Education

  • Principal’s Award winner named at Jonesport-Beals High School

    JONESPORT — Stephen Cirrone of Jonesport, a senior at Jonesport-Beals High School, has been selected to receive the 2019 Principal’s Award. The award, sponsored by the Maine Principals’ Association, is given in recognition of a high school senior’s academic achievement and citizenship. “Stephen Cirrone is an outstanding student at Jonesport-Beals High School and will graduate

  • MMA receives $10 million gift, launches campaign

    MMA receives $10 million gift, launches campaign

    CASTINE — Maine Maritime Academy has launched a $20 million fundraising campaign and has received a lead gift of $10 million — the largest philanthropic gift MMA has ever received. MMA President William J. Brennan announced the campaign launch last week: Opening Doors, Changing Lives: the Scholarship Campaign for Maine Maritime Academy. “When we reach

  • Sumner senior wins Principal’s Award

    SULLIVAN — Sumner Memorial High School senior Zackary Coughlan has received this year’s Principal’s Award. “Throughout his years at Sumner, Zack has distinguished himself as a leader who is revered for the respectful example he sets for his fellow students,” said Sumner Principal Ty Thurlow. “In the classroom, Zack has established himself as a formidable

  • EHS senior receives Maine Principal’s Award

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth High School (EHS) senior Sam Pelletier has received the 2019 Principal’s Award. The award, sponsored by the Maine Principals’ Association, is given in recognition of a high school senior’s academic achievement and citizenship. “Sam is very deserving of this award; he is a terrific young man, is a natural leader, and has

  • Washington County vo-tech school site selected after much debate

    Washington County vo-tech school site selected after much debate

    HARRINGTON — It took longer than expected to get an answer to the $2 million question in Washington County. Four school districts — School Administrative District 37, Moosabec Community School District 17, Cherryfield Public Schools and Machias Public Schools — and Washington Academy learned in November 2018 that they were awarded a $2.06 million grant

  • Downeast Audubon announces summer scholarship winners

    ELLSWORTH — Each year, Downeast Audubon awards several local students and one educator full scholarships to attend a summer session at various nature camps. The funding for the seven scholarships awarded this year, valued at $11,975, comes from the previous year’s birdathon earnings. Each applicant was asked to write a summary of why he or

  • 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.