Articles by: Islander Staff

Islander Staff

Islander Staff

  • Maritime Shorts

    Maritime Shorts

    Aquaculture lease  BAR HARBOR — The Department of Marine Resources (DMR) is holding a remote public hearing to take evidence on an aquaculture lease application for a proposed standard 10-year lease on a 3.36-acre site in Western Bay. The location has been the site of a limited purpose lease held by Matt Gerald of Western Bay Oyster Co. The site is

  • Editorial: Attracting remote workers 

    For many Americans, getting back to normal means returning to the office. But as the pandemic drags on, some employers (and employees) have discovered that the office is not as essential as it once was. With a laptop and high-speed internet connection, many desk jobs can be done just about anywhere.   A May Gallup poll of remote workers found

  • Editorial: More unity is needed 

    Last week marked the nineteenth anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. That day, four planes were brought down in an act of terrorism and nearly 3,000 Americans lost their lives. Most people who were alive that day are likely to remember where they were when the first plane hit the World Trade Center in New York City. If you remember that, you will also likely remember the unity that followed.  

  • Sailing Leaderboard

    Sailing Leaderboard

    Northeast Harbor Fleet  Labor Day Series for the Burton Gray Trophy Sept. 5-6  The Fleet’s Labor Day series marks the end of the summer racing season. With IODs and Luders racing together, 11 boats stormed up Somes Sound Saturday morning in the first race.   Auriga, sailed by Gary Madeira, worked left early and then led that group back to the center to put

  • Editorial: Moving the goal post 

    It is back to school (in one form or another) for many Hancock County kids this week and the stakes are high for students, staff and the nation as they all undertake the massive social and epidemiological experiment that is resuming public education amid a pandemic. It was just a few short weeks ago that local school boards approved their fall plans, and many details are

  • Editorial: Be proactive this flu season 

    Last month there were three confirmed cases of influenza in Maine. So far during the 2019-2020 flu season, which began in the fall of 2019 and is just about wrapping up, a total of 10,224 people tested positive for the virus—most commonly influenza A.  As we wind down from one flu season and prepare for