Articles by: Islander Staff

Islander Staff

Islander Staff

  • Sports Shorts

    Sports Shorts

    The Mount Desert Island girls’ basketball team closed out the regular season with a 31-24 win in last Thursday’s contest in Bar Harbor. 

  • Editorial: Keep the ban 

    Two years ago, Maine became the first state in the nation to ban single-use plastic bags. At the time, conservationists and environmentalists lauded the move and many believed the old adage, ‘As Maine goes’ would prove that it was just the beginning of similar moves around the country.   Sadly, that hasn’t been the case.  The bag ban, which was supposed to

  • Island Briefs

    Island Briefs

    Community Compass is holding a forum on Friday, March 5, at 5 p.m. where folks can ask experts about the new COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Sports Shorts

    Sports Shorts

    Acadia Fire Soccer Academy is looking for a new playing space to replace its old facility on Bar Harbor Road in Trenton. 

  • Editorial: Equally devastating  

    Every day for the last year, the Maine Center for Disease Control has released data about virus conditions in the state. It tallies new cases, hospitalizations and deaths.    Some days the numbers seem particularly grim, especially as we realize that each death marks the loss of a mother, father, sister, brother or friend.    Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, approximately 600 Mainers have died.    While the toll that COVID has

  • Editorial: Virtue of independent thinking  

    Senator Susan Collins’ vote to convict former president Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial did not go over well with state Republican Party leadership. Party Chairwoman Demi Kouzounas and members of the Maine Republican State Committee, including Hancock County leadership, expressed their outrage in a letter to Collins.    They wrote to “condemn in the strongest possible terms” Collins’ vote, reiterating their belief that the trial was

  • Island Briefs

    Island Briefs

    The Board of Selectmen has approved Mount Desert Town Manager Durlin Lunt’s recommendation to upgrade the position of treasurer/tax collector to director of finance/treasurer.

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