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The April 25th Issue of the Islander

The Wild West may be a thing of the past, but a Bar Harbor business owner recently played sheriff in a victorious scene that would have made John Wayne proud.

On the good guys’ side, MDI mourns the loss of great philanthropist Kathryn Davis, whose many generous deeds have not gone unnoticed.

A search for two freshwater fishermen came to a sobering end last week, as both of their bodies were found by wardens and divers in Long Pond.

Jackson Lab is eager to announce the discovery of a cancer-fighting molecule. Also reaching new heights is the Bar Harbor airport, which will undergo a major expansion this summer to the tune of $3 million.

Bar Harbor residents are waffling on whether to extend the Town Hill business zone, but like it or lump it, the proposal goes before town council next month.

The MDI interim superintendent is here to stay, as Howard Colter was offered a three-year contract. Also hoping to get comfortable are three candidates for two spots on the board of selectmen in Mount Desert. Find out who they are, where they come from and what they stand for.

MDI High School’s athletic field will shine even brighter with the gift of a brand new scoreboard, donated by as-yet-unnamed proud parents of two student athletes.

Also at MDI High, students speak out on the promotion of their new vice principal and the reviews are all rave, no rant.

Sequester frustration continues, as area business owners weigh in on the extended park closure. Meanwhile, volunteers will take out the trash in an upcoming roadside cleanup effort, sure to make way for May flowers after all these showers.

Discover bridges as illuminated art, a book on Maine’s most famous mountain, the newest boats to sail into Southwest Harbor, money-saving advertisements and more in this week’s Mount Desert Islander.

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