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Nancy McAdam, food service manager for Portland's middle and high schools, at work last week at Portland High School, was named Manager of the Year by the Maine School Nutrition Association.

Portland school food service manager named Maine’s best

By Colin Ellis on April 20, 2015, at 4:25 p.m.
The food service manager for the city’s middle and high schools was named the Manager of the Year by the Maine School Nutrition Association. Nancy McAdam said she wasn’t even aware she had been nominated for the award until the organization phoned her about it last week. …

Children’s Days at Maine Forest and Logging Museum in May

By Sherry Davis on April 20, 2015, at 2:41 p.m.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Thursday, May 28, 2015 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Friday, May 29, 2015 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Maine Forest and Logging Museum, P.O. Box 104, Government Road, Bradley, Maine For more information: 207-974-6278; maineforestandloggingmuseum.org Three busy mornings of learning history and …

Three four-year scholarships available from Lamey-Wellehan

on April 20, 2015, at 2:33 p.m.
This is the key season for Maine young people to find scholarship assistance, and Lamey-Wellehan provides three, four-year scholarships every year. Applications are due before the start of June. The Maine Difference Scholarship has been a help to Maine college Applicants for the last 20 ears. It provides $1,000 a year …

Teen given Sandra C. Lebaree New England Volunteer Values Award

on April 20, 2015, at 12:11 p.m.
BREWER, Maine — A local teenager recently was honored by the American Cancer Society’s New England Division. Jessica Sargent, 14, of Brewer is one of [up to] six Mainers who will receive Sandra C. Lebaree New England Volunteer Values Awards this year. Jessica was nominated by ACS Relay Specialist Mac Watts …

GBAOMA Seminar: Landlord Laws and Basic 101 Issues

By Tim Pellett on April 20, 2015, at 9:55 a.m.
Saturday, May 9, 2015 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Location: GBAOMA Seminar: Landlord Laws and Basic 101 Issues, 15 Littlefield Road, Brewer, Maine For more information: facebook.com/events/452978601535008/ Enjoy this one day educational seminar brought to you by the Greater Bangor Apartment Owners & Managers Association (GBAOMA) board of directors with …
Rick Lyons

Veazie school leaders dispute town’s budget figures; special meeting Wednesday

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 19, 2015, at 6:26 p.m.
A special edition town newsletter sent to residents contains school budget information that is not sitting well with school officials who have scheduled a special Wednesday night school board meeting at the Veazie Community School to discuss the matter. “The figures in the articles are wrong,” Superintendent …

Bucksport High School third quarter honor

on April 17, 2015, at 3:34 p.m.
Bucksport High School Third quarter honor roll Grade 12, highest honors:  Sarra Bridges, Sarah Doucette, Natalie Gray, Michaela Lounsberry, Samantha Lounsberry; high honors: Carter DeRedin, Jordan Emery, Samantha Goode, Katherine Johnson, Amaziah Jones, Kelsey Maguire, Jasmine McDonald, Haylie Robbins, Rebecca Steele, Chloe Stubbs, Tyler Young; honors: Lucas Ashmore, Abigail Bohlen, Chelsea Brown, Olyviah …

Madawaska High School third quarter honor roll

on April 17, 2015, at 3:18 p.m.
Madawaska High School Third quarter honor roll Grade 12, high honors: Alexis Cote, Katie Cyr, Mathieu Cyr, Crystal Hebert, Sarah Hebert, Aaron Soucy; honors: Abigail Beaulieu, Luc Daigle, Darren Devost, Jake Dumond, Cole Jandreau, Aaron Leary, Randy Morneault, Alexander Nadeau, Thomas Nadeau, Jeremy Nason, Jasmine Pelletier, Scott Russell, Jillian Vanier, Ethan Wetmore. …

Schenck High School third quarter honor roll

on April 17, 2015, at 2:57 p.m.
Schenck High School, East Millinocket Third quarter honor roll Grade 12, high honors: Jessica Austin, Apryl Cote; honors: Jennifer Campbell, Travis Cramp, Brandon Danforth, Braigan Dickey, Cameron Dionne, Catherine Hale, Jeff Ladd, Jenna Lakeman, Ryan Leavitt, Kevin McLaughlin, Cadye Sampson, Owen Sewall. Grade 11, high honors: Nicole Chasse; honors: Cayleigh Bernier, Taia Federico, Ryan …

