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    August 26, 2010

    RSU 20 2010/2011 school bus schedule

    Note from RSU 20: These runs are set up and are approximate times. For the first two weeks students should be out and waiting for the bus 10 to 15 minutes early, as the run times will be adjusted earlier or later depending on the arrival times at the schools. After two weeks the times should be consistent and the students should be out and ready five minutes early of their regular time. Students should be at the ...

  • Published
    August 20, 2010

    Governor applies for additional education funding

    Gov. John E. Baldacci submitted Maine’s application today, Aug. 20, for $39 million in federal funds from the Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act approved by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama last week. “These funds will flow quickly to school districts throughout Maine and will help protect teaching and other education jobs, and preserve the quality of education in our schools at a difficult ...

  • Published
    June 25, 2010

    Nickerson School students write about what makes them special

    The students in Rhonda Bishop Wood's second-grade class at the Nickerson School wrote about what makes them special. Wood said the students dedicated their essays to their fathers. A Special Girl By Annabelle I am special because I have a sister, a father, and a mother. I am almost rich and almost have everything I want. I have a few teen-aged friends named Zoey, Lissy, Mary Kate, Jack, and Hannah. I have ...

  • Published
    June 25, 2010

    Local woman receives Ph.D. from University of Cambridge

    Deborah Ann Hayden received a Ph.D. in medieval Irish language and literature from the University of Cambridge May 15. Hayden is a 1999 graduate of Camden-Rockport High School. She completed undergraduate degrees in French and Latin at Wellesley College, where she graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and at the University of Cambridge, where she also earned a master's degree from the Department of Anglo-Saxo...

  • Published
    June 24, 2010

    Ahoy, State of Maine

    Maine Maritime Academy training ship, State of Maine, returns to her home port of Castine following MMA’s annual 60-day training cruise to European ports Saturday, June 26. Arrival in Castine Harbor is expected at approximately 6:30 p.m., with docking anticipated at 7 p.m., according to a press release from the college.Among the ports the training cruise visited over the past two months were Marseilles, France; a ...

  • Published
    June 2, 2010

    Macom graduates from Boston University

    John James Macom, son of Earl and Becky Macom of Morrill, graduated from Boston University May 16 with a master's degree in public health. John graduated from Belfast Area High School in 2000, and then earned an undergraduate degree from Boston University in 2004, majoring in international relations and political science. Following his graduation from BU in 2004, he went into the Peace Corps for two years in ...

  • Published
    May 31, 2010

    Whitten scholarship applications now available

    Applications are now being accepted for the 2010 Dana M. Whitten scholarship, a $1,000 prize awarded annually to a senior graduating from Belfast Area High School who intends to pursue a degree in the fields of medicine, childhood education or services for children. The recipient shall have demonstrated his or her commitment to caring for and improving the lives of children. Applicants should contact the guidance ...

  • Published
    May 18, 2010

    RSU 20 students learn about the effects of smoking

    Recently, 186 fifth-graders from RSU 20 spent the better part of a day learning about the effects of smoking on smokers and those around them. They did this through a variety of mini workshops. In one workshop, students heard from a 17-year-old smoker who lamented that he ever started smoking and became addicted. In another, students were garbed in lead vests and given weights to carry before participating in a ...

  • Published
    May 14, 2010

    Love of outdoors draws new principal to Appleton Village School

    The Appleton Village School's new principal, Gary Bosk, will come to the Knox County community July 1 with a variety of experiences and a desire to facilitate the dreams of the students in his new position. Currently principal at Trenton Elementary School, Bosk said May 8 that he began his working life as a guitar player and singer. Family trip leads to life in Maine "I was taking a break from being on tour ...

  • Published
    April 5, 2010

    Mount View High School announces Dirigo Boys’ State delegates

    Five Mount View High School boys have been selected and sponsored by the Benjamin Berry Post 50 American Legion of Unity to attend Boys' State at Thomas College in Waterville June 20-25. Boys' State provides an opportunity for boys to receive training in the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of American citizenship in order that they may understand and someday participate in the functioning of their ...


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