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Century-old Bar Harbor drug store to close

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The century-old, family-own West End Drug Co., at 105 Main St. in Bar Harbor, will close due to the retirement of owners Mike and Stacey Gilfillan.

Three Maine boatbuilders team up on high-end sloop

Laurie Schreiber |

A new yacht under construction on the Maine coast will combine the skills of three different boatbuilding operations. Brooklin Boat Yard, Hinckley Co. and Front Street Shipyard are producing the...

Bar Harbor residents divided on CAT return

Bar Harbor residents voiced divergent opinions this week during a hearing on whether the town should accept a proposal from Prince Edward Island company Bay Ferries Ltd. to restore ferry service from...

Tight housing market drives rapid rise in Ellsworth's home prices

Prices of single-family homes have risen faster in Ellsworth than the rest of Hancock County, due to a tight housing market.

Abbe Museum receives $169K grant to ‘decolonize’ its practices

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The Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor has received a $169,070 Museums for America grant to continue “decolonizing” its practices in documenting and interpreting Native American history and...

Bucksport on its way to becoming a seafood hub

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In addition to the Portland-based company that's planning to build initially a $75 million land-based aquafarm to raise Atlantic salmon in Bucksport, two seafood-processing facilities are planning to...

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.