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The September 6th Issue of the Islander

Police in Mount Desert, where a recent survey shows they get very high marks for their relationship with the public, made some porcine friends this week when they reunited a wandering pet pig with its owner. According to one officer, police attempted to get the pig to betray where it lived but “it wouldn’t squeal.”

This week the front page goes from pigs to porcupines with a story about Burnt Porcupine, one of the remaining islands in Frenchman Bay that’s not part of Acadia National Park.

There’s plenty of other prickly issues this week with a date being set for a vote on a quarry moratorium in Mount Desert and a minor dustup over the configuration of parking at the school in Tremont.

Of course, Bar Harbor taxpayers will be more than happy to hear that the town’s venerable municipal building needs an estimated $1 million in repairs. Perhaps that can be blamed on the deer which one man in town suggest need to be killed off to prevent disease and property damage.

Tuesday was also the first day of school. We visited every elementary school on MDI and have the photos to prove it.

And, on the cops and court front this week, the woman who police say deposited $150 in one bank and then wrote more than $50,000 in checks off that account, and, who double billed credit card customers for extra cash, is found guilty in Superior Court in Ellsworth.

All that, plus high school sports action, arts and entertainment, maritime news and letters to the editor, in this week’s paper.

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