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Bar Harbor business and historic building packaged for unusual sale

Laurie Schreiber |

In an unusual deal, Beverly and Peter Bono — who've operated the Christmas Spirit Shop in the historic Grant Building at 80 Main St. in Bar Harbor since 1995 — are seeking to sell both...

Bar Harbor floats ideas for former ferry terminal

A committee of the Bar Harbor Town Council discussed possible uses for the former Bay Ferries Ltd. terminal.

Eastport's 15 Sea Street project stalls over developer's troubles

A $9 million project to transform an old sardine cannery into a hotel, residential units, retail and event space in Eastport is on hold, due to one of the developers being involved in a legal dispute...

New group seeks to block Bar Harbor cruise ship terminal

A new residents association has formed in Bar Harbor to try to block the proposed transition of a former ferry terminal into a cruise ship berthing pier.

Woodland Pulp says dam's cost outweighs its benefit

Woodland Pulp, the paper mill in Baileyville adjacent to the St. Croix River, is petitioning the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to allow it to transfer ownership of the U.S. portion of the...

King outlines road map for closing Maine's rural digital divide


U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, took Tuesday's launch of Ellsworth's Open Access Fiber Optic Network as an opportunity to highlight a policy road map with several proposals for closing rural Maine's...

Bucksport friars plan to open brew pub

The brothers of the Franciscan monastery in Bucksport plan to open a brewpub in a former tanning salon on Main Street at which they will sell the beer they've been brewing at their one-barrel brewery...

Nonprofit lists its Bar Harbor headquarters for $6.3 million

Laurie Schreiber |

The historic La Rochelle mansion in Bar Harbor is on the market for $6.295 million.

Southwest Harbor temporarily bans passenger cruises

Southwest Harbor residents have voted overwhelmingly to ban passenger cruise ships until the Mount Desert Island town figures out a traffic management strategy.

New management plan drafted for St. John-Allagash region

Development issues on state lands that are part of the new St. John-Allagash Region Management Plan will be a topic of discussion among local residents at an Aug. 30 public meeting.