to the company, and are willing to assume increased responsibility,” said Curtis

  • Problematic parcel leased

    BAR HARBOR — A 16-by-50 parcel of land previously disputed by owners of the Black Friar Inn and town officials here was leased on Tuesday. Steve Woitasek and Deborah Vickers, new owners of the Black Friar Inn, are leasing the land from the town and also receiving use of two parking spots in the town

  • Campgrounds get upgrades

    Campgrounds get upgrades

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — There is a new water tank at Blackwoods Campground and a like-new entry station at Seawall Campground. With a capacity of 47,000 gallons, the new water tank is larger than the one it replaced, which had been “failing slowly over the years, losing water and having lots of small-scale fixes,” said