Category Archives: Island life

New mansion taking shape in Bar Harbor

Where La Selva once stood, a new mansion is on the rise. La Selva was an 8,600 square-foot grand cottage built in 1890 along a section of shore in Bar Harbor once known as ‘Millionaire’s Row.’ It had a colorful history, having seasonally housed an Astor and later functioned as a French-language immersion school, but it fell on hard […]

Banner year for Acadia falcons

Peregrine falcon chicks near the Precipice Trail in 2008 (ANP photo) I have an update for an article I wrote last week about peregrine falcon chicks fledging this year in Acadia National Park. When I wrote the story, I had emailed park staff and, after some back and forth, got the information I sought. Seven […]

Power outage planned in Bar Harbor

The power is going to go out again early Wednesday, but this time it is a planned outage by Emera Maine. The electrical distribution company indicated in a release issued Tuesday that the outage will enable Emera crews to repair a transmission line that was damaged by a tree limb when Tropical Storm Arthur blew […]

Bar Harbor New Biz

Every spring, new retail businesses open up in downtown Bar Harbor in places where old ones used to be. While many businesses last decades or more, there is a lot of changeover from one year to the next and trying to keep track of it and document it all would suck up an enormous amount […]

Woman from MDI falls to her death in NYC

This weekend, word has spread on Mount Desert Island and beyond about the death in New York City of Hannah Shaw. According to media reports from NYC, the MDI native died early Friday morning when she fell while trying to climb in through an exterior window into her boyfriend’s fourth-floor apartment in Brooklyn. She was 29 […]