Ten years ago in these pages



From the April 12, 2007 Mount Desert Islander

Awh shucks

A former Tremont man was named “Fastest Shucker in the East” at the Boston International Seafood Show.

William “Chopper” Young shucked two dozen oysters in two minutes to earn the title. In January, Young won a similar competition at the Mohegan Sun Oyster Open in Connecticut.

Cop shop blues

Selectmen in Southwest Harbor were lukewarm about police Chief David Chapais’ proposal to expand the police station into adjacent space in the municipal building made available by the fire department’s move to a new facility.

The plan was not efficient and would drive up the cost of the project unnecessarily, they claimed.

Destination fun

A team of sixth graders from the Conners Emerson School in Bar Harbor were getting ready for the national Destination ImagiNation competition after taking first place at the state meet in Orono.

In the problem-solving competition, the students performed a skit about the invention of a card game and then used 20 cards to create a structure that supported 170 pounds.

Off cruise control

Plans submitted to the Bar Harbor Planning Board for a cruise ship screening facility for the Harborside Hotel were withdrawn after the board questioned whether parking requirements were adequate.

Harborside representative Eben Salvatore pulled the application, arguing the hotel already had met the parking standards.

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