Education

  • New principal hired in Sedgwick

    SEDGWICK — The incoming principal of Sedgwick Elementary School is an experienced educator who founded her own school, which became one of the first charter schools in North Carolina. The Sedgwick School Board hired Andrea Faurot last month to replace outgoing Principal John Dow, who plans to teach again. Faurot starts July 1 and will

  • RSU 24 voters back $16.6 million budget

    RSU 24 voters back $16.6 million budget

    SULLIVAN — The proposed Regional School Unit 24 (RSU 24) budget for the 2018-2019 school year gained initial approval at a district budget meeting May 30. An audience of about 30 people gathered in the gym at Sumner Memorial High School and passed all of the budget articles (the spending plan has a bottom line

  • Deer Isle-Stonington $6.6M school budget approved

    Deer Isle-Stonington $6.6M school budget approved

    DEER ISLE — Deer Isle-Stonington residents Monday approved an education budget for the FY 2018-19 school year totaling $6,690,467. The meeting, attended by about 60 island residents and school staff members, was held at the Deer Isle-Stonington High School gymnasium. The spending total is an increase of 3.72 percent over the current budget, according to

  • Mom of two is top of the class at Bucksport Adult Ed graduation

    Mom of two is top of the class at Bucksport Adult Ed graduation

    BUCKSPORT — More than 20 students were honored at the RSU 25 Adult and Community Education graduation Sunday. Among the graduates is wife and mother of two Lavern Stokes of Hancock. Stokes graduated from the two-year clinical medical assistant certification program. Jenny Bamford-Perkins, who teaches the medical assistant program, helped RSU Adult Education Director Kathy

  • Student notes

    Maine Maritime Academy recently announced its dean’s list for the second semester of the 2017-2018 academic year. Students named to the dean’s list earned a grade point average of 3.3 or above on a 4.0 scale. The following area students were named to the list: Teagan Candage, Bar Harbor; Shelby O’Neil, Bar Harbor; Kamen McLean,

  • RSU 25 voters approve $15M education budget

    RSU 25 voters approve $15M education budget

    BUCKSPORT — Regional School Unit 25 (RSU 25) voters took less than an hour Wednesday to approve a $15,156,407 million education budget for FY 2018-19, which starts July 1. RSU 25 is comprised of the towns of Bucksport, Orland, Prospect and Verona Island. About 32 residents and selectmen from those towns attended the meeting, which

  • Stanley Subaru, Hannaford team up to fight hunger

    Stanley Subaru, Hannaford team up to fight hunger

    ELLSWORTH — The mood was light as Mark Politte, owner of Stanley Subaru, and Debbie Murray, assistant store manager at Hannaford in Ellsworth, handed out $100 Hannaford gift cards to 52 teachers at Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School on a beautiful Friday afternoon. But the message Politte conveyed was sobering. “We hear story after story of your

  • Proposed RSU 24 school budget is up 2.8 percent

    Proposed RSU 24 school budget is up 2.8 percent

    SULLIVAN — The proposed Regional School Unit 24 (RSU 24) budget for the 2018-2019 school year is up 2.84 percent over the spending plan for the current school year. The 2018-2019 budget has a bottom line of $16,586,096. That is an increase of $458,176 over this year. Local taxpayers will feel less of a hit