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Bar Harbor has turned its attention to vacation rentals amid affordable housing crisis

Posted by on Mar 19, 2019 in Local News | Comments Off on Bar Harbor has turned its attention to vacation rentals amid affordable housing crisis

Bill Trotter | BDN By Bill Trotter, BDN Staff • March 7, 2019 1:00 am Updated: March 7, 2019 8:03 am Years after its restrictions on short-term vacation rentals caused legal trouble for Bar Harbor, the town is wading back into the question of how it can balance tourists’ demand for short-term rentals with the need for affordable housing for full-time and seasonal residents. A consultant for Bar Harbor recently found that property owners market at least a fifth of the town’s housing stock on...

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Bar Harbor family sues Emera, alleging its errors caused fire that killed mother and son

Posted by on Mar 18, 2019 in Local News | Comments Off on Bar Harbor family sues Emera, alleging its errors caused fire that killed mother and son

Nick Sambides Jr. | BDN By Nick Sambides Jr., BDN Staff • March 6, 2019 6:53 pm A Bar Harbor family is suing Emera Maine, alleging that the electrical utility’s negligence contributed to a fire that killed an elderly mother and her adult son and destroyed their farmhouse last year. Dale Harding of Bar Harbor filed a lawsuit in Hancock County Superior Court in Ellsworth on Wednesday seeking unspecified damages against the utility in connection with the deaths of Earlene Harding, 79, and her...

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School climate strike draws groups to Bar Harbor

Posted by on Mar 17, 2019 in Local News | Comments Off on School climate strike draws groups to Bar Harbor

BAR HARBOR, Maine (WABI) – Young climate activists in Bar Harbor joined thousands around the world Friday campaigning for change. As Alyssa Thurlow reports, many students feel this is a global problem and want action from lawmakers now. “Students don’t have a ton of ways that they can demand action from their governments, and this is one way that we can get attention,” said Ania Wright from College of the Atlantic. Students from MDI and College of the Atlantic were just some of the thousands across the world to demand that officials take action. From the...

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Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Q4 ‘Casual for a Cause’ contributions go to 3 great causes

Posted by on Mar 16, 2019 in Local News | Comments Off on Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Q4 ‘Casual for a Cause’ contributions go to 3 great causes

From left, Jarmila Silva and Charles Seugling of Bar Harbor Bank Trust present a donation to Nancy Paul, Terri Smith, and Martha Dickey of Friends Program Inc. with James Pratt of Bar Harbor Bank Trust joining in. Friends Program Inc. was chosen by Bank employees as a quarterly beneficiary of their employee-driven, Casual for a Cause community giving program. Courtesy Photo BAR HARBOR, MAINE – Bar Harbor Bank Trust is pleased to present donations from its employee-driven charitable giving program, Casual for a Cause. After pooling all contributions from employees and directors...

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Viewpoint: Our stories fit together

Posted by on Mar 15, 2019 in Local News | Comments Off on Viewpoint: Our stories fit together

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Lawsuit blames Emera Maine for fatal house fire

Posted by on Mar 14, 2019 in Local News | Comments Off on Lawsuit blames Emera Maine for fatal house fire

ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) A Bar Harbor family contends electric utility Emera Maine’s negligence contributed to a fire that killed a woman and her adult son last year. The lawsuit in Hancock County Superior Court blames a power surge that caused the fire on Emera. The April 22 fire claimed the lives of 79-year-old Earlene Harding and her son, 57-year-old Leroy Harding. Emera expressed sadness for “the tragic fire” and said it cooperated with fire marshal investigators. The official cause of the fire is undetermined. But an attorney said faulty wiring and other Emera...

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