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  • Island police log: Newcastle man arrested after Route 102 crash

    Island police log: Newcastle man arrested after Route 102 crash

    MOUNT DESERT — A two-vehicle crash on Saturday afternoon led to both vehicles being towed, a hospital visit and an arrest. A northbound 2005 Ford Crown Victoria operated by William Morrison, 66, of Orono was stopped in traffic on Route 102, signaling a left turn onto Beech Hill Cross Road, when the following vehicle, a

  • Driver charged in fatal Acadia crash says blood draw was unauthorized

    By Megan Gray Portland Press Herald BANGOR — A man facing federal charges in a fatal crash is asking a judge to throw out a state-mandated blood alcohol test because the accident happened in Acadia National Park. Praneeth Manubolu has been indicted on three counts of manslaughter, two counts of operating under the influence and

  • Addressing bad roads one at a time

    Addressing bad roads one at a time

    TREMONT — Town Manager Chris Saunders has learned a lot about roads in the last year and a half as the town’s road commissioner. “It is challenging because I feel like Tremont gets a lot of grief,” he said; he often hears people say the town has the worst roads on the island. “This little

  • Teaching the meaning of Veterans Day

    Teaching the meaning of Veterans Day

    TREMONT — Rich Viera served 33 years in the United States Coast Guard, including a tour in Vietnam, but that experience was not enough to combat his nerves on Friday before speaking in front of elementary school students. “I always spoke at the classrooms,” he said about the annual commemoration event at the Tremont Consolidated

  • Parking lot draws cease and desist

    Parking lot draws cease and desist

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Main Street business owners John and Martha “Marty” Williams have been asked to stop using the parking lot they constructed earlier this year until the project is completed as approved by the Planning Board, per a notice of violation issued at the end of October. At their Tuesday night meeting, the Board

  • MLA unhappy with state’s whale protection plan

    MLA unhappy with state’s whale protection plan

    ELLSWORTH — Differences of opinion persist over how to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales from entanglement in fishing gear without decimating the Maine lobster industry. The Maine Lobstermen’s Association (MLA) announced that it would not support a plan developed by the Maine Department of Marine Resources “because it seeks reductions that exceed the documented

  • Storms, bridge work complicate fall decommissioning at boatyards

    Storms, bridge work complicate fall decommissioning at boatyards

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The recent string of fall storms with high winds, and a detour around bridge work near the Southwest Harbor-Tremont town line, made life a little more difficult for the boatyards working to get customers’ yachts “put to bed” for the winter this year. “With a storm a week, it’s certainly challenging,” Will

  • Quarry noise a moving target

    Quarry noise a moving target

    MOUNT DESERT — As public hearings focused on noise impacts of a proposed stone quarrying operation in the village of Hall Quarry continue, the Planning Board is working to clarify the basis on which they’ll make their eventual decision. No quantitative measure of sound levels is included in the Quarrying Licensing Ordinance the board must

  • Holiday fairs begin

    Holiday fairs begin

    Somesville Union Meeting House fair MOUNT DESERT — The Somesville Union Meeting House will hold its Holiday Fair on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The luncheon, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., will include homemade chowder or vegetarian soup, rolls and dessert. Fair items will include handmade crafts, baked goods, raffle