• EHS students to head to Galápagos Islands

    EHS students to head to Galápagos Islands

    ELLSWORTH — If all goes as planned, Ellsworth High School students will have the chance to follow in Charles Darwin’s footsteps. At a meeting on Oct. 9, the Ellsworth School Board approved an 11-day trip to Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands in June 2020. “It’s a very unique opportunity,” Ellsworth High School Spanish teacher Carolyn

  • School shooting threat “not viable”

    School shooting threat “not viable”

    ELLSWORTH — An Ellsworth High School student was charged with terrorizing on Tuesday after allegedly making a comment threatening a school shooting the following day, according to a letter to parents and guardians from Superintendent Dan Higgins. Police investigated the incident, which was reported around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, and determined “the threat is not

  • Hancock students donate to SPCA

    Hancock students donate to SPCA

    HANCOCK — Leashes, harnesses, toys, bowls, even a stick from the woods to fetch. These are some of the items, 700 in total, being donated to the SPCA in Trenton by students at Hancock Grammar School. “Initially, my goal was to just go on a field trip to the animal shelter and maybe donate a

  • Financial aid night at EHS Oct. 3

    ELLSWORTH — A combined financial aid and admissions workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the Ellsworth High School cafeteria. The workshop is for students and parents of all grade levels. The University of Maine and Eastern Maine Community College will provide the speakers for the evening. Pizza will be provided

  • Chris Van Dusen visits EEMS

    Chris Van Dusen visits EEMS

    ELLSWORTH — Chris Van Dusen, a Portland-born illustrator whose work has appeared in magazines such as  Nickelodeon, Family Fun and Disney Adventures, read to students at Ellsworth Elementary Middle School on Thursday morning as part of a visit organized by the Ellsworth Public Library.

  • Referendum set for Bucksport Middle School floor project

    BUCKSPORT — Regional School Unit 25 (RSU 25) voters on Nov. 6 will be asked to approve borrowing money to replace the Bucksport Middle School gymnasium floor, which has moisture issues. “The original construction didn’t account for the amount of water that goes under the building,” said Superintendent Jim Boothby. Boothby discussed the issue with