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Father, 2 girls survive snowmobile’s icy plunge on Mount Desert Island

Posted by on Jan 18, 2018 in Local News | Comments Off on Father, 2 girls survive snowmobile’s icy plunge on Mount Desert Island

A man from Mount Desert Island and two girls “narrowly escaped with their lives” Wednesday night after their snowmobile went through the ice on Long Pond in Southwest Harbor. Eli Strauss, 43, and his daughter, 12-year-old Julia Strauss, were rescued along with 12-year-old Jolie Beal, said Cpl. John MacDonald, spokesman for the Maine Warden Service, in a news release. The three swam to the southeast shoreline of Long Pond. The girls remained on shore while Strauss trekked through the woods to find help. This aerial view of Long Pond in Southwest Harbor shows the approximate location where...

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LePage asks Portland Harbor Commission to resign for increasing pilot fees

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Local News | Comments Off on LePage asks Portland Harbor Commission to resign for increasing pilot fees

Gov. Paul LePage asked members of the Portland Board of Harbor Commissioners to resign because of an “antibusiness” decision to increase minimum fees charged by harbor pilots to guide ships into port. In a Dec. 15 letter to four commissioners, LePage said increasing pilot fees amounted to a tax increase on business, and sent the wrong message to vessels coming into Portland Harbor. He said he will also support a bill exempting some ferries from using pilots. While the governor said he understood the financial pressure on Portland Pilots Inc., the company that guides ships into port, the...

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Destin: From day to night

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 in Local News | Comments Off on Destin: From day to night

SAVANNAH EVANOFF @SavannahEnwfdn Destin might have once been known as a small fishing village, but today it’s much more. The beach city offers an array of eateries, hands-on activities and spaces to explore. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, we have devised day-to-night suggestions that will guide you from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., likely later, in Destin. Check out these day-to-night itineraries for singles, couples and families. For singles • 8 a.m.: Swoop up a coffee at Birdie’s Coffee+Stuff, 327 Harbor Boulevard. Take it to-go so you can peruse beach reads...

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Annual Winter Beer Fest Hosted In Bar Harbor

Posted by on Jan 15, 2018 in Local News | Comments Off on Annual Winter Beer Fest Hosted In Bar Harbor

BAR HARBOR, Maine. (WABI) – Folks gathered in Bar Harbor to taste a variety of beers for the 3rd annual Winter Beer Fest. “I’ve had people walk by me with full glasses of beer already. It’s so exciting. It’s exciting to see all of the planning that happens over the year actually here and happening.” says Kelly Roos, the Event Coordinator. “This is my first beer. It’s the vanilla porter, and it’s not bad. Just trying some beer. Hanging out with some friends. Trying to stay warm, and enjoy some good food.” Said Kyle...

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A bar harbor getaway

Posted by on Jan 14, 2018 in Local News | Comments Off on A bar harbor getaway

MANILA, Philippines –  From a distance, the hamlet of Bar Harbor looked modestly pretty as we sailed into Frenchman Bay. But as we dropped anchor to tender — that is, to transfer to a smaller vessel – and dock beside the wooden gangplank, the seaside terminus looked even more breathtakingly beautiful. Situated some 120 miles from the capital city of Augusta, Maine, this quaint harbor is a desired destination in the southeastern coast of the US. It oozes with an endearing New England feel, with mom and pop resorts and inns, restaurants and bars, shops and galleries, with...

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Bar Harbor Trust Services Stake in General Elec Co (GE) Has Upped by $5.55 Million; Csx (CSX) Holder Barnett …

Posted by on Jan 12, 2018 in Local News | Comments Off on Bar Harbor Trust Services Stake in General Elec Co (GE) Has Upped by $5.55 Million; Csx (CSX) Holder Barnett …

<!– Market News –> January 12, 2018 – By Dolores Ford Barnett Company Inc decreased its stake in Csx Corp (CSX) by 25.99% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Barnett Company Inc sold 8,023 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.79% with the market. The institutional investor held 22,850 shares of the railroads company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.24 million, down from 30,873 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Barnett Company Inc who had been investing in Csx Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish...

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