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Permit parking OK’d for NEH
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An ordinance change that will allow residents of Main Street in Northeast Harbor to obtain off-street parking permits was approved by the Select Board May 16.  Author information Dick Broom Reporter at Mount Desert Islander Dick Broom covers the towns of Mount Desert and Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island High School and the school system board...
Can town meeting be saved from apathy?
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At the Mount Desert annual town meeting May, moderator Bill Ferm pleaded with the people still there not to leave. Author information Dick Broom Reporter at Mount Desert Islander Dick Broom covers the towns of Mount Desert and Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island High School and the school system board and superintendent's office. He enjoys hiking...
Acadia gets $500K for Great Meadow project
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Acadia will receive $500,000 in federal funds for the Great Meadow restoration project, which aims to improve water flow in the wetland, remove invasive plants and improve trails.  Author information Dick Broom Reporter at Mount Desert Islander Dick Broom covers the towns of Mount Desert and Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island High School and...
Three towns to share EV chargers grant
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The Community Action Grant was awarded by the Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future.  Author information Dick Broom Reporter at Mount Desert Islander Dick Broom covers the towns of Mount Desert and Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island High School and the school system board and superintendent's office. He enjoys hiking with his...
Two MDI teachers earn excellence awards
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Two MDI teachers are recognized for their acheivements, one as Teacher of the Year and the other as a STEM Scholar. Author information Dick Broom Reporter at Mount Desert Islander Dick Broom covers the towns of Mount Desert and Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island High School and the school system board and superintendent's office. He enjoys...
Lichtenstein given volunteerism award
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Phil Lichtenstein is this year’s recipient of Mount Desert’s Spirit of America Award. Author information Dick Broom Reporter at Mount Desert Islander Dick Broom covers the towns of Mount Desert and Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island High School and the school system board and superintendent's office. He enjoys hiking with his golden...
School’s budget actually shrinks
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It’s almost unheard of: A school’s budget is smaller one year than it was the year before.  Author information Dick Broom Reporter at Mount Desert Islander Dick Broom covers the towns of Mount Desert and Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island High School and the school system board and superintendent's office. He enjoys hiking with his golden...
ANP to install EV charging stations in campgrounds
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Acadia National Park plans to install electric vehicle charging stations in Blackwoods Campground this year and probably in Seawall Campground next year.  Author information Dick Broom Reporter at Mount Desert Islander Dick Broom covers the towns of Mount Desert and Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island High School and the school system board and...
Woman injured in fall from Beehive Trail
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A 57-year-old woman from New York suffered apparent neck and back injuries when she fell about 30 feet from the Beehive Trail on Thursday morning. Author information Dick Broom Reporter at Mount Desert Islander Dick Broom covers the towns of Mount Desert and Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island High School and the school system board and...
Lead, PFAS found at high school; drinking water safe
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Mount Desert Island High School Principal Matt Haney emphasized that the water that comes through the school’s drinking fountains is already filtered and safe to drink.  Author information Dick Broom Reporter at Mount Desert Islander Dick Broom covers the towns of Mount Desert and Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island High School and the school...
Pretty Marsh land sale sets modern record
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In what is believed to be Mount Desert Island’s largest land sale in at least 25 years, 228 acres of woodland off Indian Point Road in Pretty Marsh were sold in March for $855,000.   Author information Dick Broom Reporter at Mount Desert Islander Dick Broom covers the towns of Mount Desert and Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island High School...
$350K sought for MDI hazardous waste facility
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Acadia Disposal District is asking for at least $350,000 in federal funds to build a facility for year-round collection of household hazardous waste and universal waste (UW) for the MDI region.  Author information Dick Broom Reporter at Mount Desert Islander Dick Broom covers the towns of Mount Desert and Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island High...
Online discussion with Brian Langley
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SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Former state senator and state Senate candidate Brian Langley will participate in an online discussion on Friday, May 13, at 9 a.m. in a program sponsored by Acadia Senior College. Langley will share his commitments as a Republican candidate and talk about the Republican Party he believes we need for the future. ...
