At the RSU 40 Facilities Committee meeting on Thursday, Nov. 16, members of the RSU 40 Board of Directors discussed next steps for funding necessary maintenance at the district’s aging facilities and improving their relationship with the community after an $81 million bond proposed to cover maintenance and upgrades was quashed by voters earlier this month.
Clutching clipboards and pencils, fifth graders from Damariscotta’s Great Salt Bay Community School explored Darrowby Farm Sanctuary in Jefferson in the early-afternoon sunlight on Thursday, Nov. 16, each searching among the sanctuary’s animal residents for the perfect subject to sketch.
“What do you like best about our garden?” Debora Thibodeau, guidance counselor at South Bristol School, asked her preschool students as the class prepared for their last harvest of the season on a cool autumn afternoon.
Wiscasset Middle High School students held a walkout on Monday, Nov. 20 in support of the school’s principal, who is currently on paid administrative leave.
After months of development, member towns of AOS 93 have specific options to consider for restructuring the school system, which administrators said will reduce inefficiency, improve education options, and save money.
A 102-bed nursing, rehab, and assisted living facility proposed last year for Piper Mill Road in Damariscotta is no longer in development.
All of the animals shown here are currently awaiting forever homes at the Edgecomb campus of Midcoast Humane.
With the input of shellfish harvesters from Waldoboro and other towns in coastal Maine, Dartmouth environmental science student and researcher Rachel Freer hopes to understand how people in coastal communities approach marine conservation.
Tensions ran high at a special Wiscasset School Committee meeting on Monday, Nov. 13 and a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14.
A reworked design for the affordable senior housing project planned to replace Waldoboro’s vacant A.D. Gray School was met with resounding approval at the Waldoboro Planning Board meeting on Thursday, Nov. 9.
The South Bristol Select Board appointed Sandee MacPhee, of Walpole, as interim deputy clerk for the town at its Thursday, Nov. 9 meeting. According to MacPhee, she will serve until the select board fills the open positions of town clerk, administrative assistant, and tax collector/treasurer.
Richard “Moose” Genthner, of Waldoboro, has been terminated as Nobleboro fire chief.
The Wiscasset School Committee has scheduled a special meeting for Monday, Nov. 13, to discuss the investigation that led to the decision to put Wiscasset Middle High School Principal Gina Stevens on paid administrative leave.
Last week, a federal judge narrowed the scope of a lawsuit against Great Salt Bay Community School officials and employees that alleges the school’s transgender student policies violated the constitutional rights of a parent.
When agencies, health care providers, and educators from across Maine convened at the Central Lincoln County YMCA in Damariscotta on Thursday, Nov. 2 for the Midcoast Community Collaborative’s early childhood convening, one thing they agreed upon is that the current system is not working.