Home renovation projects on the rise, except in the Northeast

Home renovation projects in the Northeast appear to be slowing, with 54% of homeowners reporting significant home improvements compared with 56% in December 2020, according to a Harris Poll.

Commissioned by Selective Insurance, the study found that home renovations nationwide have increased since the start of 2021, with 55% of U.S. homeowners reporting substantial improvements that boost home values – a 25% increase from a similar Selective and Harris Poll survey conducted in December 2020.

Those results would seem to indicate that home improvements are continuing to rise despite reports about supply chain delays, increasing

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Sports Shorts: Athlete of the Week, travel soccer leagues, Northeast Harbor race

Athlete of the Week: Wyman Tapley 

BAR HARBOR – Bar Harbor’s Kebo Valley Golf Course hosted the Maine Amateur Championship last week, and several Kebo members were among the many participants. Member Wyman Tapley of Bar Harbor was the top local competitor as he shot 151 over the first 36 holes to make the cut. Tapley finished the three-day tournament with 17-over 227 to place 32nd in the 132-person field. 

Wyman Tapley.



Acadia Fire offering fall travel league 

TRENTON — Acadia Fire is offering teams for a travel soccer league to be held

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