Education

  • EHS students visit cathedral day before fire

    EHS students visit cathedral day before fire

    ELLSWORTH — A group of Ellsworth High School students visited the Cathedral of Notre Dame a day before its iconic spire collapsed in flames. “I am so sad for Paris,” said teacher Carrie Richards Kutny, one of the group’s leaders. Kutny said in a Facebook message that the cathedral was the first site students visited

  • Principal’s Award winner named at Jonesport-Beals High School

    JONESPORT — Stephen Cirrone of Jonesport, a senior at Jonesport-Beals High School, has been selected to receive the 2019 Principal’s Award. The award, sponsored by the Maine Principals’ Association, is given in recognition of a high school senior’s academic achievement and citizenship. “Stephen Cirrone is an outstanding student at Jonesport-Beals High School and will graduate

  • MMA receives $10 million gift, launches campaign

    MMA receives $10 million gift, launches campaign

    CASTINE — Maine Maritime Academy has launched a $20 million fundraising campaign and has received a lead gift of $10 million — the largest philanthropic gift MMA has ever received. MMA President William J. Brennan announced the campaign launch last week: Opening Doors, Changing Lives: the Scholarship Campaign for Maine Maritime Academy. “When we reach

  • Sumner senior wins Principal’s Award

    SULLIVAN — Sumner Memorial High School senior Zackary Coughlan has received this year’s Principal’s Award. “Throughout his years at Sumner, Zack has distinguished himself as a leader who is revered for the respectful example he sets for his fellow students,” said Sumner Principal Ty Thurlow. “In the classroom, Zack has established himself as a formidable

  • EHS senior receives Maine Principal’s Award

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth High School (EHS) senior Sam Pelletier has received the 2019 Principal’s Award. The award, sponsored by the Maine Principals’ Association, is given in recognition of a high school senior’s academic achievement and citizenship. “Sam is very deserving of this award; he is a terrific young man, is a natural leader, and has

  • Washington County vo-tech school site selected after much debate

    Washington County vo-tech school site selected after much debate

    HARRINGTON — It took longer than expected to get an answer to the $2 million question in Washington County. Four school districts — School Administrative District 37, Moosabec Community School District 17, Cherryfield Public Schools and Machias Public Schools — and Washington Academy learned in November 2018 that they were awarded a $2.06 million grant

  • Downeast Audubon announces summer scholarship winners

    ELLSWORTH — Each year, Downeast Audubon awards several local students and one educator full scholarships to attend a summer session at various nature camps. The funding for the seven scholarships awarded this year, valued at $11,975, comes from the previous year’s birdathon earnings. Each applicant was asked to write a summary of why he or