Ten years ago in these pages



From the April 19, 2007 Mount Desert Islander

Biblical proportions

Wind, with gusts in the excess of 60 mph, and heavy rain pounded Mount Desert Island for three days straight, flooding roads and downing power lines.

Rushing water caused a section of the Gilbert Farm Road to collapse, damaging three vehicles.

Nice tooth

Mount Desert town officials were looking at how to overturn a recent referendum vote to remove fluoride from the public water supply.

State law, however, prohibits revisiting any vote on the issue for two years.

Playing is the thing

Mount Desert Island High School musicians began fundraising for a trip to England to perform at concerts surrounding the annual New Year’s Day Parade in London.

During the five-day trip, students also will tour the city and visit historic sites.

Zoning out

Selectmen in Southwest Harbor voted to designate a Pine Tree Zone in the town. The Pine Tree Development Zone program was created by the Legislature to encourage business growth in targeted regions and industries.

In Southwest Harbor, the zone encompasses 70 acres on 12 parcels owned by boatbuilding firms and other marine-related businesses.

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