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The August 8th Issue of the Islander

Fortunately such crimes are few and far between around here but murder charges have been brought following the discovery of a body on a property in Trenton. Police say the prime suspect assumed the dead man’s identity, drove his car, and used his credit cards. Find out more incredible details about this made-for-TV case.

Also on this week’s front page is the latest on an attempt to block construction of a cell phone tower in Somesville. The appeals board was slated to take up the case Wednesday evening. Coverage will be in Thursday’s paper.

Waste not, want not, but what happens to waste when it’s not wanted? That very topic is on the table in Mount Desert and surrounding towns, as to whether that process should be streamlined or not.

Property left vacant following a devastating fire on Main Street in Northeast Harbor is getting new owners at last. What’s to be done with it is to be determined.

Also in with the new and out with the old is the MDI school system’s curriculum head, a spot newly filled by an eager Bass Harbor resident.

Over in Mount Desert, the search for a new harbormaster has begun. No word yet on who might step in. In the same area, the debate over installation of a cell tower continues.

Learn about the classic sport of croquet, how a new group at St. Saviour’s is practicing their religion, where young people on Cranberry Isles are learning how to build boats, money-saving advertisements and more in this week’s Mount Desert Islander.

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