Articles by: Robert Levin

Robert Levin

Robert Levin

Former reporter Robert Levin covered the people, businesses, governmental and nonprofit agencies of Bar Harbor. [email protected]
  • Drama to draw crowd

    Drama to draw crowd

    BAR HARBOR — The Eastern Regional of the Maine Drama Festival, a one-act play competition, will take place at Mount Desert Island High School (MDIHS) this Friday and Saturday, March 6 and 7. Eight schools will take part in the annual event, including Shead High School (Eastport), Washington Academy (East Machias), George Stevens Academy (Blue

  • Furnace fumes sicken family

    Furnace fumes sicken family

    BAR HARBOR — Officials are urging residents to keep heating system vents clear and ensure there is a working carbon monoxide (CO) detector in their homes after a family of four had to be taken to Mount Desert Island Hospital by emergency responders Tuesday morning. Poisonous fumes from a heater exhaust were blamed. A mother

  • Bill aims to cover charter school costs

    BAR HARBOR — A legislative proposal submitted by Rep. Brian Hubbell (D-Bar Harbor) seeks to spread the burden of paying for Maine’s growing number of charter schools to all residents of the state. “An Act Regarding Charter School Funding,” has been referred to the Legislature’s Education Committee, of which Hubbell is a member. Sen. Brian

  • Former Bar Harbor police chief starts security firm

    Former Bar Harbor police chief starts security firm

    BAR HARBOR — Former police chief Nate Young has launched his own private security firm. Young incorporated Acadia Security Solutions in August of this year. In late October, he received a contract security company license from the Maine Department of Public Safety (DPS), Sgt. Michael Johnston of the Maine State Police Special Investigation Unit said

  • Jax opens Connecticut campus

    Jax opens Connecticut campus

    FARMINGTON, Conn. — Jackson Laboratory’s $111 million Connecticut campus opened Tuesday with a dedication ceremony featuring lab officials, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy and top scientific leaders. The new Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine sits on a 17-acre site on the campus of the University of Connecticut Health Center. The 183,500-square-foot facility will house 300 researchers,

  • Deer hunt draws fire

    Deer hunt draws fire

    BAR HARBOR — A steady stream of deer hunt opponents took to the microphone Tuesday to urge residents to vote no on a plan to open the area to deer hunting when they go to the polls Nov. 4.

  • Lone captain escapes sinking vessel

    Lone captain escapes sinking vessel

    BAR HARBOR — A charter fishing boat was abandoned and left to drift into the rocks of Acadia National Park just south of Thunder Hole after it began taking on water through the hull Tuesday. By Wednesday morning, what remained of the battered boat was mostly submerged. Most of her hull planks had been torn