• Beverly Coleman Scholarship awarded

    Beverly Coleman Scholarship awarded

    MOUNT DESERT — Wildes Ho, a current participant in the Northeast Harbor Library Scholarship Program, has been selected for the 2017 Beverly Coleman Scholarship Award. Established in 2010 by the Coleman family, the award honors the late Beverly Coleman by helping to support students who share her passions. Coleman volunteered at the library for more

  • MDI High School lands $65K center

    MDI High School lands $65K center

    BAR HARBOR — A large classroom in the technology wing at Mount Desert Island High School will be transformed into an “active learning center” for collaborative problem solving, thanks to a grant valued at $65,000. The high school is one of only 15 schools, colleges and universities in the United States and Canada to be

  • COA students to talk about time in Taiwan

    COA students to talk about time in Taiwan

    BAR HARBOR — Students and professors involved in College of the Atlantic’s recent Human Ecology Abroad at Taiwan (HEAT) program will offer perspectives on learning Chinese, studying intercultural education and immersing themselves in foreign food cultures at COA’s Human Ecology Forum in McCormick Lecture Hall on Tuesday, April 4, at 4:10 p.m. The event is

  • $1M sought for school paving

    $1M sought for school paving

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island High School will borrow up to $1 million to pave the parking lots and rebuild the area around the gym entrance this summer. The school’s trustees voted March 23 to solicit bids for the project, which is expected to cost around $750,000, and to authorize Superintendent Marc Gousse to

  • Baby care program celebrates 30th year

    Baby care program celebrates 30th year

    BAR HARBOR — One toddler and five other children who aren’t yet old enough to walk go to Mount Desert Island High School almost every day. They hang out with each other and their caregivers in the “baby room” while mom or dad spends the day in classrooms, visiting the children during breaks. The high

  • School tab goes up 3.3 percent

    School tab goes up 3.3 percent

    MOUNT DESERT — Taxpayers here shouldn’t be alarmed by the 7.4 increase in the Mount Desert Elementary School budget for next year that the School Committee approved last week, officials say. Three of the one-time, big ticket items in the budget are to be paid for with funds from the school’s maintenance reserve account. So,

  • Tremont town budget edges up a tad

    TREMONT — Although some final tallying is needed, a first look at the proposed 2017-2018 municipal budget shows a modest 1.1 percent increase. The $1.88 million budget going before voters at the May 9 open town meeting is about $21,000 more than for the current year. The increase translates into a property owner paying an

  • Science, tech focus touted

    Science, tech focus touted

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island High School ranks seventh among Maine’s 260 high schools for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), according to Niche, a company that compares schools in each state in various categories. STEM education also is a priority in the other schools in the MDI Regional School System, said Julie Meltzer,

  • MDI schools have one snow day left

    MDI schools have one snow day left

    BAR HARBOR — Five snow days are built into the calendar for the schools in the Mount Desert Island Regional School system this school year. So far, they have used four. If more than one additional snow day is needed, the calendar calls for the school year to be extended beyond the scheduled last day

  • Student news

    Numerous area students have been honored recently. University of Rhode Island Seth Alexander Vanzura of Trenton was named to the dean’s list at the University of Rhode Island for the fall semester. Vanzura is in the URI doctor of pharmacy program. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must have completed 12 or more credits