• Student notes

    The University of Maine at Augusta has announced its 2020 spring semester dean’s list. The following area students were named to the list: Heather Halliday, Bar Harbor; Raven Radziewicz, Bar Harbor; Mckenzie Young, Bar Harbor; Laura Johnson, Birch Harbor; Laura Cass, Blue Hill; Jessica Kardos, Blue Hill; Stephanie McGuire, Blue Hill; Nolan Soucie, Bucksport; Cindy

  • RSU 25 plans for September

    RSU 25 plans for September

    BUCKSPORT — There are a couple of certainties, so to speak, in the proposed plan to return to school Sept. 8 amid the COVID-19 pandemic: everyone will be wearing masks or face shields and there won’t be as many students in schools. “The reality is we cannot get 100 percent of our kids back in

  • City school officials consider two hybrid models

    City school officials consider two hybrid models

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth School Department held a virtual workshop Monday in advance of next week’s formal vote on a curriculum model for the 2020-21 school year. Superintendent Dan Higgins said the district is considering two forms of hybrid models that would incorporate both remote learning and traditional classroom learning. The proposals would divide students

  • Rosen named finance VP at Maine Maritime

    Rosen named finance VP at Maine Maritime

    CASTINE — William J. Brennan, president of Maine Maritime Academy, recently announced that the college concluded a national search by hiring former Maine Sen. Richard Rosen of Bucksport to the position of vice president for financial and institutional services. Rosen brings over 30 years of experience to the position, with a background that incudes small

  • Auction to raise funds for Rosanna’s Readers

    Auction to raise funds for Rosanna’s Readers

    SURRY — Surry Elementary School is holding an online silent auction beginning Friday, July 31 at 8 a.m. and ending Aug. 9 at midnight to raise funds for Rosanna’s Readers. The program gives a new book to each Surry Elementary student on his or her birthday in memory of the late Rosanna McFarland of Blue

  • RSU 24 develops hybrid model for fall

    SULLIVAN — Regional School Unit 24 administrators have drawn up a draft plan for the 2020-21 school year in which Sumner Memorial High School and the Cave Hill, Ella Lewis, Mountain View and Peninsula schools would begin a mix of in-person and remote learning Sept. 8. Under the proposed schedule, K-5 students would attend in-person

  • Colorful crosswalks proposed

    Colorful crosswalks proposed

    ELLSWORTH — Some of the crosswalks around Ellsworth schools could get a bit more colorful in the coming months if Ellsworth School Board members approve a plan put forward by the Gender/Sexuality Diversity Alliance (GSDA) at Ellsworth High School to paint them in rainbow colors. Board members were largely approving of a plan to paint

  • Student notes

    The University of Maine in Orono has announced its spring 2020 dean’s list. The following students from Hancock County were named to the list: Bar Harbor: Molly Brown, Julianna Cleves, Matthew Cox, Ryan Kelly, Matthew Lambert, Gabby Link, Abbe Miller, Maev Rogers, Sierra Tapley, Nathaniel Taylor. Bass Harbor: Abigail Muscat. Bernard: Christina Closson, Owen Mild,

  • Shepard wins CSD 13 seat

    STONINGTON — Newcomer William Shepard outpolled longtime incumbent Lawrence “Skip” Greenlaw for a seat on the Community School District 13 (CSD 13) Board by four votes Tuesday. Shepard took 461 votes to Greenlaw’s 457. The margin was slimmest in the town of Deer Isle, which Greenlaw took with 306 votes to Shepard’s 304, according to

  • RSU 25 budget approved

    RSU 25 budget approved

    BUCKSPORT — Regional School Unit 25 (RSU 25) voters on Tuesday approved a $15.9-million school budget for the FY 20-21 school year. Across the four towns in RSU 25, Bucksport, Orland, Prospect and Verona Island, there were a total of 1,429 votes in favor of the budget and 505 against, according to Superintendent James Boothby’s

  • Voters approve city school budget

    ELLSWORTH — Voters approved the $23-million Ellsworth school budget for the 2020-21 school year on Tuesday, with 1,483 votes cast in favor, 496 against and 44 ballots left blank. Around 43 percent of the ballots were cast absentee. Turnout for a municipal election was high in Ellsworth, with 2,023 (32 percent) of Ellsworth’s 6,278 registered