Articles by: Islander Staff

Islander Staff

Islander Staff

  • Acadia Scholars Program begins

    Acadia Scholars Program begins

    BAR HARBOR — A couple of College of the Atlantic students have been getting an up-close, behind-the-scenes look at Acadia National Park and Schoodic Institute this summer as part of the College’s new Acadia Scholars Program. Noah Rosenberg ’18 and Gemma Venuti ’18 spent their summer breaks as interns in communications and invasive plants management,

  • Eliot, Rivers book explores Little Long Pond

    Eliot, Rivers book explores Little Long Pond

    MOUNT DESERT — Storyteller Sam Eliot and photographer John Rivers will talk about their book, “Little Long Pond: A Field Guide to Four Seasons,” at the Northeast Harbor Library on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 5:30 p.m. Inspired by a lifelong passion for the pond and motivated by David Rockefeller’s gift of 1,000 acres to the

  • Already on a slippery slope

    Already on a slippery slope

    The discussion about e-bikes on the carriage roads at the Acadia Advisory Commission last week is a prime example of the group serving its intended purpose well. From the outside, the National Park Service and Department of the Interior bureaucracies can seem mysterious and daunting. Commission meetings offer a chance for park officials to explain

  • Visas boost local employment

    Visas boost local employment

    The paradox of the nonimmigrant H-2B and J-1 visa programs that allow temporary foreign workers to staff seasonal businesses is that they support local employment. The seasonal businesses that petition to bring these workers here from Jamaica, Eastern Europe and elsewhere must advertise for U.S. workers first and demonstrate that they can’t find enough help.

  • Boys win, girls second in cross-country meet

    EAST CORINTH — Mount Desert Island High School boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams finished a respective first and second at Friday’s meet at Central High School. Junior Thorin Smith was the top individual finisher for the boys’ team with a time of 16 minutes, 52.92 seconds. Nick Reznick took third with a time of 17:07.60,

  • BH Committees shuffled

    BAR HARBOR — The Town Council made three changes to ferry terminal property advisory committee subcommittees at their meeting Tuesday. Alf Anderson was moved from the “cruise with pier” subcommittee to the “other” subcommittee. Kristi Bond and Pancho Cole were elected to the “cruise with pier” and “maritime use” committees, respectively. Andrew Geel also was

  • Frost joins BHBT

    Frost joins BHBT

    ELLSWORTH — Jack A. Frost will join Bar Harbor Bankshares in October as vice president, director of community giving. Frost will oversee the bank’s charitable giving efforts. “Jack’s experience and focus will help further develop and strengthen our charitable giving strategy, which is so closely tied to who we are as an organization,” said Curtis

  • ‘Elusive heron’ subject of carving course

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — American bitterns will be the subject of a nine-week carving course at the Wendell Gilley Museum running on Saturdays, Oct. 7 through Dec. 9, from 1-4 p.m. Under the guidance of Carver-in-Residence Steve Valleau, both novice and experienced carvers can sculpt this elusive heron. A marsh-dwelling bird with earth-tone streaking, the American