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Downeast fishermen use old trick to battle higher bait prices

Two Washington County fishermen plan to invest in an ancient technology to combat a new problem — namely, the high cost of lobster bait.

Eateries and retailers reinvigorate Deer Isle’s downtown

Recent changes in Deer Isle’s downtown are bringing it back to life.

Townhouse-style housing project proposed for Trenton

A Mount Desert Island developer is proposing a 40-unit townhouse-style housing project for 70 acres on Route 3 in Trenton.

Purchaser of Blue Hill bookstore finding new ways to beat Amazon

Laurie Schreiber |

Samantha Haskell's recent purchase of Blue Hill Books is a vote of confidence in the viability of bookstores in the digital age. In a sale finalized Feb. 1, Nick Sichterman and Mariah Hughs sold the...

Eastport's $9M project transforming vacant cannery into mixed-use hub

Peter Van Allen |

Jonathan Arnold of the Kansas City-based Arnold Development Group and Eastport resident Linda Godfrey plan to invest $9 million to transform an old sardine cannery into a hotel and mixed-use complex.

Bar Harbor's historic Ullikana inn sells for $2.15 million

Laurie Schreiber |

A landmark Bar Harbor inn, Ullikana in the Field, has been sold. Eddie and Judy Hemmingsen purchased the property for $2.15 million from the inn’s long-time owners and keepers, Roy Kasindorf...

Main Street Bucksport hires executive director


Main Street Bucksport, which launched in 2014 to revitalize the downtown, has named its first executive director.

Bar Harbor labs make advances with major diseases

Lori Valigra |

Researchers at The Jackson Laboratory and the MDI Biological Laboratory have separately made recent advances in understanding the basics of two of the leading causes of deaths in the United States,...

Cranberry Isles to build high-speed internet

Cranberry Isles voters on March 11 approved a plan to borrow up to $1.2 million to upgrade their internet network.

Lobster union to close on $4 million purchase of Trenton pound

The Maine Lobstering Union Local 207 is about to complete the first phase of a three-part plan for a statewide buying cooperative with the $4 million purchase of the Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound.