• School year begins with high hopes

    School year begins with high hopes

    BAR HARBOR — Children, parents and teachers aren’t the only ones looking forward to the new school year, which starts Tuesday, Sept. 2, for all students in the Mount Desert Island Regional School System (MDIRSS).

  • School nets Davis challenge grant

    MOUNT DESERT — The Community School of Mount Desert Island has received a $20,000 challenge grant from philanthropists Shelby and Gale Davis. The gift will enable the new K-5 school to make building upgrades, as well as purchase desks and chairs, art supplies and other materials to launch the school.

  • COA to grow farm

    COA to grow farm

    BAR HARBOR — Production of chicken, lamb and beef is set to expand at College of the Atlantic’s (COA) Peggy Rockefeller Farm following the granting of a commercial agriculture permit earlier this summer. Farm managers are planning for a rotating flock of more than 100 broiler chickens and hope eventually to produce 40 dozen eggs

  • Assistant principal hired

    Assistant principal hired

    BAR HARBOR — A new assistant principal is set to begin at Conners Emerson School in the fall, following a unanimous vote of the school committee Tuesday. Gloria Delsandro, teacher, team leader and past principal of the Vinalhaven School, takes over the position from Mike Zboray, who leaves this year to become principal of Trenton

  • ‘Let your music ring out’ MDI grads urged

    {youtube}EU5sbFN5g4A{/youtube}BAR HARBOR — An overflow crowd of more than 2,000 cheered as the 112 members of the graduating class at Mount Desert Island High school receive their diplomas in commencement ceremonies in the school gym on Sunday. The commencement speaker was Don Grieco, a biology and dance teacher who is retiring after nearly 20 years

  • Music theory cut despite town vote

    BAR HARBOR — Changes to the Conners Emerson School music program that will result in a 40 percent cut to music teacher Joe Wainer’s position next fall will remain in place, school committee members said at a specially scheduled session Monday. Their actions came despite residents having increased the school budget by $26,000 at town

  • MDI High to graduate 112

    BAR HARBOR — Diplomas will be handed out to 112 members of the senior class at Mount Desert Island High School this Sunday. The graduation ceremony will be at 2 p.m. in the school’s Bernard Parady Gymnasium. This year’s commencement speaker is Don Grieco, a science and dance teacher who is retiring after nearly 20