• No-show trustee can’t be replaced

    No-show trustee can’t be replaced

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — It now appears Mike Sawyer can miss as many meetings of the Mount Desert Island High School Board of Trustees as he wishes without the fear of losing his seat. School system Superintendent Marc Gousse told selectmen Tuesday that state statute does not apply to the high school trustees as was originally

  • Playground donation

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Pemetic High School class of 1967 celebrated its 50th reunion June 24 at the Upper Deck restaurant. The group donated $520 of leftover class funds and money raised through the sale of 50-50 tickets to the Pemetic Elementary School playground renovation project. Marianne Wellington, winner of the 50-50 drawing, donated her

  • Septic repair plan offered

    TREMONT — School officials have received an engineering proposal for design and permitting of a replacement wastewater disposal system for the Tremont Consolidated School. The proposal, submitted jointly by Greg Johnston of G.F. Johnston and Associates and Roger St. Amand of Atlantic Resource Company, states the work would be done in three phases. First, the

  • Ex-endowment director to speak about humanities

    Ex-endowment director to speak about humanities

    BAR HARBOR— Former National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman William “Bro” Adams will speak on “Wicked Problems: The Importance of the Humanities in the Time of STEM” at College of the Atlantic’s Thomas S. Gates Jr. Community Center on Thursday, July 20, at 5 p.m. The speech is free and open to the public. Adams,

  • MDI graduates are off to college, jobs

    BAR HARBOR — Of the 120 members of the Mount Desert Island High School class of 2017, 79 plan to attend a four-year college this fall and eight will be going to a two-year college. According to information compiled by the school’s guidance department, 14 of this year’s graduates intend to take a year off

  • Jones will head board

    Jones will head board

    BAR HARBOR — Heather Jones, a member of the Mount Desert School Committee, has been elected chairman of the board of the Mount Desert Island Regional School System. She succeeds Charlie Wray, who has held the post for the past two years.

  • MIA trustee ouster sought

    MIA trustee ouster sought

    BAR HARBOR — The declaration of a vacant seat on the Mount Desert Island High School Board of Trustees, which is responsible for the school’s buildings and grounds, is being disputed by the person who has held the seat for the past two years. Michael Sawyer, one of Southwest Harbor’s three representatives on the 12-member

  • Soucek receives peace award

    Soucek receives peace award

    BAR HARBOR — Sarah Soucek received the Acadia Friends Meeting Peace Award from Carol Woolman at the MDI High School Awards Ceremony on May 31. The award included $500 and a one-year subscription to “Yes!” magazine. During Soucek’s travels in Guatemala, she experienced life with a native family and recognized the similarities in values with

  • Grads urged: have ‘attitude of gratitude’

    Grads urged: have ‘attitude of gratitude’

    BAR HARBOR — Michael Remy, the commencement speaker at Mount Desert Island High School on Sunday, urged the 120 graduating seniors to never stop learning. “Now more than ever, this world so desperately needs you to remain a student, regardless of whether or not you plan to attend college,” he said. “Never stop searching, exploring,

  • School septic system failing

    School septic system failing

    TREMONT — The septic system for the Tremont Consolidated School either needs replacement or significant repairs. The uncertainties are the cost, where the money is coming from and whether the system will be working properly when students return to classes in the fall. School Principal Jandrea True told selectmen last week that the problem was