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Near Acadia National Park, shutdown’s effects will linger

BAR HARBOR, Maine — The reopening of Acadia National Park Thursday came too late for Rich Oczkowski, owner of High Seas Motel.

The 16-day partial shutdown of the federal government, at the end of his busy season, cut his usual October sales by half. He stood at his 37-room property — tucked amid dramatic ocean vistas and glorious fall foliage — contemplating how he and his pregnant wife will pay the mortgage, budget for the baby, and make it through the long off-season.

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