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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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Coffee: The Drug We Hate to Love

By swhplibrary on July 17, 2014, at 11:28 a.m.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Southwest Harbor Public Library, 338 Main Street, Southwest Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-244-7065; swharbor.lib.me.us Murray Carpenter, author of the new book, Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts, and Hooks Us, will be at Southwest Harbor Public Library Tuesday …
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The Landing School, Arundel, ME

Landing School Receives School of Excellence Award

By Jennifer Robertson on July 17, 2014, at 10:51 a.m.
Arundel, ME – July 17, 2014 – The Landing School is pleased to announce that the school has been selected to receive a School of Excellence Award from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. According to a letter from Executive Director Dr. Michale McComis this award “recognizes schools …
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Island learners to connect to COA resources

By CollegeoftheAtlantic on July 17, 2014, at 9:46 a.m.
College reaches out beyond campus with $40,000 Distance Learning Technology Grant BAR HARBOR, MAINE — The College of the Atlantic recently received $40,000 as part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture Distance Learning Technology Grant that will help the school install a video conferencing system on campus that connects young …
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Who Will Make Healthcare Decisions When I Can’t: A Bridges Conversation Corner Workshop About Advanced Directives with Attorney Mellissa Holmes Whitt from Griffin Law Offices

By Marianne Pinkham on July 17, 2014, at 8:53 a.m.
Monday, July 28, 2014 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main Street, Damariscotta, Maine For more information: 207-563-1363; spectrumgenerations.org In today’s unpredictable world, advance healthcare directives (documents that inform others of your healthcare preferences) have become increasingly important, especially to help avoid conflict about …
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We start our students learning languages too late

on July 17, 2014, at 12:06 a.m.
Proficiency in a second language is important and is most easily achieved by those who start young and who have the good luck to be educated in a school system that has a coherent and sequential language program. In this age of globalization, schools should be prioritizing all aspects of global …
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Expert: Brunswick Junior High had strong system in place to combat bullying

By Beth Brogan on July 16, 2014, at 6:05 p.m.
BRUNSWICK, Maine — Brunswick Superintendent of Schools Paul Perzanoski on Wednesday continued to defend the district’s efforts to prevent bullying, two days after the Maine Human Rights Commission found that the school department discriminated against a former junior high school student who was bullied by other students for more than …
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Participants of the Technology Camp for Girls at John Bapst High School look at a robot they are going to program during the five-day camp in Bangor. Pictured from left are: Karen Noble, Bethany Waanders, Kenzey Tracy, Juliet Watkins and Meg Lander.

Young Bangor women embark on careers in technology, hope others will follow suit

By Nell Gluckman on July 16, 2014, at 4:08 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — On a rainy Tuesday morning, 11 current and incoming John Bapst Memorial High School students gathered in a classroom in their nearly empty school building to learn how to build robots. They were participating in a week-long summer technology camp meant to get freshmen and sophomore students …
Tom Kitchin of the Bangor School District Maintenance Department checks the extent of the damage in the walls at the William S. Cohen School in Bangor Wednesday.

Roof leak at Bangor’s Cohen School interrupts summer programs

By Nick McCrea on July 16, 2014, at 3:16 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Heavy, persistent rain in Bangor resulted in a significant roof leak at the William S. Cohen School Wednesday morning, prompting kids participating in summer programs at the facility to be sent home early. Principal Gary Gonyar said Wednesday afternoon that a portion of the ceiling in a …
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Students in David Feldman’s “Introduction to Dynamical Systems and Chaos” course  — a  Massive Open Online Course that drew more than 5,000 students from 90 countries — learned how designs such as “Atractor Poisson Saturne” by Nicolas Desprez are created. Image licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons http://www.chaoscope.org/gallery.htm.

Maine professor teaches chaos to 5,000 students

By CollegeoftheAtlantic on July 16, 2014, at 3:12 p.m.
College of the Atlantic’s Feldman delivers ‘massive open online course’ BAR HARBOR, Maine — Continuing the school’s tradition of educational innovation, College of the Atlantic Professor of Physics and Mathematics Dr. David Feldman recently completed his — and perhaps Maine’s — first “Massive Open Online Course.” The eight-week course, “Introduction …

Houlton-area voters reject $12.7 million school budget again

By Jen Lynds on July 16, 2014, at 1:08 p.m.
HOULTON, Maine — Voters in the majority of the four towns that make up Regional School Unit 29 on Tuesday rejected a $12.7 million school budget for the second time. Only 261 of approximately 5,125 registered voters in the district came out to cast ballots. The final tally was 138 …
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Linking the Generations: A Genealogy Workshop with Elder Daniels & Elder Richins from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

By Marianne Pinkham on July 16, 2014, at 8:57 a.m.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main Street, Damariscotta, Maine For more information: 207-563-1363; spectrumgenerations.org Family history and genealogy is the way by which you can link your family together. Come to Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main Street …
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Maine Connections Academy Online Parent Panel

By Caitlin Conroy on July 15, 2014, at 12:57 p.m.
Thursday, July 24, 2014 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Online, 75 John Roberts Rd, South Portland , ME For more information: maineconnectionsacademy.com Maine Connections Academy will also host a real-time online parent panel for interested Maine parents to connect with Connections Academy parents nationwide to learn about their experiences …
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Maine Connections Academy Online Info Session

By Caitlin Conroy on July 15, 2014, at 12:54 p.m.
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Online, 75 John Roberts Rd, South Portland , Maine For more information: maineconnectionsacademy.com Maine Connections Academy (MCA), the state’s first full-time, tuition-free virtual public charter school for students in grades 7–12 across Maine, will host real-time online information sessions for …
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Maine Connections Academy Online Info Session

By Caitlin Conroy on July 15, 2014, at 12:52 p.m.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: Online , 75 John Roberts Rd, South Portland , Maine For more information: maineconnectionsacademy.com Maine Connections Academy (MCA), the state’s first full-time, tuition-free virtual public charter school for students in grades 7–12 across Maine, will host real-time online information sessions …
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Collect: MECA’s Fall Art Sale

By Nancy Walker on July 15, 2014, at 12:01 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Maine College of Art, Artists at Work Space, 522 Congress St, Portland, Maine For more information: …
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2014 Nonprofit Board Boot Camp

By Katrina Ruffner on July 15, 2014, at 10:44 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Event Center, 119 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-871-1885; nonprofitmaine.org/learn/learning-intensives/board-boot-camp/ Nonprofit boards need to strengthen their skills and enhance engagement and leadership to adapt to increasing demands in this rapidly evolving environment. MANP’s …
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Guide Dogs for the Visually Impaired: Everything You Want to Know!

By Serena Joyce on July 15, 2014, at 8:16 a.m.
Sunday, July 20, 2014 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: North Congregational Church - Groveville, Buxton, 22 Church Hill Road, Buxton, Maine For more information: 929-5600; facebook.com/events/1520182188212163/?ref=5 Walter Woitesek is the current pastor at the North Congregational Church in Groveville, a neighborhood of Buxton. He is also a member of …
 
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