Articles by: Faith DeAmbrose

Faith DeAmbrose

Faith DeAmbrose

Managing Editor at Mount Desert Islander
  • Flu shots recommended as viruses threaten to comingle  

    Flu shots recommended as viruses threaten to comingle  

    BAR HARBOR — Nobody wants to self-isolate for 10 days or quarantine for 14 days, but as we head into flu season under the grip of COVID-19, each and every sniffle is likely to induce a heightened response.   In a typical year, roughly 70 to 80 people in Maine die of the flu. In a typical year, approximately 10,200 people statewide are infected with

  • Former Chamber Director Chris Fogg dies at 54

    Former Chamber Director Chris Fogg dies at 54

    BAR HARBOR–Passionate. Dedicated. Hard working. That is how friends and former colleagues described Chris Fogg this week after learning that the 54-year-old died at a healthcare facility in Augusta.   Fogg served as the executive director of the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce from 2006 to 2014. When it was announced that he was leaving the post, chamber leadership

  • Statewide bond questions total $120M for internet, roads 

    Statewide bond questions total $120M for internet, roads 

    BAR HARBOR—Voters will head to the polls on July 14 to participate in the state’s primary election. In normal years, and by statute, Maine’s primary election is held the second Tuesday of June. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Janet Mills moved the date by executive order to July 14.   For those wishing to

  • Two vie for House 134 seat in Democratic primary

    Two vie for House 134 seat in Democratic primary

    DEER ISLE – Incumbent Genevieve McDonald will face a primary challenge from fellow Democrat Julie Eaton in the race for the House of Representative’s District 134 seat.    District 134 includes the towns of Frenchboro, Swan’s Island, Southwest Harbor, Tremont, Stonington, Deer Isle, Cranberry Isles, Vinalhaven, Isle-au-Haut, North Haven and the Marshall Island Township. Voting will take place on July 14; absentee ballots are available. There is no declared Republican opposition for the

  • The making of a museum 

    The making of a museum 

    BAR HARBOR – What if you threw a party and nobody could come? Hopefully that will not be the case for the Bar Harbor Historical Society, but as the finishing touches are put on its new museum at the historical La Rochelle mansion, the society waits to learn when the doors can open to the

  • To-go cocktails become a reality in Maine

    To-go cocktails become a reality in Maine

    BAR HARBOR — On Monday, the Maine Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages issued an update to its March restriction about to-go beverages, leaving the door open for restaurants to offer another option to takeout diners: cocktails.   Restaurants can now mix their signature spirits-based cocktails and serve them to go, providing they follow a series of rules:

  • Merchants Association wants to help

    Merchants Association wants to help

    BAR HARBOR – In a time when social distancing is keeping people from their daily routines and from their favorite places, the Bar Harbor Merchants Association (BHMA) is looking to find ways to keep local businesses connected to their customer base.   “While dealing with this unprecedented pandemic, our members need to know we are here for them,” said Julie Veilleux,

  • American Legion post looks to aid veterans in need

    American Legion post looks to aid veterans in need

    MOUNT DESERT — The Lurvey Wright Post No. 103 of the American Legion might not have a lot, but it wants to help veterans where it can. “We have a small treasury, but we are willing to share,” said Jack Tracy, who serves as the service officer for the veterans organization. Tracy said that “any veteran

  • Some eateries, businesses remain open on MDI – Updated

    Some eateries, businesses remain open on MDI – Updated

    BAR HARBOR — On March 18 Governor Janet Mills first issued an executive order mandating all restaurants, bars and non-essential businesses statewide close to the public. The order was extended on March 31 pushing the closed date until April 30 and further restricting the guidelines for those that remain open.   While eateries are allowed to sell their

  • Amid shutdown, kindness continues at Birch Bay 

    Amid shutdown, kindness continues at Birch Bay 

    BAR HARBOR—Since March 18 the residents of Birch Bay Retirement Village have been sheltering in place. Way ahead of the government directive,the doors were closed to the public, all group activities ceased,and the main dining room was closed by a vote of the residents.   “We have an amazing staff who normally go above and beyond,”