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The October 4th Issue of the Islander

Water, water everywhere and, apparently, more than enough to drink.

Mount Desert Island was inundated last weekend by nearly five inches of rain resulting in spectacular scenes in Acadia National Park but some real headaches for drivers trying to get anywhere off island on Saturday.

Ultra-marathon fans having too much to drink is the problem out on the Cranberry Isles where officials this week met to discuss how to avoid a repeat of this past summer where a man was seriously injured and another faces criminal mischief charges.

And, speaking of criminal activity, immigration officials this week arrested a man from Jamaica in Bar Harbor on charges of being in the country illegally. The fact he got himself in hot water with the police earlier this summer probably didn’t help that situation.

Fortunately, there is plenty of healthy economic news this week with Healthy Acadia getting a $1.3-million grant to improve lives throughout Down East Maine.

In Mount Desert, officials noted this week that local zoning rules are far from healthy. “It’s on life support,” noted town manager Durlin Lunt. Find out how they plan to get the regulations back in the pink.

And, speaking of pink, the entire issue this week is printed on pink newsprint in acknowledgement of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A portion of all advertising and newsstand sales will be donated to area hospitals.

All that, plus details on the upcoming Oktoberfest in Southwest Harbor, high school sports action where the MDI High School golf team and girls cross country teams have come up champions, dozens of help wanted ads, real estate deals and more, in this week’s Mount Desert Islander.

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