• Business pitch contest Sunday

    Business pitch contest Sunday

    MOUNT DESERT — Ten area business owners will compete for $10,000 in prize money at the second annual Mount Desert Business Boot Camp and Pitch Competition this Sunday, March 10, at 4 p.m. at Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor. The 10 will have just completed a three-day “boot camp” of business skills development sessions led

  • Bay Ferries lease inked

    Bay Ferries lease inked

    BAR HARBOR — The company planning to operate ferry service between Bar Harbor and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia now holds a lease to a portion of the town-owned ferry terminal property on Eden Street. The lease between the town and Atlantic Fleet Services, the local affiliate of private Canadian firm Bay Ferries, was signed Tuesday, according

  • Letter to Editor: Caring health care

    To the Editor: I want to take the opportunity to thank the wonderful doctors, caregivers and support staff at your Mount Desert Island Hospital that my son enjoyed (yes, “enjoyed”) this past week. It was especially appreciated because no family member was able to visit. Telephone calls sufficed. He was always upbeat and grateful. Tucked

  • Artists celebrate inspiration from women

    Artists celebrate inspiration from women

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Visionary women come in many different forms. Each of the more than 40 artists displaying their work at the Southwest Harbor Public Library through March, Women’s History Month, has focused on a different kind of visionary. The “Visionary Women: Her Story/My Story” art exhibit opens for viewing March 4 at the library.

  • Work begins on ferry terminal site

    Work begins on ferry terminal site

    BAR HARBOR — Bay Ferries may be known for its high-speed catamaran ferry service, but preparations for the company’s planned move to operate in Bar Harbor have been proceeding slowly. With the future of its lease of the old ferry terminal on Eden Street still uncertain, Bay Ferries continues to work towards starting ferry service

  • Sneak peak of Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘Iolanthe’

    Sneak peak of Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘Iolanthe’

    BAR HARBOR — Members of the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Maine will discuss their upcoming performance of “Iolanthe” and perform pieces from the show Friday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. They will also discuss the Victorian librettist W.S. Gilbert and composer Arthur Sullivan and the impact the duo has

  • Boys fall to Oceanside

    Boys fall to Oceanside

    The MDI boys’ team lost for the second time this season Saturday when it fell to a 50-48 defeat to Oceanside in Rockland. The Trojans (6-2) led by seven at halftime before Oceanside outscored them 16-8 in the third quarter. Despite 15 points from MDI in the fourth, the Mariners (7-2) held on to earn

  • Swan’s Island: Writers to gather

    Gary Rainford entices us to get the creative juices flowing: “Let’s begin the New Year together, writers gathering with other writers. ‘Swan’s Island Writes 2019’ will have two sessions per month, starting in January. These sessions are for anybody interested in creative writing fellowship. Bring a writing project or let’s start one together. We will