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The September 27th Issue of the Islander

Whether it was a tiny leak, or a mighty wind, there was something in the air around Mount Desert Island this week.

Streets around part of the Bar Harbor Village Green were shut off on Sunday after propane fuel was reported leaking from an Island Explorer bus. Fortunately, the fire department is right across the street and the closures were only needed as a precaution.

High winds last week blew a whale watch boat off its mooring in Bar Harbor and eventually onto the shore at Hancock Point. It was refloated, repaired and is ready for service.

While some folks fail to see the intersection of art and science, the new CEO at the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor is not only a leader in the world of medicine and genetics but also an accomplished musician. The Islander’s Robert Levin has an exclusive interview.

There’s news out of the MDI Bio Lab this week, too, as officials have received a NSF grant to work with Acadia National Park and SERC to create a program of science trails for seasonal visitors, as well as residents, to learn and enjoy.

Who reads the Mount Desert Islander? Apparently not the undesirable elements that Trenton residents have been complaining about to area law enforcement officials. Just days after a big meeting where residents requested, and were promised, stepped up patrols, officers nabbed several traffic offenders apparently unaware of the long arm of the law’s rekindled interest in that community.

Out at MDI High School, the crowd at last Friday night’s football game went “Gaga” as the Trojans put a spell on the Brewer High Witches for the first time in MDI’s history.

All that, the latest efforts by local libraries to spotlight censorship, the area’s most comprehensive real estate and employment listings, letters to the editor and an interview with a man who’s a professional “rig,” in this week’s Mount Desert Islander.

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