Medomak Valley students try to make it across the gym floor during a team building exercise as part of the Bridge Year program Wednesday at the Recreation and Fitness Center at the University of Maine.

Program that teaches college courses during high school to add six schools

By Nell Gluckman on July 18, 2014, at 4:27 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — Bangor High School senior Mariah Smith, 17, is on track to graduate next spring with a year’s worth of college credits under her belt. The Glenburn resident is part of the Bridge Year Program, an initiative that is attempting to increase the number of Maine students who …
Amy Linscott opens Maine Connections Academy's 536-page application last March to become an approved charter school in Maine.

Maine’s first virtual charter school enrolls enough students to open

By Nell Gluckman on July 18, 2014, at 3:44 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Maine Connections Academy, the first virtual charter school approved by the state, has received enough intent-to-enroll letters to open in the fall, according to a member of the school’s board of directors. As of Wednesday, the school had received 247 letters, four more than the minimum required …

Withdrawal negotiations for Belfast-area school district raise more questions

By Abigail Curtis on July 18, 2014, at 3:15 p.m.
BELFAST, Maine — All eight member communities are trying to withdraw from Regional School Unit 20, and six of them got a lot closer to that goal this week. The regional school district’s board members voted in a special meeting Thursday night to approve the withdrawal plans for six of …
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Nonprofit Training Day offered by the Maine Association of Nonprofits

By Katrina Ruffner on July 18, 2014, at 1:06 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Eastern Maine Community College- Bangor Campus, 354 Hogan Road, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-871-1885; Morning Session offered 9:00am – 12:00pm Beyond the Report Card: Managing Staff Performance for Individual and Organizational Achievement Afternoon Session offered 1:00pm – 4:00pm …
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Camp Forest beaver Expedition Aug 18-22 is planned for exploring, fishing, canoeing, and visiting the beaver. A hike to the top of the mountain reveals a surprise. This expedition is open to all campers who are ready for a wilderness camping experience. FMI visit

Camp Forest Beaver 5 day Expedition

By Nicole Carbisiero on July 18, 2014, at 12:11 p.m.
M-F August 18-22 A perfect FIRST Expedition A fantastic opportunity for more experienced campers to practice and increase their skills. 5 days surrounding the headwaters of the Passagasawakeag River. Leisurely hike from Camp Forest Central Enjoy a full camp experience Explore along the way Canoe the lake Learn how to …
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UMFK’s Rural U receives Davis Educational Foundation grant

By UMFK News on July 18, 2014, at 11:52 a.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — The University of Maine at Fort Kent has been awarded a $132,500 grant by the Davis Educational Foundation for the 2014-2017 academic years. The support will allow the organization to expand and further develop the Rural U Early College and Dual Enrollment program. The three year …
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Camp Forest teaches survival skills during day camp and Expeditions. To register and for more information visit

Camp Forest Rocks Boats to Teach Life Saving Skills

By Nicole Carbisiero on July 18, 2014, at 11:49 a.m.
Canoes capsized Thursday at Camp Forest, as scenarios to educate campers what to do in an emergency situation. Camp Counselor and Maine guide, Adam Stone says “It’s important for these kids to know what to do if their canoe tips.” The campers, in life jackets, paddled out into Ellis Pond …
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UMaine Extension 4-H Offers Videography Club

By Tara Wood on July 18, 2014, at 11:27 a.m.
Machias, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a summer 4-H videography club for youth ages 9-18, on Tuesdays, Aug. 12, 19, and 26, 4-6 p.m. at the UMaine Extension office, 28 Center St., Machias. Participants will learn videography tips and techniques, practice filming at the Ark Animal …
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Maine Prep to Offer Both ACT Prep and SAT Prep Classes in September 

By frank wicks on July 18, 2014, at 10:41 a.m.
Maine Prep will offer Maine high school students an opportunity to prep for both the ACT and SAT tests starting in September at the Maine Prep offices, 22 Parkers Way, Brunswick. ACT prep classes will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday, September 4 through October 23, to prepare …
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Cow Patty Bingo

By Kristen Waterman on July 17, 2014, at 4:01 p.m.
Belfast Area High School Project Graduation 2015 is hosting a Cow Patty Bingo Saturday August 2nd, 2014(rain date August 3rd) starting at 11:00 at the Belfast High School Football Field 98 Waldo Ave. 200 numbered- 2′x2′ squares are up for sale for a mere $10.00. The winner (the numbered square …
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Orono High School 1974 Class Reunion

By Donald MacNeill on July 17, 2014, at 3:31 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Orono High School 1974 Class Reunion, 11 Mill Street, Orono, Maine For more information: 215-588-7639 Orono High School class of 1974 is planning their …
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USM announces spring 2014 dean’s list

