Education

  • Former Connecticut governor to lead University of Maine System

    Former Connecticut governor to lead University of Maine System

    ORONO — The University of Maine System Board of Trustees has unanimously voted to appoint former Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy the next chancellor of the University of Maine System. The appointment concludes more than a year of succession planning in anticipation of the June 30 retirement of Chancellor James Page and a national search.

  • Sumner announces graduation honor parts

    Sumner announces graduation honor parts

    SULLIVAN — Principal Ty Thurlow has announced the honor parts for the Class of 2019 at Sumner Memorial High School. Commencement exercises will be held on Thursday, June 13, at 7 p.m. in the high school’s Clint Ritchie Gymnasium. This year’s valedictorian with summa cum laude distinction is Madeline Buswell, daughter of Ted and Mindy

  • Jonesport-Beals High School announces honor parts

    JONESPORT — The faculty and administration of Jonesport-Beals High School have announced the class honor parts for the 2018-19 school year. The valedictorian is Stephen Cirone, son of Barbie and Stephen Cirone of Jonesport. A member of the National Honor Society, Cirone served as the class president and represented the school at the Maine Youth

  • School support program addresses barriers to learning

    School support program addresses barriers to learning

    JONESPORT — A TREE grows in Washington County. TREE, or Transforming Rural Experiences in Education, is “a collaborative educational initiative in rural Maine to create supportive learning environments where all children, especially those challenged by adversity, stress and trauma can succeed and thrive,” according to program literature. In other words, said TREE Director Brittany Ray,

  • Bucksport High School announces honor parts recipients

    Bucksport High School announces honor parts recipients

    BUCKSPORT — Bucksport High School will hold commencement exercises for the Class of 2019 on Friday, June 14, at 6 p.m. in the gymnasium. The valedictorian is Mikayla Tripp, the daughter of Rick and Nicole Tripp. Tripp is graduating with a 99.9 grade point average. Tripp plans on attending Husson University in fall, where she

  • Council approves $22.6M school budget

    Council approves $22.6M school budget

    ELLSWORTH — After some hesitation and more than an hour of discussion, city councilors unanimously approved a $22.60-million school budget on Monday evening, roughly $436,000 less than the School Department had initially asked for. “I don’t believe the taxpayers can afford this budget,” said Councilor Gary Fortier. “You’re telling me you need this to run

  • Narraguagus announces graduation honor parts

    HARRINGTON — Principal Lucille Willey has announced the honor parts for the Class of 2019 at Narraguagus Junior/Senior High School in Harrington. This year’s valedictorian is Kaylee Bosse, daughter of Stephanie Bosse of Harrington and Normand Bosse of Searsport. The salutatorian is Kajsa Brown Morrison, daughter of Eric Morrison and Suzanne Brown of Milbridge. Bosse

  • Honor parts announced for Deer Isle-Stonington High School

    DEER ISLE — Deer Isle-Stonington High School will hold commencement exercises for the Class of 2019 on Sunday, June 16, at 1 p.m. in the high school gym. The valedictorian is Lillian Gray, daughter of Becky and Jerry Gray of Brooksville. Gray has been president of Student Council and a member of National Honor Society.

  • Fry leave school for the Union River

    Fry leave school for the Union River

    HANCOCK — Inside a red lunch cooler, 195 salmon fry went for a ride May 1. Their adventure began at Hancock Grammar School, where they had hatched from eggs in January, and ended at the West Branch of the Union River in Amherst. The fry were accompanied on the school bus ride by Valerie Sprague’s