Articles by: Sarah Hinckley

Sarah Hinckley

Sarah Hinckley

Sarah Hinckley covers the towns of Southwest Harbor, Tremont and neighboring islands. Send story ideas and information to shinckley@mdislander.com.
  • Love is in the air: Florist preps for big holiday

    Love is in the air: Florist preps for big holiday

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Between them, Jennie Keene and Rhoda Burke have more than 75 years of experience working with flowers, which will give them an edge when it comes to creating the perfect Valentine’s Day bouquet. Both got started in high school, training at well-established businesses and have continued primping petals, trimming thorns and designing

  • SWH stuck with trash bill

    SWH stuck with trash bill

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — There are sure to be hiccups during the first year a company works to become fully operational and Coastal Resources of Maine (CRM) at Fiberight is no exception, but the town is being asked to absorb the cost of that learning curve. In a letter sent to the town from Eastern Maine

  • Septic business files appeal

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A lawyer representing the owner of Royal Flush Septic has filed an appeal of a Dec. 18 Board of Appeals ruling directing the town code enforcement officer to issue a cease and desist notice to the business regarding the transfer of waste from one vehicle to another on the property. The appeal

  • Coastie raps poetic

    Coastie raps poetic

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — It’s safe to say Trevor Thomas could give Vanilla Ice a run for his money in a rap-off. Thomas is a fireman in the U.S. Coast Guard stationed here and works on the ice cutting boat Bridle. He recently released a self-produced video of his version of the Vanilla Ice classic, “Ice

  • Manset project engineer picked

    Manset project engineer picked

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — After consideration at three selectmen’s meetings, board members have finally selected an engineering firm to help design the Manset dock project. At a meeting Tuesday night, the board voted 3-2 in favor of hiring CES, Inc. to design and assist with the permitting of changes to the area that includes what is

  • Deer rescued from Hodgdon Pond

    Deer rescued from Hodgdon Pond

    TREMONT — An ice fisherman out on Hodgdon Pond Wednesday, Jan. 8 spotted a deer that had fallen through the ice. The Maine Warden Service received a call around 11 a.m. about a deer that had fallen through the ice, outside the Acadia National Park boundary. A man who lives near Hodgdon Pond made the

  • Library asks for more funds

    Library asks for more funds

    TREMONT — After selecting a contractor to complete the library’s expansion project, selectmen authorized the use of operating funds in case the money is needed to complete construction. “Our goal is not to use it, but we don’t have enough in the capital reserve fund to pay for the contract you just approved,” Mike Hays,

  • Parking lot owner agrees to install gate

    Parking lot owner agrees to install gate

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Main Street parking lot owner John Williams has agreed to install a fence with a gate across one entrance at 3 Rod Road and keep the other two access points open, although neighbors debated his legal right to do so. At another standing room only Planning Board meeting Thursday, Jan. 2, neighbors

  • Show not tell

    Show not tell

    BAR HARBOR — What’s in a word? Each of us has our own internal dictionary based on our life experience. We associate images and feelings with specific words. Students in the Mount Desert Island High School National Arts Honor Society were given a word and asked to bring its meaning to life with an image