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]
  • Former chief’s appeal denied

    Former chief’s appeal denied

    ELLSWORTH — A decision was reached Friday in the legal battle between the Town of Bar Harbor and its former police chief that has stretched more than four years. His complaint against the town was denied in Hancock County Superior Court. Judge Bruce Mallonee upheld former Town Manager Dana Reed’s decision to fire Nate Young

  • Tales from the Long Trail

    Tales from the Long Trail

    BAR HARBOR — Author Anne O’Regan will talk about her thru-hikes on Vermont’s Long Trail and show some of the pictures she took along the way at the Jesup Memorial Library on Wednesday, July 18, at 7 p.m. O’Regan has twice thru-hiked the 273-mile Vermont’s Long Trail, first from south to north and then a

  • Sewer rates explained

    Sewer rates explained

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — When a new, independent Water and Sewer District took over those systems from the town a couple of years ago, it inherited a half-million dollar liability and systems that needed a lot of work, its leaders said at a public meeting last week. The district has been making steady progress in addressing

  • Former president addresses grads

    Former president addresses grads

    BAR HARBOR — There once were two neighbors, said Anote Tong, former president of the Republic of Kiribati, to the group gathered at the College of the Atlantic’s commencement ceremony Saturday. One of them had a tree in his driveway that made turning around in his car difficult. So he cut the tree. It fell

  • Bay Ferries disputes claims

    Bay Ferries disputes claims

    BAR HARBOR — The international ferry here operated with no government subsidy between 1997 and 2006, according to the private company that operated the service. That was a first in the 50-year history of the route, said Mark MacDonald, CEO of Bay Ferries Ltd. In discussions about the whether international ferry service could or should

  • Fire burns 1.5 shorefront acres

    Fire burns 1.5 shorefront acres

    BAR HARBOR — No one was injured and no buildings were damaged by a fire that burned 1.5 acres of forest on a Northwest Cove shorefront property Thursday afternoon. The fire was reported just after 2 p.m. at the 10-acre property on Town Landing Road. Firefighters from all four Mount Desert Island town departments responded

  • Home regatta caps MDI season

    Home regatta caps MDI season

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Rain that had been forecast in the “chance of” category Saturday afternoon held off, but no steady wind materialized, either. The eight high school sailing teams that faced off in the annual Great Harbor Regatta persisted, completing 16 fleet races over the course of the day in Turbo 420s. The host Mount

  • From Eagle Lake to Moose River

    From Eagle Lake to Moose River

    Maine has a lot of writers, and a lot of them write about how beautiful it is here. It would be reasonable to ask why, or whether, the world really needs another book with advice on bug repellent, reservations for camping in Baxter State Park and the odds of seeing a moose on Moosehead Lake.

  • Tennis splits with Raiders

    Tennis splits with Raiders

    BAR HARBOR — It hasn’t been the best season ever for the Mount Desert Island High School varsity tennis teams — both stand at 4-7 on the season — but Tuesday’s home match against the visiting Washington Academy Raiders had some very bright spots. For one, senior Emily Banks had her first victory of the