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2 more Mount Desert towns consider cruise ship bans

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in Local News | Comments Off on 2 more Mount Desert towns consider cruise ship bans

Fearing traffic jams and damage to fishing gear like they see in neighboring Bar Harbor, two more Mount Desert Island towns are talking about banning cruise ships. Southwest Harbor will hold a special town meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday to consider banning cruise ships from their harbor for six months. Tremont’s Board of Selectmen voted 4 to 0 on Aug. 7 to discuss a similar ban for Bass Harbor but have not set a meeting date. Councilor McKenzie Jewett was absent. Northeast Harbor decided last November not to allow cruise ships this summer. Southwest Harbor and Tremont like the idea of tapping...

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2 more Mount Desert towns consider cruise ship bans — Hancock …

Posted by on Aug 15, 2017 in Local News | Comments Off on 2 more Mount Desert towns consider cruise ship bans — Hancock …

Fearing traffic jams and damage to fishing gear like they see in neighboring Bar Harbor, two more Mount Desert Island towns are talking about banning cruise ships. Southwest Harbor will hold a special town meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday to consider banning cruise ships from their harbor for six months. Tremont’s Board of Selectmen voted 4 to 0 on Aug. 7 to discuss a similar ban for Bass Harbor but have not set a meeting date. Councilor McKenzie Jewett was absent. Northeast Harbor decided last November not to allow cruise ships this summer. Southwest Harbor and Tremont like the idea of tapping...

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About 400 rally in Portland in solidarity with Charlottesville

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in Local News | Comments Off on About 400 rally in Portland in solidarity with Charlottesville

About 400 people gathered Sunday evening in Portland’s Monument Square in a rally against white supremacy, neo-Nazism, the Ku Klux Klan and President Trump – for what was criticized as his lukewarm denunciation of the deadly violence that a white nationalist demonstration triggered the day before in Charlottesville, Virginia. The rally was peaceful for the most part as at least four Portland police officers watched from a distance. Sgt. Chris Mitchell said no one was arrested. A Scarborough man dressed in a clown costume, wearing a white pointed cap on his head and holding a sign that...

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Rotary International District Governor Visits Bar Harbor Club

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Local News | Comments Off on Rotary International District Governor Visits Bar Harbor Club

BAR HARBOR – Rotary International District Governor Lincoln Ehrlenbach spoke to the Bar Harbor (MDI) Rotary Club at Birch Bay Village on Wednesday, August 9, praising the club for its efforts to improve the community and also for its gender diversity. Many people mistakenly believe that Rotary is a mens-only club. The Bar Harbor Club’s membership is almost evenly split between men and women. The Bar Harbor stop was one of many for Ehrlenbach and his wife, Debbie, who will visit all fifty clubs in District 7790, a bilingual district that bridges parts of Maine and Quebec. “We are a...

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Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSEMKT:BHB) Can’t Be More Risky. Short Interest Increased

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 in Local News | Comments Off on Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSEMKT:BHB) Can’t Be More Risky. Short Interest Increased

<!– Stock News –> August 9, 2017 – By Max Morgan The stock of Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSEMKT:BHB) registered an increase of 11.46% in short interest. BHB’s total short interest was 196,400 shares in August as published by FINRA. Its up 11.46% from 176,200 shares, reported previously. With 35,000 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 6 days to cover their BHB’s short positions. The short interest to Bar Harbor Bankshares’s float is 1.33%. The stock decreased 0.26% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $27.12. About...

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DOT offers Bar Harbor ferry terminal for $3.5 million

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Local News | Comments Off on DOT offers Bar Harbor ferry terminal for $3.5 million

In the latest phase of negotiations on the former ferry terminal in Bar Harbor, the Maine Department of Transportation has offered to sell it to the town of Bar Harbor for $3.5 million The Mount Desert Islander reported the sale for that amount would allow the town to use the property free of any DOT restrictions. Another offer under consideration is a sale by DOT to the town for between $2 million and $2.5 million, which would come with a requirement to use the property for a long-term transportation use. The property is under consideration for use as a cruise ship docking terminal. The town...

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