Articles by: Faith DeAmbrose

Faith DeAmbrose

Managing Editor at Mount Desert Islander
  • Flu season and COVID-19 pandemic expected to overlap

    Flu season and COVID-19 pandemic expected to overlap

    ELLSWORTH — Nobody wants to self-isolate for 10 days or quarantine for 14 days, but as we head into flu season under the grip of COVID-19, each and every sniffle is likely to induce a heightened response. The flu caused 82 deaths in Maine during the 2017-18 season and 42 deaths during the 2019-20 season

  • Orland voters hold in-person Town Meeting

    Orland voters hold in-person Town Meeting

    ORLAND — A group of 31 voters made their way to the Community Center gymnasium on July 15 for an in-person, socially distant Town Meeting. In chairs 6-feet apart, and with most wearing masks, they made their way through 25 articles in about 50 minutes. Voters approved a roughly $1.8-million budget for municipal expenses, including

  • Bond questions total $120M for roads, internet

    Bond questions total $120M for roads, internet

    ELLSWORTH — Voters will head to the polls on July 14 to participate in the state’s primary election. In normal years, and by statute, Maine’s primary election is held the second Tuesday of June. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Janet Mills moved the date by executive order to July 14. For those

  • Two vie for House 134 seat in Democratic primary

    Two vie for House 134 seat in Democratic primary

    DEER ISLE — Incumbent Genevieve McDonald will face a primary challenge from fellow Democrat Julie Eaton in the race for the House District 134 seat. District 134 represents the towns of Frenchboro, Swan’s Island, Southwest Harbor, Tremont, Stonington, Deer Isle, Cranberry Isles, Vinalhaven, Isle au Haut, North Haven and the Marshall Island Township. Voting will