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Ellsworth nonprofit founder receives local chamber's highest award

Staff |

Jacqueline Wycoff founded Community Closet Thrift Store, which often helps those in need, and has been named the Ellsworth Area Camber of Commerce Citizen of the Year.

Lubec works to get chamber back on track after two-year hiatus

Laurie Schreiber |

The all-volunteer organization fell by the wayside, but, with renewed interest, longtime member decided to give it "one last shot," and it worked.

New law resolves years-old Acadia acquisition of Schoodic land

Staff |

A law signed Tuesday allows Acadia National Park to accept 1,400 acres, including the Schoodic Woods Campground and Trails, and affirms traditional clam and worm harvesting in the park.

Sea Bags seaside strategy, growth leads to five store openings

Laurie Schreiber |

The openings will expand the Portland-based company's retail operations, which stretch from Maine to Florida, to 24.

Bar Harbor landmark property hits the market

Laurie Schreiber |

A Bar Harbor landmark, currently housing the Bar Harbor Historical Society, has been listed for sale.

Steep decline in January visitation at Acadia blamed on several factors

Laurie Schreiber |

Visitor numbers at Acadia National Park took a steep dive in January. According to the National Park Service's monthly report, there were 5,832 recreational visitors in the Mount Desert Island...

Tremont solar project latest in CEI, Nature Conservancy funding collaboration

Maureen Milliken |

When the town of Tremont cut the ribbon on the new solar array on its capped landfill on Saturday, it marked not only a milestone for the town, but also the latest project in a collaborative...

New internet service increases access in rural downeast Maine

Staff |

DownEast Wireless has launched Trailrunner Wireless, a fixed wireless broadband service making internet a reality in underserved downeast areas without the need for a fiber connection.

Eastport conveyor system trial could lead to export deal

The first use of the Port of Eastport’s bulk conveyor system is expected this spring.

Online scholarship helps Castine woman reboot career as software developer

Renee Cordes |

Lourdes Wellington is a Castine-based software engineer who rebooted her career into that burgeoning field thanks to an online scholarship program that gave her a new lease on life.

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