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]
  • 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

  • Oxen help launch restored Friendship sloop Blackjack

    Oxen help launch restored Friendship sloop Blackjack

    ROCKLAND — The Friendship sloop Blackjack, originally built in 1900 by Wilbur Morse, was launched July 7 the same way it was rebuilt over the last three years: with teamwork. A team of four oxen pulled the boat on a large wooden cradle several hundred feet from beside the Sail, Power and Steam Museum building

  • 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