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Bar Harbor resolution seeks full funding of Acadia's maintenance needs

The Bar Harbor Town Council agreed to sign a congressional resolve that opposes a peak-season rate increase at 17 national parks, including Acadia.

Veteran conservationist joins Schoodic Institute as president and CEO


Schoodic Institute, a nonprofit partner of Acadia National Park, named Don Kent as its new president and CEO. He succeeds Mark Berry, who was the Schoodic Institute's leader for three years.

Hancock seeks to transform old tannery into mixed-use complex

The Downeast town of Hancock has applied for two grants, totaling $480,000, to transform a dilapidated tannery for commercial and residential use.

Committee recommends that Bar Harbor buy ferry terminal

Bar Harbor’s Ferry Terminal Property Advisory Committee recommended that the town buy the former ferry terminal for $3.5 million in order to split cruise ship traffic between the downtown wharf...

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.