• Maine Maritime campus to reopen Aug. 31

    Maine Maritime campus to reopen Aug. 31

    CASTINE — Maine Maritime Academy will reopen its campus and resume some in-person courses beginning Aug. 31, college President William J. Brennan announced July 9. “Our faculty and staff have been working tirelessly to develop ways in which we can deliver a rigorous academic experience for our students while also prioritizing the health and safety

  • Pioneering students win cash prizes

    Pioneering students win cash prizes

    BLUE HILL — For most of this year before the pandemic, 14-year-old Ian Bowden would catch the bus to George Stevens Academy. But on at least one occasion, “I missed my bus on the way to school — it came earlier than I was at the bus stop,” Ian said. “I was so frustrated because

  • Student notes

    Husson University in Bangor has announced its spring 2020 president’s list. Students who make the president’s list must carry at least 12 graded credit hours during the semester and earn a grade point average of 3.80 to 4.0 during the period. The following area students were named to the list: Delia Rose Hallett, Bar Harbor;

  • RSU 24 budget to go before voters on July 14

    RSU 24 budget to go before voters on July 14

    SULLIVAN — Voters will consider Regional School Unit 24’s proposed 2020-21 budget of $17.35 million — up 1.99 percent from last year —in the form of ballot questions at the primary election polls on Tuesday, July 14. Votes can be cast either in person or by absentee ballot. Instead of holding a district meeting, where

  • UMaine system partners with Jackson Lab for testing

    ELLSWORTH — The University of Maine System (UMS) has entered into partnerships with The Jackson Laboratory and ConvenientMD to provide COVID-19 testing services, University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy and Chancellor Dannel Malloy announced Tuesday. Under the agreements, ConvenientMD will establish sites at each UMS university to gather samples and administer and report results. The

  • Online early education forum scheduled Tuesday

    BLUE HILL — Community Compass, an organization of community members working to break the cycle of poverty on the Blue Hill Peninsula, will resume its bimonthly forums on Tuesday, June 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. via Zoom. Nicole Chaplin, director of the Head Start Services and Preschool Collaboratives, and Erin Merrill, director of development

  • Student notes

    Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has awarded $500 scholarships to Mount Desert Island High School 2020 graduates Katherine Hoff, Samuel Keblinsky and Rachelle Swanson. Established in memory of long-term bank employees and directors, the scholarships are awarded to local high school graduates each year to help offset the cost of attending college. Hoff, of Mount

  • Testing partnership makes way for MMA “cruise”

    Testing partnership makes way for MMA “cruise”

    CASTINE — A partnership with The Jackson Laboratory and Guilford-based Puritan Medical Products is making it possible for graduating Maine Maritime Academy seniors to participate in a pier-side training exercise aboard the school’s training ship State of Maine. In May, the academy’s leaders announced the normal summer training cruises would have to be canceled. But

  • Higgins retires after 46 years of teaching at EHS

    Higgins retires after 46 years of teaching at EHS

    ELLSWORTH — The exit could hardly have been more subtle. In the afternoon hours March 16, the day that would be the last of in-school instruction at Ellsworth High School ahead of the transition to remote learning, many at the school were preparing for what at the time had been announced as merely a two-week

  • Parade, noise-making, signs to celebrate GSA seniors

    Parade, noise-making, signs to celebrate GSA seniors

    BLUE HILL — A senior parade organized by parents Amy Mattson, Christie A. Snow and Nikki Dennison will start at the Blue Hill Fairgrounds on Sunday, June 14, at 9 a.m. The procession of vehicles carrying George Stevens Academy seniors will go down to Main Street, up Tenney Hill to the rotary, right onto Beech