Cops & Courts

  • West Street Hotel protest is denied

    BAR HARBOR — Hotelier Tom Walsh won a court challenge this week filed by competing hotel owner David Witham over the construction of Walsh’s West Street Hotel. In a 12-page decision issued Tuesday, Maine Business and Consumer Court Justice John Nivison found that the town’s 2010 approval of the now-operational waterfront hotel is correct and

  • West Street Hotel protest is denied

    BAR HARBOR — Hotelier Tom Walsh won a court challenge this week filed by competing hotel owner David Witham over the construction of Walsh’s West Street Hotel. In a 12-page decision issued Tuesday, Maine Business and Consumer Court Justice John Nivison found that the town’s 2010 approval of the now-operational waterfront hotel is correct and

  • Chief inquiry is completed

    BAR HARBOR — The private investigator looking into allegations of misdeeds by Police Chief Nate Young has turned over the results of his investigation to the town. The Town Council has twice met in executive session to discuss a personnel matter since the report was received, including on Tuesday of this week. No action has

  • Chief inquiry is completed

    BAR HARBOR — The private investigator looking into allegations of misdeeds by Police Chief Nate Young has turned over the results of his investigation to the town. The Town Council has twice met in executive session to discuss a personnel matter since the report was received, including on Tuesday of this week. No action has

  • Police chief protests length of inquiry

    BAR HARBOR — Nearly three months after being placed on paid administrative leave and a month since he completed an alcohol treatment program, police chief Nate Young is pushing for a resolution to his employment situation. On Dec. 19, Chief Young emailed town manager Dana Reed, along with all seven town councilors, to express his

  • Suspended chief to fight to be reinstated

    Suspended chief to fight to be reinstated

    BAR HARBOR — Police Chief Nate Young says that he has been offered a financial settlement to walk away from his job. But, fresh from returning from a residential alcohol dependency treatment facility, he has no intention of taking a deal. Chief Young, who has been on paid administrative leave for more than two months

  • Accident prompts delays on MDI

    BAR HARBOR — A motor vehicle accident at the intersection of the Acadia National Park entrance and Route 3 Monday afternoon caused traffic delays for commuters and others headed off island. Police say Anthony Banach, 67, of Newington, Conn., failed to look for oncoming traffic as he pulled out of the park entrance onto Route

  • Gun gesture leads to arrest

    BAR HARBOR — A man faces gun and drug charges after allegedly pointing a loaded handgun at his pregnant girlfriend. Police say Stafford Venema, 21, of Fort Irwin, Calif., had been cleaning his Glock 9 mm handgun at the Eagle Lake Road home he shares with his girlfriend when he approached the woman and pointed

  • Tickets issued in MDI seat belt snare

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Police here continue their crackdown on seat belt scofflaws as part of the nationwide Click It or Ticket campaign. Thirteen drivers were summonsed between May 22 and Saturday, May 24. Summonsed for alleged seatbelt violations were: Chandler Kelley Jr., 65, Tremont; Donald Lodge, 69, Southwest Harbor; Joseph Cannino, 23, Trenton; Wayde Strout,