The U.S. Office of Management and Budget ordered Acadia National Park to start shutdown procedures Saturday morning as Congress prepared to restart discussions the same afternoon to try to come to a budget compromise. The park could furlough 79 employees over the next three days, going from 94 to 15, said Acadia spokeswoman Christie Anastasia, […]

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