• New drysuits for Maine Patrol

    ROCKLAND — With a grant of $11,000 from the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund and matching funds of $3,352.75 from the Department of Marine Resources, the Maine Marine Patrol has acquired 15 dry suits to be worn in the dangerous on-deck situations that officers often encounter at work. In 2015, Sergeant Matthew Talbot and Specialist Corrie

  • Scallop drag license lottery

    Scallop drag license lottery

    AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Marine Resources is announcing a license lottery for four scallop drag licenses. The scallop drag license lottery will remain open until Oct. 26. Applicants may enter online at www.maine.gov/scalloplottery or may complete a paper application at the DMR offices in the Marquardt Building, 32 Blossom Lane, Augusta. DMR will

  • Lighthouse webcam

    Lighthouse webcam

    SWAN’S ISLAND — Three new webcams have been installed in the lighthouse tower at Burnt Coat Harbor Light Station, providing near real-time scenic views around the entrance to Burnt Coat Harbor. The webcams show views into the harbor, across the entrance to the harbor through the Western Way, and south southwest towards Heron Island. The

  • MDI falls to Boothbay at Pen Bay league regatta

    MDI falls to Boothbay at Pen Bay league regatta

    CASTINE — Four teams of high school sailors took advantage of the Columbus Day/Indigenous People’s Day holiday Oct. 8 to get in a regatta in Castine, sailing Maine Maritime Academy’s C420 boats. The Mount Desert Island Community Sailing Center team fielded two boats and finished fourth on the day with a final score of 105.

  • Neighbors go behind the scenes at Hinckley

    Neighbors go behind the scenes at Hinckley

      TRENTON — A few fans of Hinckley yachts got to tour the company’s shop on Friday as one of many events celebrating Southwest Harbor Week. One of those fans, George Soules, admitted the only water vessel he owns is a kayak, but he has a soft place in his heart for Hinckley boats. A

  • MDI sailors nab keelboat championship

    MDI sailors nab keelboat championship

    PORTLAND — Four Mount Desert Island High School students are set to represent Maine and New England in the National Keelboat Invitational in Florida in December after winning a qualifying regatta Oct. 7. Alec Fisichella skippered the J22 boat in the four-race regatta hosted by SailMaine in Portland Harbor. Lucas Ingebritson, Nate Ingebritson and Jake

  • Lobster dealer draws noise complaints

    Lobster dealer draws noise complaints

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A company operating on Clark Point Road was asked to stop operating a refrigerator truck a month ago because of noise complaints from neighbors. Selectmen approved funds at their meeting Tuesday for Code Enforcement Officer Don Lagrange to litigate a land use ordinance violation by MDI Lobster Company. Following complaints from several

  • BIW Contract  announced

    BIW Contract announced

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, along with Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin, have announced that Bath Iron Works (BIW) has been awarded contracts for four ships, in the amount of $3.9 billion, over the next five years pursuant to the Navy’s multiyear procurement contract. The contract includes options for

  • Aid Society aims to secure, save fish shack

    Aid Society aims to secure, save fish shack

    MOUNT DESERT — Members of the Otter Creek Aid Society agreed last week to install a combination lock on the door of the fish shack they own on Otter Cove — with only those members who use it to be given the combination — and to post a sign saying it can only be used