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Bar Harbor to mull $1M, 5-year deal restoring CAT ferry service

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The Bar Harbor Town Council is scheduled to take up at its Tuesday night meeting the proposed $1 million, five-year lease of a town-owned marine terminal by a Prince Edward Island company interested...

$200M Jackson Lab facility set to open in Ellsworth next month

The Jackson Laboratory, a biomedical research institution based in Bar Harbor, will open the completed first phase of a new $200 million mouse-breeding facility in Ellsworth next month.

As blueberry harvest begins, outcome uncertain

With the harvest of Maine's wild blueberry crop about to begin, it's unclear if it will rebound from last year's depressed market for the berries.

CAT operator eyes daily trips to Bar Harbor

The high-speed ferry that once shuttled daily between Bar Harbor and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, could soon be plying the route again.

Whole Oceans hires veteran production officer for Bucksport land-based salmon farm

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Whole Oceans, a Maine-based company that is planning to build a $250 million land-based aquafarm to raise Atlantic salmon in Bucksport, has hired Joe McElwee as its chief production officer effective...

Iconic Ellsworth building finds new purpose as antiques shop

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The former Moto-Car dealership on the Ellsworth-to-Bangor road has been rehabilitated in a way that honors its eclecticism but makes it usable as the home of an antique shop called 1A Relics.

Blue Hill Co-op to break ground for larger store

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The Blue Hill Cooperative plans to build a new and larger store on South Street, with close proximity to Blue Hill's downtown.

GrowSmart Maine launches Maine Smart Growth Awards


GrowSmart Maine is launching the Maine Smart Growth awards, which are designed to recognize the diverse elements that contribute to smart growth, and also serve as real life illustrations...

Washington County leaders welcome ‘Opportunity Zone’ designation

Local economic development and business leaders in the Washington County towns of Baileyville, Calais, Whiting, Dennysville, Pembroke, Baring and Meddybemps are eager to take advantage of being...

Bar Harbor voters back $3.5M bond to buy former ferry terminal

Voters in Bar Harbor on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a $3.5 million bond issue to fund the purchase of the former ferry terminal from the Maine Department of Transportation that could pave the way...