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
  • 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

  • Dem gubernatorial candidates’ forum set

    BAR HARBOR — Democratic gubernatorial candidates Donna Dion, Mark Dion, Mark Eves, Diane Russell and Betsy Sweet are set to participate in a candidates’ forum at Mount Desert Island High School on Wednesday, 23 May at 7 p.m. This forum follows a similar event several weeks ago with the Democratic and independent candidates for U.S.

  • Sea of Blue

    Sea of Blue

    MOUNT DESERT — Favorable weather and strong community support for the cause contributed to high turnout Saturday for the annual Sea of Blue Autism Awareness 5K run and walk in Northeast Harbor. Sixty-six runners, ages 10 to 79, completed the run. More than 100 walkers participated this year, and many brought dogs to join in

  • Trawl ban moves ahead

    Trawl ban moves ahead

    BAR HARBOR — A plan to ban trap trawls longer than five traps each in an offshore area is headed to the rulemaking process in the Department of Marine Resources after a referendum question sent to lobster license holders in the area came back with more than two-thirds support for the idea. The draft rule