The July 24th Issue of the Islander
"Fight the Power," was a popular rap song by Public Enemy in the late 1980s. But it's becoming a bad joke in Bar Harbor which suffered yet another outage last week and several hours without power in the early morning Wednesday as crews looked to shore up the grid. Find out in this issue what two committees formed to work with Emera Maine concerning plans for a substation and new transmission lines coming into town are talking about. As protestors would say in the 1960s – Power to the People. Exactly.
Over in Mount Desert its the discussion about whether or not a granite operation in Hall Quarry qualifies for "grandfathered" status. Until that is decided an application to continue operations has hit a stone wall.
The talks about continuing the shared police chief arrangement in Bar Harbor and Mount Desert, however, have cleared key hurdles with the deal extended for at least six months.
"Chung, chunk," Find out which celebrity of "Law and Order," fame will be appearing in public on MDI in early August.
The date for rebuilding a four-mile section of Route 3 coming into Bar Harbor has been pushed back into 2016, just in time to coincide with the celebration of Acadia National Park's 100th anniversary. Won't that be a pretty picture.
Speaking of gorgeous, over at Bella Spa in Northeast Harbor several members of the staff there volunteered for an all-day makeover involving having an architect turned artist cover every square inch of their bodies with paint. Reporter Dick Broom gets the skinny on Acadia's au naturel beauty.
And, we'll continue our seasonal series about area youths spending quality time in the great outdoors with this week's installment of "Natural Wonders."
There's all that, plus we'll reveal why a house in Northeast Harbor is being declared a cultural landmark by France, all the latest arts and entertainment and maritime news, sports, money-saving ads and more – all in this week's Mount Desert Islander.