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The September 18th Issue of the Islander

Salute! A luncheon was held for area first responders as a way of saying thank you for all they do all year, but the message was even more poignant given the successful, coordinated effort to keep the Portside Grill fire from spreading. Find out what restaurant owner Vicki Hall had to say about the first responders.

Taxi! The owner of a local taxi company was arrested Monday for his alleged involvement in a stock fraud scheme in the 9 figures. That’s not millions. That’s not tens of millions. That’s hundreds of millions! As this was being written, he was awaiting an extradition hearing. Who? Read the Islander's exclusive to find out.

We have another tale of a whale this week, but this time it’s about the determined efforts of a whale watch crew, the Maine Marine Patrol and whale rescue specialists to free an entangled humpback near Mount Desert Rock.

A local man administered CPR on Sept. 11, saving the life of a man waiting in line at a restaurant. To find out which chef and restaurant owner deserves a handshake and a word or two of praise, read reporter Robert Levins’ story.

“You can’t get there from here” is a Maine expression usually used with confused tourists hoping to drive their cars from Bar Harbor to Schoodic without going back Route 3, but last Sunday, most passengers aboard the cruise ship Maasdam couldn’t get to shore because high winds and rocky seas hampered travel on the ship tenders, the crafts which transport passengers to and from the pier. Check out reporter Liz Graves’ story for more details.

Where there’s smoke, there may not be fire on Saturday, Oct. 24, as a disaster exercise is scheduled to take place at the Hancock County–Bar Harbor Airport. Want to volunteer to act as an injured passenger? The story tells you what to expect and who to contact.

There’s all that plus a detailed schedule for the upcoming night sky festival, a calendar full of activities, other arts and entertainment, fall sports, money-saving ads, real estate listings and more in this week’s Mount Desert Islander.

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