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Bar Harbor Bankshares Loses Some Luster – Seeking Alpha

Posted by on Jun 16, 2018 in Local News | Comments Off on Bar Harbor Bankshares Loses Some Luster – Seeking Alpha

Bar Harbor Bankshares (BHB) is a community bank headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine, primarily serving coastal Maine and, through its recent acquisition of Lake Sunapee Bank Group, areas of southern New Hampshire and Vermont. We’ve previously written favorably of the company – indeed, Bar Harbor has been one of our preferred community banks for quite some time having been shareholders for nearly a decade – and the bank retains a number of positive attributes, not the least of which is an annual opportunity for our principals to attend the annual shareholders meeting in the...

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Court documents release new details on death of Bar Harbor girl

Posted by on Jun 15, 2018 in Local News | Comments Off on Court documents release new details on death of Bar Harbor girl

BAR HARBOR, Maine (WABI) New details in the murder of a Bar Harbor woman earlier this month. Court documents released today say the man accused of killing 19-year-old Mikaela Conley is seen on a security camera dragging her body across a school playground to a wooded area where her body was eventually found. 21-year-old Jalique Keene is charged with Conley’s murder. The court documents also reveal Conley died from blunt force trauma and strangulation. Keene is being held without bail. Article source:...

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Bar Harbor voters OK buying ferry terminal, adding parking meters

Posted by on Jun 14, 2018 in Local News | Comments Off on Bar Harbor voters OK buying ferry terminal, adding parking meters

Nick Sambides Jr. | BDN By Nick Sambides Jr., BDN Staff • June 14, 2018 1:22 pm Aiming to reduce downtown traffic, Bar Harbor residents have voted to buy a former ferry terminal for $3.5 million and spend $600,000 on a seasonal parking meter system. Resident voted 1,380-213 in favor of turning the former Bay Ferries Limited site off Route 3 into a multi-use marina and 859-719 in support of the parking plan, according to results from Tuesday’s municipal elections. Both proposals attack a challenging issue —...

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Bar Harbor residents approve purchase of vacant ferry terminal …

Posted by on Jun 13, 2018 in Local News | Comments Off on Bar Harbor residents approve purchase of vacant ferry terminal …

Bar Harbor residents have authorized the town to purchase a vacant ferry terminal that has been at the center of the debate over the future of cruise tourism in the Acadia region. Tuesday’s overwhelming 1,380-213 vote gives the green light for the town to purchase the 4.5-acre property from the state Department of Transportation for $3.5 million, a move that prevents it from being offered on the open market and possibly being developed into a cruise ship pier. Town officials originally wanted to purchase the former Marine Atlantic terminal – completed in 1954 to serve the ferry to...

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Lawyer for man accused in Bar Harbor killing confirms police …

Posted by on Jun 12, 2018 in Local News | Comments Off on Lawyer for man accused in Bar Harbor killing confirms police …

Nick Sambides Jr. | BDN By Bill Trotter and Nick Sambides Jr., BDN Staff • June 12, 2018 1:00 am While few details have been revealed about the circumstances surrounding the death of Mikaela Conley in Bar Harbor, police questioned accused killer Jalique Keene at a town elementary school the day her body was found there, according to his attorney. Court documents containing details of what allegedly links Keene, 21, to the death of Conley, 19, have been impounded and the state medical examiner’s office has not...

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Candlelight vigil to be held for murdered Bar Harbor teen

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 in Local News | Comments Off on Candlelight vigil to be held for murdered Bar Harbor teen

BAR HARBOR, Maine — A candlelight vigil is planned for Monday for 19-year-old Mikaela Conley of Bar Harbor who police say was murdered last week. A police dog found Conley’s body last week after her family reported her missing. Her death was ruled a homicide, but authorities have not said how Conley died. Jalique Keene, 21, of Bar Harbor is charged with her murder. He made his first court appearance in Ellsworth Wednesday where he did not enter a plea. He is being held at Hancock County Jail without bail. A vigil is planned Monday night at 8 p.m. on the Bar Harbor Village...

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