Articles by: Liz Graves

  • MDI Drama is tops in Maine

    MDI Drama is tops in Maine

    YARMOUTH — Mount Desert Island High School students and faculty earned their school its first state championship in the Maine Drama Festival in 20 years this weekend with their production of “The Insanity of Mary Girard” by Lanie Robertson. Director Casey Rush said he thinks the team was successful because all the elements of the

  • Sanctuary community petition is on warrant

    Sanctuary community petition is on warrant

    BAR HARBOR — Nonbinding resolutions declaring “sanctuary communities” will now come before voters both here and in Mount Desert at town meetings this year. According to the wording of the resolution, its purpose is “to ensure all visitors and residents may live free of harassment or arrest by restricting town and law enforcement personnel from

  • Port Authority option is open

    Port Authority option is open

    BAR HARBOR — Formation of a Bar Harbor Port Authority is an option for ownership and management of the former international ferry terminal property, after Town Council action Tuesday. The council voted 5-1 to support state legislation that would enable creation of such an entity. Councilor Clark Stivers cast the dissenting vote. Councilors Matt Hochman,

  • Acadian boys are junior high champs at annual Great Harbor Shoot-Out

    Acadian boys are junior high champs at annual Great Harbor Shoot-Out

    BAR HARBOR — A buzzer-beater 3-point shot from Caidin Lunt Sunday clinched the 44-43 Great Harbor Shoot-Out championship for the middle school Acadia Basketball Association boys’ Green team. The MDI varsity girls’ and boys’ high school teams were runners-up in their divisions. The three-day tournament included 140 games, 84 teams and six locations, organizers said.

  • Port authorities vary

    Port authorities vary

    BAR HARBOR — Town Council debates over possible future formation of a Bar Harbor Port Authority this winter have left some residents wondering what a port authority is. Seaports in the United States use a wide range of governance structures, according to the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA). Different entities might own, operate and

  • Industry rep sought for Bar Harbor cruise committee

    Industry rep sought for Bar Harbor cruise committee

    BAR HARBOR — The town’s Cruise Ship Committee now will have a seat for a “maritime industry representative” rather than a “fishing industry representative,” following unanimous approval of an ordinance change last week by the Town Council. “Over the years, it has been difficult to fill the fishing industry seat,” Town Manager Cornell Knight said.

  • WA wins Golden Wrench

    WA wins Golden Wrench video

    BAR HARBOR — In addition to performances of one-act plays, the Maine Drama Festival regional competition includes a special event designed to showcase the students’ skills in technical theater. Of seven schools participating in the Tech Olympics Saturday afternoon, Washington Academy took this year’s Golden Wrench for combined high scores in a relay race and

  • PETA files complaint over treatment of mice

    BAR HARBOR — A national animal rights group filed a complaint this month alleging that animal care technicians at The Jackson Laboratory neglected and abused the mice used in research there. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) filed the complaint with the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare at the National Institutes of Health

  • Fire destroys lobster shack

    Fire destroys lobster shack

    BAR HARBOR — The Travelin’ Lobster lobster shack on Route 102 in Town Hill was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived during Tuesday night’s snowstorm. The small restaurant building, less than a year old, was destroyed. No injuries were reported. Owners Phil and Kelly Corson plan to rebuild the restaurant, which opened in its

  • MDI’s ‘Insanity’ takes top spot at Drama Fest

    MDI’s ‘Insanity’ takes top spot at Drama Fest

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School drama program came out on top in Class B rankings at the weekend’s Eastern Regional competition of the Maine Drama Festival, as well as serving as the weekend’s hosts. Students in the drama program earned high marks for work both onstage and behind the scenes. Their