Swan’s Island: Ferry commissioner coming to Swan’s Island

It won’t be long before business is booming for Ben Treadwell. He has been accepted into the diesel technology program at the Hancock County Technical Center; this is quite an honor for a limited number of students and Ben will commence studies in the fall. Ben, we are very proud of you!

Congratulations to Zachary Harvey, Mount Desert Island High School’s April 2019 Student of the Month. Adjudicators for this honor wrote, “Zack brings composure and a good attitude to all that he does. He has consistently shown growth both academically and personally over the past three years. As a junior, he is graduating early this June. He is dedicated to his academics and puts his full effort into classwork. We appreciate Zack’s friendly attitude and his ability to work well with all of his peers.” With commendations such as these, we know we’ll hear of many future successes for you.

Sonja Philbrook is a proud aunt: “Here’s a final update on Dori LeMoine‘s achievements at the recent Great Northeast Athletic Conference: Dori made the finals in all four of her events — discus, shot put, javelin, and hammer. She earned a new personal record in both hammer and discus and broke the school record in hammer.” Brava, Dori.

Karen Preston Griffin announces: “There will be a public meeting with commissioner Bruce Van Note and representatives from the Maine State Ferry Service on Saturday, June 1, at 1 p.m. in the Swan’s Island School gymnasium. One of the subjects discussed is ferry rates.” Donna Wiegle passionately entreats us to attend this meeting: “It is not only important to be there, but also important to have your voice and your message heard! Be prepared to speak up and speak out. This is our opportunity to let the commissioner know how last year’s ferry rate increase has impacted us and how a further increase will affect us. Islesboro has done a great job at getting their message heard, loud and clear. I don’t believe the commissioner has any idea what Swan’s Island residents think about ferry fares. If he is taking the time to come out to the island, we need to show up and tell him how we feel. Otherwise, he thinks we are just fine with last year’s increase and will be fine with an additional increase this year.”

Happy birthday to Ben Doliber and Chelsea Tripler Riedel. Anniversary blessings to Gary and Jeanne Hoyle and Lester and Nevora Stanley.

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Kimberly Haller

Kimberly Haller

If you have news to share, email or call me by Sunday noon if you need it to be included in the following edition. Email me at [email protected]or call me at 526-4488.

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