Articles by: Liz Graves

Liz Graves

Liz Graves

Managing Editor at Mount Desert Islander
Liz Graves is managing editor of the Islander. She's a California native who came to Maine as a schooner sailor.[email protected]
  • Learning from the Great Fire of 1947

    Learning from the Great Fire of 1947

    BAR HARBOR — The good news is, firefighting technology and capabilities have improved dramatically since a fire burned thousands of acres on Mount Desert Island 70 years ago this week. Communication and cooperation between local, state, trans-state and even international wildfire “compacts” is vastly improved. The bad news is, fire continues to be a very

  • Morseman, Frost win MDI Marathon

    Morseman, Frost win MDI Marathon

    BAR HARBOR — Gray skies and drizzle could not dampen the spirits of runners, volunteers and fans during the 16th edition of the Mount Desert Island Marathon on Sunday. When a trumpeter played the national anthem, and the cannon went off at 8 a.m. sharp, everyone cheered. Bryan Morseman of Bath, N.Y., was this year’s

  • MDI club sailing season concludes

    MDI club sailing season concludes

    BOOTHBAY HARBOR — Sunday was forecast to be foggy with light winds, but the MDI Community Sailing Center youth club team and the four other teams in the Pen Bay League headed to Boothbay to get in one last regatta. MDI finished fifth in this regatta and fourth overall on the season. The K.C. Heyniger

  • Bennett elected Trenton selectman, marijuana moratorium approved

    Bennett elected Trenton selectman, marijuana moratorium approved

    TRENTON — When Selectman Dick Vander Zanden stepped down in August, selectmen here decided they couldn’t wait until the next town meeting in May to fill the vacancy on the five-member board. At a special town meeting Tuesday, residents elected John Bennett to the board, Chair Fred Ehrlenbach said Wednesday. Voters also approved a 180-day

  • Volleyball downs Cony

    Volleyball downs Cony

    AUGUSA — The Mount Desert Island High School volleyball team defeated Cony 3-1 Tuesday, bringing the team to 8-4 on the season and a solid fourth seed in Class B. Set scores were 8-25, 25-14, 25-17 and 25-23. Senior Mackenzie Hanna had three aces, eight kills, one block and eight assists in the match. Julia

  • Island Aid set

    Island Aid set

    BAR HARBOR — Businesses across Mount Desert Island are planning fundraisers this week to support fellow islanders in hurricane-damaged communities in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. “The world as you know it is broken” when you see the hurricane damage, said Jeffrey Anderholm, who owns Bass Cottage Inn bed-and-breakfast with his wife, Teri.

  • MDI youth sailors make most of fall season

    MDI youth sailors make most of fall season

    ROCKLAND — Seven middle and high school sailors from Mount Desert Island competed Sunday in a Pen Bay League regatta at the Apprenticeshop, finishing fourth of six teams. Sailing for the MDI Community Sailing Center club team were Alec Fisichella, Lucas Ingebritson, Joey Minutolo, Sylvester Mays, Gabby Boord, Riley Donahue and Nate Ingebritson. Donahue and

  • Conners Emerson named National Blue Ribbon School

    Conners Emerson named National Blue Ribbon School

    BAR HARBOR — Conners Emerson School won a national award today for being an “exemplary high-performing school.” The National Blue Ribbon Schools award program from the U.S. Department of Education recognizes top-achieving schools based on overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. CES has won the award before, in 2004. This