Business

  • Egg prices down dramatically from summer

    Egg prices down dramatically from summer

    ELLSWORTH — Egg prices have dropped dramatically as the industry recovers from the 2015 bird flu, which affected production. The average price of a dozen large white eggs this past week was $1.42 at Ellsworth grocery stores. That’s a 46 percent drop since last summer when eggs averaged $2.64 a dozen. “Avian influenza — that

  • Bar Harbor Bank & Trust announces completion of merger

    BAR HARBOR — Bar Harbor Bankshares, the holding company for Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, has successfully completed its merger with Lake Sunapee Bank Group, the holding company for Lake Sunapee Bank. The company is now the only community bank headquartered in northern New England with a market footprint in all three northern New England

  • Vendors offering winter market in Brooklin

    Vendors offering winter market in Brooklin

    BROOKLIN — The stalwart vendors behind the Brooklin Farmers Market have created a winter lunchtime market on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market is located in the back of the Maine Hideaway (formerly the DragonFlye Inn) at 19 Naskeag Point Road. Blossom Kravitz, owner of Brooklin Candy Co., is one of the

  • Eastport hopes to up export of wood chips

    Eastport hopes to up export of wood chips

    EASTPORT — The Port Authority for Maine’s easternmost deepwater harbor has taken a significant step toward exporting more wood chips with the approval of agreements that will allow for the completion of equipment necessary to export into the European market. According to the Quoddy Tides newspaper, at its Dec. 19 meeting last year, the Port

  • Slow December caps busy year for building permits

    Slow December caps busy year for building permits

    ELLSWORTH — The city’s code enforcement office issued eight building permits in the month of December for projects ranging from a new house to changing the pitch of a roof attached to a garage. While that was not a particularly busy month, it is fairly representative of the season (13 were issued in December of

  • Blue Hill Co-op names new general manager

    Blue Hill Co-op names new general manager

    BLUE HILL — The Blue Hill Co-op has appointed Kevin Gadsby as its new general manager. Gadsby will lead efforts to prepare the co-op for expansion to a full-service new site on South Street opening in the fall of 2018. Gadsby will lead the relocation process working with co-op consulting firms and with Bruce Stahnke