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YMCA hosts Echo Lake swim

Posted by on Aug 15, 2018 in Local News | Comments Off on YMCA hosts Echo Lake swim

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Bar Harbor opts for The Cat ferry over local cruise line

Posted by on Aug 14, 2018 in Local News | Comments Off on Bar Harbor opts for The Cat ferry over local cruise line

Nick Sambides Jr. | BDN By Nick Sambides Jr., BDN Staff • August 8, 2018 5:03 pm BAR HARBOR, Maine — Town leaders have rejected without discussion a proposal from a Maine company to run a ferry service at a town-owned property off Route 3. Citing the proposal’s lack of details, the town council voted 6-0 Tuesday to dismiss Downeast Windjammer Cruise Lines’ proposal to run a car ferry service between Maine and Nova Scotia. Council Chairman Gary Friedmann was absent. The former ferry terminal is a key part...

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Post raises questions about armed Coast Guard boat in Bar Harbor – NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH

Posted by on Aug 13, 2018 in Local News | Comments Off on Post raises questions about armed Coast Guard boat in Bar Harbor – NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH

BAR HARBOR (NEWS CENTER Maine) – A Facebook post has people questioning the presence of a heavily armed Coast Guard boat off the coast of Bar Harbor. “I’ve never seen this in 30 years,” the poster wrote—calling the boat a “gun boat.” Some people commented on the post speculating that it was a “Secret Service detail.” Others called it “scary” writing, “It’s the world we live in now.” The Coast Guard said the boat, with a machine gun mounted to the bow, is very common and used in ports across the country. The team operating the boat in Frenchman Bay is...

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Coast Guard beefs up Bar Harbor security with tough-looking boat

Posted by on Aug 12, 2018 in Local News | Comments Off on Coast Guard beefs up Bar Harbor security with tough-looking boat

Courtesy of Walter Churchill By Nick Sambides Jr., BDN Staff • August 8, 2018 1:00 am Updated: August 9, 2018 12:53 pm The U.S. Coast Guard needs a little extra muscle in Bar Harbor during the summer, so it has called in a big gun. The Coast Guard has what it calls an extra “29-foot Response Boat-Small” patrolling during cruise ship season this summer, said Nicole Groll, a petty officer with the Coast Guard’s Boston office. The boat is crewed by about a half-dozen guardsman who carry a lot of law...

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Bar Harbor man indicted on charges he raped and killed his friend …

Posted by on Aug 11, 2018 in Local News | Comments Off on Bar Harbor man indicted on charges he raped and killed his friend …

Courtesy Hancock County Jail | BDN Bill Trotter | BDN By Bill Trotter, BDN Staff • August 10, 2018 10:30 am Updated: August 10, 2018 11:19 am A Bar Harbor man was indicted Thursday on charges that he raped and killed a friend in Bar Harbor earlier this summer. State police accuse Jalique Keene of sexually assaulting and killing Mikaela Conley, 19, of Bar Harbor, at the playground of a local K-8 school early in the morning of June 1. Keene, 21, was indicted Thursday by a Hancock County grand...

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Bar Harbor goes with The CAT over local ferry service

Posted by on Aug 10, 2018 in Local News | Comments Off on Bar Harbor goes with The CAT over local ferry service

The Bar Harbor Town Council rejected a proposal from Downeast Windjammer Cruise Lines owner Steve Pagels to establish a car ferry service between Bar Harbor and Nova Scotia. The Bangor Daily News reported the council cited lack of details in the proposal. The council instead proceeded with planning for Bay Ferries Ltd., owner of The CAT ferry, to move to the former ferry terminal site that residents voted to buy in June. In the council’s 5-1 vote, dissenter Erin Cough said she disliked how councilors were proceeding with plans without soliciting competing bids. After meeting with Bay...

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