Politics

  • Nomination papers available

    BAR HARBOR — Nomination papers are available at the Municipal Building here for two seats on the Town Council and one seat each on the Superintending School Committee and Mount Desert Island High School Board of Trustees. In order to qualify, a candidate must secure between 25 and 100 signatures from registered voters in Bar

  • Fiberight delays mean big costs

    Fiberight delays mean big costs

    BAR HARBOR — Delays in construction of the new Fiberight waste disposal facility in Hampden, originally planned to open April 1, are costing the town a lot of money in recycling fees. The cost per ton for single-sort recycling at Fiberight would be $35, according to Public Works Director Chip Reeves, but currently the town

  • Luchini to speak

    Luchini to speak

    BAR HARBOR — Louie Luchini will speak at Indivisible MDI’s monthly meeting at the MDI YWCA on Wednesday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. Luchini, one of two Democratic candidates for Maine Senate District 7, will speak to the group and take questions. Chris Cayer, of Maine Ranked-Choice Voting, will come to the meeting and run

  • Gray to retire

    Gray to retire

    BAR HARBOR — Pat Gray, who has served as town clerk here for 19 years, will retire next month, Town Manger Cornell Knight said Tuesday night. Gray previously announced plans to leave the job four years ago, in April of 2014, but she rescinded her resignation one month later after then-Town Manager Dana Reed resigned

  • Playground project set for June ballot

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR – “Marilyn, can you read the motion back to us?” asked Dan Norwood, chair of the Board of Selectmen. His request was met with laughter from the selectmen and residents who attended the Tuesday meeting. They were 40 minutes into a discussion about proposed upgrades to the playground at Pemetic Elementary School, which

  • Delegate election set

    Delegate election set

    ELLSWORTH — About 30 vacant delegate slots from Hancock County to the Maine Democratic Party State Convention in Lewiston May 18-20 will be elected at a special meeting of the Hancock County Democratic Committee on April 21. The vacancies result from positions not filled at the March 4 caucuses and resignations due to personal conflicts.

  • Meet and greet

    BAR HARBOR — The Independent Cafe on Main Street will host an informal gathering with Democratic gubernatorial Adam Cote on Friday, April 20, from 8-10 a.m.

  • Linn is still in

    BAR HARBOR — U.S. Senate hopeful and resident Max Linn was given the OK to stay on Maine’s primary ballot in June after Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap threw out 230 ballot access petition signatures, leaving him with 18 more than necessary to qualify. He will run against Eric Brakey (R-Auburn). Brakey’s campaign challenged Linn’s

  • Kids envision junk sculpture

    Kids envision junk sculpture

    MOUNT DESERT — If you have ever walked on the rocky shore of Somes Sound at Suminsby Park off Sargeant Drive, you know you’d better wear shoes because it’s littered with broken glass. A small group of civic-minded children want to do something about that. They have proposed collecting the glass and other debris and