Articles by: Liz Graves

Liz Graves

Liz Graves

Managing Editor at Mount Desert Islander
Liz Graves is managing editor of the Islander. She's a California native who came to Maine as a schooner sailor.[email protected]
  • Island school’s boatbuilding  enlivens history, math studies

    Island school’s boatbuilding enlivens history, math studies

    CRANBERRY ISLES — This school year, Ashley Bryan School students on Little Cranberry Island are doing some of their history and math in a boatbuilding shop. The independent, nonprofit Islesford Boatworks has been leading summer boatbuilding programs for more than a decade. Last fall, Tony Archino, former executive director of Boatworks, led the first school-year

  • Whale rule changes coming on two tracks

    Whale rule changes coming on two tracks

    BAR HARBOR — Maine lobstermen and their representatives, along with state fisheries regulators, continue in the trenches of debates about how much the Maine lobster fishery is implicated in the decline of the North Atlantic right whale. Ongoing efforts to protect the whales from entanglement with fishing gear may result in two different new sets

  • Young MDI sailors compete at national championship

    Young MDI sailors compete at national championship

    ELLSWORTH — Coach John Macauley said he was pleased with both the performance and the sportsmanship of the Mount Desert Island High School sailing team at the high school national championship regatta for keelboat racing sailed in St. Petersburg, Fla., on the weekend of Dec. 7. “I’m always impressed by these guys,” Macauley said of

  • Blue Hill playwright weaves addiction tale

    Blue Hill playwright weaves addiction tale

    TREMONT — Hancock County theatergoers know Patrick Harris of Blue Hill from roles he has played at the New Surry Theatre, The Grand and elsewhere. This past winter he wrote his first play, “An Intervention.” It will be performed at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Barn Arts Collective in Bass Harbor. The play

  • Accident sends two to hospital

    Accident sends two to hospital

    MOUNT DESERT — Two people were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries Friday evening following a two-car accident on Route 102, police said. A 2003 Saab operated by Liam King, 25, of Bar Harbor pulled off of Beech Hill Cross Road into the path of the other vehicle, according to reports. It was a 2015 Buick

  • Home regatta caps high school sailing season

    Home regatta caps high school sailing season

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Eight high school sailing teams gathered at the Mount Desert Island Community Sailing Center on Memorial Day weekend for the final event of the Maine scholastic sailing season. After a day of light air racing, the team from Camden finished at the top of the fleet. The MDI High School Trojans finished

  • Trawl ban moves ahead

    BAR HARBOR — A plan to ban trap trawls longer than five traps each in an offshore area is headed to the rulemaking process in the Department of Marine Resources (DMR) after a referendum question sent to lobster license holders who fish in the area came back with more than two-thirds support for the idea.

  • Three safe after snowmobile accident

    Three safe after snowmobile accident

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR – Three people were rescued after falling into the water on Long Pond while snowmobiling Wednesday. All were treated for hypothermia at Mount Desert Island Hospital and are doing well, according to reports. Eli Strauss, 43, of Mount Desert, his 13-year-old daughter, Julia, and her friend Jolie Deal, also age 13, were rescued,