Articles by: Mark Good

Mark Good

Mark Good

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander
  • Los Lobos delights Criterion crowd

    Los Lobos delights Criterion crowd

    Los Lobos didn’t waste time with stage banter at their concert Friday at The Criterion Theatre in Bar Harbor. Instead, the band from East Los Angeles performed an almost nonstop set of music, drawing from their nearly four decades of recorded material as well as performing a few covers of other artist’s songs. The band

  • Fisherman charged with lobster violations

    Fisherman charged with lobster violations

    AUGUSTA – A Lamoine lobster fisherman faces losing his lobster fishing license for 10 years after he was charged Monday with fishing more traps than he legally is allowed, according to the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR). William Haas, 55, was charged by the Maine Marine Patrol with exceeding trap limits, fishing untagged gear and

  • Hook property buy  off table for now

    Hook property buy off table for now

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The latest attempt by the town to purchase the Hook property next to the Manset Town Dock was met with no response from the owner. Town officials late last month mailed a certified letter to owner Carolyn Hook offering to buy the property for $335,000. She was given until Monday to respond.

  • Tremont pot sales ban hearing Monday

    Tremont pot sales ban hearing Monday

    TREMONT — A public hearing Monday, Sept. 18, could determine if the town is going to pot or not. The hearing on a proposed ban of the commercial sale of marijuana is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the town office. Selectmen last month voted to get public input on the issue before making a decision

  • Parking group panned

    Parking group panned

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Everyone seems to agree that there is a shortage of public parking in town, especially in the downtown business district and along the harbor. Addressing the problem is another matter. Lydia Goetze, chairman of the Board of Selectmen, proposed the formation of a “working group” on parking Tuesday at the board’s regular

  • Store robbed at knifepoint

    Store robbed at knifepoint

    BAR HARBOR — Police apprehended the suspect in the Tuesday night armed robbery of the Circle K convenience store on Cottage Street minutes after he fled the scene. Officers arrested 26-year-old Sean Lavoie of Bar Harbor after spotting him walking near the intersection of Eden Street and the West Street Extension and charged him with

  • Probation violation charged in child porn possession case

    Probation violation charged in child porn possession case

    ELLSWORTH — The former pastor of a Tremont church held up as an example of rehabilitation at his sentencing last month for possession of child pornography was arrested Sept. 7 for violating his probation. Wayne Buchanan, 63, of Southwest Harbor allegedly violated his probation by using his computer to access websites and perform internet searches

  • Driver charged in fatal crash

    Driver charged in fatal crash

    BAR HARBOR — A man from Virginia was arrested Tuesday afternoon after his pickup struck and killed a Bar Harbor woman walking in the parking lot of The Chart Room restaurant in Hulls Cove. The driver, Justin Shell, 36, of Harrisonburg, Va., was charged with manslaughter and driving to endanger. The victim, 76-year-old Connie Birkenmeier,

  • November vote teed up

    November vote teed up

    TREMONT — Voters here will consider three local issues at the polls on Election Day, Nov. 7. Selectmen, in separate votes on Tuesday, unanimously approved putting a cruise ship moratorium, harbor management ordinance and a wharf and facilities ordinance on the ballot. A fourth local issue, a retail marijuana prohibition ordinance, could be heading to

  • Los Lobos to rock Criterion

    Los Lobos to rock Criterion

    Saxophonist and keyboard player Steve Berlin was working in Los Angeles with The Blasters when the relatively unknown band Los Lobos was their opening act at the legendary club Whiskey A Go Go. For The Blasters, led by brothers Phil and Dave Alvin, the early-80s gig was their debut on a major stage. “We thought