Education

  • Sumner student to receive MPA Principal’s Award

    Sumner student to receive MPA Principal’s Award

    SULLIVAN — Issiac Christiansen of Franklin, a senior at Sumner Memorial High School, has been selected to receive the 2017 Principal’s Award, Principal Ty Thurlow announced Thursday. The award, sponsored by the Maine Principals’ Association, is given in recognition of a high school senior’s academic achievement and citizenship. “Throughout his years at Sumner Memorial High

  • 73-year-old completes degree at University of Maine

    73-year-old completes degree at University of Maine

    LAMOINE — “You’re never too old to learn” is a well-known saying, but few people honor it better than Lamoine resident Walter Grenier II, who at 73 years old completed his bachelor’s degree in university studies from the University of Maine in Orono earlier this year. The degree comes nearly 56 years after Grenier first

  • Area students named to deans’ lists

    Laddy DeLuca Lowell was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester at Clark University in Worcester, Mass. Jessie Andrews of Brooksville, Monica Conary of Holden and Megan Hunt of Ellsworth were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2016-2017 semester at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N.Y. Andrews and

  • “Every 15 Minutes” program coming to Deer Isle-Stonington

    “Every 15 Minutes” program coming to Deer Isle-Stonington

    DEER ISLE — On April 6 and 7, Deer Isle-Stonington High School and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office will present the “Every 15 Minutes” program to the student body. “Every 15 Minutes” is an intense and emotional two-day program about the consequences of drinking and driving, said Todd West, principal of Deer Isle-Stonington High School.

  • Blue Hill Chess Team scores second in state tournament

    Blue Hill Chess Team scores second in state tournament

    BLUE HILL — The Blue Hill Consolidated School Chess A Team has placed second out of 13 in the 2017 State Scholastic Chess Team Championship Tournament. Maine’s largest chess tournament was held Saturday at the University of Maine at Orono and attracted 327 kindergarten to 12th grade scholastic players from across the state. In the

  • State approves loan for Ella Lewis School roof repairs

    STEUBEN — Faced with the prospect of a gym at Ella Lewis School that is unusable due to mold and water infiltration, the state has approved a $500,000 no-interest loan to make needed repairs. Of that amount, one-third, or $169,885, would not have to be repaid to the Maine Department of Education, Acting Education Commissioner

  • School bond hearing scheduled Wednesday night in Blue Hill

    BLUE HILL — School officials are holding a public hearing about the need to borrow $1.5 million to make improvements to the Blue Hill Consolidated School building Wednesday, March 8, at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria. “We’ve uncovered a bunch of stuff that needs to happen,” said Union 93 Superintendent Mark Hurvitt. “It’s not

  • Cool cats in the hats

    ELLSWORTH — Students at Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School marked National Read Across America Day on March 2 (which is also the birthday of “Cat in the Hat” author Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known simply as Dr. Seuss) with Dr. Seuss-themed crafts, music, games and more. In art class, students made Seuss-themed artwork. In the gym, students