Articles by: Liz Graves

Liz Graves

Liz Graves

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander
Liz is an award-winning journalist who has been with the Islander since 2013. She grew up in California and came to Maine as a schooner sailor. lgraves@mdislander.com
  • Climate task force plan OK’d

    Climate task force plan OK’d

    BAR HARBOR — The town took a next step Tuesday in responding to the climate emergency it declared in November when a new town Climate Task Force was created, despite some uncertainty about the details of the group’s work and whether the town is the best entity to organize it. Town Council Chairman Jeff Dobbs

  • Charter change proposal tweaked

    Charter change proposal tweaked

    BAR HARBOR — Members of the town’s Charter Commission, which is charged with recommending edits to the town’s governing document, took final votes Monday on all but one of the nine questions they expect to put to the town’s voters in June. They plan to continue editing, and vote on, the remaining question, Question 1,

  • MDI basketball splits with Caribou

    CARIBOU — An icy interstate threw a wrench in the Mount Desert Island High School basketball teams’ planned road trip to Aroostook County last week. Instead of playing both Caribou and Presque Isle in one trip, the Trojan boys and girls took on Caribou Saturday, Dec. 28. The Presque Isle games were postponed to Wednesday,

  • Girls defeat MCI, Orono, WA

    Girls defeat MCI, Orono, WA

    BAR HARBOR — The young Mount Desert Island High School varsity girls basketball team had a productive week, with wins in two home games and one away contest. At home on Saturday against the Maine Central Institute Huskies, the Trojans nabbed their fifth win of the regular season with a 58-43 victory. Leah Carroll got

  • Boys fall to MCI in nailbiter

    Boys fall to MCI in nailbiter

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School varsity boys’ basketball team fell to the visiting Maine Central Institute Huskies 53-51 Saturday. It was a close, back-and-forth affair: MDI led 10-9 at the end of the first quarter, the Huskies pulled ahead to a 17-6 lead at the end of the second quarter. In

  • Boatbuilders explore local history in skiff project

    Boatbuilders explore local history in skiff project

    CRANBERRY ISLES — The weather this season has been a bit rough on Islesford, with many days the ferry couldn’t run and some power outages in fall and early winter storms. But islanders make the best of things, and this year one of the community’s winter comforts is seeing smoke rising for the first time

  • Fire burns Salsbury Cove home, no one injured

    Fire burns Salsbury Cove home, no one injured

    BAR HARBOR — A house on Shore Acres Road, off Old Bar Harbor Road in Salsbury Cove, burned in a fire Saturday afternoon. No one was home and no one was injured, Fire Chief Matt Bartlett said. The cause of the fire is undetermined, Bartlett said. A resident came home and found the fire and

  • Making of a living nativity

    Making of a living nativity

    BAR HARBOR — The Christmas season can be busy and stressful for families juggling work, school, events and parties, shopping, decorating … it goes on. But for about an hour and twenty minutes on two evenings each December, some members of the Bar Harbor Congregational Church get very quiet. “Mary treasured up all these things

  • Play zooms in on everyday miracles

    Play zooms in on everyday miracles

    BAR HARBOR — Some people are in the habit of going to see the local community theater group’s production of “A Christmas Carol” or other classic during the winter holiday season. Others prefer to binge watch more modern, romantic Christmas stories on film: Hallmark or Lifetime creations, say, or romantic comedies such as “Love, Actually.”

  • Girls best GSA, Narraguagus

    Girls best GSA, Narraguagus

    BAR HARBOR — At this point in the high school basketball season, earning playing time is the name of the game. So even though the preseason games held Friday at Mount Desert Island High School’s preseason Thanksgiving Tip-Off tournament won’t count in the official stats, the Trojan girls were playing like it mattered. “Every one