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  • August Cruise a winner, despite not much wind

    August Cruise a winner, despite not much wind

    MOUNT DESERT — The Northeast Harbor Fleet hosted its first overnight cruise and race series in several years Monday and Tuesday, with the boats anchoring or picking up moorings off the Wooden Boat School in Brooklin Monday night. Fleet Director Fran Charles organized a pursuit race for the first day, in which the slower boats

  • Town looks to state for road repair

    MOUNT DESERT — Two short sections of Route 102 in Somesville are in especially bad shape, and, according to Public Works Director Tony Smith, waiting until 2020, when the Maine Department of Transportation (DOT) plans to give the road a thin overlay of pavement, is too long. He had wanted to pave the two sections

  • Ferry proposal dismissed

    By Becky Pritchard [email protected]   BAR HARBOR — Bar Harbor will not consider a proposal from Capt. Steven Pagels to provide international ferry service to Nova Scotia, the town council decided Tuesday. Pagels, who also operates the schooner Margaret Todd in Bar Harbor along with several local ferries, sent his proposal by certified mail to

  • Boatworks celebrates new home in Blue Duck

    Boatworks celebrates new home in Blue Duck

    CRANBERRY ISLES — The Islesford community celebrated the beginning of a new chapter for the town’s waterfront Saturday at an open house and fundraiser for Islesford Boatworks in the building known as the Blue Duck. The community boatbuilding organization, which is in its 13th summer, signed a 10-year lease of the building earlier this year

  • Candles lit in honor of those with cancer

    Candles lit in honor of those with cancer

    BAR HARBOR — The 17th annual Carol Dyer Memorial Luminaria Evening took place last weekend on the Village Green, and at the YWCA in Bar Harbor. Participants could buy luminaria to honor loved ones with cancer, for a suggested donation of $10 each. This year’s event was sponsored by the YWCA. Proceeds go to benefit

  • Re-vote set on Main St. work

    Re-vote set on Main St. work

    MOUNT DESERT — Voters will decide at a special town meeting Sept. 10 whether to proceed with redevelopment of Main Street in Northeast Harbor as approved at the May 8 regular town meeting or to have town officials consider delaying and revising the project. The Board of Selectmen voted Monday night to schedule the special

  • Keliher signs off on trawl limit

    ELLSWORTH — A rule limiting to five the number of lobster traps on one trawl in an area encompassing some 300 square miles in the vicinity of Mount Desert Rock was adopted last week by the Maine Department of Marine Resources. The roughly rectangular area, located in waters that are part of Lobster Management Zone