Education

  • Islander students

    Islander students

    Hodgdon named to presidents’ list BANGOR — Former Tremont resident Ryan S. Hodgon was named to Husson University’s President’s List for the Fall 2017 semester. Hodgdon is a sophomore who is currently enrolled in Husson’s Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program. Students who make the President’s List must carry at least 12 graded credit

  • Students protest gun violence

    Students protest gun violence

    BAR HARBOR — More than three dozen Mount Desert Island High School students and a few adult community members demonstrated against gun violence on Thursday, the day after the mass shooting at a high school in Florida. When the school day was over, the students walked as a group to the bottom of the entrance

  • Eysnogle stepping down

    CRANBERRY ISLES — Lindsay Eysnogle, elementary school principal here for two years and on Frenchboro for five years, will not be continuing in those positions next school year. “The primary reason is that my daughter is beginning kindergarten in the fall, and I’m looking forward to being a parent in the school community,” she said.

  • Playground decision deferred

    Playground decision deferred

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Decisions about a $300,000 rebuild of the school playground here were again deferred by selectmen Tuesday. The town attorney approved a plan to use unassigned fund balance for the project, but the board decided to wait until its Feb. 27 meeting to take action on the budget request. The town’s school committee

  • $6 million sought for school repairs

    $6 million sought for school repairs

    BAR HARBOR — A $5 to $6 million bond issue to replace boilers and roofs and update the bathrooms at Conners Emerson School is set to go to voters in June. The total amount is up from what was discussed during Town Council budget workshops last month. On Monday, the school committee approved a motion

  • Thurlow called budget ‘wizard’

    Thurlow called budget ‘wizard’

    BAR HARBOR — It’s at this time of year, especially, when school budgets are being finalized and vetted, that Mount Desert Island Regional School System (MDIRSS) principals and board members hope Nancy Thurlow takes really good care of herself. She has been the school system’s business manager for the past 38 years. She and her

  • Big perch breaks records at derby

    Big perch breaks records at derby

    TREMONT — A little bait and a little patience sometimes catch a grand prize, as the winners of the Tremont Ice Fishing Derby can tell you. Shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday, the Tremont Consolidated School gym was packed with families and children waiting in line, holding fish with their bare hands or in buckets, plastic

  • Better data needed for school septic

    TREMONT — School officials need more data on the Tremont Consolidated School’s water use before they can move ahead with repair or replacement of its septic system, but the project is one of several driving a significant increase from last year’s budget. Principal Jandrea True presented the tentative budget for the coming year at Monday’s