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  • MDI graduation rate trails Maine average

    BAR HARBOR — The graduation rate at Mount Desert Island High School last year was slightly below the statewide average, according to figures released Monday by the Maine Department of Education (DOE). MDI High had a four-year graduation rate of 81.36 percent. The average among public high schools in Maine was 84.76 percent. With the

  • MDI falls in championship match to Medomak

    BANGOR — Ten senior basketball players and three juniors hung up their jerseys for the season after Mount Desert Island High School narrowly lost a Class B Eastern Maine tournament final game to Medomak Valley High School on Saturday. The final score was 56-50. Led by Adam Gray and Jon Phelps, MDI recovered from a

  • MDI falls in championship match to Medomak

    BANGOR — Ten senior basketball players and three juniors hung up their jerseys for the season after Mount Desert Island High School narrowly lost a Class B Eastern Maine tournament final game to Medomak Valley High School on Saturday. The final score was 56-50. Led by Adam Gray and Jon Phelps, MDI recovered from a

  • MDI falls in championship match to Medomak

    BANGOR — Ten senior basketball players and three juniors hung up their jerseys for the season after Mount Desert Island High School narrowly lost a Class B Eastern Maine tournament final game to Medomak Valley High School on Saturday. The final score was 56-50. Led by Adam Gray and Jon Phelps, MDI recovered from a

  • MDI area students above average on standard tests

    BAR HARBOR — Once again, elementary school students in the Mount Desert Island Regional School System (MDIRSS) have, as a group, scored higher than the state average on standardized reading, math and writing tests. Results of the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) tests that students took in October 2012 were released Feb. 4 by

  • MDI area students above average on standard tests

    BAR HARBOR — Once again, elementary school students in the Mount Desert Island Regional School System (MDIRSS) have, as a group, scored higher than the state average on standardized reading, math and writing tests. Results of the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) tests that students took in October 2012 were released Feb. 4 by

  • MDI area students above average on standard tests

    BAR HARBOR — Once again, elementary school students in the Mount Desert Island Regional School System (MDIRSS) have, as a group, scored higher than the state average on standardized reading, math and writing tests. Results of the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) tests that students took in October 2012 were released Feb. 4 by

  • Two MDI towns pay hefty county taxes

    BAR HARBOR — Just two of Hancock County’s 37 municipalities – Mount Desert and Bar Harbor – will pay for more than 25 percent of the county’s budget next fiscal year. The total budget that the county commissioners approved in January is just under $5.3 million. Each municipality’s share of that is based on the

  • Two MDI towns pay hefty county taxes

    BAR HARBOR — Just two of Hancock County’s 37 municipalities – Mount Desert and Bar Harbor – will pay for more than 25 percent of the county’s budget next fiscal year. The total budget that the county commissioners approved in January is just under $5.3 million. Each municipality’s share of that is based on the

  • Two MDI towns pay hefty county taxes

    BAR HARBOR — Just two of Hancock County’s 37 municipalities – Mount Desert and Bar Harbor – will pay for more than 25 percent of the county’s budget next fiscal year. The total budget that the county commissioners approved in January is just under $5.3 million. Each municipality’s share of that is based on the