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Panel pitches $13 million fiber-optic plan to Bar Harbor council

February 1, 2016

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The project would provide direct fiber-optic Internet access to every address in town.

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With economic post filled, Bucksport starts planning project

January 23, 2016

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People who live and work in the area have decided they need to come together and do their soul searching as a group.

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Hinckley acquires Morris Yachts

January 5, 2016

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Two local luxury yachts makers are joining forces in a purchase agreement that was announced Tuesday.

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Opponents seek to reverse decision on oyster farm approval

December 27, 2015

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Opponents say the operation could pose a threat to the safety of planes coming and going from Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport by attracting more birds to the location.

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Maine utility regulators dismiss Bar Harbor substation complaint

December 15, 2015

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Emera and neighbors of a proposed substation on Woodbury Road in Bar Harbor have settled complaints with state regulators and in court with a plan to move the project to a site on Prospect Avenue.

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Federal government shutdown would imperil key Acadia tourism season, flu shots and fuel aid

September 30, 2013

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PORTLAND, Maine — In Maine, a federal government shutdown does not signal the end of mail delivery but could affect a range of things from fall tourism to flu readiness. The hardest hit likely would be the neediest Mainers, whose federal aid for housing, heating and food could be jeopardized …

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New owner renovating former Parkadia property on MDI

March 16, 2013

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BAR HARBOR, Maine — An Orland couple who own and operate two stores in Waldo County are the new owners of a prominent property at the head of Mount Desert Island. Bain Pollard and Rita Turner Pollard have acquired the former Parkadia property where routes 102 and 3 diverge near …

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More Maine AAA branches to offer license, ID renewal and replacement

March 11, 2013

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BANGOR, Maine — AAA members in southern and coastal parts of the state soon will be able to renew and replace their motor vehicle license and state identification cards at their local branches. Beginning March 13, area residents of Ellsworth, Brunswick, Auburn, South Portland and Biddeford will be able to …

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2012 Maine lobster catch increases by 18 million pounds, but price continues to decline

January 4, 2013

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ELLSWORTH, Maine — Maine had another record year for lobster landings in 2012, according to state officials. The price they received for their catch, however, is an entirely different matter. According to Maine Department of Marine Resources estimates, the average annual price fishermen received for their catch in 2012 was …

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Another large hotel proposed in Bar Harbor

January 3, 2013

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BAR HARBOR, Maine — Fresh on the heels of a four-story hotel opening this year in downtown Bar Harbor, another is proposed for a former local nursing home site. The Witham Family Partnership is working with DBL Enterprises to redevelop the former Summit House property at the end of Norman …

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