Articles by: Islander Staff

Islander Staff

  • Fishermen, oyster farmers go direct

    Fishermen, oyster farmers go direct

    By Liz Graves and Sarah Hinckley   MOUNT DESERT ISLAND — Lobstermen and sea farmers, and the buyers who work with them, are experimenting with new ways to buy and sell as the normal distribution systems have ground nearly to a halt and prices have taken a nosedive.  Ron Doane is the manager of lobster dealer RDR in Trenton. The market disruptions have been tricky for everyone,

  • Islander announces leadership transition

    BAR HARBOR — Faith DeAmbrose, currently the managing editor of the Penobscot Bay Press group of newspapers in Blue Hill, Stonington and Castine, has been named managing editor of the Mount Desert Islander. She will leave Penobscot Bay Press at the end of the year and begin work at the Islander in January. Current Managing

  • Update: Body of missing man found

    Update: Body of missing man found

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — The body of a missing Hancock County man was found in the ocean off of Thunder Hole at approximately noon Thursday. According to a press release from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, the body of Adam “AJ” Emmett, 45, of Bar Harbor was recovered by the Maine Marine

  • Two dead, two injured in house fire

    Two dead, two injured in house fire

    By Liz Graves and Sam Shepherd BAR HARBOR — A local family was hit by tragedy when a fire in their Russell Farm Road house Sunday morning spread so fast that two people were unable to escape the house and the other two were severely injured. Erlene and Percy Harding, both in their 80s, lived

  • Downeast births

    Downeast births

    At Mount Desert Island Hospital, Bar Harbor SULLIVAN — to Brittany Carter and Chris Sullivan of Southwest Harbor, a daughter, Serenity Sullivan, Nov. 3. PICKERING — to Lindsay Eysnogle and Jason Pickering of Islesford, a daughter, Marina Pickering, Nov. 6. RUMILL — to Rebecca Kebarian and George Rumill of Bar Harbor, a son, Maddox Rumill,

  • ImprovAcadia offers two winter courses

    ImprovAcadia offers two winter courses

    ELLSWORTH — ImprovAcadia of Bar Harbor is offering two separate improvisation courses this winter, one for tweens and teens, the other for adults. All courses run at the Beth Wright Center, 23 Commerce Park, in Ellsworth. “Improvisation: It’s not just for adults anymore” is a four-week course aimed at tweens and teens (ages 11-18). The

  • 8,000 humpbacks … and counting at COA

    8,000 humpbacks … and counting at COA

    BAR HARBOR — Staff at Allied Whale, the marine mammal research organization at College of the Atlantic, entered the image of the 8,000th humpback whale into its photographic database recently. The milestone is the latest in a groundbreaking program that uses photographs of natural markings and patterns to identify and track marine mammals. The effort