Articles by: Islander Staff

Islander Staff

Islander Staff

  • Stuck truck’s luck holds

    Stuck truck’s luck holds

    BAR HARBOR — The Feb. 16 snowstorm made for slippery going for drivers islandwide, but it’s doubtful that anyone had as much of a problem as one tractor trailer driver who got stuck three times before making it from Bar Harbor to Trenton. The truck, which had dropped off freight at The Jackson Laboratory, first

  • Soup’s on in Somesville

    MOUNT DESERT — A “soup and bread” event will be held at the Somesville Library, Route 102, on Wednesday, March 1, from 5-7 p.m. Homemade soups and bread from the Old Dog Bakery will be served. There is no charge, but donations are welcome. Used books will be for sale.  

  • All-Conference track honors

    BAR HARBOR — Several members of the Mount Desert Island High School indoor track-and-field team were named to the first and second All-Conference and All-Academic teams this season. Girls’ All-Conference First Team: Ashley Anderson, 200-meter dash; Tia Tardy, 400-meter dash, 800-meter run, 1-mile, 2-mile. Second Team: Anderson, 55-meter dash, 800-meter dash; Tardy, 400-meter dash; Zoe

  • Greif files in lawsuit

    Greif files in lawsuit

    BAR HARBOR — Any town resident has standing to bring a complaint of misconduct by town officials, resident and attorney Arthur Greif argued in a brief sent to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in a pending appeal. In November, Superior Court Justice William Anderson denied the original complaint, filed by Greif in February 2016. In

  • Student musicians star at First Friday concert

    Student musicians star at First Friday concert

    MOUNT DESERT — The First Friday Coffeehouse at the Northeast Harbor Library will take place on March 3, beginning with an open mic session hosted by Blue Gene at 7 p.m. and followed by jazz combos from Mount Desert Island High School. All performing artists are welcome to participate in the open mic and have

  • Healthy Acadia wins state funding

    Healthy Acadia wins state funding

    ELLSWORTH — Healthy Acadia has been chosen to provide disease prevention services in four areas. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services recently awarded funds to four statewide vendors to help Maine residents live safe, healthy and productive lives by addressing several primary drivers of chronic disease and addiction. Healthy Acadia was selected by

  • A decade along

    A decade along

    Ten years ago this month, Apple introduced to the world the very first iPhone at the Macworld Convention. A touch screen device with a virtual keyboard, it could take photos, play music, surf the web, send and receive text messages and occasionally place a cell-phone call. That first smartphone has altered forever how we interact

  • Safe in the storm

    Safe in the storm

    It may be hard to believe, with the current unseasonably warm weather, that barely over a week ago, we were reeling from back-to-back storms dumping more than three feet of snow over Mount Desert Island. Residents quickly fell into a cycle of hunker down, get out and shovel, clean up and get ready for the

  • MDI Biological Laboratory backs blood testing firm

    MDI Biological Laboratory backs blood testing firm

    BAR HARBOR — The MDI Biological Laboratory will provide incubator space and associated scientific resources on its Bar Harbor campus to Coagulation Sciences LLC, a Riverdale, N.Y.- based development-stage medical device company. Coagulation Sciences is developing the Multiple Coagulation Test System to help hospitals minimize or eliminate unnecessary blood transfusions and their associated risks by

  • Wildlands Snowshoe results

    Wildlands Snowshoe results

    ORLAND — Victor Skorapa of Freeport and Robin Clarke of Ellsworth were the winners of the Wildlands Snowshoe Run on Sunday, Feb. 19. Skorapa finished the course from Craig Brook National Fishery to Great Pond Mountain in 43 minutes, 19 seconds. Clarke finished in a time of 57:20. Michael Wade of Ellsworth finished second in