Articles by: Mark Good

Mark Good

Mark Good

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander
  • Selectmen to consider help with town manager search

    Selectmen to consider help with town manager search

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Selectmen are to decide at their Dec. 12 meeting whether to hire the Maine Municipal Association (MMA) to aid them in their search for a new town manager. Town Manager Don Lagrange, who is on medical leave, announced earlier this year that he would leave the job as of June 30. At

  • ‘Peregrines’ chosen for school mascot

    ‘Peregrines’ chosen for school mascot

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Respect was the topic of an assembly Monday at the Pemetic Elementary School that included a student-produced video and the renaming of the school’s sports teams. The school’s sports teams have been known as the Pemetic Indians. The name was dropped after the moniker was deemed inappropriate and has not been used

  • Danny Harper remains ‘Country to the Core’

    Danny Harper remains ‘Country to the Core’

    On “The Real Deal,” the first track on Danny Harper’s new CD “On the Edge,” the Tremont musician decries what passes for country music on the airwaves today while proclaiming that he remains “a tried and true traditionalist.” Two songs later, he cements his allegiance to that musical tradition with the autobiographical “Country to the

  • Longtime dispatcher honored

    Longtime dispatcher honored

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Ben Harper, who retired this year after 37 years as emergency dispatcher for the town, was honored Monday for his service in a ceremony at the police station. Harper, a Tremont native, started his marathon stint on Jan. 20, 1980. His official retirement date is June 24, 2017, but Chief Alan Brown

  • Santa set to visit SWH

    Santa set to visit SWH

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Harbor House is once again organizing events surrounding Santa Claus’ annual visit to the town. Santa is scheduled to land in town at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8, and board one of the town’s fire trucks for the trip to the Village Green, where he’ll light the town’s Christmas tree. Weather

  • Bridge work hearing is set

    Bridge work hearing is set

    TREMONT — The Maine Department of Transportation has scheduled a public meeting to discuss the replacement of two bridges in town for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, at the town office. The Clark Bridge on the Tremont Road and the Marsh Bridge, known locally as the “Adams Bridge,” which spans the town lines between Tremont

  • Push on for cruise ship regulation

    Push on for cruise ship regulation

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — It’s been more than 90 days since residents voted 119-0 to adopt a 180-day moratorium on cruise ship activity, and selectmen are urging the Harbor Committee and Planning Board to get to work on developing ordinance changes to address the issue. The chairman of the Board of Selectmen, Lydia Goetze, stressed the

  • Pot poll questions rejected

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Selectmen last week agreed to put three new questions before residents on an online polling site but rejected posting questions about retail marijuana businesses in the town. Board members discussed posting the questions on the Polco site during their Nov. 14 meeting. Board Chairman Lydia Goetze suggested the questions, as she had

  • 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

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