Cops & Courts

  • Property Owners Fined

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The owners of a Clark Point Road property are to pay a $3,500 fine to the town for violating the town’s land-use ordinance.

  • Budget Includes Uncut Police Force

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Selectmen agreed Tuesday to send a proposed $3.18 million municipal budget to voters at the May 4 open town meeting. In doing so, the board reversed an earlier decision to eliminate an officer from the town’s police force.

  • Town Hill Speed Lowered

    BAR HARBOR — The speed limit on Route 102/198 in Town Hill Village has been lowered to 30 mph. The new speed limit is set to be posted along the road within days. The current speed limit on the road is 35 mph.

  • Police Bust Teen Hideout

    BAR HARBOR — Several teenagers who turned a vacant house owned by developer Tom Walsh into a private clubhouse, filled it with stolen signs and other merchandise, and covered the walls with graffiti, were discovered by police this weekend and will face charges.

  • Police renovations

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Town manager Robin Bennett reported Tuesday that a final design for renovating the police station is nearly complete and should be ready for a pre-bid meeting with engineers in mid-April.

  • Competency Test Sought in Sex Abuse

    ELLSWORTH — The defense attorney for an 83-year-old Southwest Harbor man accused of molesting a 15-year-old girl said he plans to ask the court for a mental evaluation of his client. Jeff Toothaker represents Frank Rees, who was arrested Feb. 22 on a warrant charging him with sexual abuse of a minor and tampering with

  • More Charges For Burglary Suspect

    ELLSWORTH — The man accused of breaking into Pretty Marsh summer home earlier this month is now facing charges for use of a stolen credit card. According to Deputy Chris Thornton of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, James Grindel, 43, allegedly broke into a parked vehicle on Feb. 1 and stole a credit card. The