Business

  • Bob Fitzsimmons, Patrick Lyons join Healthy Acadia board

    Healthy Acadia, a community health coalition serving Hancock and Washington counties, recently welcomed Patrick Lyons and Bob Fitzsimmons as new members to the organization’s board of directors. A Washington County native, Fitzsimmons has worked in law enforcement for many years; serving as a warden, a police officer for the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point and

  • New Pilgrim’s Inn owners wrap up first season

    New Pilgrim’s Inn owners wrap up first season

    DEER ISLE — A Pennsylvania couple are wrapping up their first season as the new owners of the historic Pilgrim’s Inn and Whale’s Rib Tavern. The inn closes for the season Oct. 16 and the restaurant closes Oct. 14. Nicole Neder and Scott Hall bought the inn from Tony Lawless and Tina Oddleifson last February.

  • New wood-based business established at old Verso mill site

    New wood-based business established at old Verso mill site

    BUCKSPORT — The Verso paper mill closed in 2014, but three years later, a new type of wood-based industry might be starting at the old mill site. Last month, the Searsport-based business Maine Biomass Exports Inc. started stacking logs of hemlock on a former wood yard at the site. The business has a six-month contract

  • Sterrs to succeed Karen Stanley as chairman of Camden National Corp.

    The Board of Directors for Camden National Corp. has elected Lawrence “Larry” J. Sterrs to succeed Karen Stanley as chairman of the company and Camden National Bank effective Sept. 17. Stanley, a Castine resident who joined the Board of Directors in 2008 and became chairwoman in 2010, retired from the board on Sept. 17. John

  • CFO, WHCA unveil new name: Downeast Community Partners

    CFO, WHCA unveil new name: Downeast Community Partners

    ELLSWORTH — Effective Oct. 1, the Washington Hancock Community Agency and Child & Family Opportunities will cease to exist under those names. They will become one entity instead of two, with a new logo and a new name: Downeast Community Partners. People who get services from either of the two separate organizations currently should experience

  • Schoodic Institute names interim CEO

    WINTER HARBOR — Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park has announced the appointment of David Manski as acting chief executive officer (CEO) beginning in mid-October. Manski served as chief of natural resources and cultural heritage at Acadia National Park for the final 20 years of a 35-year National Park Service career. During his tenure at

  • Jack Frost to join Bar Harbor Bankshares

    Jack A. Frost will be joining Bar Harbor Bankshares in October 2017 as vice president, director of community giving. His office will be located at 135 High St. in Ellsworth. Frost will oversee the bank’s charitable giving efforts across all of its markets, including Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Traditionally the bank’s support has encompassed

  • New natural food store set to open in Ellsworth

    New natural food store set to open in Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — A new natural food store is set to open soon, likely within the next month, next to an already popular beverage business. Ryan Bates, owner and operator of Global Beverage Warehouse at the corner of High Street and Beechland Road, will open Acadia Provisions in the twin building next to his existing business.

  • Maine-made craft shop now open in downtown Ellsworth

    Maine-made craft shop now open in downtown Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — Melissa’s Maine Made Shop is open for business on Water Street. As the name implies, the business — located at 14 Water St. — features products made in Maine by local artisans and craftspeople. Melissa Clark is the proprietor. “I’ve done craft fairs for years,” Clark said. “I wanted to do my own