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Interior secretary touts law that will invest billions in national parks during Acadia visit

WINTER HARBOR, Maine — U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland visited Acadia National Park on Friday, touting bipartisan legislation from last year that will direct nearly $2 billion a year toward maintenance and infrastructure investments at national parks, some of which have seen record numbers of visits this year as travelers venture out following the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions.
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Surry captain expands her business with new boat

SURRY — For the last few years, Linda Greenlaw, the Surry boat captain, lobsterman and author, has been doing more and more tours on Earnest, her 41-foot lobster boat. On that vessel, she’s been able to take six people out and show them the authentic Maine lobstering experience. But Greenlaw wanted to expand that part of her business and took the next step last week when she launched Select, a 58½-foot boat that will be used for tours and charters.
Ellsworth, MEmdislander.com

Elver season comes to an end

ELLSWORTH — The multimillion-dollar elver fishery closed on June 7, with the average price per pound climbing back up to where it was before the pandemic. Dealers reported buying a total of 8,960 pounds out of the 9,620-pound state quota. The eels fetched $16,567,778 for an average price per pound of $1,849, according to preliminary data from the Department of Marine Resources. That price was well up from earlier in the season, when the average price was about $1,000 per pound.
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Live music is back with the Bar Harbor Music Festival

BAR HARBOR — When Francis Fortier and the Bar Harbor Music Festival grace the Criterion Theatre’s stage this summer for the festival’s 55th season, Fortier will be returning to a place that is near and dear to his heart. “Every time I go on stage at the Criterion, I think...
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How a minister’s son became a Maine cop, then an alleged gun thief and drug dealer

Jeffrey T. Bishop, the son of a minister who was a police officer for 25 years and has lived in Cherryfield since high school, once aspired to be a leader. But instead of being elected sheriff of Washington County in 2006, when he lost a three-way Republican primary, Bishop now is accused of having led a double life. Over the past four years he worked for three different law enforcement agencies but also allegedly committed multiple drug- and gun-related crimes, sometimes while on duty.
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“Juneteenth” end to slavery to be celebrated

BAR HARBOR — MDI Racial Equity Working Group and Healthy Acadia will host a live-streamed Juneteenth Celebration Performance, to observe Union soldiers announcing the end of slavery on June 19, 1865, online from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at www.healthyacadia.org/ce-juneteenth. An array of Maine artists and speakers will...
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Bar Harbor, MEEllsworth American

The next big thing

More than a few first-time visitors to Bar Harbor have nearly swerved off the road after glimpsing Frenchman Bay out the driver’s side window. A vast expanse of silver blue sea interrupted by the emerald-green mounds of the Porcupine Islands, it is a postcard come to life. Add a tall-masted schooner to the scene, and you will have our seasonal guests diving for their Nikons.
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COA graduates 81 in hybrid ceremony

BAR HARBOR — A total of 81 students were granted Bachelor of Arts degrees in human ecology from College of the Atlantic during the school’s 48th commencement ceremony on June 5. The hybrid event was held under a tent with staff, faculty and students in attendance. While most graduates participated...
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Fate of town goose unknown

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Most who knew her had their own name for the white goose that hung around Manset Corner for the last couple of years. . According to one resident, she blew in on a storm in 2018. “No one really knew where she came from because she was kind of wild,” said Daisy Harper, who visited and fed the goose regularly and has created a memorial where it was often found. “Obviously people really cared for her. They had their own name for her. It’s all so sad that she’s gone.”
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Surry captain expands her business with sleek new boat

SURRY — For the last few years, Linda Greenlaw, the Surry boat captain, lobsterman and author, has been doing more and more tours on Earnest, her 41-foot lobster boat. . On that vessel, she’s been able to take six people out and show them the authentic Maine lobstering experience. But Greenlaw wanted to expand that part of her business and took the next step last week when she launched Select, a 58½-foot boat that will be used for tours and charters. 
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Council amends parklet rules in light of dispute

BAR HARBOR — The Town Council gave Blaze and Arts and Ends a week to settle a dispute over the restaurant’s parklet, or else the council would take away one of the two parking spaces that was permitted to host outdoor dining. . Valerie Griffith, the owner of Arts and Ends,...
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Hancock County coaches, players earn PVC tennis honors

ELLSWORTH — Two coaches and 14 players earned postseason tennis honors from the Penobscot Valley Conference. Ellsworth’s Brian Higgins and George Stevens Academy’s Mark Ensworth were named PVC Coaches of the Year in their respective classifications. Players from Ellsworth, GSA, Mount Desert Island and Deer Isle-Stonington also earned all-conference honors for their strong efforts throughout the season.
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