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ELLSWORTH — With an emphasis on a return to normalcy, the School Board approved a winter sports policy Nov. 18. The guidelines strike a balance between health precautions and the desire for a traditional sports and performing arts season.

“One of your goals as a board is making sure schools stay open,” Superintendent Dan Higgins prefaced the board discussion, “and provide normalcy in what we provide. Obviously, our winter sports and co- and extracurricular activities are a part of that.”

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Ellsworth’s Hunter Curtis goes for a layup against Sumner’s Landon Bernier during a high school boys’ basketball game Feb. 3 in Sullivan. Ellsworth student athletes, musicians and performers will not be required to wear masks during active participation if they enroll in pool testing for COVID-19. FILE PHOTO