• School fixes – $1.5 million

    School fixes – $1.5 million

    MOUNT DESERT — It would cost about $1.5 million to address all of the capital improvement needs at Mount Desert Elementary School, according to Mike Sealander of Ellsworth-based Sealander Architects. That firm recently conducted an assessment of the building and grounds. The most expensive item on the list, with an estimated cost of $472,000, is

  • Regional champs

    HAMPDEN — The Conners Emerson math team won the MathCounts Eastern Maine competition, held at Reeds Brook Middle School on Jan. 28. Their team score was far higher than others, math teacher and Coach Sarah Winne said of the 13 participating schools. In individual competition, Bar Harbor boasts the first-place and sixth-place finishers among their

  • Case made for adult ed teacher

    Case made for adult ed teacher

    BAR HARBOR — A full-time teacher is needed to provide the appropriate amount of instruction and support for students in the adult education program at Mount Desert Island High School, according to program Director Anne Patterson. While many know the adult ed program for its enrichment classes, such as photography, line dancing and beekeeping, its

  • Garden club offers scholarships

    BAR HARBOR — Two college scholarships are offered by the Bar Harbor Garden Club each year, with deadlines in March and May. The Nell Goff Scholarship is open to college students with majors/strengths related to plant sciences. The award is $1,000. Applications must be postmarked by March 1. The Inga C.B. Weber Scholarship is open

  • Suicide intervention training offered

    Suicide intervention training offered

    ELLSWORTH — An Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) will be hosted by Healthy Acadia in partnership with Access Health in the community room of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 130 Beechland Road, on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 9 and 10, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The two-day training uses an

  • School positions

    TREMONT — The school committee here recently appointed a new member, and on Tuesday, selectmen appointed two members to the Mount Desert Island High School Board of Trustees. Molly Goodwin was appointed to the school committee at their Jan. 5 meeting. Goodwin replaces Mike McKee, who recently resigned. She will serve until town elections in

  • Adult ed aims to fill hospital need

    Adult ed aims to fill hospital need

    BAR HARBOR — The adult education program based at Mount Desert Island High School is helping to meet Mount Desert Island Hospital’s chronic need for medical assistants in its primary care and specialty outpatient clinics. A medical assistant (MA) can perform a number of clinical and administrative duties under the direction of a physician or

  • Park service offers Acadia teacher fellowships

    Park service offers Acadia teacher fellowships

    BAR HARBOR — The National Park Service (NPS) is recruiting six Acadia teacher fellows to spend the summer learning about Acadia National Park’s diverse natural and cultural resources and ways to protect them. The NPS will select three teachers to work on Mount Desert Island and two teachers to work at the Schoodic Education and

  • O’Neil joins MDNA

    O’Neil joins MDNA

    MOUNT DESERT — Registered Nurse Elise O’Neil has been hired as the nurse administrator of the Mount Desert Nursing Association. O’Neil joins Heather Lewis, the association’s office manager, who came to the organization this past spring to lead its Medicare (and other insurance credentialing) accreditation efforts. “This is a great time for MDNA as we

  • Vonder Haar on president’s list

    Vonder Haar on president’s list

    POTSDAM, N.Y. — Nathan Vonder Haar of Bar Harbor was recently named to the president’s list at The State University of New York at Potsdam. Vonder Haar, whose major is musical studies, was among 869 SUNY Potsdam students honored for academic excellence in the fall 2016 semester. College President Kristin G. Esterberg recognized the students