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Bay Ferries may resume Bar Harbor service

Bay Ferries Ltd., former operator of ferry service from Bar Harbor to Nova Scotia, has notified the town of Bar Harbor of its interest in resuming that service.

Rehab proposed for historic Bucksport hall

A $1 million renovation has been proposed for Bucksport's 177-year-old Wilson Hall, a former seminary, into a concierge medicine and live-in rehabilitation facility for about two dozen elderly people.

City requests aid for Calais hospital

The Calais City Council will send a letter to Maine’s congressional delegation requesting financial support for Calais Regional Hospital.

Former Ellsworth nursery property eyed for self-storage units and duplexes

Atlantic Landscape Construction Inc., which bought the former NewLand Nursery and Landscaping Center property in Ellsworth from NewLand owner Steve Elliott in June, is proposing to build self-storage...

Mount Desert Island identifies affordable housing as top priority

Elected officials around Mount Desert Island have identified the need for more affordable, year-round housing as a top issue.The

Phase 1 of Castine housing project nears completion

The first building in an eight-building, 16-unit affordable housing subdivision in Castine is almost completed.

Bar Harbor business and historic building packaged for unusual sale

Laurie Schreiber |

In an unusual deal, Beverly and Peter Bono — who've operated the Christmas Spirit Shop in the historic Grant Building at 80 Main St. in Bar Harbor since 1995 — are seeking to sell both...

Bar Harbor floats ideas for former ferry terminal

A committee of the Bar Harbor Town Council discussed possible uses for the former Bay Ferries Ltd. terminal.

Eastport's 15 Sea Street project stalls over developer's troubles

A $9 million project to transform an old sardine cannery into a hotel, residential units, retail and event space in Eastport is on hold, due to one of the developers being involved in a legal dispute...

New group seeks to block Bar Harbor cruise ship terminal

A new residents association has formed in Bar Harbor to try to block the proposed transition of a former ferry terminal into a cruise ship berthing pier.