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Islander Staff

Islander Staff

  • Wharf bid tentatively awarded

    Wharf bid tentatively awarded

    TREMONT — Charles Bradley Construction was awarded the bid to reconstruct aspects of the town’s wharf in Bernard, pending the state’s Department of Transportation approval. Bids were opened on Tuesday and selectmen awarded the bid at their meeting that night in order to begin construction as soon as possible. Charles Bradley Construction offered to rebuild

  • Japan talk set for Feb. 7

    Japan talk set for Feb. 7

    BAR HARBOR—Alan Wittenberg first visited Japan in 1983, since then he has visited the country more than 30 times. He has visited for reasons including his involvement in music therapy, the Surry Opera Company and Buddhism as well as cross international exchange for his academic and cultural pursuits. Join Wittenberg as he shares photos and

  • Community School open house set

    Community School open house set

    MOUNT DESERT — The Community School of Mount Desert Island will hold an open house on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Prospective students and their families are invited to tour the school’s Somesville campus, located at 585 Sound Drive, observe work across the grades, talk with current families and teachers, and enjoy some

  • Ventless trap survey seeks participants

    Ventless trap survey seeks participants

    WEST BOOTHBAY HARBOR — The Maine Department of Marine Resources, in cooperation with the Gulf of Maine Lobster Foundation, is seeking industry participants for the Regional Ventless Trap Program through a competitive bid process. The cooperative research project between industry and scientists from Maine to New York seeks data on relative lobster abundance and size

  • Lobster and trade deal

    Lobster and trade deal

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) announced last Wednesday that the Phase One Trade Deal signed by the United States and China today includes a provision expected to benefit Maine’s lobster industry. The deal, focused on overall structural reform in China, includes purchase agreements formalizing China’s commitment to buy more American goods and

  • Goose Cove aquaculture

    Goose Cove aquaculture

    TRENTON — A new 6-acre farm for suspended culture of shellfish is planned in Goose Cove in Western Bay. A scoping session for Brian Harvey’s planned operation is set for Monday, Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the town office. Scoping sessions are required to be held by the prospective standard lease applicant after submitting

  • Exploring censorship in contemporary China

    Exploring censorship in contemporary China

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — University of Maine professor Kristin Vekasi will give a Camden Conference talk “Beyond the Great Firewall: Censorship and Politics in Contemporary China” at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 1:30-3 p.m. Vekasi will present that the Chinese government has a sophisticated censorship regime, where they directly control or

  • Sea exploration talk set

    Sea exploration talk set

    BAR HARBOR — Deep-sea explorer and College of the Atlantic alumna Allison Fundis will discuss her experiences searching for Amelia Earhart’s plane with famed explorer Robert Ballard. She will speak at the COA Human Ecology Forum on Thursday, Jan. 30. The free event will be held in McCormick Lecture Hall at 4:10 p.m. As the

  • ‘Game On’ event set for Jan. 25

    ‘Game On’ event set for Jan. 25

    BAR HARBOR — The third annual “Game On” event is set for Saturday, Jan. 25 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Bar Harbor Congregational Church. It will be a full day of card, board, video and kid games, as well as fantasy and role-playing games and more. There is no entry fee, but

  • Park advisory meeting set

    Park advisory meeting set

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — The Acadia Advisory Commission will meet at park headquarters on Monday, Feb. 3, at 1 p.m. The meeting is open to the public, and there will be an opportunity for public comment. First on the agenda is the required annual ethics training for commission members conducted by teleconference by the Department