• Letter to Editor: Independent thinkers

    To the Editor: Every day we hear about major fires in Brazil, Siberia and our West. Melting permafrost, sea ice and glaciers. Dying coral reefs. Record-breaking temperatures. Water shortages. More intense storms. Rising sea levels. Ocean acidification. And every day the overwhelming majority of climate scientists tell us that our climate is changing due to

  • Oyster farm hearing set

    Oyster farm hearing set

    CRANBERRY ISLES — The public will have a chance to weigh in on a planned 5.25-acre oyster farm in The Pool on Great Cranberry Island at a public hearing set for Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 3:45 p.m. at the Longfellow School. Lauren and Joshua Gray already hold a smaller, limited purpose oyster lease in the

  • Letter to the editor: Quarry concerns

    To the Editor: In response to the Viewpoint piece by Jeff Gammelin in last week’s Islander, I applaud Mr. Gammelin for being a good employer. Freshwater Stone has managed to stay in business and provide good jobs and benefits for more than 43 years without cutting stone from the bedrock in Hall Quarry until 2010.

  • Letter to the editor: Whale ‘rules’ story lopsided

    To the Editor: I am writing to you to address concerns I have regarding the recent (Aug. 15) news article “Lobstermen: rules threaten way of life” by Stephen Rappaport. Unfortunately, the reporter seems confused about the intent of the NMFS scoping hearing he was attending and reporting on. The article states, “The rules would require

  • Photography workshop

    BAR HABOR — Mike Leonard of “Photo Tourism by Mike” will host a talk on how to take better photos with a camera and cell phone Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. at the YWCA MDI. The event is co-sponsored by the Bar Harbor Whale Watch and precedes one of the Whale Watch’s lighthouse tours. “Bring

  • Island Police Log: Carriage road bike digger

    Island Police Log: Carriage road bike digger

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — A 66-year-old man cycling on a carriage road near Jordan Pond July 24 reportedly fell over an embankment after attempting to stop by sticking his foot onto a coping stone. He had minor injuries and was taken to the hospital. A 64-year old visitor from Connecticut fell while hiking the Great

  • Garden worship service set

    Garden worship service set

    MOUNT DESERT — Classical guitarist Kevin Morse will play at Seaside United Church of Christ’s annual Thuya Garden Worship Service on Sunday, Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. Parking is available at the Thuya Garden Parking area at the head of Thuya Drive and at the Asticou Terraces Trail parking on Route 3 in Northeast Harbor,