The February 27 Issue of the Islander
Part of the beauty of relatively small, interwoven Maine communities like Mount Desert Island is that oftentimes every voice gets a chance to be heard.
In the case of a former Bar Harbor police chief and alleged discrimination, a hearing held Wednesday laid all the facts on the table for final consideration as the town watched and listened. See this week’s front page for the latest on this controversy.
Victorious voices were raised in united cheers when the Lady Trojans won against tough Presque Isle competitors for the Eastern Maine Championship title on Saturday. They move on to the State Class B game Friday, and their island will be rooting for them all the way. As the signs say, "Last one off MDI turn off the lights."
Voices varied in a recent Mount Desert town meeting when a plan to begin family-friendly movies in downtown Northeast Harbor was passed. While some worried about noise level, the overwhelming vote was that movies will draw business and joy from tourists and locals alike.
Also in Southwest, citizens are debating whether to allow road construction in the summer months, or to push it forward to quieter days. Find out who said what about the issue here.
Discover fancy frocks from a simpler time, what scientific element is unwanted in crustaceans, where to watch the Oscars, money-saving advertisements and more in this week’s Mount Desert Islander.