Island Briefs: Road Weight Limits, Free Online Courses, POTW

ByMike V. Cooper

Apr 1, 2022


In an article last week regarding an application for the proposed Pointy Head campground in Tremont, it should be clarified that the project is considered a campground and will include 11 cabins and four tent sites. The planning board has deemed the application complete and will proceed to a public hearing on April 12 at 6 p.m. in the Harvey Kelley Meeting Room at the Tremont Municipal Office.

In a March 24 article in the Arts and Living section about Carla Minctons, her husband’s cause of death was incorrect. He died of a heart attack.

Road weight limits imposed for spring thaw

BAR HARBOR — It’s that time of year again when the city posts certain weight limits on certain roads to avoid damage during the spring thaw. During this posted period, non-exempt registered vehicles have a weight limit of 23,000 pounds. Weight limits will affect the following roads until further notice: Arata Drive, Loren Street, Bay View Drive, Mountain Avenue, Breakneck Road, Norway Drive, Clark Cove Road, Norway Drive Extension (Salisbury Cove Post Office end), Cleftstone Road , Oak Hill Road, County Road, Ocean Avenue, Crooked Road, Old Bar Harbor Road, Cromwell Harbor Road (both ends), Otter Cliff Road, Cross Street, Pine Heath Road, Dewey Street, Pine Street, Fogg Road, Prospect Avenue , Forest Street, Rockwood Avenue, Gilbert Farm Road, Sand Point Road, Gray Road, Schooner Head Road, Hadley Point Road, Shannon Way, Harbor Lane, Spring Street, Highbrook Road, Stony Brook Way, Indian Point Road, West Street Extension, Kebo Street, White Deer Circle, Knox Road, Woodbury Drive and Ledgewood Drive.

New Ventures offers free coursess

BAR HARBORMaine Business Newsannounced tuition-free online workshops and courses for April designed to help people in Maine build careers, start businesses and manage money. The full course schedule is online at

Election secretaries appointed

SOUTH-WEST HARBOR – A motion to appoint election secretaries was approved by the select committee at its March 22 meeting. The nominees were Linda Radcliffe, Elizabeth Dilley, Eric Benson, Adam Babbit, Deborah Sanner, Deborah Lee, Nancy Homer and James Carroll. Election secretaries will serve two-year terms until April 30, 2024.

Make your retirement money last

SOUTH-WEST HARBOR – On Thursday, April 7, from 3-4 p.m., the Southwest Harbor Public Library will host a free educational event titled “Retirement: Make Your Money Last,” by Edward Jones financial advisor David Lewis.

The program is free, but registration is recommended. To register, visit or call the library at 244-7065.

Seal Cove Project Meeting

TREMONT —Maine Coast Heritage Trust is hosting an information meeting about the Seal Cove Pond Fish Passage project at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 4 at the Tremont Municipal Office. The project engineer will be present at the meeting to answer questions.

For more information on the project, visit


Hancock County SPCA Pet of the Week: Haven, aka Hay-Hay

TRENTON – For experienced dog owners in our audience, Haven would be a rewarding rescue.

Haven is a Caucasian and Pyrenean Shepherd mix who is about 3 and a half years old. She’s a BIG girl with a lot of power, so it’s important that her future family fully understands her personality and needs before bringing her home.

His fluffy brindle coat and big brown eyes are very eye-catching. Although she is cheerful and protective of her people, it takes time to be accepted into Haven’s inner circle. We recommend several meetings. Those who really want to adopt him are invited to fill out a file so that we can talk about his specific needs and everyone’s expectations.

Hay-Hay, as he is affectionately known, must be in a household with adults or children over 15 years of age. We do not know how she behaves with cats. With slow introductions, she may be able to get along with other dogs.

If someone takes the time to know her needs, she would like to protect both possessions and hearts.

Make an appointment to meet Hay-Hay today!

Hancock County GOP to meet on April 14

ELLSWORTH – There will be a meeting of Hancock County Republicans on Thursday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Maine Coast Mall Headquarters, 225 High St. Vice President Dave Jarosz will attend the meeting. Linda Bostinto will train and position poll watchers and give poll workers an overview.

Police waiting tables for HOPE

ELLSWORTH – Helen’s Restaurant will host a Tip-a-Cop fundraising event on Monday, April 11, from 5-7 p.m., where members of the Ellsworth Police Department will be waiting tables and serving guests at the location of Helen’s Ellsworth to raise funds for Downeast Project HOPE.

Launched in 2016 by Ellsworth PD in partnership with Healthy Acadia with a $2,500 seed grant from the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI), HOPE project (Heroin-opioid prevention effort) is a police-led initiative and community-wide effort that aims to connect area residents seeking treatment with the recovery resources and treatment they need, locally and/or out of state.