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Bar Harbor is the latest Maine town to consider plastic shopping bag ban

Posted by on Dec 7, 2018 in Local News | Comments Off on Bar Harbor is the latest Maine town to consider plastic shopping bag ban

Gabor Degre | BDN By Bill Trotter, BDN Staff • December 7, 2018 1:00 am Bar Harbor, known for being the home to environmentally focused College of the Atlantic and the gateway community to Acadia National Park, is the latest municipality in Maine to take up the issue of whether to ban the commercial distribution of retail single-use shopping bags. The possible ban — which follows the adoption last month of a plastic bag prohibition in the Mount Desert Island town of Southwest Harbor — is geared to...

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Public hearing on housing issue in Bar Harbor

Posted by on Dec 6, 2018 in Local News | Comments Off on Public hearing on housing issue in Bar Harbor

BAR HARBOR, Maine (WABI) – A housing issue in Bar Harbor was discussed Wednesday night. The town planning board held a public hearing. Some residents are against Ocean Properties adding two housing units to an existing property. The units are generally for their seasonal workers. Some residents feel it could help with the affordable housing issue in town. Opponents say there’s already a problem with noise and parties on the property. Thursday, the code enforcement officer told TV5 news that, according to the police department, there has only been one noise complaint in the last...

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Mazurek joins Bar Harbor Bank & Trust – Knox VillageSoup – Courier

Posted by on Dec 5, 2018 in Local News | Comments Off on Mazurek joins Bar Harbor Bank & Trust – Knox VillageSoup – Courier

Bar Harbor — Jennifer Mazurek has joined Bar Harbor Bank Trust as senior vice president, retail banking operations and treasury support manager. With an office at the bank’s Rockland branch, Jennifer supports the day-to-day operations of the branches, making sure the right systems and processes are in place to provide outstanding customer experiences, while complying with banking regulations. With a banking career spanning nearly 30 years, Mazurek has a wealth of experience. Over the years she has assumed various leadership positions of increasing responsibility, having started out as...

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Nonprofits buy property for affordable housing in Bar Harbor

Posted by on Dec 4, 2018 in Local News | Comments Off on Nonprofits buy property for affordable housing in Bar Harbor

Island Housing Trust and Maine Coast Heritage Trust have jointly acquired 60 acres on Mount Desert Island, with half to be used to build workforce-affordable housing. The Mount Desert Islander reported that Maine Coast Heritage Trust will retain half for conservation and Island Housing Trust plans to build up to 11 homes on the remainder. “With the acquisition, we will be looking to get an estimate of what the cost will be to put in the infrastructure,” Marla O’Byrne, executive director of Island Housing Trust, told the newspaper. Workforce housing is much needed in Bar...

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Bar Harbor’s deal for former CAT terminal rescheduled

Posted by on Dec 3, 2018 in Local News | Comments Off on Bar Harbor’s deal for former CAT terminal rescheduled

A plan for the state to sell the former CAT ferry terminal to the town of Bar Harbor has been delayed by the LePage administration. Bar Harbor Town Manager Cornell Knight reported to the council that Gov. Paul LePage, who leaves office in January, has refused to sign a deed conveyance on the former CAT ferry terminal site on Eden Street unless new language is added. The deed is part of the purchase and sale agreement between the town and the Maine Department of Transportation. The town earlier this year agreed to purchase the site from the state for $3.5 million. In November, the...

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Engineers to inspect vacant building, on owners’ dime

Posted by on Dec 2, 2018 in Local News | Comments Off on Engineers to inspect vacant building, on owners’ dime

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