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Blue Hill marine division building bridges for NYC skyscrapers

The marine division of Hewes & Co. in Blue Hill is constructing the hard-maple cladding for an 88-foot steel-frame bridge that will connect luxury-condominium skyscrapers on Riverside Drive in...

Nordic Aquafarms on track to start construction of land-based salmon farm in Belfast next year

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Nordic Aquafarms has completed nearly all of its due diligence on the 40-acre site in Belfast where it plans to build a state-of-the-art land-based salmon farm and is on track to begin construction...

Maine organizations to benefit as Rockefeller art auction tops $750M

Some of the proceeds from the auction of billionaire Peggy and David Rockefeller’s art collection, which topped $750 million in its second day on Wednesday, will benefit Maine organizations.

Deer Island residents tackle medical transportation needs

The board of directors of the Deer Isle’s Island Health & Wellness Foundation has tasked the foundation’s executive director, Anne West, with developing a medical transportation system...

Acadia National Park visitors spent $280M last year

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A National Park Service study says that visitors to Acadia National Park spent $284 million in 2017, a $10 million increase over the previous year.

Bar Harbor airport selects airline for summer season

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Silver Airways was selected to serve as the season carrier for the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport.

Conservation group acquires almost 18,000 forested acres Downeast

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The Conservation Fund of Arlington, Va., acquired three forested properties totaling 17,881 acres in Hancock and Washington counties.

Jail closure puts halt to Bucks Harbor's water pipeline plans

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The sudden closure of the Downeast Correctional Facility has stopped plans to install a new pipeline providing a clean water supply in Bucks Harbor.

Ellsworth workforce housing development underway

The Developers Collaborative and Manx Development LLC, both in Portland, have work underway on a $4.6 million workforce housing development in Ellsworth.

Mechanical rockweed harvesting sparks concerns on Deer Isle

Residents of Stonington and Deer Isle expressed concern about noise from the machinery used to harvest rockweed in their area, as well as the potential for bycatch and the impact of harvesting on...