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MRC to purchase plant
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The Municipal Review Committee on June 15 announced it will proceed with the purchase of the Hampden trash and recycling plant after no other qualified bidders came forward.  The post MRC to purchase plant  appeared first on Mount Desert Islander.
Acadia Dance Festival returns to Mount Desert Island
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The Acadia Dance Festival, a co-presentation of Nimbus Dance and The 1932 Criterion Theatre, will return to Bar Harbor this summer. The post Acadia Dance Festival returns to Mount Desert Island appeared first on Mount Desert Islander.
Chamber music festival holds concert June 25
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The Quietside Chamber Music Festival opens its fourth season with a quartet of vocalists at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at the Somesville Union Meeting House.  The post Chamber music festival holds concert June 25 appeared first on Mount Desert Islander.
MDI Biological Laboratory announces summer public event series
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After a two-year hiatus, MDI Biological Laboratory will welcome the public back to its campus for the 2022 summer event series.  The post MDI Biological Laboratory announces summer public event series  appeared first on Mount Desert Islander.
Annual Petit Manan seabird cruise returns
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Come see the puffins and other sea life of Petit Manan Island on a fundraising cruise for the Friends of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, July 10, departing from Bar Harbor.   The post Annual Petit Manan seabird cruise returns appeared first on Mount Desert Islander.
Gallery holds evening reception June 25
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The Argosy II Gallery at 6 Mount Desert Street is having a reception from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, June 25, with artists Jana Matusz and Nathan Ward to mark the opening of the show, “At the Edge of Expressionism III.”   The post Gallery holds evening reception June 25 appeared first on Mount Desert Islander.
Public hearing set for citizen’s cruise ship initiative
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The Town Council at its meeting on Tuesday scheduled a public hearing for July 19 to discuss the citizen’s petition aimed at capping the number of passengers disembarking from cruise ships.   Author information Victoria DeCoster | The post Public hearing set for citizen’s cruise ship initiative appeared first on Mount Desert Islander.
Area athletes, coaches earn PVC honors
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The Penobscot Valley Conference has unveiled its All-Conference and All-Academic selections for the 2022 high school spring season as area student athletes and coaches were honored for their efforts on the diamond, court, track and field – and in the classroom.  The post Area athletes, coaches earn PVC honors  appeared first on Mount Desert...
Island Connections match campaign enters final week
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Island Connections’ 25 for 25 More Match Campaign is in its final week. The post Island Connections match campaign enters final week  appeared first on Mount Desert Islander.
Island Police log week of June 23
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Vandalism at the Charlotte Rhodes Butterfly Park was reported to the police on Monday. The post Island Police log week of June 23 appeared first on Mount Desert Islander.
Clark Cove closes to oyster harvesting
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Due to public health concerns, the Clark Cove salt pond will be closed to oyster harvesting from May 15 to Oct. 15.  Author information Victoria DeCoster | The post Clark Cove closes to oyster harvesting  appeared first on Mount Desert Islander.
ARRL Field Day set for June 25-26
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The last full weekend of every June is the most anticipated event for ham radio operators throughout the U.S. and Canada.   The post ARRL Field Day set for June 25-26  appeared first on Mount Desert Islander.
Island Briefs: YWCA summer pie sales, Island Explorer summer schedule starts
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Buy homemade pies from the YWCA Mount Desert Island this summer. The post Island Briefs: YWCA summer pie sales, Island Explorer summer schedule starts appeared first on Mount Desert Islander.
Downeast Transportation replaces aging four buses
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Downeast Transportation held an event on Friday, June 17, to introduce four new commuter buses to its lineup.  Author information Malachy Flynn | The post Downeast Transportation replaces aging four buses appeared first on Mount Desert Islander.
Viewpoint: A question of character
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By Gail Marshall  We just voted in a special election to elect Rep. Nicole Grohoski as our state senator.  Rep. Grohoski and her special election opponent, Republican Brian Langley, will appear on the ballot for a full term in November. So, shortly we will get a re-do.  Maybe this time Mr. Langley will be willing ... The post Viewpoint: A...
Viewpoint: Thank you, MDIRSS staff
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By the AOS 91 School Board   The AOS 91 School Board writes this letter to all Mount Desert Island Regional School System staff to thank each and every one of you who have worked tirelessly over the past two years to educate, nurture and care for our children, their families and our community.   The past ... The post Viewpoint: Thank you,...
To the Editor: NEH trail vandalism
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To the Editor:  Northeast Harbor has 7 miles of trails maintained by volunteers. There are 34 signposts and a map to assist hikers in navigating the 15-trail system. The signposts are being vandalized – pulled out of the ground and stolen. Please, if you see any suspicious activity, report it to the police.   Cliff Olson  ... The post To the...
To the Editor: Home away from home
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To the Editor:  For the past 25 or more years, I have had a personal librarian at the Jesup. In fact, I have had several of them. They knew me by name and greeted me every time I entered. Some have departed, most recently Mae. Irrepressibly cheerful Laura still says, “Hi Charlie,” and before long, ... The post To the Editor: Home away from...
To the Editor: A lost opportunity
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To the Editor:  Recently I read a post on Facebook posted by an old classmate. It stated what a great time she had at the 50th class reunion.  This was news to me. I had not heard one word about this. Obviously, nobody put an effort in to looking for and including us “out of towners” ... The post To the Editor: A lost opportunity ...
To the Editor: Voice of reason
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To the Editor:  Accolades, once again, to Jill Goldthwait’s article about Jared Golden’s singular veto among the Democrats for the gun safety law. Her clear, reasoned presentation aptly spotlights alternatives Golden could have taken. Judith (Scotty) Folger Ellsworth   The post To the Editor: Voice of reason  appeared first on Mount...
To the Editor: We’re glad you came
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To the Editor:  As the Bar Harbor Town Council, comprised of Val Peacock, Matt Hochman, Erin Cough, Jeff Dobbs, Gary Friedmann, Jill Goldthwait and Joe Minutolo, begins a new year, our first official action is to say THANK YOU to our community. Thank you for making this year’s town meeting a success. The meeting was ... The post To the Editor:...
Editorial: A teacher’s work is never done
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As educators wrap up this year’s tasks and begin preparing for the fall, we thank them for all their hard work this school year. In the words of education activist Malala Yousafzai, “One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.”  In their efforts to be that change and inspire and ... The post Editorial: A teacher’s...
Editorial: There can be no trust without understanding
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Less than 30 percent of fourth-, eighth- and 12th-grade students are proficient in civics. In addition, a survey of 1,416 adults by the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) revealed that only one-third of those surveyed could name the three branches of government. And, while only one in three people can name all three branches, nearly ... The post...
Arts Glances: Cars & Coffee, Vafiadis memorial celebration, food pantry benefit concert
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The Seal Cove Auto Museum is hosting a special Cars & Coffee event on electric cars on Saturday, June 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The post Arts Glances: Cars & Coffee, Vafiadis memorial celebration, food pantry benefit concert appeared first on Mount Desert Islander.
Community honors resident with personal parade
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A longtime member of the Tremont community is no longer able to get out and about, so the community came to him.  Author information Victoria DeCoster | The post Community honors resident with personal parade appeared first on Mount Desert Islander.
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