• Norberg in London

    CANTON, N.Y. — Sara N. Norberg of Southwest Harbor is studying abroad with St. Lawrence University’s off-campus program in London during the fall semester. Norberg, who attended Mount Desert island High School, is a member of the class of 2019 and is majoring in English.

  • University of Maine names dean’s list

    ORONO — Numerous area students were named to the dean’s list at The University of Maine for the spring semester. From Bar Harbor, Isabel Bohrer, Caroline Bromberg, Molly Brown, Abbie Burton, Christopher Butler, Mary Chamberlin, Jennifer Clemens, Aaron Krevans, Gabrielle Link, Molly Moon, Michaela Murray, Sierra Tapley and Mckenzie Young were honored. From Mount Desert,

  • College of the Atlantic is No. 1 Green College

    College of the Atlantic is No. 1 Green College

    BAR HARBOR — College of the Atlantic leads Princeton Review’s “Top 50 Green Colleges” ranking for the second year in a row, landing the No. 1 spot with its ongoing commitment to sustainability – through both campus initiatives and innovative academic programs. COA’s central focus on an interdisciplinary, experiential study of the interactions between humans

  • Students create ‘buddy bench’

    Students create ‘buddy bench’

    TRENTON — Snow Ross, third-grade teacher at Trenton Elementary School, noticed last year that some of her students didn’t seem to have anyone to play with at recess. “Recess was becoming stressful, which is the last thing it should be,” she said. “So I presented the problem to the kids, and we did a lot

  • Gousse to pay for Patriots tickets

    Gousse to pay for Patriots tickets

    BAR HARBOR — Marc Gousse, superintendent of the Mount Desert Island Regional School System (MDIRSS), has asked Cross Insurance Agency to bill him for the price of two tickets to the Sept. 24 game between the New England Patriots and Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. He said he did so to avoid

  • Conners Emerson named National Blue Ribbon School

    Conners Emerson named National Blue Ribbon School

    BAR HARBOR — Conners Emerson School won a national award today for being an “exemplary high-performing school.” The National Blue Ribbon Schools award program from the U.S. Department of Education recognizes top-achieving schools based on overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. CES has won the award before, in 2004. This

  • Acadia Scholars Program begins

    Acadia Scholars Program begins

    BAR HARBOR — A couple of College of the Atlantic students have been getting an up-close, behind-the-scenes look at Acadia National Park and Schoodic Institute this summer as part of the College’s new Acadia Scholars Program. Noah Rosenberg ’18 and Gemma Venuti ’18 spent their summer breaks as interns in communications and invasive plants management,

  • School eyes building for storage, restrooms

    School eyes building for storage, restrooms

    BAR HARBOR — This summer, the leaky walls and windows at Mount Desert Island High School were replaced, the parking lots were repaved, and the area around the gym entrance was rebuilt and landscaped. Now, school officials are looking at building a facility for restrooms and sports equipment storage near the track and football field.

  • COA ranked No. 20 in country

    COA ranked No. 20 in country

    BAR HARBOR — College of the Atlantic is the nation’s No. 20 top liberal arts college, according to “Washington Monthly’s 2017 College Rankings,” jumping 26 spots from No. 46 last year. The 13th annual guide, comprising “a different kind of college ranking,” measures how colleges improve the nation. The rankings focus on three criteria, including