• Ellsworth School Department Bus Schedule 2018-19

    Morning bus runs Bus #1 Mike Cummings   Starts at Green Lake fish Hatchery at 6:42 am.  Picks up on Rt 180 to the Gary Moore Rd.  Loops around to Rt 180 and continues down to Bridge Twin Rd, Eagle Rd to HCTC.  Picks up at Fieldstone Way to the schools.   Bus #2  Nicky Pierson

  • Ellsworth schools tighten security

    Ellsworth schools tighten security

    ELLSWORTH — The last weeks of August are often a scramble to squeeze in one last beach day between gathering clothes and supplies. But for many, the excitement that accompanies the back-to-school shuffle has in recent years been tinged with anxiety for parents who can’t help but wonder: how safe are my kids at school?

  • Student notes

    Dr. Jennifer Mytar-Li of Surry recently completed the residency program in anesthesiology and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore. Jennifer is a graduate of Ellsworth High School, Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., and Touro Medical School in Vallejo, Calif. Jennifer and her husband, Dr. Rung-chi Li, along with their son, Henry,

  • Deer Isle-Stonington High School beautification day a team effort

    DEER ISLE — Over 50 community members, parents, current and former Deer Isle-Stonington High School students and staff spent Saturday, Aug. 11, revitalizing the high school building. Community School District 13 School Board Chairwoman Jane Osborne said the projects included painting the front of the school’s exterior and an inner courtyard. Volunteers reclaimed and replanted

  • “Future of Our Schools” meeting set in Deer Isle

    DEER ISLE — Residents are invited to the first “Future of Our Schools” public hearing slated for Wednesday, July 25, at 6 p.m. at Deer Isle-Stonington High School. A committee of educators, municipal officials, parents, residents and school officials has been meeting to determine the future of high school education on the island. The high

  • Student notes

    University of Maine at Augusta Provost Joseph Szakas has announced the 2018 spring semester dean’s list. To qualify for the full-time dean’s list, students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of 100-level or higher UMA coursework (exclusive of pass/fail courses) and maintain a semester grade point average in these courses of 3.25 or

  • Deer Isle names new principal

    DEER ISLE — Deer Isle-Stonington High School has a new principal. The board voted earlier this month to hire Dennis Duquette. Duquette replaces Ed Hatch, who resigned after serving for one year. School Union 76 Superintendent Christian Elkington said Duquette will be paid a salary of $90,000. The new principal will not receive insurance benefits,

  • MMA eyes Verso site

    MMA eyes Verso site

    BUCKSPORT — The former Verso paper mill site is proving an attractive prospective business partner thanks to its location and utilities. Maine Maritime Academy is revisiting plans to move its continuing education services to a portion of the former Verso mill site near an area that has been proposed for land-based salmon farming operations. “We’re