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The March 28th Issue of the Islander

Easter is this weekend, but not everything is coming up bunnies and colorful eggs for those who made the front page this week. Find out who fought the law (the law won) and what comes next.

In other notoriety news, Congress has determined that Acadia National Park will be a playground for walkers and bikers for now, as Park Loop Road and Cadillac Mountain remain closed to all but foot traffic until May 17. Bad news for early cruise ship passengers and potentially bad news for businesses. But sleepy wildlife and outdoorsy residents willing to bike or walk can see the bright side.

Also feeling sunny is the new Mount Desert Island High principal, named last week. He will start July 1. What kind of budget MDI High will have will be determined at a meeting to be held April 3.

In Southwest Harbor, Pemetic Elementary School is doling out dollars for a new security system, including security doors, cameras and classroom door locks.

The onset of spring can mean only one thing for Mainers eager to ditch their heavy coats and hats and leave winter behind – road construction. Find out when and where delays can be expected, and consider all that starting and stopping good practice for the upcoming tourist season traffic.

All that plus middle school jazz competition results, the latest elver season report, a police dispatcher running for a cause, and more in this week’s Mount Desert Islander.

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