BAR HARBOR - The popular vacation spot heavily relies on tourism, but with Acadia National Park closed, some business are already seeing a drop in revenue.
Although the house unanimously passed a bill to pay federal workers who are furloughed, it doesn't help local business owners who are still struggling because of the partisan divide.
"Nobody should have to wait till later to get paid when you do work now, however for us, we just won't see any money. We won't get paid later. This is revenue that we've lost this year," explains Kelly Oczkowski, the part owner of the High Seas Motel.
The High Seas Motel does not know how much money they have lost, but estimate that 10% of clients cancel everyday the shutdown continues.
Jaclyn Cangro joined WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox 22 in September of 2013. She was raised in suburban New York and graduated cum laude from Emerson College with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2013.
While at Emerson, she won the 2012 New England Emmy Award for Best College Newscast as co-executive producer. She was also nationally ranked by the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America (STAA) as one of the Top 20 Sports Broadcasters in the country, being one of two females on the list.
When not on the air, she enjoys watching and rooting for the New York Mets and New England Patriots.
She’s excited to explore all Maine has to offer! If you have any story ideas, contact her at [email protected] or tweet her @jaclyncangro.