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  • Planning begins for future town marina

    Planning begins for future town marina

    BAR HARBOR — The town’s Harbor Committee met at the ferry terminal at 121 Eden Street last month to look at the facility and begin to plan future projects. “Our ultimate goal is to put in a marina,” said Lynne Williams, who chairs the committee. “That’s a long-term goal.” The harbor committee is responsible for

  • Cox to discuss rare diseases

    BAR HARBOR — Greg Cox, assistant professor at The Jackson Laboratory, will speak at the Jesup Memorial Library on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. Cox studies a wide array of orphan and rare diseases, meaning diseases that affect fewer than 200,000 people. He will talk about his work on understanding the genetics behind these

  • Eel entrepreneur to speak at library

    Eel entrepreneur to speak at library

    MOUNT DESERT — Sara Rademaker will speak about growing eels Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the Northeast Harbor Library. Radamaker is the founder and owner of American Unagi, an eel aquaculture business. Rademaker has 15 years of farming and aquaculture experience. A graduate of Auburn University in Alabama, she’s worked with subsistence farmers

  • Crosswalk work to start

    Crosswalk work to start

    MOUNT DESERT — A project to bring 28 crosswalks in town up to current safety and accessibility standards is set to start Monday, Sept. 9. “The contractor will be moving from one crosswalk to another … possibly returning to different ones a number of times until all are completed,” said Public Works Director Tony Smith.

  • Info session for service academies

    PORTLAND — Maine Maritime Academy, in cooperation with Maine’s congressional delegation, will host an informational workshop for prospective students and their parents to learn about admission to federal and other service academies on Thursday, Sept. 12. The workshop, offered free of charge and open to the public, will be presented at the Clarion Hotel, located

  • July visits to Acadia down slightly in 2019

    July visits to Acadia down slightly in 2019

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — Despite setting a one-day record for visitation on July 5, the park’s visitor numbers for the entire month were actually down a fraction from July of last year. That is now seven months in a row in which the estimated number of park visitors was lower than in the same month

  • Fire department has friend in high places

    Fire department has friend in high places

    BAR HARBOR — The newest member of the Bar Harbor Fire Department can fly and see in the dark, but it’s not a superhero. It’s a drone. Assistant Fire Chief John Lennon said the drone will help firefighters locate missing people in search and rescue operations. It will also help them assess the extent of

  • MDI prepares for tropical storm approach

    MDI prepares for tropical storm approach

    BAR HARBOR — A tropical storm warning is in effect for coastal Hancock and Washington Counties as Hurricane Dorian moves up the Atlantic coast. Residents and businesses are preparing for high winds, 20-30 miles per hour with gusts up to 45 mph, and high surf. A 5 p.m. statement from the National Weather Service (NWS)

  • Island police log: Cases of the missing boats

    Island police log: Cases of the missing boats

    MOUNT DESERT — Someone reported a boat stolen from Northeast Harbor on Friday. The boat has since been recovered, but the matter is under investigation, police said. Another boat, reported stolen from Bartletts’s Island on Friday, was later found tied up at a different section of the dock. A dog was reportedly hit by a