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    January 25, 2018

    Camden fire trucks display student-designed logos

    Fire prevention awareness logos created by Camden-Rockport Middle School students are featured on Camden Fire Department trucks for the entire school year. CRMS students designed the logos during fire prevention week last fall. The winning logos for each grade were made into decals and professionally applied to the fire trucks by Adventure Advertising, specialists in vehicle graphics and wraps. The CRMS fire ...

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    November 7, 2017

    Dinner, auction to benefit local softball team trip

    A dinner and silent auction will be held Friday, Nov. 10, at Hahn Community Center in Friendship to benefit the Medomak Valley High School softball team's planned trip to ESPN Spring Training in Florida in April. The benefit dinner, sponsored by the parents of the players, will be served at 5 p.m. and will include chili, soups and chowders. A complimentary dinner will be offered to all veterans. There will also ...

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    September 26, 2017

    Mariner 'spirit' benefits school in Texas

    During Spirit Week Sept. 18-22, Oceanside Middle School was all about Texas Strong. Science teacher Linda Robbins has a friend who is a chaplain for the Houston Fire and Rescue, and they teamed up to find a partner school in Texas that is similar in size and culture. Corner Stone Middle School is located in Houston, and although the students are back in school, many are still in crisis mode after Hurricane Harvey ...

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    July 25, 2017

    SAD 28 Board outlines conditions for MET proposals

    The School Administrative District 28 Board of Directors has issued the following statement regarding the Mary E. Taylor building: History For more than four years, the SAD 28 Board has been working on a new middle school construction project. On Sept. 18, 2014, the board engaged the project architect. One of the first tasks was to consider various design alternatives for the project. On Feb. 10, 2015, the Board ...

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    July 14, 2017

    Water damage repairs planned for Lincolnville Central School

    Work to repair water-damaged siding and structural components on a portion of Lincolnville Central School will be bid out as soon as possible, with project completion slated for Nov. 1. LCS Principal Paul Russo said the funds to pay for the repairs, estimated to cost around $145,000, can be withdrawn from a capital reserve fund with the school board's authorization. "We should be able to cover the costs from that ...

  • Published
    July 10, 2017

    Camden, district continue MET building talks

    The future planning for the Mary E. Taylor School building on Knowlton Street continues, with two meetings scheduled this week to determine what happens next with the historic facility. The building is currently part of Camden-Rockport Middle School, but when voters approved a $25 million bond article in June to build a new school, the spending package did not include plans to renovate the building. The Camden ...

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    June 30, 2017

    After initial defeat, Vinalhaven School budget passes

    Vinalhaven passed the $3.9 million budget for School Administrative District 8 in a June 29 vote, less than three weeks after voters had rejected the same budget 160-126. The June 29 vote had a lower turnout of 253, with 143 voting in favor of the budget proposal and 109 voting against it, with one ballot left blank. Subtracting revenues, the remaining $3,083,975 proposed is up 6 percent from last year. The ...

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    June 25, 2017

    Since 1980s, Rockland school builds cultural bridges

    Rockland’s recent history tends to be told as an evolution from stinky, working-class port town to increasingly pricey art haven. But it was back in 1986 when a modest former garage on Gay Street began its transformation into an international destination for language learning and cultural education. Founded by French teacher Julia Schulz and attorney Joe Steinberger, the nonprofit Penobscot School, recently ...

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    June 19, 2017

    Future of Mary E. Taylor building may go to vote

    Some 25 members of the public attended the School Administrative District 28 Board meeting June 15 to raise questions about the future of the Mary E. Taylor building. Following the June 13 vote by residents of Camden and Rockport in favor of constructing a new Camden-Rockport Middle School at the current Knowlton Street location, some members of the public expressed concern that the MET building, built in 1925, ...

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    June 17, 2017

    Feature Teacher: Becki Gabriele

    Each month we profile a different teacher in the Camden and Rockport public school systems so the community gets to know the strength of the teaching staff in the classrooms. These profiles are compiled, written and submitted by Camden Hills Regional High School sophomore Lucas Fischer. Becki Gabriele is the final teacher we will feature in the “Feature Teacher” series that the FiveTown CSD and MSAD 28 Superintend...

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