From the April 26, 2007 Mount Desert Islander
Up in smoke
Members of Bar Harbor’s Warrant Committee were at odds with town councilors in making a recommendation on an upcoming town meeting vote on an ordinance banning people from smoking in vehicles where children are passengers.
The committee voted 18-1 for voters to recommend on the town meeting warrant that the ordinance not be adopted. Councilors urged passage.
A plan for a six-acre aquaculture site in Trenton drew fire from a small but vocal crowd of shellfish harvesters during a public hearing on the issue.
Joe Porada was proposing to raise quahog clams on the mud flats of Goose Cove.
Rooster raises ruckus
A Bar Harbor couple was ruffled about a ruckus being raised by a rooster in their Hulls Cove neighborhood. The constant crowing is having a serious, negative effect on their quality of life, they told town councilors. The town’s police chief weighed in, saying there is no violation of state law or town ordinance.
Cop shop woes
Selectmen in Southwest Harbor agreed that the current police station is not adequate for the department. Still, their opinions varied as to whether to remodel and expand the existing station or build a new structure.
The board scheduled a workshop session to fully consider the options and decide how to proceed.