• Adult ed registration

    BAR HARBOR — Registration is open for adult education classes at Mount Desert Island High School in November and December. Classes include Healthy Eating on a Budget, Hypnosis and Weight Management, Signing up for Affordable Health Care, All about Mac Computers, Getting Started with eBay, Zentangle and Holiday Cards. Ongoing adult education programs include College

  • MDIHS left in dark

    BAR HARBOR — It is “absurd” that Mount Desert Island High School had to remain closed for three days for lack of electricity following last weekend’s snow and sleet storm, school officials said Tuesday night. “It is totally inexcusable,” school board member Eric Henry said. “Schools should be second only to hospitals in terms of

  • Centralized hiring eyed

    BAR HARBOR — There could be advantages to teachers, principals, custodians and other school workers being employed by the Mount Desert Island Regional School System (MDIRSS) instead of by their individual schools, say members of the MDIRSS board. The committee established earlier this year to make recommendations about the school system’s organizational structure presented a

  • New Trenton school leader charts future

    New Trenton school leader charts future

    TRENTON — Trenton Elementary School principal Mike Zboray is reminded nearly every day as to why his new place of employment is an excellent place to be. From visitors commenting on the positive attitude of staff to all of the little examples of how eager his teachers are to learn and grow, Zboray said that

  • Wait for security doors over

    Wait for security doors over

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — After more than a year of delays, a security system is being installed in the main entrance of the Pemetic Elementary School. Principal Dianne Helprin said she expects the project to be completed this week. The delay, she explained, was no fault of school and town officials. “Nobody’s been dragging their feet,”

  • School garden day open to all

    MOUNT DESERT — Mount Desert Elementary School in Northeast Harbor will celebrate Maine Farm-to-School Garden Day – as well as a $10,000 gift for its greenhouse project – with activities and demonstrations on the school grounds this Saturday, Sept. 27.