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  • RSU 25 receives grant for tech literacy program

    BUCKSPORT — Regional School Unit 25 (RSU 25) has received a $2,500 grant from the Thriving Older Adults Strategic Goal Fund of the Maine Community Foundation to create a technology literacy program for older adults to increase participation in telemedicine and social media. RSU 25 will be working in collaboration with Bucksport Bay Healthy Communities

  • Bucksport Middle School honor roll

    The following students were named to the second trimester honor roll at Bucksport Middle School: Seventh grade Highest honors: Charlee Bivins, Lydia Carter, Addison Goss, Allison Hanscom, Cadence Hills, Alexia Raymond, Brianna Rotella, Layken Varnum. High honors: Lindsey Carrier, Bela Gatcomb, Trent Goss, Zachary Havey-Chambers, Jack Morrison, Haley Rose, Alivia Shute. Honors: Ryann Allen, Trinity

  • Grohoski, McDonald appointed to climate groups

    ELLSWORTH — Rep. Nicole Grohoski (D-Ellsworth) and Rep. Genevieve McDonald (D-Stonington) have been appointed to serve in support of the Maine Climate Council.  In June 2019, the Governor and Legislature created the Maine Climate Council in an effort to strategize a plan for climate action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45 percent by 2030

  • Scholarships available for adult learners

    ELLSWORTH —The Maine Community Foundation is seeking applications to its Adult Learner Scholarship Fund, which supports nontraditional students who want to change their lives for the better through education and training. The foundation offers two types of adult learner scholarships. A degree-seeking scholarship supports two- and four-year degree programs and certificate courses that are a

  • Online tai chi course starting

    ELLSWORTH — Healthy Acadia is offering a free “Tai Chi for Recovery” course on Zoom this spring. The course will be held Saturdays from 9 to 10 a.m. beginning April 24 and continuing through June 12. This beginner-level course will introduce participants to the Sun, Yang and Chen styles of tai chi. While this class

  • Laughter yoga club starting

    ELLSWORTH — The Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center has announced the beginning of a new monthly laughter yoga club. Due to an overwhelming response to a recent four-week workshop offered on the importance of laughter in life, the organization has decided to offer a monthly group. The free group will begin on April 27,

  • Business scholarships available

    ELLSWORTH — Applications are currently being accepted for the Maine Community Foundation’s Patriot Education Scholarship Fund. This renewable scholarship supports graduates of a Maine high school who are enrolled part time (minimum of nine credit hours) or full time in pursuit of a business degree and who will be entering their freshman, sophomore, junior, or

  • Highly regarded pianist to perform free concert

    Highly regarded pianist to perform free concert

    ELLSWORTH — American pianist John Blacklow, praised for his “powerful and eloquent” playing by The New York Times, will perform a free concert at 1 p.m. Monday, April 12, via Zoom through the Ellsworth Community Music Institute. The Boston-born musician is considered unusually versatile having collaborated with many prestigious ensembles and recital partners around the

  • A common-sense step for Maine

    Dear Editor: My parents drilled into us that the privilege of American citizenship comes with the duty to vote. Mom always said, “If you don’t vote, you don’t get to complain.” There’s a bill in the Maine Legislature now — LD 1126 — to start online voter registration (OVR) here. Here’s why I support that.

  • Would you…

    Dear Editor: Would you remain seated in a movie theater if someone yelled “fire”? Would you still remain seated if the fire alarm started going off? Would you still remain seated if you smelled smoke? Would you still remain seated if a theater employer stood at the exit signs, opened the doors and directed you

  • The Biden Jobs Plan

    Dear Editor: In 2017, the Congressional Budget Office estimated the Trump Tax Act 2017 bill would increase the national debt by $2.289 trillion, making the richest people and corporations richer and having no provisions in the bill to repair a road, create a job or tax to pay back this debt. Only Republicans voted for

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