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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.

Activist buys historic Pembroke hall to house ‘new farmers’ movement

New York farm activist Severine von Tscharner Fleming has purchased the historic Odd Fellows Hall in Pembroke to continue her work building the young farmer movement from her new location.

Jackson Laboratory gets $3.3M grant to study ALS


Targeting a disease that affects about 20,000 Americans, The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor has received a five-year, $3,322,009 federal grant to study ALS.

DOT offers Bar Harbor ferry terminal for $3.5 million

Maine Department of Transportation has offered to sell ferry terminal to the town of Bar Harbor for $3.5 million

Acadia's senior-pass sales jump 70%, but overall numbers are down


An impending eight-fold increase in the cost of lifetime senior passes at national parks has spurred a major increase in the sale of those passes at Acadia National Park.

Workforce housing development eyed in Bar Harbor

Much-needed workforce housing is in the offing for Bar Harbor, a popular vacation and summer-home destination where the affordable-home market of yesteryear has been overwhelmed by online rental...

Ellsworth hot spot Jordan’s finds new owners

Jordan’s Snack Bar, a popular Ellsworth eatery that closed in April, has been purchased by a couple from southern Maine with Ellsworth roots.

Eastport rededicates $15 million breakwater

The City of Eastport's rebuilt $15 million breakwater is open for business, providing deep-water berthing for cruise ships, cargo vessels, fishing boats, yachts and U.S. Navy and Coast Guard boats.

Nonprofit says it will move out of pricey MDI neighborhood


Maine Seacoast Mission is developing plans to move its administrative headquarters out of the Colket Center in Bar Harbor.