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Emma Brickman (left) laughs with 92-year-old Joan Logue at Logue's home in Orono on Tuesday. Brickman visits with Logue one hour per week as part of Project Generations, a new program supported by the Eastern Area Agency on Aging and the Maine Center on Aging aimed at connecting student volunteers with senior citizens in the area, helping students appreciate the challenges of aging in place and giving seniors a lively young connection to the community.
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Why UMaine students are hanging out with senior citizens

Project Generations, a new program at the UMaine that connects senior-friendly college students with older residents in Greater Bangor for their mutual benefit.
Camden Hills Regional High School students get onto a bus after being dismissed from school Friday afternoon. Maria Libby, superintendent of MSAD 28, part of the Five Town CSD, said Wednesday that the vast majority of parents in her district support starting school later.
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More Maine schools are opting for later morning starts

Midcoast school districts are considering joining the ranks of others in Maine that have delayed the start of the school day.

Special ed, employee benefits could drive Bangor school budget up 2.14 percent

Bangor Public Schools Superintendent Betsy Webb introduced a $45.2 million budget proposal to the school committee Wednesday night.
The current Owls Head Central School.

Rockland-area voters approve bond for renovations, new school

The new community school in Owls Head that is expected to cost about $9.3 million to build.

Alfond Foundation vows to pay off students’ debt to draw STEM workers to Maine

The Alfond Leaders competitive grant program will give about 150 recipients up to $60,000 in college debt relief per person over the next three years.

Biddeford parents upset that buried bus stops forced kids to stand in the street

Parents were outraged on Tuesday that their children were forced to wait in the street because school bus stops were buried under snow.

11 apply for Orono superintendent job

The RSU 26 school board intends to finish interviews soon in order to hire a new superintendent by the middle of the month.

Maine native Lois Dickson Rice, education advocate and mother of National Security Advisor Susan Rice, dies

The corporate executive and education policy expert earned the moniker “mother of the Pell Grant.”