Friday, September 30, 2022

Road work to begin October 11, 2022 on Park Loop Road at Acadia National Park

 A paving project for the Park Loop Road, Sieur De Monts Spring entrance road, and Old Farm Road will kick off this fall. Paving of the Park Loop Road will begin on October 11, and will start at Sand Beach Entrance Station and go to the end of the one-way at Stanley Brook Road. The paving project will begin with prep work, including the grinding of transitions and milling occurring within the first two weeks. Paving is scheduled for the last two weeks of October. Striping will occur in November after paving has been completed. The project’s timeline is dependent on the weather.


There will be temporary lane closures and some temporary restrictions for parking in the right lane on the Park Loop Road. The project at Sieur De Monts Spring will consist of the insertion of a culvert and paving at the entrance road. Work at Old Farm Road will consist of paving. Visitors should expect possible traffic delays due to traffic management. Visitors should use caution and maintain a safe speed when approaching equipment and crews. Please plan accordingly and pack your patience as the park works to accomplish this necessary and critical preservation work. Visitors are encouraged to check the park’s website for current conditions and other park information.


Additionally, the Cadillac Summit Road will close for the season in early November to accommodate culvert replacement on the Cadillac Summit Road, with paving to follow in the spring. Final dates and details for the Cadillac culvert and paving project will be released as soon as they are available.




To view this news release online, visit Acadia News 


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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Remembering Southwest Harbor Fire 5 (Ret) Captain Harold Hall

 Southwest Harbor Fire 5 (Ret) Captain Harold Hall, signed off this morning.

He retired “some years” back but he always kept in touch and he never missed the chance to gab your ear off on the street or from across the room of a local eatery. You could always count on him to be sitting on Main Street cheering his SWHBR Fire and Tremont Fire families on, at every parade.

Harold loved his Fire Service family and we loved him back.

He’d give you the shirt off his back and a piece of his mind at the same time.

To try and capture Hal’s big Rockville Centre, New York personality and everything he did before he retired here (eons ago) in 1985 would be impossible. He will be missed by everyone that knew him.