Articles by: Mark Good

Mark Good

Mark Good

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander
  • Bridge work set to begin next fall

    Bridge work set to begin next fall

    TREMONT — Two bridge replacement projects scheduled to begin here next year are bound to cause delays and, in one case, require a lengthy detour through the Seawall section of Acadia National Park. About a dozen people attended a Dec. 13 public hearing on the replacement of the Clark Bridge near the Tremont Consolidated School

  • Tremont budget process begins

    TREMONT — Selectmen wasted no time Monday in approving a motion to include $82,500 in funding requests from nonprofit organizations in the budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. The requests include $44,000 for the Southwest Harbor-Tremont Ambulance Service, $20,275 for Harbor House, $3,500 for the Tremont Historical Society and $14,700 in other requests. Chris Eaton’s

  • Marijuana moratorium tabled again

    Marijuana moratorium tabled again

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Two selectmen objected to discussing a moratorium on commercial marijuana Tuesday, saying the board had agreed to table the issue until the Maine Legislature makes decisions about regulating the commercial market opened by a statewide referendum vote at the November 2016 elections. Board Chair Lydia Goetze opened the discussion of the agenda

  • Cruise ship ban floated

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Harbor Committee here is recommending a permanent ban on cruise ships and other large vessels using the waters of the town. Harbor Committee members Anne Napier, Corey Pettegrow and John Stanley attended a Dec. 12 meeting of the Board of Selectmen to report on three recommendations the committee has regarding cruise

  • Students screen documentary films

    Students screen documentary films

    The red carpet might have been construction paper, but the films were certainly Oscar-worthy as eighth-graders at the Pemetic Elementary School in Southwest Harbor last week showed and discussed the documentaries they made for a class project. The topics the 10 students in teacher Kelli Rich’s class took on in their short films went far

  • Library raises fundraising bar

    Library raises fundraising bar

    TREMONT — After meeting its $350,000 fundraising goal last month, the Bass Harbor Memorial Library has decided to set a new goal of $450,000. The $350,000 capital campaign, which kicked off in September, was initiated to raise money for an addition and improvements at the library, which is part of the town of Tremont. The

  • Fire facility sparks concerns

    Fire facility sparks concerns

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Selectmen Tuesday questioned the cost of a regional fire training facility and funding for a school playground but, in both cases, decided to consider the requests for funds during budget discussions in January. Fire Chief Jack Martel was at the meeting to discuss money for the next phase of a proposed facility

  • Suspected drug dealers indicted

    Suspected drug dealers indicted

    ELLSWORTH — Three people arrested in a July drug bust in Southwest Harbor were indicted Dec. 7 by a Hancock County grand jury. Scott Cote, 30, Shannon Wass, 43, both of Southwest Harbor, and Torrie McIntosh-Figueroa, 26, of Brooklyn, N.Y., were among the six people arrested July 14 after agents with the Maine Drug Enforcement

  • Former chief’s trial ends: Decision expected in spring

    Former chief’s trial ends: Decision expected in spring

    ELLSWORTH — It will be at least March before a decision is made in former Police Chief Nate Young’s lawsuit against the town of Bar Harbor. Testimony in the nonjury trial concluded last week in Hancock County Superior Court with Justice Bruce Mallonee noting it had been a “long and arduous” process and setting the

  • Cruise ship next steps

    Cruise ship next steps

    TREMONT — Voters at the polls last month approved 356-87 a 180-day moratorium on cruise ship activities. Town Manager Dana Reed urged selectmen to consider how they wish to proceed in developing an ordinance regarding the activity. Reed said two options appear to be the most viable: sending the job along to the Planning Board