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  • Man arrested on murder charge

    Man arrested on murder charge

    BAR HARBOR – A Bar Harbor man was arrested Monday in connection with the death of 19-year-old Mikaela Conley of Bar Harbor. Detectives from the State Police Major Crimes Unit arrested Jalique Keene, 21, on a murder charge, according to Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland. Keene was taken into custody at the Bar Harbor

  • Emera work planned Thursday in Bar Harbor

    Emera work planned Thursday in Bar Harbor

    BAR HARBOR – Electric service along some parts of Route 3 and Lower Main Street here could be interrupted during planned maintenance on Thursday, April 12, according to a notice from Emera Maine. The work will begin at 10 a.m. and is scheduled to take three hours. Lower Main Street will be affected between Livingston

  • NOAA sued to limit lobster fishery

    NOAA sued to limit lobster fishery

    ELLSWORTH – Last year, at least 17 endangered North Atlantic right whales died in Canadian waters and off the coast of New England. Some of those deaths were attributed to the whales’ entanglement with fishing gear. On Thursday, three conservation organizations sued the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service in the federal

  • Collins will not run for governor, will remain in Senate

    Collins will not run for governor, will remain in Senate

    ELLSWORTH — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) has announced she will not be joining the 2018 gubernatorial race, stating that she is best able to serve Maine’s people in Congress. Collins made the announcement Friday morning while speaking at a Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce breakfast in Rockport. During her remarks, Collins discussed the

  • DMR recalls mussels from Frenchman Bay and closes large area to shellfish harvesting

    DMR recalls mussels from Frenchman Bay and closes large area to shellfish harvesting

    AUGUSTA — Most of Frenchman Bay remains closed to shellfish harvesting after shellfish taken from the area were found to contain elevated levels of a dangerous biotoxin that causes amnesic shellfish poisoning (ASP). Harvesting of clams, mussels, oysters and whelks is prohibited until further notice in the area between Lopaus Point in Tremont and Cranberry

  • Cruise terminal change passes: Voter turnout high

    Cruise terminal change passes: Voter turnout high

    BAR HARBOR — Plans to develop the former international ferry terminal property as a marine terminal, including a pier capable of berthing large cruise ships, are set to move ahead following Tuesday’s vote on zoning questions. Voters approved Article 12, developed by the Planning Board to facilitate a maritime facility at the ferry terminal property,

  • Three injured in Trenton crash

    Three injured in Trenton crash

    TRENTON — Two vehicles collided on busy Route 3 in Trenton Friday afternoon. The crash occurred directly across from J&P’s Farm Market. Two-way traffic was restored by 3 p.m. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, Trenton Fire Department and County Ambulance were on the scene. Deputy Corey Bagley said at the scene Friday afternoon that Deputy