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]
  • MDI rocks Rockland regatta

    ROCKLAND — After weeks of blustery afternoons, rained out practices and challenging regattas, the Mount Desert Island High School sailing team clinched a win last Saturday at the Breakwater Blast regatta in Rockland. MDI sent two teams of sailors to race 420 dinghies against groups from Camden Hills High School, Islesboro Community Sailing, Rockland Community

  • Ellsworth baseball team overpowers MDI

    Ellsworth baseball team overpowers MDI

    BAR HARBOR — A number of errors combined with strong pitching and consistent hitting from the opposing Ellsworth Eagles sent the Mount Desert Island baseball team to a 10-0 home defeat in its second game of the year Tuesday. Junior Matt Perconti pitched 5 1/3 innings for MDI (1-1). He struck out four and gave

  • MDI softball team beats Ellsworth in slugfest

    MDI softball team beats Ellsworth in slugfest

    BAR HARBOR — A home run by junior Maddie Thornton in the bottom of the third inning helped propel the Mount Desert Island softball team to a 14-12 win over the Ellsworth Eagles on Tuesday. The Trojans improved to 1-1 early on in what hopes to be a promising season for the young team. “We

  • Bill would regulate flare disposal

    Bill would regulate flare disposal

    AUGUSTA — A bill in the hands of the Maine Legislature’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee would dictate where commercial and recreational boaters should dispose of their expired marine flares. Currently, there is no easily accessible program for flare disposal, and the explosive devices can pile up in boats, garages or even in the

  • Lobstermen in winter far from idle

    Lobstermen in winter far from idle

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Throughout the summer and fall, your best bet for finding a lobsterman to talk with is to stake out the dock before sunrise. In the winter, you’ll find area lobstermen in their garages or shops where they spend the season tinkering with their boats, repairing lobster traps and assembling new ones. Not

  • DVD Review: Moonlight

    DVD Review: Moonlight

    “Moonlight” is the little movie that could. With a budget of just $1.5 million (compare that to the $30 million budget of another of last year’s “indie” films, “La La Land”), the quiet, romantic and heartbreaking “Moonlight” has become one of the most culturally poignant films in recent decades, earning Academy Awards for best supporting

  • DVD Review: Manchester by the Sea

    DVD Review: Manchester by the Sea

    For our money, there is no one better at depicting reality than Kenneth Lonergan, the best screenwriter you may never have heard of. Writer/director Lonergan affirms his mastery in his third film, “Manchester by the Sea.” The movie tells the story of the troubled and traumatized Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck), who finds himself suddenly the

  • Shoot-out to mark 25th year

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A quarter of a century ago, seven junior high and high school basketball teams participated in the inaugural Great Harbor Shootout. This year, 84 teams from nearly every corner of the state will play in Harbor House’s tournament, which will take place March 17-19 at six locations on Mount Desert Island and

  • MDI boys beat Wells to win first state championship

    MDI boys beat Wells to win first state championship

    AUGUSTA — Mount Desert Island added another Gold Ball to its collection when the boys’ basketball team defeated Wells 59-39 on Friday to win the Class B state championship for the first time in school history. Although this was the boys’ first title in the school’s 49-year run, the girls won state championships in 1997, 2001, 2002

  • DVD Review: Arrival

    DVD Review: Arrival

    “Arrival,” the alien movie starring Amy Adams, walked away from Sunday night’s Academy Awards with a win for best sound editing. Such an award had never entered our consciousness until we realized, Hey, that movie really does have an important soundtrack. In fact, sound editor Sylvain Bellemare’s choices create the ambience for what is an

  • Committee to hear bills affecting lobster fishery

    AUGUSTA — The Legislature’s Marine Resources Committee (MRC) will hear several bills next week that could affect the lobster and crab industries statewide. On Monday, March 6, the MRC will hear two bills sponsored by State Rep. Brian Hubbell (D-Bar Harbor) that propose changes to limited-entry lobster and crab zones. LD 149 is a “concept