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Islander Staff

Islander Staff

  • Island police log: Newcastle man arrested after Route 102 crash

    Island police log: Newcastle man arrested after Route 102 crash

    MOUNT DESERT — A two-vehicle crash on Saturday afternoon led to both vehicles being towed, a hospital visit and an arrest. A northbound 2005 Ford Crown Victoria operated by William Morrison, 66, of Orono was stopped in traffic on Route 102, signaling a left turn onto Beech Hill Cross Road, when the following vehicle, a

  • Last chance contra dance

    Last chance contra dance

    BAR HARBOR — The Jesup Memorial Library’s monthly contra dance, featuring the Big Moose Band, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23 beginning at 6:30 p.m. This is the last contra dance of the year, and the caller for the evening will be Chrissy Fowler. For the first hour, there is free dance where beginners

  • Editorial: Harvest helpers

    “Come, ye thankful people, come,” goes the old hymn. “Raise the song of harvest home. All is safely gathered in ere the winter storms begin.” November is the beginning of the season of winter holidays, whose celebrations revolve around food. It’s also the abrupt end of seasonal employment for many. The first winter storms and

  • Editorial: Retirement savings lag

    Governor Janet Mills recently announced AARP Maine has designated the Pine Tree State as Age-Friendly because her administration committed to building livable communities “to make Maine a better place to live across generations.” Let’s help the state and AARP Maine move beyond kitschy designations by finding ways to bolster savings of working Mainers. A sufficient

  • ‘Life on Mars’ author to speak

    ‘Life on Mars’ author to speak

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Author Robert Klose will discuss his book “Life on Mars” at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. “The novel takes a satirical look at evolution vs. Intelligent Design — a sort of feint by anti-evolutionists to get creationism into the classroom by assiduously avoiding the mention

  • Winter sports begin Monday

    BAR HARBOR — Football season is still going for some schools around the state, but the winter sports season is set to begin next week as teams hold their first practices. Teams are eligible to start holding practices at midnight Monday, Nov. 18. The cheer, indoor track and wrestling teams will begin practices at 2:30

  • Librarian selected for statewide program

    Librarian selected for statewide program

    TREMONT — Bass Harbor Memorial Library Director Lisa Taplin has been selected to be one of 20 participants at the Maine State Library’s Academy for Small/Rural Library Directors program. This selective, intensive year-long program provides targeted training that gives participants the skills and support they need to be successful and to help their libraries not

  • Unicorn, dragon story time set

    Unicorn, dragon story time set

    BAR HARBOR — Youth Services Librarian Mae Corrion will lead a special dragons and unicorns story time at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. The group will read “Uni the Unicorn” by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, “The Dragon and the Unicorn” by Lynne Cherry and “How to Draw a Dragon” by

  • Human ecology on Japanese island

    Human ecology on Japanese island

    BAR HARBOR — Participants in the College of the Atlantic Human Ecology Lab and Island Odyssey program (HELIO) in Ōsakikamijima, Japan will join the COA Human Ecology Forum on Tuesday, Nov. 19 to speak about the impact of the program on both COA and Japanese higher education. The free event, which begins at 4:10 p.m.

  • Story slam at the Jesup

    Story slam at the Jesup

    BAR HARBOR — The next Words Unleashed! Story Slam, hosted by Jeff Miller, will be held at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. The theme is “Family Gathering.” “Stop by and share your own family gathering story,” organizers said. “Emcee Jeff Miller will keep you laughing and you will not