Category Archives: Island life

Restoring the identity of a murder victim

Who wants to be remembered by his or her driver’s license photo, as a solitary face with a blank background? Far worse than that, who wants to be widely remembered as a murder victim whose identity was stolen and whose death went undetected for a year? No one, obviously. But this largely has been the fate […]

Snowpack may delay spring openings in Acadia

Acadia National Park photo. Heavy snowfall in most of Maine this winter, especially along the coast, may result in delayed openings this spring at Acadia National Park, according to park officials. The park is open year-round, but most facilities and roads are closed in late fall and reopen in April. People can drive along the Ocean Drive section of […]

Video: snowbound motorists in Eastport

Here’s a video of what Deep Cove Rd. in Eastport looked like yesterday afternoon, after the snow stopped falling from the sky but while the winds were still howling. This section of road is at the southeastern end of the municipal airport, where the wind was roaring down the runway before it blew over the road. It took me more […]

The Good Life or La Dolce Vita?

BDN photo by Gabor Degre Having spent a substantial part of my life in Hancock County, I think I know it fairly well. But I was surprised recently to see this blog post from real estate website Movoto, which declared that a zip code in Hancock County has the third-highest per capita income in the […]

Three exceptional lives on one small island

As I indicated in a story I wrote recently about Ashley Bryan, I have pretty close personal ties to Islesford, Maine, a community on Little Cranberry Island, which is about a mile and a half off the southeastern shore of Mount Desert Island. Islesford is a year-round community that sees its population swell significantly in the summer, […]