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Ellsworth seeks community feedback on planning issues

Ellsworth's Planning Department is launching a program giving community members a chance to give feedback on planning-related issues that fall outside the scope of the Planning Board review process.

New uses studied for former Bar Harbor ferry terminal

Plans continue for the conversion of the idle international ferry terminal property in Bar Harbor for cruise ship use, the Mount Desert Islander reported.

Slow development, new wastewater plant drive steep rate hike

Ellsworth city sewer customers will see an increase in their bills starting in April as the construction of a new $21 million wastewater plant and lower development numbers have caused the Ellsworth...

Maine Foodie Tours gives visitors a taste of Maine

Lori Valigra |

When Pamela Laskey, director and founder of Maine Foodie Tours, sipped Campari on ice in Boston's North End in 2008 with the owner of one of the three culinary tours in the United States...

Bar Harbor council backs rehab of major street

Bar Harbor's town council designated $25,000 for an infrastructure design study on Cottage Street, one of the popular summer tourist town's two main corridors central to commerce.

Mainers become plow kings of Maryland during superstorm

While many of of us living in the state were happy to be spared the crippling wind, ice and over two feet of snow that hit parts of New York City and Washington, D.C. during winter storm Jonas, four...

Maine’s most productive scallop ground shut down

As part of the state’s conservation plan to conserve and rebuild the scallop resource, the state Department of Marine Resources said it is closing Cobscook Bay, the most productive scallop...

Popular Ellsworth nursery files for bankruptcy

A Thursday foreclosure auction of the NewLand Nursery & Landscaping property in Ellsworth was canceled after owner Steve Elliot filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the Ellsworth American reported.

Program hopes to spur economic development following mill closing

Kevin Steeves |

A new program has secured funding that aims to provide entrepreneurial advising and training for those who have been affected by the December 2014 closing of the Verso Paper Mill in Bucksport.

Bold Coast Byway expected to boost Downeast tourism

A plan to market the Bold Coast Byway, a 125-mile scenic corridor from Milbridge to Eastport, is complete. Its goals include growing recreational and cultural-based tourism for the region, The...