Business

  • Tony Sohns, bug-loving businessman, dies at 41

    Tony Sohns, bug-loving businessman, dies at 41

    ELLSWORTH — Tony Sohns, whose love of the natural world extended to the creepy and crawly and whose family-run Rock & Art shops enliven area downtowns, died Feb. 6 of a heart attack while on a business trip in Arizona. He was 41. To many, especially children who participated in his natural science workshops, Sohns

  • SPCA of Hancock County names new executive director

    SPCA of Hancock County names new executive director

    TRENTON — Following an extensive nationwide search, the SPCA of Hancock County has hired a veteran animal welfare professional as its new executive director. Nichola Redmond, the current executive director of the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society in Gloucester, Va., will begin her new position at the SPCA later this month. Redmond will oversee the operation of

  • Maine Seacoast Mission announces hiring of new president

    Maine Seacoast Mission announces hiring of new president

    BAR HARBOR — The Maine Seacoast Mission has announced that John Zavodny, Ph.D., will be its new president beginning Feb. 19. Stacey Smith, who chairs the Mission’s board, said, “We are fortunate to welcome John to the Mission. During our interviews with him, his excitement and compassion for the work of the Mission and an

  • Bowden retires from Mainely Vinyl; Wagstaff, Bobb join team

    For 32 of the 35 years Mainely Vinyl has done business in Downeast Maine, Ed Bowden was on the road meeting customers and helping them with home improvement projects, siding, windows, doors, insulation, gutters, garage doors and decks. Bowden has retired. After an extensive search, Mainely Vinyl has hired Todd Wagstaff. Wagstaff grew up in

  • Sports bar to replace Fuddruckers

    Sports bar to replace Fuddruckers

    ELLSWORTH — An Eddington couple plan to open a pub in the former Fuddruckers space at Tradewinds Market at the beginning of February. Jenn Barker said she and her husband, Dan, have been working to renovate the space over the past few months and hope to be open by Feb. 4. “It’s kind of been

  • Carissa Look promoted to vice president, quality assurance manager

    Carissa Look promoted to vice president, quality assurance manager

    Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has announced the promotion of Carissa Look to vice president, quality assurance manager. Look joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust in 2015 as quality assurance department manager. With a background in banking and management, Look leads her team to ensure that proper policies and procedures are in place and being

  • Coastal Recycling shutting its doors

    Coastal Recycling shutting its doors

    HANCOCK — As the market for recyclables dries up, it’s become increasingly difficult to make money off glass bottles, aluminum cans and cardboard boxes. As a result, there’s one fewer recycling option in the county. Hancock-based nonprofit Coastal Recycling will be closing. Coastal Recycling, which serves five towns, will stop accepting waste material after April

  • Dunbar’s Store making a comeback in Sullivan

    Dunbar’s Store making a comeback in Sullivan

    SULLIVAN — An old Sullivan institution is making a comeback. Dunbar’s Store, located by the scenic turnout along Route 1 in Sullivan, was recently purchased with plans to renovate and refurbish the building. The owners, Scott Holtz and his partner Bobby Cheshire of Corea, plan to reopen as Sullivan Harbor Independent Purveyors. “We’ve been driving