• Climate task force plan OK’d

    Climate task force plan OK’d

    BAR HARBOR — The town took a next step Tuesday in responding to the climate emergency it declared in November when a new town Climate Task Force was created, despite some uncertainty about the details of the group’s work and whether the town is the best entity to organize it. Town Council Chairman Jeff Dobbs

  • Air quality monitoring discussed

    Air quality monitoring discussed

    BAR HARBOR — The Cruise Ship Committee is set to work with Town Manager Cornell Knight to develop an air monitoring program. The committee was directed by a unanimous Town Council vote last week to come up with a proposed air monitoring program, and report back to the council. “I’ve been hearing from a lot

  • ‘Tree-mergency’ in Tremont

    ‘Tree-mergency’ in Tremont

    TREMONT — When the Maine Department of Transportation was working on plans to rebuild the Clark Bridge in Tremont, residents requested that a particular Siberian elm tree near the bridge be protected from damage during the work. Several people have voiced concerns that the construction crew is not adhering to residents’ wishes and the tree’s health

  • Volunteers to wield rakes

    Volunteers to wield rakes

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — Nearly 500 volunteers are expected on Saturday, Nov. 3, to assist in putting the park’s historic carriage roads “to bed” for the winter. Take Pride in Acadia Day attracts hundreds of enthusiastic volunteers of all ages to rake leaves and clear drainage ditches along miles of carriage roads in preparation for

  • Wild Gardens recovering from ice damage

    Wild Gardens recovering from ice damage

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — The unusual cycle of heavy rains and hard freezes this past winter, which created a frozen flood in the Great Meadow area, did only minor damage to the Nature Center and other buildings at Sieur de Monts Spring but took a toll on the Wild Gardens of Acadia. “We reacted pretty

  • Unwanted guests are forum topic

    Unwanted guests are forum topic

    MOUNT DESERT — If you’re planning a garden party on Mount Desert Island, make sure the guest list doesn’t include red pine scale, glossy buckthorn or milfoil. Those are among the invasive species that will be discussed at a public forum at Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor next Saturday, June 16, from 1-3 p.m. “We

  • Falcons hatch, nests fail, bridge destroyed

    Falcons hatch, nests fail, bridge destroyed

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — At least three peregrine falcon chicks have hatched this spring at Valley Cove, but the adult pair that frequently builds a nest at the Precipice was unsuccessful this year, and that might also be the case at Jordan Cliffs, according to Bruce Connery, the park’s wildlife biologist. “We will be doing