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.
  • SWH District bond repayment based on old ordinance

    SWH District bond repayment based on old ordinance

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Officials of the town and the Water and Sewer District are trying to figure out who is on the hook for bond payments that cover the district’s projects. That question will go to voters in an upcoming special town meeting for which the date has yet to be set. When the Water

  • Butterfly tagging is highest yet at Charlotte Rhoades Garden

    Butterfly tagging is highest yet at Charlotte Rhoades Garden

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Charlotte Rhoades Park and Butterfly Garden is having a record year for tagging monarch butterflies to track their migratory patterns. “We’ve tagged almost 600 in the last few weeks, which is a record for us,” said Ann Judd, master gardener and secretary of the garden’s committee. Master Gardener Martina Dittmar thinks the

  • “Hot box” lobsters touted

    “Hot box” lobsters touted

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A lobster named Roscoe was the first to experience a technique lobster pound owner Charlotte Gill is hoping will be more humane way of executing lobsters. In an experiment to test the affect of cannabis on lobsters, Roscoe the lobster was placed for a few minutes in a covered box with about

  • Sky fest draws crowds

    Sky fest draws crowds

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Folks turned out to party with the stars at Seawall on Friday and on Cadillac Mountain on Saturday were rewarded with beautiful, clear nights. The star parties are the centerpiece of the annual Acadia Night Sky Festival. About 750 people turned out in the dark Friday at Seawall to view constellations, planets

  • Rhoades house to be demolished

    Rhoades house to be demolished

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — After at least four years of discussion, the house at the Charlotte Rhoades Park and Butterfly Garden is finally set to be demolished and replaced by a smaller building. At what is typically the end of the monarch migration from Maine, construction crews are scheduled to begin demolition on the building on

  • St. John the Divine celebrating 100 years in Southwest Harbor

    St. John the Divine celebrating 100 years in Southwest Harbor

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Episcopal church of St. John the Divine has been celebrating its 100th year throughout 2018 and two events scheduled this month are open for members of the community to join the fun. On Sunday, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. there will be guest musicians, a photo display and a big birthday

  • Neighbor wants abandoned property addressed

    TREMONT — A resident asked selectmen if they could do something about a run-down trailer at a Tremont Road property he says has become a hazard. At their Tuesday meeting, selectmen agreed to reach out to the current property owner, who lives out of state, to give notice of a future hearing regarding the property.

  • Playground rebuild begins

    Playground rebuild begins

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Construction on the downtown playground began last week and is expected to be completed by the beginning of October. Employees of R.F. Jordan and Sons began dismantling the aged pieces of the playground equipment on Aug. 28. They expect to be at the site until Sept. 18 leveling the ground, improving drainage,

  • Fisherman’s Co-op celebrates 40 years

    Fisherman’s Co-op celebrates 40 years

    CRANBERRY ISLES — In 1978, Bruce Fernald and Dave Thomas went to consult with an attorney about starting a fishermen’s cooperative and left the attorney’s office with a contract. “We had a purchase and sale agreement and away we went,” said Thomas. They were purchasing an existing lobster buying business, one that had been operated