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]
  • 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,

  • Saco man dies in crash

    Saco man dies in crash

    MOUNT DESERT — Despite the best efforts of local paramedics and a quick response by the LifeFlight helicopter ambulance service, a Saco man died at the scene of a car accident Sunday near the Southwest Harbor town line. Christopher Colman, 28, was a driving a Ford Escape northbound just before noon when he lost control

  • Cancer claims master diver Andy Mays

    Cancer claims master diver Andy Mays

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Andy Mays died Dec. 28 of an aggressive cancer he had battled for several years. He was a master scallop diver deeply involved with Department of Marine Resources research and management work as well as his own harvesting. He was one of Mount Desert Island’s most trusted commercial divers, too. During his

  • Museum makes historic fisheries photos accessible

    Museum makes historic fisheries photos accessible

    SEARSPORT — Researchers and others interested in maritime and fishing history have a powerful new tool at their disposal. The publishers of National Fisherman magazine donated the magazine’s entire pre-digital photographic archive to the Penobscot Marine Museum. The museum is wrapping up a five-year project digitizing and cataloging the archives. The whole collection is available

  • Hotelier David Witham remembered

    Hotelier David Witham remembered

    ELLSWORTH — It was very important to David Witham, the Bar Harbor hotelier who died from Parkinson’s disease Saturday at age 77, that the large picture windows in the Bar Harbor Inn’s Reading Room restaurant always be clean. That was just one of the many details Cathy Walton, the Inn’s food and beverage director, said

  • Huyen Tran recalls odyssey from Vietnam to the U.S.

    Huyen Tran recalls odyssey from Vietnam to the U.S.

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Many people have childhood memories of helping in the kitchen. For Huyen Tran of Clark Point Catering in Southwest Harbor, those memories include spending entire Saturday mornings beating eggs for sponge cake their mother was making. She and two of her five sisters would take turns, she said, beating a large bowl

  • Bennett elected selectman in Trenton; marijuana moratorium approved

    Bennett elected selectman in Trenton; marijuana moratorium approved

    TRENTON — When Selectman Dick Vander Zanden stepped down in August, selectmen here decided they couldn’t wait until the next town meeting in May to fill the vacancy on the five-member board. At a special town meeting Tuesday, residents elected John Bennett to the board, Chairman Fred Ehrlenbach said Wednesday. Voters also approved a 180-day