BAR HARBOR — All this month, Bar Harbor and Mount Desert police officers are blatantly violating their departments’ policy against growing beards and mustaches.

And Chief Jim Willis is not only allowing it, he’s encouraging their participation in No Shave November. That is a project of Home Base, which raises money to provide care for military veterans and members of their families who have “invisible wounds” such a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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