• Library gets Rudman grant

    Library gets Rudman grant

    ELLSWORTH — The Jesup Memorial Library received a grant from the Rose and Samuel Rudman Library Trust of the Maine Community Foundation to provide resources and programming to help community members be leaders in the effort to “nurture the public good in word and deed.” The trust has awarded grants totaling $22,363 to 30 libraries

  • MDIHS graduation: Seniors give, get advice

    MDIHS graduation: Seniors give, get advice

    BAR HARBOR — The largest senior class in a decade at Mount Desert Island High School graduated Sunday, with 133 students receiving diplomas. The commencement speaker was Chris Clemens, who graduated from MDI High in 2013 and enrolled in the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). In February 2016, he was walking down a street when

  • Voters approve cruise ship limits

    Voters approve cruise ship limits

    BAR HARBOR — Cruise ships with more than 500 passengers will not be allowed to tie up to piers, and piers longer than 300 feet will not be allowed, after voters approved citizen initiatives at Tuesday’s low-turnout town election. Also, only Bar Harbor registered voters will be allowed to hold voting seats on town committees.

  • 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