Bangor Daily News on July 17, 2014, at 3:23 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine – The following full-time, in-state students have been named to the University of Southern Maine dean’s list for the spring semester 2014. In order to be named to the list, students must earn a grade point average of 3.4 or higher and carry a minimum of 12 credit hours. The list is arranged alphabetically by …

Brewer High School honor roll

on July 17, 2014, at 3:16 p.m.
Brewer High School Fourth quarter honor roll Grade 12, high honors: Chase Allen, Madelyn Bailey, Leia Berube, Zachary Burnham, Naomi Carlson, Amber Clukey, Andrea Cunney, Candace Doughty, Morgan Forrest, Fallon Francazio, Micaela Gendreau, Nathan Gendreau, Emily Gerrier, Ashleigh Gibula, Avery Hileman, Ashley Hinkley, Whitney Hogan, Christina Howard, Benjamin Jeffrey, Samuel …

Hermon High fourth quarter honor roll

on July 17, 2014, at 2:58 p.m.
Hermon High School Fourth quarter honor roll Grade12, high honors: Jeremy N. Beaulieu, Leah M. Boucher, Ashley M. Charloux, Elizabeth Dunbar-Kelley, Morgan Harvey, Liam J. Porter, McKenzie J. Slauenwhite; honors: Christopher E. Arnold II, Bryce C. Barnes, Haylie D. Blackmer, Kourtney L. Emerson, Maire Gardner, Erin A. Iverson, Seth Jenkins, …
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University of Maine at Fort Kent announces spring 2014 dean’s list

Bangor Daily News on July 17, 2014, at 2:55 p.m.
FORT KENT, Maine – Dr. Robert Dixon, vice president for academic affairs at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, has announced that 364 students were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester. Students attaining the honor must be degree candidates, enrolled as a full-time student or a part-time student, and must …

Narraguagus High School fourth quarter honor roll

on July 17, 2014, at 2:54 p.m.
Narraguagus High School, Harrington Fourth quarter honor roll Grade 12, high honors: Carolyn DeSchiffart, Monica Spatafore; honors: Francesca “Frankie” Couture, Nevin Dorr, Samuel Duenas, Joshua Goston, Emily Grant, Carol Ann Moores, Anna Ramsay, Bayley Ray-Smith, Danielle Robinson, Eben Slicer. Grade 11, high honors: Jonella Esposito, Caryl Ann Young; honors: Amber …

John Bapst fourth quarter honor roll

on July 17, 2014, at 2:52 p.m.
John Bapst Memorial High School, Bangor Fourth quarter honor roll Grade 12, high honors: Jillian Baker, Yu Bi, Mo Chen, Mingnan Du, Jasmine Durant, Charlotte Gelinas, Jill Hein, Linjie Huang, Tsuyoshi Inokuchi, Mikala Jordan, Jessica Krueger, Erin Landry, Cody Lyons, Zichao Su, Cong Sun, Xueliu Wang, Zehua Yin; honors: Tyler …

Sumner fourth quarter honor roll

on July 17, 2014, at 2:47 p.m.
Sumner Memorial High School, Sullivan Fourth quarter honor roll Grade 12, highest honors: Whytne Crabtree; high honors: Olivia Driver, Brianne Gravit, Jordan Hanscom, Brailee Joy; honors: Kaleb Austin, Nathan Burnett, Hannah Gignoux, Keith Robinson, Michaela Robinson, Jasper Sheehan. Grade 11, highest honors: Chelsea Alley, Maria Cormier, Heather Havey, Sarah Hillock, …
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University of Maine announces spring 2014 dean’s list

Bangor Daily News on July 17, 2014, at 2:43 p.m.
ORONO, Maine – The University of Maine has recognized 2,130 students for achieving dean‘s list honors in the spring semester 2014. Listed below are Maine students who received Dean‘s List honors for spring 2014, completing 12 or more credit hours in the semester and earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher: HANCOCK Bar Harbor: …
Granite Street School teachers Jenny Daigle (left) and Missy Wheaton listen to Millinocket School Committee members discuss closing their school during a meeting at Stearns High School on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Recent school budget cuts will retain all school staff.

Millinocket teachers agree to wage freeze, help school system save $300,000

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 17, 2014, at 2:34 p.m.
MILLINOCKET, Maine — The local teachers union will accept a one-year wage freeze and the loss of several assistant coaches to help achieve an additional $300,000 school budget cut mandated by town leaders, Superintendent Frank Boynton said Thursday. Two full-time and unfilled art and English as a Second Language teachers’ …
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