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The May 23rd Issue of the Islander

Can one vote make a difference? Just ask the resident of Mount Desert who wrote himself in for the vacant position of Mount Desert Island High School Trustee. Five others got one vote each as well but only he was willing to serve.

There’s a new rule to add to the list of things never to do in life. Now it includes using a cigarette lighter to burn the loose threads off towels in a hotel bathroom. Find out how doing just that landed an employee of one Bar Harbor establishment in hot water.

Speaking of water, turning off the fluoridation spigot in Southwest Harbor isn’t as easy as just shutting a valve. Find out when residents on the municipal water system may be totally free of the chemical.

Memorial Day observances are set around the island on Monday. This week’s paper has them all listed right on the front page. Memorial Day is also the unofficial beginning of the summer tourist season. As evidenced by the fact that rescuers in Acadia National Park have already had to carry out one injured hiker off Cadillac Mountain, it may be a long summer for those in the emergency medical profession.

Of course you can begin plotting your summer adventures in Down East Maine with the help of “Out and About,” the “Islander’s seasonal magazine that is included free in this week’s issue.

When it comes to dotting your “i”s and crossing your “t”s many people often say “close enough.” But, discover why it took an act of the Maine Legislature to make things right after someone in one of Maine’s most exclusive clubs let some paperwork slip way back in 1909.

You’ll find all that, plus money saving ads, classified, real estate, sports, maritime news, arts and entertainment and more in this week’s Mount Desert Islander.

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