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Ellsworth's haven for startups is looking for 'the next IDEXX'

Laurie Schreiber |

Union River Center for Innovation began as a collaboration between the city and the Ellsworth Business Development Corp., which was established by the city in 2013 to attract new businesses and work...

Stonington working with Axiom to improve broadband service

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Axiom Technologies of Machias has submitted a plan to provide fiber optic internet service to Stonington.

Deer Isle tackles its lack of affordable housing

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The lack of affordable housing was raised at a recent community forum as one of the top issues facing Deer Isle.

Bar Harbor enacts medical marijuana retail moratorium

The Bar Harbor Town Council recent voted to enact an emergency 60-day moratorium on retail stores for the sale of harvested medical marijuana.

Jackson Lab's new Ellsworth production facility now open for business

Laurie Schreiber |

Jackson Laboratory opened its new Charles E. Hewett Center — a 134,900-square-foot mouse production facility, called a “vivarium” — in Ellsworth on Aug. 23.

Rehab of 1840s building part of downtown Ellsworth's revitalization

Laurie Schreiber |

The renovation of 6 State St., in downtown Ellsworth by its new owners is designed to bring new ground-floor retail and upper-story residential activity to the area. Cara Romano and her husband,...

Nonprofit artisan lab launches vocational training program in Gouldsboro

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The Artisan Lab, a nonprofit vocational training program, has started in Gouldsboro.

Acadia numbers continue to increase

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The number of visitors to Acadia National Park continues to rise, with visits for year-to-date in 2018 numbering 1,628,133, an increase of 49,370 over year-to-date 2017's 1,578,763.

Winter Harbor receives $1.3M in federal funding for its wastewater facility

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The Hancock County town of Winter Harbor will receive $1.3 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Rural Development to upgrade its wastewater treatment system. The funds...

‘Everyday’ Rockefeller items to be auctioned to benefit nonprofit

Nearly 400 items from the estate of seasonal Mount Desert Island resident David Rockefeller Sr. will go on the auction block this Friday.