• RSU 25 voters approve gym floor project

    BUCKSPORT — Regional School Unit 25 (RSU 25) voters Tuesday approved a referendum to renovate the Bucksport Middle School gym floor. The vote was 2,391 yes to 1,626 no. RSU 25 includes the towns of Bucksport, Orland, Verona Island and Prospect. Superintendent Jim Boothby said the floor needs to be replaced due to issues with

  • Sumner’s Pathways program awarded $2,000 grant

    Sumner’s Pathways program awarded $2,000 grant

    MACHIAS — Sumner Memorial High School’s Pathways program was among the 13 recipients that were awarded Community Development Grants from the Machias Savings Bank Foundation in a recent ceremony in Machias. The foundation awarded a total of $50,000 in grants to organizations located in six different counties. “We have done this program for 14 years

  • Rat dissection, culinary arts on tap at HCTC skills camp

    ELLSWORTH — On Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to noon, students in grades 5 through 8 will have the opportunity to learn about programs offered at Hancock County Technical Center during the center’s Middle School Skills Camp. Registration is required and allowed the day of the event from 8:45 to 9 a.m., but early

  • Eleven inducted into EHS Hall of Fame

    Eleven inducted into EHS Hall of Fame

    ELLSWORTH — Eleven Ellsworth High School graduates were inducted into the school’s Academic Hall of Fame at a dinner on Oct. 13, including state Rep. Louie Luchini (D-Ellsworth) and District Attorney Matt Foster. Also honored during the dinner were graduates Michael Povich, Malen Hsu, Sue Shaw, Chris Lynch, Albert Harmon, Ann LaCasce, Becky Sargent, Matt

  • EHS students to head to Galápagos Islands

    EHS students to head to Galápagos Islands

    ELLSWORTH — If all goes as planned, Ellsworth High School students will have the chance to follow in Charles Darwin’s footsteps. At a meeting on Oct. 9, the Ellsworth School Board approved an 11-day trip to Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands in June 2020. “It’s a very unique opportunity,” Ellsworth High School Spanish teacher Carolyn

  • School shooting threat “not viable”

    School shooting threat “not viable”

    ELLSWORTH — An Ellsworth High School student was charged with terrorizing on Tuesday after allegedly making a comment threatening a school shooting the following day, according to a letter to parents and guardians from Superintendent Dan Higgins. Police investigated the incident, which was reported around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, and determined “the threat is not