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The June 19th Issue of the Islander

Mount Desert Island's biggest industry, the importation of cash, got a big shot in the proverbial arm this week with news that the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory will be receiving an $18.4-million INBRE grant. A rising grant tide lifts all beakers of course. Those funds will also boost programs at College of the Atlantic, The Jackson Laboratory, and at other schools and institutions around Maine.

When it comes to nurturing no one does it better, at least according to the Maine Hospital Association, than Dr. Charlie Hendricks of MDI Hospital in Bar Harbor. Find out why he's been named the state's Caregiver of the Year.

A small barge carried big hopes, along with a new home for folks on Great Cranberry Island this week. Folks with the Cranberry Island Realty Trust (CIRT) are working hard to insure the future vitality of a year-round community.

Hopes for an improvement in the small business climate in Northeast Harbor to a boost with the reopening of the Holmes Store there. Find out who is putting their money where the "shop local" slogan is.

Still, all is not sweetness and light this week. There's trouble in Tremont where selectmen have been meeting behind closed doors concerning the pending departure of the town manager. We held the front page until Thursday morning this week to bring you the latest.

All that, plus all graduation all time, sports, a whale of a rescue, money-saving ads and the area's most comprehensive look at arts and entertainment news, in this week's Mount Desert Islander.

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