The August 28th issue of the Islander
Southwest Harbor’s Main Street reconstruction project gets back on the road Tuesday, and if all goes well, will conclude ahead of schedule. Reporter Dick Broom lays out the plans.
In other road news, the fate of a closed stretch of Duck Brook Road that washed out several years ago will be decided soon. Acadia National Park officials will meet with Bar Harbor town councilors in September to share their ideas.
WERU-FM on-air personality Alan Sprague plans to create a “dead zone” in Somes Sound involving pints of Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia ice cream and possibly a Jerry Garcia lookalike. Find out why and how from reporter Mark Good.
Seeing stars? You won’t be the only one when the 6th annual Acadia Night Sky Festival takes place in September. Solar viewing, star parties and more are planned. Want to know more? Are the answers in the stars? No, but you can find out more in this week’s Islander.
The Beehive was buzzing with activity after rangers called in a Maine Forest Service helicopter to help a women having heart problems. Peruse the particulars of how these professional people pick up a person from perilous places in the park.
In other Acadia National Park news, officials will start trimming trees which block views from pull-outs along the Park Loop Road and carriage paths this fall. Scenic overlooks along these roads were carefully laid out, but have become overgrown. Also, a controlled burn is set for fields near Northeast Creek.
Recreational boaters in Bar Harbor can get pumped up about getting pumped out. A Maine DEP grant has been awarded for the construction of a sewerage pumpout facility at the Bar Harbor town pier. Reporter Robert Levin has details on the project.
You’ll find all that plus the latest on the power substation, the Teamsters, new hires at local schools, arts, entertainment, a calendar busting with things to do, sports, money-saving ads, real estate listings and more in the Mount Desert Islander this week.