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Father Time: Bar Harbor Man Fixing Clocks Since Age 10

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 in Local News | Comments Off on Father Time: Bar Harbor Man Fixing Clocks Since Age 10

BAR HARBOR, Maine (WABI) – You’ve heard the phrase “timing is everything.” Alexander Phillips lives it. Morgan Sturdivant takes us to his clock shop on Main Street in Bar Harbor. “I was ten years old when I started fixing clocks. Not refined but I could get them going.” Alexander H. Phillips is a clock maker whose story is just as fascinating as his trade. “I was supposed to be a concert pianist.” His father wanted him to pursue a career in music and he began playing piano at the age of four. But as he continued to study piano,...

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Bar Harbor Veterinarian Found Not Guilty of Elder Theft

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in Local News | Comments Off on Bar Harbor Veterinarian Found Not Guilty of Elder Theft

ELLSWORTH, Maine (WAB) – A local veterinarian has been found not guilty of taking advantage of an elderly man when she bought property from him. A judge in Ellsworth made the ruling today. Doctor Kathleen Prunier bought land from 85-year-old Richard Royal, who had dementia, in 2014. Royal died last month. His family says she purchased the land in Trenton for far less than it was worth. Prunier, who operates a veterinary clinic in Bar Harbor, bought five acres of property for $4,000. She said Royal wanted to give her the land, but she insisted on paying. An appraiser said it was...

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Bar Harbor floats ideas for former ferry terminal

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Local News | Comments Off on Bar Harbor floats ideas for former ferry terminal

A committee of the Bar Harbor Town Council discussed possible uses for the former Bay Ferries Ltd. terminal. The Bangor Daily News reported that, in addition to the primary recommendation that’s on the table — a cruise ship pier — committee members floated the ideas of using the property for a marina, museum or commercial fishing dock. Town Manager Cornell Knight told the BDN that the Maine Department of Transportation prefers that the property serve the area’s transportation needs. If converted into a marina, the dock could alleviate “tight” conditions in Bar...

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Price Alert: Bar Harbor Bankshares Inc (AMEX:BHB) Stock Nears Resistance — Technicals Hit Strength

Posted by on Oct 1, 2017 in Local News | Comments Off on Price Alert: Bar Harbor Bankshares Inc (AMEX:BHB) Stock Nears Resistance — Technicals Hit Strength

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Warm weather impacts local Bar Harbor businesses – WCSH

Posted by on Sep 30, 2017 in Local News | Comments Off on Warm weather impacts local Bar Harbor businesses – WCSH

Article source: http://www.wcsh6.com/news/local/warm-weather-impacts-local-bar-harbor-businesses/479832080

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Scientists Gather in Bar Harbor for 20th Wild Blueberry Health Research Summit

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in Local News | Comments Off on Scientists Gather in Bar Harbor for 20th Wild Blueberry Health Research Summit

BAR HARBOR, Maine (WABI) Scientists from around the world are in Bar Harbor this week for the 20th Annual Wild Blueberry Health Research Summit. Mary Ann Lila, Director of Plants for the Human Health Institute at North Carolina State University says, “Wild blueberry is a relatively small crop and there’s not a whole lot of money they can give for research. Why are we all here? Because it’s so impactful to human health.” The multi-day summit was created in 1997 — by a small group of Wild Blueberry industry experts and research has continued to expand. Lila says,...

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