• Boys fall to Oceanside

    Boys fall to Oceanside

    The MDI boys’ team lost for the second time this season Saturday when it fell to a 50-48 defeat to Oceanside in Rockland. The Trojans (6-2) led by seven at halftime before Oceanside outscored them 16-8 in the third quarter. Despite 15 points from MDI in the fourth, the Mariners (7-2) held on to earn

  • Swan’s Island: Writers to gather

    Gary Rainford entices us to get the creative juices flowing: “Let’s begin the New Year together, writers gathering with other writers. ‘Swan’s Island Writes 2019’ will have two sessions per month, starting in January. These sessions are for anybody interested in creative writing fellowship. Bring a writing project or let’s start one together. We will

  • Rentals to get more scrutiny

    Rentals to get more scrutiny

    BAR HARBOR — Renting a private room or residence for periods of less than five days is not allowed under the town’s current ordinance. The town council took major steps to enforce that rule this week when it moved to engage a private company for enforcement and to hike the fee for vacation rentals. The

  • Letter to Editor: Personal tragedy

    To the Editor: I wrote and sent the following letter this week to Sen. Susan Collins, Sen. Angus King and Rep. Jared Golden. “A month has passed since the horrific shooting at Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California. Have you forgotten already? I hope not because my cousin Telemachus Orfanos died there. He

  • Letter to Editor: Puppet politicians

    To the Editor: President Trump declared “almost a complete victory” after learning of the results of the midterm elections. However, this is another fabrication used to bolster his ego and security. This is no victory because the Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives and won the governorships of the key states of

  • Letter to Editor: Civic vision

    To the Editor: It is wonderful to see the great civic vision of the Bar Harbor Historical Society and the Bar Harbor Village Improvement Association in their efforts to obtain La Rochelle (currently the Maine Seacoast Mission’s Colket Center) as a headquarters for the Historical Society and in building the welcoming DeGregorie Park entrance into

  • Plastic bag ban hearing set

    Plastic bag ban hearing set

    BAR HARBOR — A ban on single-use plastic bags and polystyrene containers is being considered in Bar Harbor. A public hearing on the proposed ordinances, the same ones that were recently adopted in Southwest Harbor, is set for the Jan. 15 town council meeting. Mount Desert Island High School freshmen Caroline Musson, Logan Wilbur, Charlotte

  • Legion hall bean supper set

    Legion hall bean supper set

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — American Legion Post 69 presents a baked bean supper and program Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 5:30 p.m. A representative from the U.S. Coast Guard will give a presentation about the Coast Guard’s work. The supper is free for all veterans and Gold Star families. Admission for others is by donation. Call Larry,