Education

  • Recount in city School Board race set for Monday

    Recount in city School Board race set for Monday

    ELLSWORTH — A recount of ballots cast Nov. 2 to determine the winner of a three-year School Board seat will take place on Monday, Nov. 8, in council chambers. It will also be livestreamed on the City of Ellsworth Facebook page and YouTube channel. Candidate Casey Hardwick requested the recount following a close 921-887 loss

  • Forum planned for RSU 24 community

    SULLIVAN — Community members in Regional School Unit 24 (RSU 24) will have the chance to ask questions about the transition to the Charles M. Sumner Learning Campus, the $44 million facility under construction behind the current Sumner Memorial High School that is slated to be open to students for the 2022-23 school year. The

  • RSU 24 considers a preschool program

    RSU 24 considers a preschool program

    Space to hold the programs in each of the RSU 24 elementary schools — Cave Hill School, Ella Lewis School, Mountain View School and Peninsula School — has been made possible with the construction of the Charles M. Sumner Learning Campus.

  • Anonymous donor picks up Trenton school lunch tab

    Anonymous donor picks up Trenton school lunch tab

    TRENTON — An anonymous donor has covered most of the school lunch debts incurred at the Trenton Elementary School with a recent $1,546 donation. Those debts accumulated prior to the coronavirus pandemic, which has led to an increase in state and federal funding that provides free meals to all students, regardless of income. Mount Desert

  • Late deputy’s widow will fill his school board seat

    HANCOCK — Lauren Gross, the widow of Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Luke Gross, has been unanimously appointed by the Hancock School Committee to fill the seat vacated by her late husband. Deputy Gross was killed in the line of duty Sept. 23 when he was struck by a pickup truck while investigating another crash on

  • New Sumner construction advances daily

    New Sumner construction advances daily

    In less than a year, Regional School Unit 24 (RSU 24) middle- and high-schoolers will be roaming the halls of the brand-new Charles M. Sumner Learning Campus. Until then, students and community members can get a tour of the building under construction and see for themselves the progress being made on the state-of-the-art facility.

  • Time capsules planned for new RSU 24 school

    SULLIVAN — Big changes are underway for Regional School Unit 24 (RSU 24), with construction progressing daily at the Charles M. Sumner Learning Campus, the grades 6 through 12 school being built behind the current Sumner Memorial High School on Route 1. But some memories will be preserved within the brand-new, combined middle and high

  • RSU 24 Board opts to change mask policy

    RSU 24 Board opts to change mask policy

    SULLIVAN — Following a spike in COVID-19 cases, the Regional School Unit 24 (RSU 24) Board of Directors held an emergency meeting Sept. 28 and ultimately voted to mandate the wearing of masks indoors whenever the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identifies substantial or high transmission rates in Hancock and/or Washington counties.