The July 17th Issue of the Islander
Dining room service at the dinner hour during another major power outage Sunday isn't the only thing that's ground to a halt on Mount Desert Island. MDI Hospital nurses have reached an impasse with the administration over a new three-year contact. The nurses, who undoubtedly play a major role in the hospital's consistent quality and patient satisfaction awards, say it's an issue of technology – management says its money. You decide.
Money doesn't seem to be an issue for one of the richest men in America who is in the process of building a new summer home on the shores of Somes Sound. Town officials estimate it will cost $9.4 million. Of course that doesn't include the $7 million spend on the land and the houses demolished to make way for it.
Meanwhile in Mount Desert, a town with total property valuation of over $2 billion, officials authorized spending another $1,100 in taxpayer funds to subsidize outdoor movies on Thursday nights at the Northeast Harbor Marina.
Out on Somes Sound last week the waters were filled with sails as the annual Friendship Sloop Rendezvous and Hospice of Hancock County Regatta got underway. You'll find complete results and photos in this week's issue.
The next time your teenager whines that "there's nothing to do around here," just show them this week's arts section. From concerts to theater, art gallery openings to old-fashioned baked bean suppers, this island is wall-to-wall activity.
And, if reliving all the fun you had at the Quietside's Flamingo Festival last weekend is your thing just check out this week's living pages along with some front page photos as well.
All that, plus the latest on the deer hunting proposal in Bar Harbor, an application for a quarry in, you guessed it, Hall Quarry, sports, features, money-saving ads and where to eat, shop, explore and have fun, all in this week's Mount Desert Islander.