Tourist Season Starting Early in Bar Harbor 

It’s about that time when seasonal businesses are typically getting ready to re-open for the season.Many shops and restaurants in Bar Harbor close for the winter, but this year’s weather has changed some things. Because it’s been so warm, some businesses have opened early to welcome visitors to the area.Folks at Rupununi Restaurant on Main Street say business this past weekend was what they’d expect during summertime.”The entire patio would be full, we’d have almost the entire restaurant inside full, you know scrambling around, it’s kind of like a mad house because we’re still on winter staffing essentially, just getting caught up with everything else, but the numbers have been really good and we’ve been really busy,” said Matthew Kozerow, a server at Rupununi.Even with more tourists than usual for this time of year, there are still a lot of closed doors. Most of those should be open full swing by Memorial Day weekend.