Articles by: Faith DeAmbrose

Faith DeAmbrose

Managing Editor at Mount Desert Islander
  • New MRI building makes it to hospital campus

    New MRI building makes it to hospital campus

    BAR HARBOR — Last week, nearly minute by minute, area residents tracked the last 45 miles of a 1,400-mile trip to bring a 200,000-pound building to Mount Desert Island Hospital. Those last 45 miles took nearly 10 hours to complete, but when the driver, Mike Saxton of Trans-United Trucking, reached his destination, much to his

  • Mask mandates, business checklists easing

    BAR HARBOR — The Mills administration changed its mask rules Friday to align with new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of May 24, those who are fully vaccinated will be allowed to take off their masks in indoor public settings. This follows a previous announcement by the administration

  • Hiker airlifted from Precipice Trail

    Hiker airlifted from Precipice Trail

    Identified only as a 26-year-old male hiker from Belfast, the man set out from Schooner Head Road around 9 a.m. to begin the hike, according to Jay Elhard, Media Specialist with the Park Service, but at 11:02 a.m. called for help after becoming stuck on an icy vertical face unable to move either up or down.

  • An intro to ice fishing

    An intro to ice fishing

    When it comes to actually catching fish, the next piece of gear you will need is a trap. A simple tip-up trap paired with live bait is the most common way to fish in Maine. A tie-up is a device that sits on top of the ice and has a flag that raises when a fish tugs on the line. Another option is a jig rod, which is a small fishing pole, but this method requires active participation.

  • Track Santa on his journey to Maine

    Track Santa on his journey to Maine

    ELLSWORTH — Santa Claus is coming to town — and you can track him along the way. On Christmas Eve Santa will take to the sky, and while en route to deliver presents to Hancock County his movements will be tracked by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).  NORAD has been tracking Santa since

  • Pedestrian killed in early morning accident

    Pedestrian killed in early morning accident

    BAR HARBOR—About an hour before sunrise on Thursday, a 27-year-old woman from Trenton was killed while in a crosswalk on lower Main Street in Bar Harbor. McKenna Unobskey was struck by a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Russell Clark, 63, of Bar Harbor, at 5:47 a.m. while crossing Route 3 at the campus of

  • 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