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The August 1st Issue of the Islander

Road warriors, rejoice! The controversial closure of Jordan Pond Road is no more. After discovering they lack the authority to pick and choose who gets to pass, selectmen decided to reopen the road.

Soon to be under construction is Route 3 in Bar Harbor, and a meeting to discuss just how to go about that and when will take place next week.

Everyone knows that two’s company and three’s a crowd, but what about five or more unrelated people under one roof? The rules and regulations on rooming houses or employee housing, particularly the safety thereof, is in the spotlight in Bar Harbor. A public hearing is set for next week.

Northeast Harbor residents may no longer be asking, “can you hear me now?” as a cell tower is proposed to be built on private land behind the Brown Mountain Gatehouse.

Normally, kids aren’t encouraged to paint and draw on the walls. That’s not so at Bar Harbor’s new children’s art studio, which recently opened its doors on Rodick Street.

Find out what lobstermen can do about broken trap tags, how a windsurfer plans to reach Olympic heights, where young women are learning self defense, where a variety of local art can be found, money-saving advertisements and more in this week’s Mount Desert Islander.

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