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  • Too fast on small roads

    Too fast on small roads

    TREMONT — Speeders and gawkers have residents frustrated with traffic on Flat Iron and Lighthouse roads and they have asked officials for speed bumps, lower speed limits or no parking signs. Selectmen agreed to ask the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) to reduce the speed limit on Lighthouse Road from 25 mph to 15 mph

  • Powerless in big fall storm

    MOUNT DESERT — Saturday’s wind and rain brought down trees and power lines, but Emera Maine crews and first responders were ready. Emera reported having 44,000 power outages during the height of the storm; but most customers had their electricity restored by Wednesday morning. Emera representatives said Saturday that the company had brought in more

  • Civil discourse workshop, part II

    BAR HARBOR — The second in a two-part workshop series on “Balancing Quality of Life and Tourism” is set for Thursday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. at The Jackson Laboratory. The workshop series is a project of the Town of Bar Harbor and the National Institute for Civil Discourse. During the first workshop, housing, congestion,

  • Island Police Log: Man drives into fence

    Island Police Log: Man drives into fence

    BAR HARBOR — A Poughkeepsie, N.Y. man was arrested Saturday on a charge of assault after a reported assault at a local nonprofit. Jeffrey McCabe, 63 was taken to the Hancock County Jail. Later in the day, he was also summonsed on a criminal mischief charge after police determined his vehicle had been used to

  • Gallardo to discuss health of Frenchman Bay watershed

    Gallardo to discuss health of Frenchman Bay watershed

    BAR HARBOR — Research into the spatial, social, ecological, and economic spheres of the Frenchman Bay watershed will be the focus of a Human Ecology Forum talk Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 4:10 p.m. at the College of the Atlantic. The presentation by recent graduate Patricio Gallardo Garcia Freire will be the final Human Ecology Forum

  • Torn hose  sank boat

    Torn hose sank boat

    CRANBERRY ISLES — Lobsterman Cory Alley’s boat, Under Pressure, sank on its mooring here in the early morning hours of Oct. 24 because of chafing; gear that rubbed a hole in the hose that brings in ocean water to cool the motor, Alley said Tuesday. The motor and all of the boat’s electronics and wiring

  • County treasurer race result remains uncertain

    ELLSWORTH — While the election was held Tuesday, the results of a contested, write-in race for the office of Hancock County treasurer may be weeks away. The office of treasurer is responsible for handling millions of dollars in public funds. Current County Treasurer Janice Eldridge is retiring Dec. 31. No one took out papers to

  • County treasurer race results uncertain

    ELLSWORTH — While the election was held Tuesday, the results of a contested, write-in race for the office of Hancock County treasurer may be weeks away. The office of treasurer is responsible for handling millions of dollars in public funds. Current County Treasurer Janice Eldridge is retiring Dec. 31. No one took out papers to

  • Foster, Blaisdell win

    ELLSWORTH — Republican incumbent Matt Foster appears to have won another four-year term as District 7 district attorney as of press time. In Hancock County, Foster took 13,956 votes. His challenger, Ellsworth attorney Steve Juskewitch, received 12,772. In Washington County, Foster had a solid lead as of press time with 4,961 votes to Juskewitch’s 3,526,

  • Veterans Day observed

    Veterans Day observed

    BAR HARBOR — Several Mount Desert Island organizations have events planned to mark Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, on the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I on Sunday, Nov. 11. At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, 100 years ago, the ‘Armistice with Germany’ went