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  • Mueller team member to speak

    Mueller team member to speak

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Jeannie Rhee, a former senior prosecutor in the Special Counsel’s Office of the U.S. Dept of Justice, will discuss the recent work of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team and how to promote free and fair elections in the information age July 9 at 5:30 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church. The talk

  • Biplane crashes into Bar Harbor bog

    Biplane crashes into Bar Harbor bog

    BAR HARBOR — A biplane carrying a pilot and two passengers went down in a marsh near Mount Desert Island high school Saturday morning. All three people were taken to MDI Hospital in ambulances, but injuries were reported to be minor. Officials have not given a reason for the crash, but people in the area

  • Savings and Loan names new SVP and Treasurer

    Savings and Loan names new SVP and Treasurer

    BAR HARBOR — Bar Harbor Savings and Loan has announced the hiring of David S. Cohen of Ellsworth, Maine as Senior Vice President and Treasurer. Cohen joins the bank with over 30 years of experience. He began his career in banking as a teller while attending college. Upon graduation, Cohen advanced from accomplishing basic accounting

  • Briggs receives payroll designation

    Briggs receives payroll designation

    BAR HARBOR — Katie Briggs, Senior Human Resources Operations Specialist at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has earned her Certified Payroll Professional designation. The Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) designation is offered through the American Payroll Association, an organization dedicated to helping payroll professionals advance their careers. The CPP designation is designed for those who handle

  • Quarry neighbors want noise ordinance

    MOUNT DESERT — Several residents of Hall Quarry on Tuesday urged the town’s land use advisory group to propose a noise ordinance that would include the regulation of noise from industrial operations, such as the granite quarry in their neighborhood. The quarry, which is owned by Harold MacQuinn Inc. and leased by Freshwater Stone &

  • Brooklin students launch skiff

    Brooklin students launch skiff

    BROOKLIN — Driving into this tiny town at the eastern corner of the Blue Hill Peninsula, a roadside sign welcomes visitors to “the boatbuilding capital of the world,” and with good reason. In addition to its several world-class boatbuilders, the community has adopted a commitment to maintaining its traditional connection to the sea. For the

  • Window Panes turns 25

    Window Panes turns 25

    BAR HARBOR — Julie and Greg Veilleux had done their homework and developed a detailed business plan, so they were cautiously confident that Window Panes, the home and garden store they opened in downtown Bar Harbor would be successful. Their confidence was obviously justified because the store turns 25 today, June 20. “We’ve always tried

  • Schools enrollment projections sought

    BAR HARBOR — A planning consultant based in Yarmouth will be hired by the Mount Desert Island Regional School System to prepare enrollment projections for each of the system’s schools. The school system board has authorized Superintendent Marc Gousse to contract with Bruce Mayberry, principal of BCM Planning, for the study. Gousse said the projections

  • Barn Arts hires residency director

    TREMONT — Barn Arts has hired a new staff member, Jess Swank, to run the Barn Arts Residency Program, which offers free, one week residencies to artists from all over the country to come to Barn Arts to develop and perform new shows. Swank is a theater producer, performer, and director who created her own

  • Demolition, drainage work sets stage for Jesup addition

    Demolition, drainage work sets stage for Jesup addition

    BAR HARBOR — Work is set to begin next week on drainage repairs to the Jesup Memorial Library and preparations for the library’s planned expansion into the lot next door, 28 Mount Desert St. A contract for the drainage work has been awarded to Building Envelope Specialists Inc. of Portland. BES will also oversee exterior