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Bar Harbor cruise ship number continues to rise

The number of cruise ships scheduled to arrive in Bar Harbor the 2018 season is 14 more than 2017.

Herring shed set adrift by storm sparks social media border skirmish

A historic Lubec smoked herring shed that broke away from the waterfront during the Jan. 4 blizzard and eventually beached on Canada’s Campobello Island has become the object of a heated...

New Jackson Lab facility includes safeguards to meet unique fire challenges

The new Jackson Laboratory facility under construction in Ellsworth includes numerous safeguards to minimize the building's unique challenges for local firefighters if it ever catches on fire.

Jackson Lab plans expansion on Bar Harbor campus

The Jackson Laboratory is planning to have a 45,000-square-foot warehouse built on its Bar Harbor campus that would be equipped with offices, loading docks and maintenance garages.

USDA school foods program boosts Maine wild blueberry sales

Maureen Milliken |

A program to get Maine wild blueberries into public schools increased sales by 57% in 2017, despite a crop shortfall this year.

Bar Harbor ferry terminal plans still up in the air

Although the Bar Harbor Town Council voted in November to buy the former Cat ferry terminal for $3.5 million from the Maine Department of Transportation, it still hasn't settled on what to do with...

Ellsworth finance director leaving for banking job

Tammy Mote, who has led the Ellsworth Finance Department for a decade, will leave her post for a job in the private sector.

Bar Harbor resolution seeks full funding of Acadia's maintenance needs

The Bar Harbor Town Council agreed to sign a congressional resolve that opposes a peak-season rate increase at 17 national parks, including Acadia.

Veteran conservationist joins Schoodic Institute as president and CEO


Schoodic Institute, a nonprofit partner of Acadia National Park, named Don Kent as its new president and CEO. He succeeds Mark Berry, who was the Schoodic Institute's leader for three years.

Hancock seeks to transform old tannery into mixed-use complex

The Downeast town of Hancock has applied for two grants, totaling $480,000, to transform a dilapidated tannery for commercial and residential use.