• Census worker info session

    BAR HARBOR — Linda White from Census 2020 will be at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to answer questions about serving as a census worker in Maine. Jobs last from six to 10 weeks and pay $16 per hour as well at 58 cents-per-mile for travel

  • Allen honored by Mills

    AUGUSTA — Gary Allen was honored with a new award presented by Governor Janet Mills last week at the 2019 Governor’s Conference on Tourism, held at the Augusta Civic Center. Allen, from Great Cranberry Island, is the founder and director of the Mount Desert Island Marathon, Millinocket Marathon and several other endurance events across Maine.

  • Pelletier building demolished

    Pelletier building demolished

    BAR HARBOR — The vacant commercial property at 79 Cottage Street that some town residents feared was unsafe was demolished Monday morning. The two-story building was owned by the Pelletier family, doing business as St. Sauveur Development Corp. The Pelletiers received a demolition permit with the planning office, said Code Enforcement Officer Angie Chamberlain, and

  • Letter to Editor: Empty promises

    To the Editor: Governor Mills believes that the proposed power corridor will save Mainers millions of dollars each year in electricity costs and that the perks for Maine that CMP and Hydro Quebec have offered will be more than “$30 million in broadband, in education and scholarships, and other community benefits, and another $30 million

  • 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.