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  • Cheer team 6th in Big East

    Cheer team 6th in Big East

    ELLSWORTH — The Mount Desert Island High School competition cheer team took sixth place at Saturday’s Big East Conference championships at Ellsworth High School. The meet was the first of four championship meets for MDI. The Trojans finished ahead of John Bapst, Orono, Washington Academy and Foxcroft. MDI’s next meet will be the Penobscot Valley

  • MDI may play 8-man football in 2019

    MDI may play 8-man football in 2019

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island High School is likely to switch to eight-man varsity football in 2019 after the Maine Principals’ Association Football Committee advanced a proposal to bring the adaptation of the sport Tuesday. Athletic Director Bunky Dow updated the high school board on the proposed change Monday evening. He will hold a

  • Island Police Log: Accidents strike twice

    Island Police Log: Accidents strike twice

    BAR HARBOR — A Bar Harbor man was involved in two vehicle accidents six days apart. Jordan Pelletier, 27, was in both an accident with a town plow truck Jan. 8 and a collision at the head of the island Monday. A 2018 Chevy Silverado town plow truck operated by Pelletier was turning from Ledgelawn

  • Contra dance

    Contra dance

    BAR HARBOR — Big Moose Band and caller Chrissy Fowler will host a community contra dance on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m. The free family dance, which will take place for the first hour, is perfect for families and beginners who have never contra-danced before. The regular contra dance will begin at 7:30 p.m.

  • Aquaculture rule changes

    Aquaculture rule changes

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine Department of Marine Resources will hold a public hearing Thursday, Jan. 24 at 5 p.m. at Ellsworth City Hall on proposed changes to aquaculture leasing regulations. This proposed rule would make a number of changes to clarify the aquaculture leasing regulations, including the elimination of redundant language. It would also make

  • Editorial: Out of sight, not out of mind

    Everyone will be glad when we reach the end of the current fraught debates over the handling of our municipal trash and recycling. But the prevalence of waste management in the public eye in the last couple of years has silver linings. It has improved residents’ working knowledge of the science, economics and policy involved.

  • Editorial: On the merits

    The town’s review of the planned expansion of an employee housing site on West Street Extension in Bar Harbor, owned by a subsidiary of hotel company Ocean Properties, continued this week. The proposal is to nearly double the footprint of the complex, constructing four new buildings and reconfigure the existing buildings to make the apartments

  • Scholarship honors Dow

    Scholarship honors Dow

    BAR HARBOR — A scholarship fund has been established at Mount Desert Island High School in honor of Student Activities Director Bunky Dow for his contributions to the school and its students over the past 30 years. The scholarship was announced at halftime of the boy’s basketball game against Ellsworth High School last Friday night

  • Women’s march set for Bar Harbor

    Women’s march set for Bar Harbor

    BAR HARBOR — Indivisible MDI will hold a Woman’s March Saturday, Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. at the Village Green. This event is held in coordination with similar marches throughout the U.S. to advocate legislation and policies regarding the principle that gender justice is racial justice is economic justice. The theme is, “Still Here, Still

  • Beer Fest Saturday

    Beer Fest Saturday

    BAR HARBOR — The Fourth Annual Winter Beer Fest will be held Jan. 19 at Atlantic Brewing Midtown from 1 to 5 p.m. The festival will feature regional craft brews, local food and live entertainment. “We’re excited to take to Cottage Street again this year with an even bigger event tent for visitors,” said Alf