Articles by: Amanat Khullar

Amanat Khullar

Amanat Khullar

Amanat Khullar is a sports reporter for the Mount Desert Islander. She comes from New Delhi, the capital city of India and graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
  • Schoodic Center is Acadia’s education arm

    Schoodic Center is Acadia’s education arm

    Since being relinquished by the U.S. Navy, the former base at Schoodic has been transformed into a world-class education and research center. When the base closed its property and buildings on the Schoodic Peninsula officially reverted to Acadia National Park, which already owned and administered much of the surrounding land. The Center’s campus including classrooms,

  • Isle au Haut is park’s remotest spot

    Isle au Haut is park’s remotest spot

    Alison Richardson spent her first summer on Isle au Haut, off Stonington, when she was seven. Fast forward 26 years, the Augusta native is now in her ninth season as a seasonal ranger for Acadia National Park on the island. “I am very attached to it, and I think that’s why I’ve never gone to

  • Island Explorer buses ease congestion, cut pollution

    Island Explorer buses ease congestion, cut pollution

    When thousands of adventure seekers flock to the largest island off the coast of Maine to immerse themselves in the earthy smells and picturesque sights of Acadia National Park, a well-connected bus system awaits to help them travel and explore. “I think we’ve meant different things to different people,” said Paul Murphy, general manager of

  • Acadia’s Trailmaster

    Acadia’s Trailmaster

    Three years ago when Heather Cooney interviewed for a seasonal position to help manage the account books and paperwork for the crew that rebuilds and maintains century-old trails of Acadia National Park, she was warned by a trails foreman, Gary Stellpflug, that her office would definitely not be an average workspace. Stellpflug welcomed her into

  • Products help share Acadia centennial pride

    Products help share Acadia centennial pride

    Julie Veilleux often spots people wearing baseball caps or encounters vehicles sporting the distinctive green and white Acadia Centennial Logo. It reads “Celebrate our past. Inspire our future.” “The amount of Acadia pride that you’re seeing when you walk around the town is incredible,” said Veilleux, co-owner of Window Panes, a home and kitchen store

  • Trojans crush Golden Bucks

    Trojans crush Golden Bucks

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School varsity baseball team defeated the Bucksport Golden Bucks 3-0 at home on Tuesday, May 24, and improved to 6-8 on the season. Matt Perconti pitched six innings, scattered seven hits and walked four players for the shutout. Riley Swanson pitched the final inning, striking out one

  • Trojans vanquish Caribou Vikings

    Trojans vanquish Caribou Vikings

    CARIBOU — The Trojan varsity softball team notched its first victory of the season when it swept the Caribou Vikings in a doubleheader on the road on Saturday, May 21. “We knew going in that we had a chance to beat them. I basically just told the team, ‘this is our time, this is what

  • Boys win, girls 2nd in home track meet

    Boys win, girls 2nd in home track meet

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School boys’ track team won at home on Friday, scoring 210 points over 19 events. The George Steven Academy (GSA) boys were second with 200 points, and Ellsworth High School was third with 88. The MDI girls were runners-up with 100 points, behind GSA, who won with

  • MDI sailors strong at Bulldog Classic

    MDI sailors strong at Bulldog Classic

    PORTLAND — The Mount Desert Island High School varsity sailing team took fifth place at the annual Bulldog Classic Regatta hosted by the Southern Maine team at SailMaine in Portland on Saturday, May 21. The varsity team had a total score of 103 points. The junior varsity squad of MDI sailors scored 32 points to

  • Trojans qualify for states, split with Hawks

    Trojans qualify for states, split with Hawks

    BAR HARBOR— The Mount Desert Island High School varsity tennis team competed at a singles tournament at Bangor High School on Saturday, May 14, where three MDI players qualified to advance to the state singles championship. India Janes, Drake Janes and Kaleb Payson are now set to compete against players from across Maine at Lewiston