Business

  • Rainwise makes a move

    TRENTON — Longtime Bar Harbor weather station maker Rainwise has moved to the old Display Concepts building on Route 3 here. A combination of factors led to the move, company vice president Lonnie White said Monday. While being in Bar Harbor offered convenient access to restaurants and shops, running a production business out of downtown

  • Jax West growth aids bottom line in Maine

    BAR HARBOR — The Jackson Laboratory’s specialized mouse production business is seeing steady growth in California, but not at the expense of the business here in Maine, lab officials said this week. While the West Coast continues to represent a largely-untapped, growing market for mice, the growth in business at the Jax West facility in

  • Swan’s insurance changing hands

    BAR HARBOR — The formerly-independent Swan Agency insurance company is now part of the Cross Insurance Agency of Bangor. Swan Agency president Chris Swan said that Cross executives bought his company in September of this year. Other than the fact that there is a new owner, however, customers should expect no significant changes. “They are

  • Shop has eclectic mix

    Shop has eclectic mix

    BAR HARBOR — Hulls Cove’s funky Wind and Wine By-The-Sea has a little something for picnic fans, wine lovers, jewelry aficionados and souvenir shoppers. The small shop, next to the Hulls Cove store at the foot of Breakneck Road, has a unique selection of wines, fancy European cheeses and other edibles that make it the

  • Town Hill business expansion favored

    BAR HARBOR — A proposed expansion of the Town Hill business district will need the support of a simple majority of voters in order to pass at the polls this fall, after the planning board voted 4-0 to support it on Aug. 7. The proposal will come before voters at town elections on Nov. 5.

  • A shop full of curios and crystals

    A shop full of curios and crystals

    BAR HARBOR — Downtown Bar Harbor certainly has a variety of merchandise available for perusal in the summer, but when it comes to oddities, no store quite contends with Rock & Art Shop, which opened on Cottage Street this season. Shop owner Tony Sohns and his family bring a life-long love of collecting and natural

  • MDI regional waste center explored

    MOUNT DESERT — It makes financial sense for the towns that make up the Acadia Disposal District (ADD) to develop a regional waste transfer station and recycling facility on or near Mount Desert Island, but only if Bar Harbor and Lamoine join the ADD. That is a conclusion of the consulting firm CES, which the

  • MDI Hospital ends fiscal year in black

    MDI Hospital ends fiscal year in black

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island Hospital officials, staff and board members celebrated a successful year at the group’s annual meeting Monday at the Bar Harbor Club, announcing a year-end gain of nearly $300,000. While operating revenues were $1.4 million in the red, investment activities and annual giving more than made up for the deficit.

  • MDI Hospital ends fiscal year in black

    MDI Hospital ends fiscal year in black

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island Hospital officials, staff and board members celebrated a successful year at the group’s annual meeting Monday at the Bar Harbor Club, announcing a year-end gain of nearly $300,000. While operating revenues were $1.4 million in the red, investment activities and annual giving more than made up for the deficit.

  • Water company building is sold

    BAR HARBOR — The old Bar Harbor Water Company building at 337 Main Street will be renovated into vacation rental apartments under the plans of the new owner. The town sold the building on Friday, July 26 to Nina and Tom St. Germain of Bar Harbor. The pair plan to use the property for vacation