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MDI Biological Lab lands grant to promote data literacy in public health project

Staff |

The MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor will take a leading role nationally in teaching data literacy to students and teachers though a five-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes...

Bar Harbor Historical Society faces tight deadline to buy Seacoast Mission building

The Bar Harbor Historical Society announced it has signed a purchase-and-sale agreement with the Maine Seacoast Mission to buy its headquarters.

Bar Harbor officials consider whether to demolish 'eyesore'

Laurie Schreiber |

Town officials are considering whether to demolish a large building at 79 Cottage St. in downtown Bar Harbor, which is notable for its derelict condition in an area otherwise known for tidy eateries...

Ouellette succeeds Susan Corbett as Axiom Technologies’ CEO

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Axiom Technologies CEO Susan Corbett announced Monday she is stepping down and turning over the CEO duties to Axiom President Mark Ouellette, who joined the company in 2015 with a goal of expanding...

Appeal filed to prevent demolition of historic Ellsworth firehouse

Laurie Schreiber |

An appeal has been filed to save a 19th century firehouse in Ellsworth from demolition. The city had already issued a permit allowing the owner to raze the building.

As Acadia visitation rises, maintenance backlog looms

Laurie Schreiber |

U.S. Sen. Angus King and Acadia National Park officials led a media tour Thursday to call attention to the backlog of maintenance projects at the park, which hosts 3.5 million visitors a year.

Maine jewelry entrepreneur awarded national grant ahead of Ellsworth move

Renee Cordes |

Emily Shaffer, a Franklin-based jewelry designer who’s headed to Ellsworth to open a downtown studio, has won a prestigious national grant for her three-year-old startup.

Acadia may partner on development of affordable housing for park employees

Acadia National Park will explore whether to enter into a public-private partnership for the purpose of developing affordable housing for seasonal park employees, with only enough seasonal housing to...

Maine coastal hospitals rely on visiting doctors to meet seasonal demands

Laurie Schreiber |

Patient volume in the emergency department at Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor spikes 400% in the summer and strains capacity, thanks to an influx of 3 million visitors and the...

Jackson Lab will share $500K grant to study potential skin treatment

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Bar Harbor-based Jackson Laboratory and a Connecticut biotech firm have been awarded a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to explore how one form of bacteria may help prevent skin...

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