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Phone service to be disrupted in Bar Harbor area

Posted by on Apr 19, 2018 in Local News | Comments Off on Phone service to be disrupted in Bar Harbor area

BAR HARBOR, Maine- The Bar Harbor Police Department say a Fiber Optic Line Cut-Over is scheduled tonight (April 20th) from midnight until 5:00 AM. All landlines with a 207-288-XXXX number will only be able to call other 288 numbers including Bar Harbor, parts of Otter Creek, and Somesville. To contact Emergency Services (Police, Fire, or EMS) during the outage calling from a 288-XXXX number dial: Emergency Dial: 9-1-1Non-Emergency Dial: (207) 288-0717 To contact Emergency Services (Police, Fire, or EMS) during the outage calling from a different phone exchange, including cell phones:...

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Folks tie their laces in Bar Harbor to walk for Autism Awareness

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in Local News | Comments Off on Folks tie their laces in Bar Harbor to walk for Autism Awareness

BAR HARBOR, Maine (WABI) The weather cleared just in time for some folks in Bar Harbor to walk for a good cause Tuesday morning. People of all ages joined the Downeast Horizons Autism Awareness Walk-a-thon. Anthony Zambrano, Executive Director at Downeast Horizons says, “We’re raising funds for early intervention and programs for our kiddos, and we hope that it makes a big difference in the lives of some of these individuals as it has in the past.” Downcast Horizons is a non-profit organization helping local people with developmental disabilities and their...

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Silver Airways proposed as new Bar Harbor airport carrier

Posted by on Apr 17, 2018 in Local News | Comments Off on Silver Airways proposed as new Bar Harbor airport carrier

Silver Airways is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and averages 125 daily flights to 18 destinations in Florida and the Bahamas, according to its website. In March 2017, Silver Airways announced an agreement to expand its fleet with up to 50 new ATR-600 series aircraft, a transaction valued at up to $1.1 billion. According to a news release, the deal made Silver Airways the first fully independent U.S. regional airline in more than 20 years to sign a new aircraft deal of that magnitude. In March 2018, Silver Airways announced service expansion, with flights to Missouri’s Branson...

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ME: Locals Tell Feds Which Airline They Want to Add at Bar Harbor Airport

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 in Local News | Comments Off on ME: Locals Tell Feds Which Airline They Want to Add at Bar Harbor Airport

April 13–Hancock County’s board of commissioners has endorsed a Fort Lauderdale-based airline to become the county airport’s next seasonal carrier. Silver Airways’ “equipment, fares, frequency and JetBlue Airways code share would better serve the needs of this community” than competing airline Boutique Air, commission chairman Antonio Blasi said in a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation dated Friday. The federal transportation agency has the final say. It was unclear whether the winning airline would start serving Bar Harbor Airport in Trenton...

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Recommendation made for new air carrier at Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport

Posted by on Apr 15, 2018 in Local News | Comments Off on Recommendation made for new air carrier at Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport

TRENTON, Maine (WABI) – Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport and county commissioners have recommended Silver Airways as the new carrier for the airport. Proposals were sent in after Pen-Air’s recent announcement they would end their contract with the airport in June. Both Silver Airways and Boutique Air were being considered as options to provide seasonal air service to the area. Airport officials say Silver Airways checked all the boxes. Brad Madeira, Airport Manager says, “They are offering service in sub-turbo prop aircraft which is really a great aircraft for our...

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Locals tell feds which airline they want to add at Bar Harbor Airport

Posted by on Apr 14, 2018 in Local News | Comments Off on Locals tell feds which airline they want to add at Bar Harbor Airport

Gabor Degre | BDN By Nick Sambides Jr., BDN Staff • April 13, 2018 5:13 pm Hancock County’s board of commissioners has endorsed a Fort Lauderdale-based airline to become the county airport’s next seasonal carrier. Silver Airways’ “equipment, fares, frequency and JetBlue Airways code share would better serve the needs of this community” than competing airline Boutique Air, commission chairman Antonio Blasi said in a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation dated Friday. The federal...

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