Belfast Historical Society Program

By Megan Pinette on April 17, 2015, at 2:55 p.m.
Monday, April 27, 2015 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Belfast Free Library, 106 High Street, Belfast, Maine For more information: 207-338-9229 “Abiel Briggs: American Patriot” will be the topic of the Belfast Historical Society’s meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 27, in the Abbott Room at the Belfast …
Brunswick Superintendent of Schools Paul Perzanoski

Brunswick School Board balks at demand for deep budget cuts

By Walter Wuthmann, The Forecaster on April 17, 2015, at 12:23 p.m.
The Brunswick School Board is facing a Town Council demand to make deep cuts to the proposed fiscal 2016 spending plan. The board met Wednesday night to review a school budget proposal that contains a 3.42 percent increase over this year’s spending. The increase is largely attributable …

Ridge View Middle School Wrestling Team Won Championships

By Kathy Cook on April 17, 2015, at 11:20 a.m.
The Ridge View Tigers won the Penquis League Championships!!! This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news →
Lawrence Barrett

EMCC president tentatively accepts Florida post

By Dawn Gagnon on April 16, 2015, at 6:43 p.m.
BANGOR | Eastern Maine Community College President Lawrence Barrett announced Thursday tentative plans to step down from the post he has held for nearly five years. “I have tentatively accepted an offer to serve as president of Florida Gateway College in Lake City, Florida, pending final contract negotiations,” Barrett …

Pan New England 2015 Steelband Festival in Blue Hill

By Diane Bossert on April 16, 2015, at 4 p.m.
Saturday, May 2, 2015 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Blue Hill Consolidated School, 60 High Street, Blue Hill, ME For more information: flashinthepans.org Here is your chance to learn everything “pan” by attending afternoon workshops. Topics range from learning to play in 60 minutes, the history of steelband music, …

U Maine Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Video Campaign Launch

By Nicolle Littrell on April 16, 2015, at 2:55 p.m.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Location: Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine, Orono, Maine For more information: 207-581-1228; umaine.edu/womensgenderandsexualitystudies/ Join the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGS) program for the launch of their new video campaign, “This is What a Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies …

Summer Camp

By Anna Johnson on April 16, 2015, at 12:50 p.m.
Cornerspring Montessori School is holding 6 weeks of summer day camp for children ages 3-12 beginning June 29, 2015. Each week is based on a different fun and exciting theme. For more information about our summer camp themes or to apply, please visit our website at http://cornerspringmontessori.com/programs/ This post was …

Cornerspring Montessori School is Enrolling Students for the 2015-2016 School Year

By Anna Johnson on April 16, 2015, at 12:49 p.m.
Cornerspring Montessori School in Belfast, Maine is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year. Cornerspring offers a 2 day toddler (ages 2-4) and a variety of preschool half day and all day programs, as well as kindergarten, elementary, before school and after school programs. For more information about our …
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Playing Games, Supporting Kids and Art: Shead High School’s 2nd Annual Gaming Marathon Fundraiser

By Benjamin Brigham on April 16, 2015, at 10:52 a.m.
Saturday, April 18, 2015 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Shead High School, 89 High Street, Eastport, Maine For more information: shead.org/gamingmarathon2015 Saturday, April 18, 2015 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Shead High School, 89 High Street, Eastport, Maine For more information: 207-853-6254; shead.org Shead High School’s “Cultural Studies: …

Sanford Junior High School student charged after bomb threat

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 16, 2015, at 10:41 a.m.
A bomb threat forced the town’s junior high school to be evacuated for a short period of time Thursday morning and a student was charged, officials said. The threat, which was written on a bathroom wall, was discovered around 8:30 a.m., according to Superintendent David Theoharides. According …
Kenneth Kunin

South Portland hires former principal of Portland, Rome schools

By Alex Acquisto on April 16, 2015, at 8:35 a.m.
Ken Kunin was approved Monday night as the next superintendent of schools, at an annual salary of $127,000. The School Board unanimously approved hiring Kunin to succeed Superintendent Suzanne Godin, who is stepping down June 30 after nearly 10 years in the post. The board approved …
 
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