Cadillac Mountain Road to Open Sooner than Expected 

The road to Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park will open earlier than planned.Park officials say the portion of the Park Loop Road that provides access to the mountain will open for the season on Saturday, while other parts of the Loop Road remain closed until May 17 because of federal budget cuts.Local merchants have offered to help out with portable toilet service, trash removal and road maintenance.Despite the budget cuts, much the park is still accessible, including Ocean Drive as well as all carriage roads and most hiking trails.