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The December 6 Issue of the Islander

When it comes to making a stink, there’s nothing like an insurance plan trying to avoid paying for a nasty sewage spill clean up to make for an attention-grabbing headline. Selectmen in Mount Desert are not very happy about how the town’s insurer is dealing with a flood at the Neighborhood House and they are, to use a Down East expression, “some mad.”

Speaking of getting mad as hell and not taking it anymore are the elderly and disabled residents at Harbor Hill Estates in Bar Harbor who found out last week their landlord wants to sell the property to College of the Atlantic. Working out the “Human Ecology,” ramifications of forcing year-round residents from their homes so students can stay there seasonally is still, apparently, open to interpretation. College officials earnestly promise residents will be well cared for.

While ending the sentence before this one with a preposition may be a no-no it pales in comparison with the kind of trouble that comes from robbing a Rite Aid for narcotics. Find out who Bar Harbor Police have arrested in connection with that crime.

Some folks don’t know beans about, well-you-know, but it’s not the organizers of a recent Superstorm Sandy benefit supper in Bar Harbor. Not that they want to ‘toot’ their own horns, but cooks from the area’s elementary schools put on one heck of a meal and there are pictures to prove it in this week’s issue.

Basketball season gets into full swing at Mount Desert Island High School and Santa, that jolly old fellow, will be using his magic to appear in Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor and Northeast Harbor, all at the same time, on Friday night. Check out the ads for all the big sales and deals in all those towns and lots more down home community fun. All that and letters to the editor, maritime news, classifieds in this week’s Mount Desert Islander.

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