• Steve Lane, 67, was “a teacher of life”

    Steve Lane, 67, was “a teacher of life”

    SULLIVAN — Quite a number of people have stories to tell about Steve Lane, a longtime teacher who died at home Saturday. Here’s one from 1985: It was spring. Mountain View School’s baseball season had just ended. Dan Rayner, a young student, walked into Lane’s class. “I remember coming into his classroom after baseball season

  • Illness forces Sumner closure

    Illness forces Sumner closure

    SULLIVAN — Sumner Memorial High School students had a surprise three-day weekend after school closed unexpectedly on Monday. Regional School Unit 24 (RSU 24) officials decided to cancel classes at the school on March 18 after 12 out of 34 staff members called in sick. “We were only able to find two substitutes,” said RSU

  • Harry Potter Night scheduled at EEMS Friday

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School is hosting a Family Harry Potter Night on Friday, March 22, from 5-7 p.m. There will be Harry Potter-themed decorations, games, food and a raffle for a Harry Potter throw, clock, a complete set of books and more. The event is planned as a fun event for the students and

  • Peninsula School has new principal

    GOULDSBORO — Heather Dorr, a fifth-grade teacher at the Ella Lewis School in Steuben, has been named principal at the Peninsula School in Prospect Harbor. Dorr’s appointment was approved by the Regional School Unit 24 (RSU 24) Board on March 5. “Heather has been with us since September 2016,” said RSU 24 Superintendant Mike Eastman.

  • Maine Maritime announces first semester dean’s list

    Maine Maritime Academy in Castine recently announced its dean’s list for the first semester of the 2018-2019 academic year. Students named to the dean’s list earn a grade point average of 3.3 or above on a 4.0 scale. The following local students were named to the list: Erik Bailey, Brooksville; Spencer Baron, Mariaville; Alexandra Bierman,

  • School Board told bullying goes unchecked

    School Board told bullying goes unchecked

    ELLSWORTH − “You have a bullying problem in your schools.” That was the message from two guardians to Ellsworth School Board members and Superintendent Dan Higgins at a meeting Tuesday evening. Gwen Clark and Rachel Hicks, who both have sixth grade girls at Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School (EEMS), were nearly in tears as they told board

  • Cave Hill School student is semifinalist in geo bee

    EASTBROOK — Cave Hill School eighth-grader Nathan Kimball has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2019 National Geographic GeoBee Maine State Competition. The contest will be held at University of Maine at Farmington on Friday, March 29. This is the second level

  • Financial aid night scheduled at EHS

    ELLSWORTH — A combined financial aid and admissions workshop for students and parents of all grade levels is scheduled for Monday, March 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the Ellsworth High School cafeteria. Listen to timely tips on how to choose a college, set up campus visits and ask the right questions. School counselors Beverly Homich

  • Longtime Ellsworth sixth grade teacher to retire

    Longtime Ellsworth sixth grade teacher to retire

    ELLSWORTH — David Stackpole, who recently announced that he will retire at the end of the school year, can rattle off a lot of numbers associated with his time teaching in Ellsworth. There’s 45, the number of years he’s taught sixth grade. Or 2,000, roughly the number of students who have passed through his classroom