Archive for ‘School’

  • Honoring those who served: Essayists write ‘what a veteran means to me’

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer For the past several years, Liam Opie has taken the time to visit with veterans and intently listen to their stories of service and honor. The LRHS junior has also volunteered time to serve breakfast to veterans and their families during special gatherings on Veterans Day. “Whether​ ​they​ ​speak​ […]

  • Good-bye SAD 61! Sebago votes to withdraw from district, start own school system

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer SEBAGO — When Lisa Johnson heard that Sebago voters supported withdrawal from SAD 61 to operate their own school system, she was both satisfied and relieved. “My reaction to the vote tonight is relief. We needed this referendum to pass by a super majority of 2/3 of today’s voters […]

  • SAD 61 wrestles with medical marijuana policy

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Phil Shane never thought he would see the day when how to administer medical marijuana at school would become a topic of discussion. “For 24 years, I’ve been on this board,” the Casco director said at a recent SAD 61 board workshop. “Why do we have to deal with […]

  • Final hearing held on Sebago withdrawal from SAD 61

    Editor’s note: The following account of Tuesday’s public hearing regarding Sebago withdrawing from SAD 61 was written by Allen Crabtree, who has served as the Withdrawal Committee’s clerk. SEBAGO — Sebago Board of Selectmen Chairman Ann Farley opened the public hearing at the Sebago town offices at 7 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 26. The meeting […]

  • Player of the Week: Ethan Chadwick

    Ethan Chadwick may not be the top runner on the Lake Region varsity cross-country team, but through his commitment and dedication, he helps everyone else get better. “His work ethic is second to none,” LR Coaches Dan Dors and Kurt Peterson said. “Ethan is a great person to build a team round.” In his third […]

  • Player of the Week: Hannah Chadwick

    Hannah Chadwick is the “go to” person on the Lake Region varsity cross-country team. “If you ask Hannah to do something, you know it will get done,” Laker Coaches Dan Dors and Kurt Peterson said. “Hannah is a person of fine character and someone who is first at practice and one of our hardest workers. […]

  • Historic BA hall to undergo major renovations

    By Nicholas LeBel Bridgton Academy Director of Marketing & Communications “January 4, 1909 is a day long to be remembered by the girls of Bridgton Academy, as the day when the dormitory was first opened to them,” — The Stranger, Vol. 26, No. 2 (1909). With those words, the history of the yet-unnamed Cleaves Hall […]

  • SAD 61 notes: Busy summer for students, teachers

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer While local schools may have looked quiet from the outside during summer vacation, there was plenty of activity going on inside the facilities. SAD 61 Assistant Superintendent Pat Hayden provided an overview of programs to school board members Monday night at Lake Region Middle School. First up was the […]

  • One on One with…New LRVC Director David Morse

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer Like many students, David Morse is really looking forward to the first day of school. “I can’t wait to meet the students,” said Morse, who is Lake Region Vocational Center’s new director, succeeding Rosie Schacht. “That’s what brings the building alive. During the summer, the building feels so empty. […]

  • Withdrawal questions raised, support voiced at hearing

    By Wayne E. Rivet Staff Writer SEBAGO — James Stevens knows firsthand the importance of keeping Sebago Elementary School. His three daughters developed a strong educational foundation attending the little school building considered the “hub” of the rural community. The girls went on to be “A” students, attended college and enjoy success in their careers. […]