Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Opens Newly Renovated Newport Branch

Newport, New Hampshire (April 29, 2019) – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s renovation of the interior of the office located at 9 Main Street in Newport is now complete. The new and improved branch opened its doors to customers on Monday, April 15, 2019. The renovations consisted of a complete interior makeover of the branch lobby, transforming it into a bright, modern, and inviting space while also honoring the rich history of the building.
 
Newport is an important community to the Bank, and the branch serves as a hub for bank operations in New Hampshire. “We now have more than 25 locations in New Hampshire and are continuing to grow. We are proud to make this significant investment in Newport, as this location is key to our past and our future,” said Curtis Simard, President and CEO of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. “The renovation improves both the customer and employee experience, provides new space to house additional employees, and enhances this historic landmark building on Main Street.”
 
“I am thrilled with the new branch space. It provides a more convenient, comfortable atmosphere for our customers, and as a Newport native I am proud of our investment in this historic Newport building and in the Newport community,” said Terri Spanos, VP Branch Manager in Newport, who has been with the bank since 1986.
 
The Dexter, antique fire apparatus, has been re-positioned, front and center, in the new branch lobby. Dating back to 1815, this hand drawn tub-pumper required 18-20 people to operate. It is owned by the Newport Fire Department and was retired from service in 1833 and fully restored. Since 1994, 9 Main Street, Newport has been its home. The Dexter is an important part of Newport’s history and we are pleased to have it on display for all to enjoy.
 
Local contractors who worked on the project include: Jewett Construction (General Contractor), A.S. Bartlett & Sons Inc. (electrician), Biron’s Flooring, Claremont Glassworks Inc., Pinnacle Painting Inc., Granite State Plumbing and Heating, and Hampshire Fire Protection.
 
The patience of our customers and colleagues during the renovation project is much appreciated. A grand re-opening celebration is being planned for late spring 2019.
 
Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE American: BHB) is the parent company of its wholly owned subsidiary, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Operating over 50 locations across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine and has more than $3.6 billion in assets. As a leading Northern New England community bank, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust offers a full range of personal and business banking services, as well as wealth management services through its subsidiaries Bar Harbor Trust Services and Charter Trust Company. For more information about Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, visit www.barharbor.bank or call 888-853-7100. Member FDIC.
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Photo caption: Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s newly renovated branch in Newport, New Hampshire, opened its doors to customers on April 15, 2019.