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The May 9th Issue of the Islander

That shiny orb in the sky may be startling after so many cold, dreary days, but even more surprising is that a winning Kentucky Derby horse by the same name has a connection to MDI.

Speaking of breaking ground, a specialty foods store in Northeast Harbor is opening this week on Main Street. Islanders won’t have far to go to get hard-to-find wine and cheese.

No longer whining are those eager to access the auto road to the top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park. With the help of volunteers, the road will open a week earlier than scheduled. Bikers beware, the cars are coming.

Ever wonder what Bar Harbor tastes like? It’s much more palatable than salt air, and the third annual Taste of Bar Harbor event sets out to prove it next week. Meanwhile the beat goes on at Mainely Meat in Town Hill, as a decision to ban amplified music here has been reversed.

The MDI school system will have to wait until June to elect its two trusty leaders. Also a ship without a captain is the Tremont harbor, which now seeks a harbormaster.

Area children will be encouraged to crack books open during the summer and make some of their own after a decision made by Tremont officials recently.

Learn whether Southwest Harbor residents decided to remove fluoride from their water and what changes to expect in taxes next year.

Discover what’s new in scallop landings, see a classic boat get a makeover, find out about the indie film set to start production, catch up with the high school sports teams and find money-saving advertisements and more in this week’s Mount Desert Islander.

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