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Bar Harbor getting new cruise pier

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Local News | Comments Off on Bar Harbor getting new cruise pier

Voters in Bar Harbor, Maine, approved a zoning initiative that allows a larger cruise pier to be built in the quaint New England town. Bar Harbor has been an increasingly popular stop on Canada/New England itineraries, which some cruise lines have expanded from the traditional autumn season into the summer. It is the gateway to Acadia National Park, one of the only waterside national parks on the U.S. East Coast. But most large ships can’t dock at the existing downtown pier and so must tender guests to port. Voters by 945-658 approved a plan to redevelop a disused ferry terminal...

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Bar Harbor getting new cruise pier: Travel Weekly

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Local News | Comments Off on Bar Harbor getting new cruise pier: Travel Weekly

Voters in Bar Harbor, Maine, approved a zoning initiative that allows a larger cruise pier to be built in the quaint New England town. Bar Harbor has been an increasingly popular stop on Canada/New England itineraries, which some cruise lines have expanded from the traditional autumn season into the summer. It is the gateway to Acadia National Park, one of the only waterside national parks on the U.S. East Coast. But most large ships can’t dock at the existing downtown pier and so must tender guests to port. Voters by 945-658 approved a plan to redevelop a disused ferry terminal...

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Bar Harbor Hosts 67th Annual Art in the Park Show

Posted by on Jun 17, 2017 in Local News | Comments Off on Bar Harbor Hosts 67th Annual Art in the Park Show

Bar Harbor Hosts 67th Annual Art in the Park Show It was the 67th Art in the Park Show in Bar Harbor Saturday. The show is the longest running of its kind in Bar Harbor. Located on the Village Green in downtown, over 30 artists and photographers were put on display for this years event. All of the artwork and photography are original pieces focusing on areas of Maine. “A lot of the artwork is focused on, you know, different areas of Maine,” said Kelly Pai Roos from the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce. “As far as why it’s special, I think it’s just been going for so long. It’s...

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Flash in the Pans Street Dance this Father’s Day in Bar Harbor

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Local News | Comments Off on Flash in the Pans Street Dance this Father’s Day in Bar Harbor

Flash in the Pans Street Dance this Father’s Day in Bar Harbor The Flash in the Pans Steel Drums Band is playing at Agamont Park in Bar Harbor this Father’s Day. This free concert is open to everyone! With lively music, the band will have everyone on their feet dancing! The street dance starts at 5:30 and goes on until 7pm. For more information, you can visit the Flash in the Pans website. You can also check out the Street Dance Facebook page. Article source:...

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Bar Harbor voters approve zoning plan that favors cruise ships

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Local News | Comments Off on Bar Harbor voters approve zoning plan that favors cruise ships

Bar Harbor residents voted Tuesday in favor of a zoning plan that could allow the town to develop a pier to accommodate large cruise ships. They voted 945-658 in favor of Article 12, a zoning plan proposed by the town that allows the development of an abandoned ferry terminal and possible pier outside of downtown Bar Harbor. Voters rejected Article 13, a competing citizens referendum that would have limited the size of ships that could dock at the terminal and required a town vote before raising daily caps for cruise ship passengers in town. Residents voted that article down 925-679. The...

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Bar Harbor to turn defunct ferry terminal into new cruise ship terminal

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Local News | Comments Off on Bar Harbor to turn defunct ferry terminal into new cruise ship terminal

In Bar Harbor, voters approved a proposal from the town to acquire a defunct ferry terminal for development into a new cruise ship terminal. Residents Tuesday voted 945 to 658 in favor of a proposal to rezone the former Canadian ferry terminal off Eden Street, which will allow for the terminal to be rebuilt and serve as a dock for cruise ships and other maritime vessels. Voters rejected another proposal from a citizen’s group that would have prohibited the town’s rezoning of the parcel, prevented vessels longer than 300 feet from docking at the ferry terminal and would have allowed...

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