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The April 11th Issue of the Islander

Mount Desert residents hope to avoid a quarry quarrel this week as a public workshop on the subject is set for Thursday. Don’t worry about them getting too big for their britches, although the town hall here has recently expanded and the fire chief’s office is up to fire code.

Speaking of happy campers it’s a zoo out there. The birds on Gooseberry Island, off Swans Island, was recently sold to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The newly protected flock on the rock may want to give some advice to the deer of Mount Desert Island, who are under scrutiny by the deer herd task force which met last week in Bar Harbor. Bambi and friends may have skilled archers to contend with.

Meanwhile, peregrine falcons on the Precipice and Valley Cove Cliffs have once again caused the closure of three trails in Acadia National Park.

Elvers are still slithering their way into the headlines as the glass eel business shows no signs of slowing. Find out who got caught allegedly trying to fence $80,000 in poached eels and how authorities hope to reign in the freewheeling industry.

Pennies, whether to pinch them and how to stretch them is on the docket for area schools, as Mount Desert Island high school votes down a budget cut and health insurance rates are on the rise.

The Abbe Museum has a major announcement to make, as it joins forces with the Smithsonian Institution. Keep an eye out for new exhibits as the Abbe celebrates being the first Maine museum to garner this distinction.

On the lighter side, a Bar Harbor business owner is being praised for her oils and vinegars and Acadia Community Theater takes a trip to mythical Camelot this weekend.

Discover how area show choirs fared at state competition last weekend, whether baseball, softball, tennis and track teams are hitting their strides, check out the money-saving ads and more in this week’s Mount Desert Islander.

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