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Islander Staff

Islander Staff

  • Big 11 football All-Conference

    Big 11 football All-Conference

    BAR HARBOR — Players from the Mount Desert Island High School football team were among those selected to this year’s Big 11 All-Conference teams last Thursday. MDI received three selections to the first-team offense with Elijah Joyce at running back, Gilbert Isaacs at tackle and Adam Burdzel at guard. Joyce and Isaacs were also named

  • Poinsettia Ball set

    Poinsettia Ball set

    Ellsworth — The annual Poinsettia Ball to benefit Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital is set for Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Ramada Inn. This year’s Poinsettia Ball draws inspiration from the golden age of train travel, when passengers moved from town to town across Maine on the rails. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit

  • Solar info session set

    Solar info session set

    ELLSWORTH — College of the Atlantic Community Energy Center’s presents a solar power information session Nov. 28 at 6 p.m. at the Ellsworth Public Library. The event is part of the Community Energy Center’s Solar for Businesses and Farms initiative. “This project highlights a community-oriented, interactive, grassroots approach to energy independence designed to help take

  • Work begins on new destroyer

    Brunswick — U.S. Senator Susan Collins delivered remarks a ceremony marking the beginning of construction of the USS Patrick Gallagher at Bath Iron Works’ Hardings Fabrication facility on Friday. According to U.S. Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer, the ship is named after Lance Cpl. Patrick “Bob” Gallagher. Gallagher immigrated to the United States from

  • Basketball schedules

    Basketball schedules

    BAR HARBOR — Winter sports practices and tryouts begin Monday at Mount Desert Island High School. This year a freshman girls’ basketball team will be added to the offerings. For the varsity basketball teams, preseason play begins at home Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend. The girls are set to host George Stevens Academy at 11 a.m.

  • Shellfish restoration

    Shellfish restoration

    ORONO — The Maine Shellfish Restoration and Resilience Project is seeking proposals for projects that will improve the management and conservation of clam flats and mussel beds. The grant program seeks to support new or expanding projects that restore shellfish flats, improve clam flat or mussel bed productivity, find and fix pollution, work with town

  • Big 11 football All-Conference

    Big 11 football All-Conference

    BAR HARBOR — Players from the Mount Desert Island High School football team were among those selected to this year’s Big 11 All-Conference teams last Thursday. MDI received three selections to the first-team offense with Elijah Joyce at running back, Gilbert Isaacs at tackle and Adam Burdzel at guard. Joyce and Isaacs were also named

  • Abbe offers free admission

    Abbe offers free admission

    BAR HARBOR — Admission to the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor will be free through the end of the year, thanks to a gift from Machias Savings Bank. In November and December the museum will be open Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Abbe is Maine’s first and only Smithsonian Affiliate

  • Islander students

    Islander students

    Geary earns scholarship BUFFALO, N.Y. — Maeve Geary of Southwest Harbor, a senior at Michigan State University, was recently awarded a Scholarship of Excellence for the 2018-2019 academic year from the Statler Foundation. Geary was one of 14 students recognized nationally and was honored at a reception and luncheon in Buffalo in September. She is

  • MDI honors local veterans

    MDI honors local veterans

    MOUNT DESERT ISLAND — Veterans Day observances here this year included a program at the Tremont Consolidated School, a Boy Scout flag retirement ceremony and gatherings at the Blue Star memorial marker and the American Legion post in Bar Harbor. On Friday, several local veterans visited the Tremont school for an annual Veterans Day Ceremony