Education

  • Langley to head Bridge Academy Maine

    ELLSWORTH — Former state senator and Ellsworth resident Brian Langley has been tapped to lead a nonprofit organization working to prepare high school students for college and offering shortened paths toward a college degree. Bridge Academy Maine, of which Langley will soon take the reins, offers dual-enrollment programs and college credit classes to students enrolled

  • KidsPeace receives $5,000 grant

    ELLSWORTH — KidsPeace has received a $5,000 grant from the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism for playground improvements at its Graham Lake Campus in Ellsworth. KidsPeace New England has redesigned the Graham Lake playground facilities to include apparatus and activities that respond to the sensory needs of youth on the autism spectrum and with

  • Sex ed discussion draws parent complaints

    Sex ed discussion draws parent complaints

    GOULDSBORO — What began as Friday science class at the Peninsula School in Prospect Harbor resulted in a sex-ed discussion that many parents felt was inappropriate for their children. The class discussions Feb. 1 prompted numerous parents to contact the school with their concerns. The science teacher is no longer with the school. The Peninsula

  • RSU 24 schools receive anonymous donations

    RSU 24 schools receive anonymous donations

    SULLIVAN — Two Hancock County schools recently received anonymous donations that will go toward benefiting student needs. The donations, to Cave Hill School in Eastbrook and the Peninsula School in Prospect Harbor, totaled $10,000. The Regional School Unit 24 (RSU 24) Board approved the gifts at its Feb. 5 meeting. “The Peninsula School had a

  • Student notes

    The following local students have been named to the dean’s list at Bates College in Lewiston for the fall semester that ended in December 2018: Allison Cormier of Deer Isle. Cormier is a senior majoring in classical and medieval studies and minoring in geology. Adam Poulin of Ellsworth. Poulin is a senior majoring in psychology

  • Student notes

    The following local students were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester at the University of Maine in Orono: Casco Haley, Amherst; Molly Brown, Jen Clemens, Matthew Cox, Simon Davis, Sara Todd, Bar Harbor; Abigail Muscat, Bass Harbor; Christina Closson, Bernard; Sam Elliott, Jenna Malvin, Kara Morrison, Maya Naisbitt, Erin Niehoff, Emma