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  • Published
    March 10, 2020

    UPDATED: Coronavirus threat postpones middle school Japan trip

    In response to the coronavirus threat, Camden-Rockport Middle School has postponed an eighth-grade student exchange trip to Japan, and the Five Town Community School District has developed and shared a district coronavirus pandemic plan with parents. The exchange program with Japan has been going on for about 22 years, according to Principal Jaime Stone. The program is the longest-standing cultural exchange ...

  • Published
    March 9, 2020

    Rockland girds for COVID-19

    City government leaders are taking preventative steps and preparing contingency plans as the threat from the new strain of coronavirus grows. City Manager Tom Luttrell said Monday, March 9, that hygiene stations will be set at each entrance to city hall. The stations will be stocked with masks, hand sanitizer and tissues if someone must come in to City Hall. A sign is posted on the main door to City Hall encouragi...

  • Published
    March 2, 2020

    Former Union resident lives with coronavirus quarantine

    A woman from Union found herself unable to return to her home in China after a vacation due to concerns about the spreading of coronavirus. When she finally arrived home, she discovered a very different way of life than when she left. Amanda Barrows graduated from Medomak Valley High School and is currently living in Wuxi, China. She works as a kindergarten teacher at a Montessori school. Barrows traveled to ...

  • Published
    February 27, 2020

    State urges schools, communities to prepare for virus

    Local schools are preparing in the event that the new virus -- sweeping some parts of the world -- arrives in the Midcoast. Local hospitals and health care providers are also preparing. The Maine Department of Education issued a notice to schools Feb. 27 with advice from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention on how to prepare for the coronavirus named COVID-19. "We are definitely going to follow the ...

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