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The Newspaper

The Newspaper

Welcome to the award-winning Mount Desert Islander.

Each and every week our dedicated and experienced staff covers every aspect of life on MDI, from what is going on in Acadia National Park to local governments, schools, community groups and the arts. No other news source reaches more people who love and care about Mount Desert Island.

No other publication has more complete coverage of local sports or goes farther afield to provide comprehensive coverage of the maritime trades and fisheries industries. The paper’s editorial pages, which feature thought-provoking letters and exclusive columns on everything from politics to the natural world, are a lively forum for the exchange of views and opinion.

If something happens in Bar Harbor, Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor, Tremont, Trenton, the Cranberry Isles, Swans Island or Frenchboro, the best place to read about it is in the Mount Desert Islander.

Proud to be a part of an independently owned community newspaper company, the Islander’s staff members consistently win top awards for writing, photographs, design and advertising excellence. The paper repeatedly has won first place for general excellence from the Maine, New England and National Newspaper Associations.

In an era when so many news and information outlets are packed with generic filler, often from communities far, far away, the Islander, and its sister paper, The Ellsworth American are proud to offer original, locally oriented, staff-produced stories and images along with well-designed and effective advertisements from area businesses eager to reach the papers’ enthusiastic readers.

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