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Acadia numbers continue to increase

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The number of visitors to Acadia National Park continues to rise, with visits for year-to-date in 2018 numbering 1,628,133, an increase of 49,370 over year-to-date 2017's 1,578,763.

Beacon the Puffin unveiled as Maine Mariners' official mascot

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Beacon the Puffin, a herring-loving avian whose favorite song is “Free as a Bird” by the Beatles and hails from Machias Seal Island in the Gulf of Maine, has been named the official...

Acadia deferred maintenance cost drops slightly

Acadia National Park has a list of more than 350 deferred maintenance projects with an estimated price tag of $59.8 million, which is roughly $10 million less than its backlog reported in 2017.

Prospect businessman resurrects old-time black fly repellent

An angler, hunter and businessman from Prospect has resurrected Ole Time Woodsman, a black fly and mosquito repellent going back to the 1880s.

Bar Harbor goes with The CAT over local ferry service

The Bar Harbor Town Council rejected a proposal from Downeast Windjammer Cruise Lines owner Steve Pagels to establish a car ferry service between Bar Harbor and Nova Scotia.

Cape Neddick inn reopens as year-round business under new owner


The inn and its 15 cottages have been renovated by new owner Tracey Dewhurst, who also owns the Victoria Inn Bed & Breakfast and Pavilion in Hampton, N.H.

Three groups recommend cruise ship limits in Rockland

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Rockland City Council is considering limits on cruise ships proposed by three advisory groups.

Frontier Airlines expands its nonstop service from Portland to two Gulf Coast airports

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Frontier Airlines announced today that it will offer seasonal nonstop service from the Portland International Jetport to the Gulf Coast of Florida, serving both Fort Myers and Tampa, starting Nov. 15.

Bangor to get an IHOP inside the Roadway Inn

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Bangor’s planning board on Tuesday night gave unanimous approval for an IHOP to be built inside the existing Roadway Inn on Odin Road, WABI-TV reported.

Australian owner puts boutique inn (and art collection) on market for $1.7M

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The Lindenwood Inn at 118 Clark Point Road in Southwest Harbor, built in 1904 as a sea captain's house, is on the market for $1.7 million.