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  • Petition asks Acadia to ‘honor principles’

    Petition asks Acadia to ‘honor principles’

    MOUNT DESERT — Voters at the May 2 town meeting will decide whether to authorize the Board of Selectmen to support the Aid Society of Otter Creek’s request that Acadia National Park “honor its original foundation principles.” Otter Creek resident Steve Smith circulated a petition to place the question on the town meeting warrant and

  • MDI musher completes Can-Am

    MDI musher completes Can-Am

    BAR HARBOR — Lily Anderson’s teammates have four legs each and names such as Whiskey, Mango, Owl, Alder, Twix, Lamborghini, Cello, Penny, Eddie and Fire. The Mount Desert Island High School senior and her team of 10 Alaskan huskies recently competed in the 25th annual Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog Races March 4 in Fort

  • 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

  • David Rockefeller Sr.: Philanthropist, conservationist dies

    David Rockefeller Sr.: Philanthropist, conservationist dies

    MOUNT DESERT — Longtime Seal Harbor summer resident David Rockefeller Sr. died in his sleep at his Pocantico Hills, N.Y., home on Monday, March 20, at the age of 101. Rockefeller was born in Manhattan on June 12, 1915, the youngest child of John D. Rockefeller Jr. and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, and the grandson of

  • Rockefeller cherished time spent on MDI

    Rockefeller cherished time spent on MDI

    When David Rockefeller Sr. was three months old, his parents brought him to Mount Desert Island for the first time. “I can’t say that I remember when I came then,” he said with a soft chuckle in an interview with the Islander in May 2015, a few weeks before his 100th birthday. “But I remember

  • Six charged in hare hunt

    Six charged in hare hunt

    FRENCHBORO — Maine game wardens and federal wildlife officials have charged six men for allegedly killing nearly 70 snowshoe hares over the legal limit on remote, uninhabited Great Duck Island here Saturday. Five hunters from Massachusetts and a man from Southwest Harbor were confronted Saturday, March 18, for allegedly killing 67 snowshoe hares over their

  • Wabanaki artists win big

    Wabanaki artists win big

    PHOENIX, Ariz. — Jeremy Frey, Passamaquoddy, won first place in Division B baskets (natural or commercial fibers, any form) and Sarah Sockbeson, Penobscot, won second place in the same division at the 59th annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market on March 4-5, which draws nearly 15,000 visitors and more than 600 of the

  • Rockweed harvest case is win for landowners

    Rockweed harvest case is win for landowners

    MACHIAS — If you want to harvest rockweed along the coast of Maine, you have to get permission from owners of the tidal flats on which the seaweed grows – at least in Washington County. In a case brought by three shorefront landowners against a Canadian seaweed harvester, Acadian Seaplants Ltd., Maine Superior Court Judge

  • Six charged in hare hunt

    Six charged in hare hunt

    FRENCHBORO — Maine Game Wardens and federal wildlife officials have charged six men for allegedly killing nearly 70 snowshoe hares over the legal limit on remote, uninhabited Great Duck Island here Saturday. Five hunters from Massachusetts and a man from Southwest Harbor were apprehended Saturday, March 18 for allegedly killing 67 snowshoe hares over their

  • MDI philanthropist, Rockefeller patriarch dies at 101

    MDI philanthropist, Rockefeller patriarch dies at 101

    NEW YORK CITY — Billionaire philanthropist and patriarch of the Rockefeller family David Rockefeller Sr. passed away Monday morning. He was 101 years old. Rockefeller, the last remaining child of John D. Rockefeller Jr., who helped fund the purchase and development of the public lands on Mount Desert Island that would become today’s Acadia National