Articles by: David Roza

David Roza

David Roza

David grew up in Washington County, Maryland, has reported in Washington County, Oregon, and now covers news in Hancock County and Washington County, Maine for The American and Out & About.
  • School could tap special ed fund

    School could tap special ed fund

    TRENTON — The Trenton School Committee might reconsider its decision not to borrow from a fund that the Mount Desert Island Regional School System (MDIRSS) created to help individual schools that face “large expenditures … for certain out-of-district special education placements.” Such a placement is part of the reason the Trenton Elementary School budget that

  • Trenton, Ellsworth firefighters respond to chimney fire

    Trenton, Ellsworth firefighters respond to chimney fire

    TRENTON – Firefighters from the Trenton, Ellsworth and Lamoine fire departments responded to a report of a chimney fire at a home on Bayside Road on Wednesday morning. Trenton Fire Chief Steve Corson said his department received a call at around 10:45 a.m. Once they arrived at the scene, responders saw smoke rising out of

  • Hancock County scientist journeys to remote Pacific island

    Hancock County scientist journeys to remote Pacific island

    ELLSWORTH — When Jenn Fortier was in sixth grade, she read a book about a scientist named Eugenie Clark. Nicknamed “The Shark Lady,” Clark was a giant in the field of shark study and a pioneer in the use of SCUBA diving for research purposes. Fortier was hooked, and she immediately told her teacher about

  • MDI alum with Down syndrome helps youngsters

    MDI alum with Down syndrome helps youngsters

    ELLSWORTH — Every Monday and Wednesday since 2015, 21-year-old Pauline Garcia has worked at the Down East Family YMCA’s Early Learning Center, where she looks after preschoolers as a teacher’s assistant. She reads books to the kids, sets up stations where they can play, helps them put their winter clothes on and keeps them focused