Articles by: Mark Good

Mark Good

Mark Good

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander
  • Hospitals strive to cut costs, meet service demands

    Hospitals strive to cut costs, meet service demands

    Of Hancock County’s three hospitals two financially are in good health while the third, Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth, continues to operate in the red. Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor won’t have a final tally until their fiscal year ends in April, but President and CEO Art Blank predicts the balance sheet

  • Holiday shows, concerts of all kinds abound

    Holiday shows, concerts of all kinds abound

    More music is associated with Christmas than with any other holiday. That’s not surprising since carols heralding the season date back at least to the 13th century. What is surprising is the variety of the music, which ranges from the spiritual majesty of Handel’s “Messiah” to the secular silliness of Gene Autry’s “Rudolph the Red-Nosed

  • Great bluesman Robert Cray to grace Criterion

    Great bluesman Robert Cray to grace Criterion

    BAR HARBOR — Guitarist and singer Robert Cray was back home in California last week, getting a few days off before resuming a tour that will bring him to the Criterion Theatre in Bar Harbor on Tuesday, Oct. 3. So what does the five-time Grammy Award winner and Blues Hall of Fame inductee do when

  • Store robbed at knifepoint

    Store robbed at knifepoint

    BAR HARBOR — Police apprehended the suspect in the Tuesday night armed robbery of the Circle K convenience store on Cottage Street minutes after he fled the scene. Officers arrested 26-year-old Sean Lavoie of Bar Harbor after spotting him walking near the intersection of Eden Street and the West Street Extension and charged him with

  • East Los Angeles’ Los Lobos to rock Criterion

    East Los Angeles’ Los Lobos to rock Criterion

    BAR HARBOR — Saxophonist and keyboard player Steve Berlin was working in Los Angeles with The Blasters when the relatively unknown band Los Lobos was their opening act at the legendary club Whiskey A Go Go. For The Blasters, led by brothers Phil and Dave Alvin, the early-80s gig was their debut on a major

  • Gouldsboro standoff leads to an indictment

    Gouldsboro standoff leads to an indictment

    ELLSWORTH — A Seal Harbor man accused of a series of crimes on Mount Desert Island that prompted a police response that ended with an armed standoff in Gouldsboro was among those indicted last week by a Hancock County grand jury. Alan “AJ” Walton, 32, was indicted Aug. 10 on 17 separate counts for several

  • Elder theft trial gets underway

    Elder theft trial gets underway

    ELLSWORTH — The trial of a Trenton woman accused of theft from an elderly man with dementia began Wednesday in Hancock County Superior Court. Kathleen Prunier allegedly committed theft by misleading a Trenton man with dementia that the property she bought from him was valued at far less than its assessed value. She was indicted

  • Manslaughter suspect back in jail

    Manslaughter suspect back in jail

    ELLSWORTH — A Bangor man charged with manslaughter in connection with a 2015 fatal crash in Bar Harbor is back in jail after having his bail revoked for new criminal conduct, according to Hancock County District Attorney Matt Foster. Miguel Garcia, 43, was booked into the Hancock County Jail on Wednesday. He had been free

  • Crown Vics breaking out with “Hell Yeah”

    Crown Vics breaking out with “Hell Yeah”

    For the past three years, The Crown Vics have worked hard to establish a reputation as Maine’s premiere rockabilly band. Now, with the release of their first official CD, “Hell Yeah,” that could all change. “We’re trying to shed the rockabilly skin a little,” drummer Steve Peer admitted in a recent interview. “All of us