Education

  • Dedham School considers new source for drinking water

    Dedham School considers new source for drinking water

    DEDHAM — It’s been nearly a year since high levels of lead were detected in the drinking water at Dedham School. Since then, high levels of salt also have been detected. But now the school may have found a clean well from which it might be able to draw safe drinking water. The well is

  • EEMS kindergarten registration set

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School will be holding its kindergarten registration on Thursday, March 9, and Friday, March 10. This year, students will be registered by hourly appointments. Parents may call Mrs. Cox at 667-6421, ext. 2 to set up an appointment to register their child for the 2017-2018 school year. Parents should bring their

  • Area students named to Husson President’s List

    Husson University in Bangor has announced its Fall 2016 President’s List. Students who earn President’s List honors must carry at least 12 graded credit hours during the semester and earn a grade point average of between 3.80 to 4.0 during the period. The following area students earned President’s List honors: Aidan Pasha, Bar Harbor; Ye

  • Student notes

    Julianne Wheeler, daughter of David and MaryAnn Wheeler of Ellsworth, was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester at the University of Massachusetts-Boston’s Honors College. Julianne is a graduate of Sumner Memorial High School. Alex Taylor-Lash of Orland, a graduating senior at George Stevens Academy, has been named one of more than

  • Former DA provides legal oversight during mock trial at Mountain View

    Former DA provides legal oversight during mock trial at Mountain View

    SULLIVAN — Students in Dave Burks’ combined fourth- and fifth-grade class at Mountain View School in Sullivan have been studying the three branches of government. To take a closer look at the judicial system, they’ve convened a couple of trials. The first involved The Three Bears vs. Gold E. Locks for the alleged crime of

  • Student notes

    Husson University in Bangor has announced its fall 2016 dean’s list. Students who earn dean’s list honors must carry at least 12 graded credit hours during the semester and earn a grade point average of between 3.60 to 3.79 during the period. Local students earning dean’s list recognition include: Abigail Jones, Bar Harbor; Henry Helmke,

  • Blue Hill seventh-grader takes county spelling bee

    Blue Hill seventh-grader takes county spelling bee

    HANCOCK — Colin Aponte of Blue Hill, who last week won the Hancock County homeschoolers geography bee, captured the county spelling bee Tuesday evening. The winning word? “Fresco.” “Can I have the language of origin please?” Aponte, 12, asked the pronouncer. Aponte is a seventh-grade student with the Downeast Homeschool Co-op. The alternate was Jack

  • UMaine-Machias could become Orono satellite campus

    ELLSWORTH — University of Maine at Machias (UMM) will become a satellite campus of University of Maine-Orono if a plan approved Monday by the schools’ leadership moves forward. “We think it’s going to make a big difference in the stability of the Machias campus and the ability to serve the people in the region,” said

  • Amie Torrey named as school resource officer

    Amie Torrey named as school resource officer

    ELLSWORTH — A uniformed police officer is returning to the halls of Ellsworth High School this week thanks to local and federal funding, with a goal of keeping students and staff safe, building relationships within the school community and preventing criminal activity. Officer Amie Torrey, a veteran police officer with 20 years of law enforcement

  • Student notes

    Casco Haley has made the dean’s list (high honors) at Syracuse University, where she is enrolled in the School of Business. A 2016 graduate of Sumner Memorial High School, she was valedictorian of her class. Tucker Cambridge, a graduate of Ellsworth High School (2010) and Skidmore College, has made the dean’s list at Western Kentucky