Articles by: Taylor Bigler Mace

Taylor Bigler Mace

Taylor Bigler Mace

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander
Taylor covers sports and maritimes for the Islander. As a native of Texas, she is an unapologetic Dallas Cowboys fan. [email protected]
  • Sea urchin subject of aging research

    Sea urchin subject of aging research

    BAR HARBOR — The study of sea urchins could provide scientists with a better understanding of the effects of aging, according to research from MDI Biological Laboratory’s James Coffman. Coffman last year was involved with a study of several different species of wild sea urchin led by Andrea Bodnar of the Bermuda Institute of Ocean

  • Poppaea wins Great Harbor Dream

    Poppaea wins Great Harbor Dream

    MOUNT DESERT — Dave Perry and his crew on the Morris 45 Poppaea were the first to break through an area of dead wind between Bear and Sutton islands to take a horizon job win in the Great Harbor Dream Pursuit Race last Sunday. The annual race benefited youth sailing programs on Mount Desert Island

  • Penalties for fishing violations stiffened

    Penalties for fishing violations stiffened

    AUGUSTA — Harsher penalties for fishing law violators went into effect last month after aspects of state Sen. Brian Langley’s (R-Hancock County) bill aimed at curbing violations was adopted as emergency legislation by the Maine Legislature. LD 575, An Act to Improve the Enforcement of Maine’s Lobster Laws, was adopted after the Senate voted 32-1

  • Island Artisans celebrates 35 years

    Island Artisans celebrates 35 years

    BAR HARBOR — Thirty-six years ago, 11 Mount Desert Island area artisans came together with one simple goal. “The main mission was to provide a space for craftspeople to sell their work,” said Abigail Goodyear, one of the original founding members and co-owners of Island Artisans in Bar Harbor. The following year, on May 10,

  • Beaulieu, Smith, Brauer win Hospice Regatta

    Beaulieu, Smith, Brauer win Hospice Regatta

    MOUNT DESERT — An overcast but rain-free afternoon was the backdrop last Saturday for the 21st annual Hospice Regatta of Maine benefiting Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County. This year, just four boats sailed in the 13.9-mile cruising class race, sailing under murky skies in moderate winds that clocked around through the southerly quadrant of the

  • Friendship Sloop Rendezvous set

    Friendship Sloop Rendezvous set

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The 25th annual Friendship Sloop Rendezvous is set for Saturday, July 15, at 1 p.m. The race will begin at Sand Point at the Northwest corner of Greening Island. The Friendship Sloop Society event is more of a friendly gathering than a race. There are no handicaps and no trophy. “Just bragging

  • Wild Wild day at Bass Harbor Lobster Boat Races

    Wild Wild day at Bass Harbor Lobster Boat Races

    TREMONT — It couldn’t have been a more perfect morning Sunday at the sixth annual Bass Harbor Lobster Boat Races. With calm seas and clear skies, droves of spectators lined up on docks in Bass Harbor and Bernard and in boats on the water to witness the two-and-a-half-hour event. In all, 63 boats registered for

  • Off to the races in Bass Harbor

    Off to the races in Bass Harbor

    TREMONT — Lobstermen here are gearing up for the seventh annual Bass Harbor Lobster Boat Races, which are set for Sunday, June 25. The event is the third in the summer lobster boat racing series, following the Boothbay Harbor and Rockland races last weekend. With a midweek forecast calling for sunny skies and temperatures in