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Islander Staff

Islander Staff

  • SWH election lineup is set

    SWH election lineup is set

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Four people will vie for two seats on the Board of Selectmen at the May town elections. Jesse Dunbar, Ryan Donahue, former Selectman Ralph Dunbar and incumbent Lydia Goetze all returned nomination papers before the deadline on Friday, according to Town Clerk Marilyn Lowell. Selectman Tom Benson, whose seat also is up

  • ‘Queen of Heartbreak Trail’ author to speak

    ‘Queen of Heartbreak Trail’ author to speak

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Author Eleanor Phillips Brackbill will discuss her most recent book, “The Queen of Heartbreak Trail: The Life and Times of Harriet Smith Pullen, Pioneering Woman,” when she visits the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Tuesday, March 28, from 5:30-7 p.m. This is the first comprehensive assessment of the Klondike Gold Rush pioneer

  • Handbell choir to play children’s concert

    Handbell choir to play children’s concert

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Acadia Handbell Choir will present an evening of music, rhythm and stories at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Monday, March 27, at 6 p.m. The fun, interactive concert will have picture book stories, rhythm instruments and choo-choo whistles. The library’s home-school group, The Bookworms, will perform a special piece on

  • Four seek three seats in Mount Desert

    Four seek three seats in Mount Desert

    MOUNT DESERT — Four candidates are running for three seats on the Board of Selectmen in the May 1 election. Board Chairman John Macauley and former Selectman Rick Mooers have filed for the two three-year terms that are up for election. Selectman Dennis Shubert, whose term is up this spring, is not running for re-election.

  • Emera deal approved

    SWANS ISLAND — By a vote of 265-29, electricity customers on Swans Island and Frenchboro have approved the takeover of the Swans Island Electric Cooperative (SIEC) by Emera Maine. March 15 was the deadline for sending in ballots. The Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) last month approved the terms of the merger, which the two

  • LED bulbs to be given away

    LED bulbs to be given away

    BAR HARBOR — A Climate to Thrive (ACTT), the local group working to help Mount Desert Island achieve energy independence by 2030, has a new ‘bright idea.’ To get island residents thinking about energy efficiency in their own homes, the ACTT building efficiency committee will give away thousands of LEDs over the next two weekends

  • Health fair planned

    Health fair planned

    BAR HARBOR — A health fair will be hosted by the Mount Desert Island Hospital at the fire station here on Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free, annual event is open to the public and will provide an opportunity to learn about many resources for a healthy lifestyle. Wellness professionals

  • Tributes to David Rockefeller Sr. pour in from near and far

    Tributes to David Rockefeller Sr. pour in from near and far

    A selection from the hundreds of tributes paid to David Rockefeller Sr. on his passing on Monday at age 101. “Barbara and I were deeply saddened to hear that our wonderful friend, David Rockefeller, has passed from this good earth. So many knew him as one of the most generous philanthropists – and brightest Point

  • Spring sports meeting set

    Spring sports meeting set

    BAR HARBOR — There will be an informational spring sports meeting at the high school for Mount Desert Island High School students who plan to participate in baseball, softball, sailing, outdoor track or tennis on Thursday, March 23, at 6 p.m. At least one member of the student’s family must attend. Contact Bunky Dow at

  • Sharks shine at Junior Olympics

    Sharks shine at Junior Olympics

    BRUNSWICK — The Mount Desert Island YMCA Sharks tore through the competition last weekend at the Maine Swimming Inc. Junior Olympic Championships at Bowdoin College. The boys finished in third place behind Long Reach Swim Club of Bath and the Portland Porpoise Swim Club. The girls from MDI came in fifth place behind Long Reach,