Articles by: Islander Staff

Islander Staff

Islander Staff

  • New medical approach is topic

    New medical approach is topic

    BAR HARBOR — Josephine P. Briggs will address the subject of precision medicine at an MDI Science Café at the Maine Center for Biomedical Innovation on the campus of the MDI Biological Laboratory on Monday, July 24, at 5 p.m. Her talk is entitled “Precision and Imprecision: Science and the Art of Medicine” or “What

  • Kline to give glimpse of ‘A Piece of the World’

    Kline to give glimpse of ‘A Piece of the World’

    BAR HARBOR — No. 1 New York Times-bestselling author Christina Baker Kline will talk about her newest novel, “A Piece of the World,” at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, July 27, at 7 p.m. The novel imagines the life of Christina Olson, the real-life muse of Andrew Wyeth, portrayed in his iconic painting “Christina’s

  • Safety first

    Safety first

    Long a slogan embraced by the manufacturing and construction industries, the term “safety first” also should be the prime directive when it comes to debating the future of emergency dispatching services at a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) in Hancock County. Faced with staffing shortages and a need for more space, county officials are discussing

  • A conservation end run

    A conservation end run

    During the rancorous debate over the state budget earlier this month in Augusta, a last-minute proposal by Gov. Paul LePage contained several “stealthy,” yet enormously important changes in tax policy. Chief among them was a provision that could have led to the elimination of tax exemptions on land enrolled in the tree growth program or

  • Nell to perform at yacht club

    Nell to perform at yacht club

    MOUNT DESERT — Author, sailor and singer-songwriter Daisy Nell will read, perform and give tours of the brigantine Redbird at the Seal Harbor Yacht Club, 29 Steamboat Wharf Road, on Wednesday, July 26, at 10 a.m. Nell hails from the port of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass. During the summer months, she and her husband, Stan Collinson, and

  • Cruise ship committee

    BAR HARBOR — Following a request from resident Ken Smith, the town’s Cruise Ship Committee is set to consider a change to the ordinance that details the group’s composition. “It has come to my attention that Amy Powers is no longer the executive director of CruiseMaine,” Smith wrote in an email to committee Chair Eben

  • Plants predict climate change

    BAR HARBOR — George Jacobson, professor emeritus of the University of Maine School of Biology and Ecology and the Climate Change Institute, will give a lecture at Garland Farm on Thursday, July 27, at 4 p.m. Jacobson served as the state climatologist for several years. His talk will focus on how plants in Maine may

  • Pistol safety

    Pistol safety

    BLUE HILL — The Blue Hill Rifle and Pistol Club will offer the National Rifle Association Basic Pistol Shooting Course on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The course covers firearm and range safety review; fundamentals of pistol shooting; functions and maintenance of pistols, shooting positions and practical range experience. No prior

  • Seacoast Mission eyes major move

    Seacoast Mission eyes major move

    BAR HARBOR — The Maine Seacoast Mission is developing plans to move its administrative headquarters out of the Colket Center on West Street here. In a letter mailed Monday, July 17, President Scott Planting outlined reasons for the move to mission supporters and donors. “It is with mixed feelings that I tell you that the

  • Opera graces Criterion

    Opera graces Criterion

    BAR HARBOR — Donizetti’s opera buffa “Don Pasquale” will be presented by the Bar Harbor Music Festival Opera Theatre at The Criterion Theatre on Friday, July 21, at 8 p.m. Joey Desota is the stage director, Cara Chowning is the music director, and Fenlon Lamb is the producer of the only fully staged live opera