COVID surge prompts school masking
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Due to an upsurge in COVID-19 cases in Hancock County, masks must be worn by everyone in all the schools in the Mount Desert Island Regional School System through at least this Friday. Author information Dick Broom Reporter at Mount Desert Islander Dick Broom covers the towns of Mount Desert and Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island High School and...
Voters OK $5.2M for fire station expansion
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By a margin of 61-25, voters at the annual town meeting Tuesday night authorized the town to borrow up to $5.24 million to expand the fire station in Northeast Harbor.  Author information Dick Broom Reporter at Mount Desert Islander Dick Broom covers the towns of Mount Desert and Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island High School and the school...
College planning talk May 12
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SOUTHWEST HARBOR — On Thursday, May 12, from 3 to 4 p.m., the Southwest Harbor Public Library will host a free educational event titled “College: Getting There from Here.” The speaker is David Lewis, financial advisor with Edward Jones. Lewis will discuss college savings goals, strategies and 529 college savings plans. To register for this...
Bill would designate Acadia land for housing
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If the bill passes Congress, the National Park Service would be directed to work with the towns and other stakeholders on MDI to develop a plan to use the Town Hill parcel for affordable year-round and seasonal employee housing.   Author information Dick Broom Reporter at Mount Desert Islander Dick Broom covers the towns of Mount Desert and...
Glen Mary pool won’t open this year
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The popular wading pool at Glen Mary Park will be closed this summer and very likely next summer as well because the water pipes beneath the pool are falling apart and need to be replaced.  Author information Dick Broom Reporter at Mount Desert Islander Dick Broom covers the towns of Mount Desert and Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island High...
Landings value shatters record
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For the second year in a row, fishermen bringing their catch ashore in Southwest Harbor landed the town a seventh-place spot on the state’s Department of Marine Resources list of top 10 ports by value with a total catch of $20,720,000. Author information Cyndi Wood Managing Editor Cyndi is managing editor of The Ellsworth American. The Ellsworth...
Quarry license denial appealed
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Harold MacQuinn Inc. and Freshwater Stone have appealed the Planning Board’s denial of their application for a license to resume quarrying in Hall Quarry.  Author information Dick Broom Reporter at Mount Desert Islander Dick Broom covers the towns of Mount Desert and Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island High School and the school system board...
Applications being accepted for weeklong music festival
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Arthur Russell Week is now accepting applications for youth and adult sessions for a music festival that will take place in Southwest Harbor in July.  The post Applications being accepted for weeklong music festival  appeared first on Mount Desert Islander.
No Mow May aids pollination
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The idea is to let grass grow uncut during the month of May to provide habitat and forage for bees and other springtime pollinators. Author information Dick Broom Reporter at Mount Desert Islander Dick Broom covers the towns of Mount Desert and Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island High School and the school system board and superintendent's...
$5.2M for fire station tops May 3 warrant
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Voters at the annual town meeting on May 3 will be asked to authorize the town to borrow up to $5.24 million to expand the fire station in Northeast Harbor.  Author information Dick Broom Reporter at Mount Desert Islander Dick Broom covers the towns of Mount Desert and Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island High School and the school system board...
Grohoski to give online talk May 6
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SOUTHWEST HARBOR — On Friday, May 6, at 9 a.m., Acadia Senior College will host an online talk by state Rep. and state Senate candidate Nicole Grohoski. She will offer her perspectives on the future of our state and the work needed to get us there. Grohoski is in her second term in the Maine ...
Pair taken into custody following 43-mile chase
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ELLSWORTH — Holden Police Chief Chris Greeley says two people were taken into custody Tuesday night after leading one of his officers on a pursuit from Holden to the Seawall in Southwest Harbor. That’s a 43-mile stretch, according to Google maps. The pair, driving in a 2007 Ford F150, were stopped after other police agencies ...
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