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Bar Harbor gets green light for maritime district plan

Renee Cordes |

Bar Harbor voters on Tuesday approved a zoning change that clears the way for the town to buy the former ferry terminal and redevelop it for passenger cruise traffic.

Gathering place in 'boatbuilding capital of the world' gets new life

Laurie Schreiber |

The brand-new Brooklin General Store, where fishermen gather at 5 a.m. to get their coffee and pastries before heading out to sea, represents an investment in an essential community gathering place...

Deer Island port closure impacts Eastport businesses

The indefinite closure of the port of entry on Deer Island, New Brunswick, is impacting businesses in Eastport that depend on ferry traffic.

Calais hospital to stop delivering babies by year's end

Calais Regional Hospital, citing heavy losses due to a decline in baby deliveries since 2007, will close its obstetrics department by the end of the year.

Bar Harbor, Ogunquit shine in TripAdvisor list of 50 summer hot spots

Renee Cordes |

Out of five New England destinations that made TripAdvisor's list of 50 summer hot spots, Bar Harbor and Ogunquit outshine them all.

Ellsworth hot spot Jordan’s closes

A popular Ellsworth eatery, Jordan’s Snack Bar, has closed for an indeterminate amount of time due to the death of a family member.

Mount Desert becomes Maine's first sanctuary community

Voters in the town of Mount Desert declared the town a sanctuary community at its recent town meeting.

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.