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  • Bayview Hotel under new ownership, townhouses sold to COA

    Bayview Hotel under new ownership, townhouses sold to COA

    BAR HARBOR — An Eden Street hotel is set to reopen next month under new ownership, and six townhouse units on the property have been split off and sold to College of the Atlantic. Last fall the Cough family, who have been hoteliers in Bar Harbor since the 1950s, sold the Bayview Hotel at 111

  • Jackson Lab to hire 300 new employees

    Jackson Lab to hire 300 new employees

    ELLSWORTH — The Jackson Laboratory has increased its minimum wage to $15.75 an hour and will hire 300 new employees over the next year, according to a press release from Senior Public Relations Manager Sarah Laskowski on Tuesday. The move comes as the Bar Harbor-based organization, which made $400 million before expenses in 2017, continues

  • Elver report

    Elver report

    ELLSWORTH — As of 6 p.m. Monday, The Department of Marine Resources (DMR) reported Maine elver dealers buying a total of 2,806 pounds of the eels with a reported value of $5,410,621, for an average price-per-pound of $1,928. Of this year’s landings since the season opened on March 22, 1,469 pounds came from DMR-licensed elver

  • Canadian-U.S. Lobstermen’s Town Meeting: U.S. and Canadian lobstermen have a whale of a problem

    Canadian-U.S. Lobstermen’s Town Meeting: U.S. and Canadian lobstermen have a whale of a problem

    PORTLAND — Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher sure knows how to quiet a room. On April 5, about 100 members of the U.S. and Maine lobster industry — fishermen, dealers, scientists and regulators — gathered for the 15th Canadian-U.S. Lobstermen’s Town Meeting at the Westin Portland Harborview Hotel in Portland. There they heard

  • Trojans complete in O’Day qualifier

    Trojans complete in O’Day qualifier

    QUINCY, Mass. — The Mount Desert Island High School varsity sailing team placed seventh in the O’Day Qualifier, hosted Sunday by Milton Academy at Marina Bay. MDI fielded five sailors in two teams. Skipper Alec Fisichella led Team A, with Joe Minotulo crewing in races one through six and Jacob Peabody crewing races seven through

  • Seven right whale calves seen this season

    Seven right whale calves seen this season

    PROVINCETOWN, Mass. — There were no known births in the 2017-2018 calving season for the North Atlantic right whale, so each new calf spotted with its mother so far in 2019 has been greeted with extra enthusiasm. On Thursday, April 11 the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) right whale aerial survey team spotted two right

  • Kelley meeting room decorations debated

    Kelley meeting room decorations debated

    TREMONT — Last week, selectmen discussed placing a saying on the wall behind the Select Board’s table in the Harvey Kelley Meeting Room. The proposed saying reads, “A society grows greater when old folks plant trees in whose shade they know they will never sit.” It means, resident Marjory Buck told the selectmen, that “what

  • Groundbreaking planned at COA

    Groundbreaking planned at COA

    BAR HARBOR — A groundbreaking ceremony for College of the Atlantic’s new 29,000-square-foot Center for Human Ecology is planned for Saturday, May 25 at 2 p.m. in the Gates Community Center. The $13 million facility will comprise science laboratories, flexible lecture halls, faculty offices, art and design studios, and a teaching greenhouse within a bright,

  • Harbor plan debated

    Harbor plan debated

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A new 47-page harbor management plan will be added to the town’s Comprehensive Plan, if voters at town meeting next month approve. The document may help the town with related grant applications, according to Harbormaster Adam Thurston. The Board of Selectmen initially asked for the plan in 2016, hoping it would help

  • Job fair planned

    BAR HARBOR — The Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual job fair at the Bar Harbor Municipal Building on Saturday, April 27, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Workers looking for opportunities in Bar Harbor will have the chance to meet face to face with hiring managers at this event. As many as two