Business

  • 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

  • Tradewinds owner announces donations to Orland and Bucksport

    Tradewinds owner announces donations to Orland and Bucksport

    ORLAND – What would you do with $5,000? Recreation leaders in Orland and Bucksport get to answer that question thanks to donations made by Chuck Lawrence, the owner of Tradewinds Markets. “We want to make a commitment to Bucksport and Orland,” Lawrence said last Friday, before a small crowd gathered at the parking lot of

  • Graves named managing editor of the Mount Desert Islander

    Graves named managing editor of the Mount Desert Islander

    BAR HARBOR — Liz Graves, a reporter at the Mount Desert Islander since 2013, has been named managing editor of the weekly newspaper. She succeeds founding editor Earl Brechlin, who is leaving the Islander after 16 years to take the post of communications director for the Friends of Acadia. For the past two years, Graves,

  • Consultant launches planning process for Verso site

    Consultant launches planning process for Verso site

    BUCKSPORT — A yearlong planning process for redevelopment of the former Verso paper mill site began last week. Representatives of Elan Planning, Design & Landscape Architecture PLLC, a Saratoga Springs, N.Y.-based consulting firm, met with Bucksport community leaders to introduce themselves and their process, and to take a look at the town of Bucksport. “We’re

  • Long lines, happy customers as Jordan’s Snack Bar reopens

    Long lines, happy customers as Jordan’s Snack Bar reopens

    ELLSWORTH — When Ellsworth resident Chessie Lancaster checked her Facebook account last week, she found a surprising update. A friend had posted that Jordan’s Snack Bar had reopened. The friend knew because she could hear numbers being called out through a speaker system from her house nearby. “We’re actually excited to see that everything is

  • EA publisher to enter Hall of Fame

    EA publisher to enter Hall of Fame

    BAR HARBOR — The longtime owner and publisher of two of Maine’s top weekly newspapers will be among two inductees into the Maine Press Association Hall of Fame here in October. The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander Publisher Alan Baker, along with retired Bangor Daily News Editor Mark Woodward, were selected this month by