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The June 12th Issue of the Islander


Fresh faces are on their way to the Bar Harbor Town Council following town meeting elections on Tuesday. In a field of six seeking just three seats, the newcomers defeated an incumbent and two people who had served on the board before.

Meanwhile, Bar Harbor school board members meet to discuss what to do about a town meeting vote giving them extra funding to reverse a planned cut in music theory classes. The money will still enhance music education but the board appears to be holding firm on what classes they desire to cut.

Over in Tremont, the town manager there announced he's resigning effective next week after getting into heated discussions with selectmen he claims are trying to micromanage his responsibilities. Maybe the recent spate of town manager resignations is something in the water...

Two canoeists believe to be dumped into the water when their boat overturned sparked a major search and rescue effort last week. Find out what eventually happened near Pond's End in Mount Desert.

In an undoubted coincidence, foes of a planned electrical power substation in Bar Harbor used the 75th anniversary of D-Day to launch another front in their battle. Emera Maine has already announced it is looking for another location. Will an interesting interpretation of the zoning rules spell the plan's doom.

A lot of what happens on Mount Desert Island is going to grind to a halt Sunday as MDI High prepares to graduate the Class of 2014. Find out who will be the featured speakers at the standing-room-only event.

All that plus sports playoff action, a look at MDI's role in one of the Civil War's saddest moments, money saving deals, help wanted ads, yard sale lists and more in this week's Islander.

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