Articles by: Mark Good

Mark Good

Mark Good

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander
  • School septic engineering to begin

    TREMONT — The School Committee last week voted to accept an engineering proposal for dealing with the failing septic system at the Tremont Consolidated School. The committee, at its Nov. 8 meeting, voted to accept a proposal prepared jointly by G.F. Johnston and Associates and Atlantic Resource Company, according to school Principal Jandrea True. The

  • Acadia to take over lighthouse

    Acadia to take over lighthouse

    TREMONT — The scenic beauty of the Bass Harbor Head Light has been captured on an America the Beautiful quarter, an Acadia National Park centennial postage stamp and in thousands of professional and amateur photographs. Now, the keeper’s house at the iconic 159-year-old lighthouse could become a vacation rental under one use being considered by

  • 195-foot cell tower proposed for SWH

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A Florida-based telecommunications company is proposing to build a 195-foot communications tower on leased property off the Freeman Ridge Road. Vertical Bridge Development of Boca Raton, Fla., has an application before the Planning Board to construct the tower. If approved by the board, the company would build the tower on property owned

  • Water trustees wanted

    Water trustees wanted

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Discussion of adding two more members to the Southwest Harbor Water and Sewer District Board of Trustees proved divisive Tuesday during a meeting of the Board of Selectmen. At issue was how best to find candidates. The Maine Legislature recently approved an amendment to the charter for the quasi-municipal water and sewer

  • New boss same as old boss, temporarily

    New boss same as old boss, temporarily

    TREMONT — Faced with a gap between Town Manager Dana Reed’s last day and his replacement coming on board, selectmen on Monday appointed a familiar face to serve as interim town manager, Reed himself. Reed, in a Nov. 9 email to Kevin Buck, the chairman of the Board of Selectmen, agreed to accept the appointment.

  • Town manager interviews scheduled

    Town manager interviews scheduled

    TREMONT — Selectmen, after reviewing the resumes of candidates for the position of town manager Monday, narrowed the field from 28 to six. Those six candidates are to be interviewed on Nov. 27 and Nov. 28, according to Town Manager Dana Reed. Reed in August announced his decision to retire as of Dec. 1. In

  • Marina plan edges forward

    Marina plan edges forward

    TREMONT — A plan by the F.W. Thurston Company to construct a marina on Bass Harbor next to the town-owned Bernard wharf is to move forward under an agreement with the town. The plan to add floats to the north end of the Thurston’s dock had been on hold while a surveyor hired by the

  • Domestic assault suspect enters guilty pleas

    Domestic assault suspect enters guilty pleas

    ELLSWORTH — A Mount Desert man arrested in April for assaulting his wife at their home in Somesville has entered guilty pleas on three of the five charges filed against him in response to the incident. Michael Heniser, 39, recently pleaded guilty to charges of domestic violence assault, criminal mischief and obstructing the report of

  • LUO changes approved

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Voters on Tuesday gave the nod 305-247 to a land use ordinance amendment that proponents claim will spur the development of affordable housing. Interim Town Manager Marilyn Lowell said 571 of the town’s 1,585 registered voters cast ballots, a 36 percent turnout (see related story). The amendments apply to Zone B, which

  • Commercial pot ban squeaks by

    Commercial pot ban squeaks by

    TREMONT — Voters at the polls Tuesday narrowly approved an ordinance banning commercial marijuana businesses in the town. The marijuana ordinance passed 225-218, a seven-vote margin, and was one of four local issues on the ballot. Voters overwhelmingly gave their support to the three other issues. A 180-day moratorium on cruise ship activities passed 356-87.