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  • FOA launches $25M campaign

    FOA launches $25M campaign

    BAR HARBOR — Friends of Acadia (FOA) announced an ambitious $25 million fundraising campaign at its annual meeting here on July 8. Unveiled at a celebration of Acadia National Park’s 100th birthday, the Second Century Campaign will aid the park in addressing future challenges including preserving wild Acadia, ensuring a quality visitor experience, encouraging youth

  • Transfer station fire knocked down

    Transfer station fire knocked down

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR – Firefighters from Southwest Harbor and Tremont quickly extinguished a fire Wednesday night inside a metal building at EMR, Inc. on the Long Pond Road. The fire in a building storing trash at the solid waste transfer station was reported around 9:15 p.m. Firefighters arrived to find a large pile of trash in

  • Two kayakers die, one rescued off Prospect Harbor Wednesday

    Two kayakers die, one rescued off Prospect Harbor Wednesday

    Updated 12:45 p.m. PROSPECT HARBOR — Two kayakers died and one was rescued Wednesday in the waters off Prospect Harbor. The victims and survivor were recovered approximately half way between Cranberry Point in Gouldsboro and Petit Manan Island, according to Maine Marine Patrol reports. The victims were wearing t-shirts and shorts, . All members of the party were

  • Heroin bust snags pair

    Heroin bust snags pair

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The two men arrested here last week on charges of trafficking heroin fled the residence just before drug agents arrived to execute a search warrant. Ian Jellison, 35, of Southwest Harbor and Andres “P” Martinez, 42, of Hudson, N.H., were arrested June 16. Both men have been charged with Class B trafficking

  • Man dies in Acadia fall

    Man dies in Acadia fall

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — Mark Simon, a 68-year-old summer resident of Southwest Harbor, died Monday evening when he fell from ocean-side cliffs just south of Sand Beach. According to park officials, Simon and his wife, Linda, parked along the Park Loop Road at about 7 p.m. so he could photograph the sunset from the Ocean

  • U.S. Customs searches, seizes sailboat

    U.S. Customs searches, seizes sailboat

    BAR HARBOR – Federal law enforcement authorities are investigating an incident involving a sailboat and crew that arrived here after failing to report their arrival in Canada following a voyage from the Caribbean. The captains and crews of any vessels arriving from international waters are required to report their arrival in the United States or

  • Air quality alert issued for Saturday

    ELLSWORTH — The state Department of Environmental Protection has issued an air quality alert for Saturday, May 28, the beginning of Memorial Day weekend. Ground-level ozone concentrations are expected to climb through the day Saturday and reach unhealthy levels along the coast from Kittery to Acadia. Ozone levels have been in the unhealthy range for