• Appeal filed against bed-and-breakfast

    Appeal filed against bed-and-breakfast

    BAR HARBOR — Bed-and-breakfast owners Robert and Anne Bahr are appealing a town decision to approve construction of a new 3- and 4-story, 31-room bed-and-breakfast at 68 Mount Desert St. They claim the planned new facility does not fit the definition of “bed-and-breakfast.” The proposal is to demolish the 12-room motel at 68 Mount Desert

  • Parts place runs out of gas: Green Mountain Auto Parts to close

    Parts place runs out of gas: Green Mountain Auto Parts to close

    BAR HARBOR — For decades, when lobster fishermen here called the small auto supply store tucked away on Greeley Avenue to order parts and filters for their boats, they often said, “I don’t know the part number. But Stephen knows.” Green Mountain Auto Parts, the CarQuest and marine parts and supplies store, is set to

  • New off-site sign requested

    New off-site sign requested

    BAR HARBOR — A group of West Street business owners is seeking permission for a new sign on public property at the foot of Main Street directing visitors to the sand bar and public restrooms as well as certain kinds of businesses. They propose to mount it in front of the existing electrical transformer on

  • Vegan, health food café opens

    Vegan, health food café opens

    MOUNT DESERT — A health food cafe called Crudo has opened in the former Full Belli Deli location on Sea Street in Northeast Harbor. Crudo, which is Italian for “raw,” specializes in vegan and raw vegan fare, as well as juices, made-to-order smoothies and such health food staples as bulk nuts, dried fruit and trail

  • New businesses mix it up

    New businesses mix it up

    BAR HARBOR — Every year, a crop of new businesses comes up with the spring dandelions, joining their more established neighbors to serve residents and visitors here. In the spring, former paralegal Robyn Clark opened Mount Dessert Bakery at 122 Cottage St., in the building that housed Café Bluefish for many years. Clark has been

  • Dr. Davidson is named CMO

    Dr. Davidson is named CMO

    BAR HARBOR — Dr. Stuart Davidson has been named chief medical officer at Mount Desert Island Hospital. Davidson assumes the role from Dr. Edward Gilmore, who retired in May after more than 46 years of practice on MDI. “I’ve learned a considerable amount from my predecessor. He has a lot of patience, wisdom and knowledge,

  • Nason, Lynch hired

    Nason, Lynch hired

    BAR HARBOR — Dawn Nason and Carolyn Lynch have joined the staff at Bar Harbor Savings and Loan. Nason has joined the bank as an accounting associate. She has a degree in accounting from Andover College in Portland and has worked for over 20 years in financial institutions. She will assist Senior Vice President and

  • Tadenev on board

    Tadenev on board

    ELLSWORTH — Michael Tadenev has been appointed to a three-year term on the board of directors at Downeast Horizons, a provider of community-based services for local people with developmental disabilities and their families in Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis and Waldo counties. Tadenev is an attorney with the law firm of Eaton Peabody.

  • Luck promoted

    Luck promoted

    BAR HARBOR — Virginia Luck has been promoted to assistant vice president, credit analyst at First National Bank. Luck joined the bank in 2014 as a business relationship officer and moved to the credit department in late 2015. Prior to joining First National Bank, Luck worked with The Jackson Laboratory as a grants accountant. She

  • Nair promoted

    Nair promoted

    FARMINGTON, Conn. — Auro Nair has been promoted to president of The Jackson Laboratory’s mice, clinical and research services. “Auro’s decade of outstanding leadership at JAX has been marked by significant expansion of our high quality scientific tools, new products and offerings that advance biomedical research and enhance global drug discovery,” said Edison Liu, president