• Community School to host cocktail reception

    Community School to host cocktail reception

    MOUNT DESERT — The Community School of Mount Desert Island will host “A Taste of the Community School,” a cocktail reception, in support of their growing program on Tuesday, Aug. 15, from 5-7 p.m. The evening will include drinks, local hors d’oeuvres and an introduction to the schoolhouse and the pillars of the school’s academic

  • Robinson to talk about teaching in Malawi

    Robinson to talk about teaching in Malawi

    BAR HARBOR — Linda Robinson, a certified nurse midwife, will talk about the past year she spent living and working in Malawi, Africa, when she visits the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m. Robinson taught midwifery at Kamuzu College of Nursing as part of the Global Health Service Partnership, a partnership

  • Three join COA board

    Three join COA board

    BAR HARBOR –– Michael Boland, Clay Corbus and Diana Kombe have been named to the College of the Atlantic board of trustees. Corbus, Kombe ’06 and Boland ’94 come from diverse business backgrounds to offer their unique insights and skill sets to the management of the college. Each is to serve a three-year term beginning

  • 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