The April 17th Issue of the Islander
The calendar may say it's spring but sunshine and warmer temperatures can't return soon enough. Supporters of fired police chief Nate Young who are critical of Bar Harbor Town Manager Dana Reed unleashed the dogs this week, appearing en mass at the town council meeting Tuesday to polish their arguments against renewal of the manager's contract. Mr. Young, whose own lawsuit against the town has been transferred to federal court in Bangor, was there to chime in as well. Find out where the council is in contract renewal deliberations, as well as the status of the lawsuit, in stories on this week's front page.
Saying the words "signs of spring," may have a different meaning in Northeast Harbor this year as officials proceed with a plan to install "way finding" signs around town for visitors. While agreeing with the need for the signs some selectmen are bracing themselves for a barrage of criticism.
Of course, everyone's "egg-cited" about Easter this weekend. This week's paper includes a comprehensive list of holy week services and the latest on where to hunt for Easter eggs with the little ones.
With wood frogs and peepers finally beginning to make their spring appearance, autumn is the last thing on anyone's mind. Still, "Beneath Harvest Sky," a documentary by two Bar Harbor filmmakers is slated to debut next week. A local showing and chance to meet the producers is in the offing.
It was just a year ago that the world was shocked by a terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon that that isn't stopping area runners from participating. Find out who from the area is demonstrating "MDI Strong!" while taking on Heartbreak Hill this year and what charities they hope to support by their efforts.
All that, plus the start of the MDI High School baseball and softball seasons, news for maritime interests, money-saving advertisements and more in this week's Mount Desert Islander.