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School board disavows statements made by member(2)

February 15, 2019

FARMINGTON – The Regional School Unit 9 school board approved a motion Tuesday evening to disavow statements made by one of its board members, as well as affirm that individual directors do not act for the whole board. The motion was made after the board left executive session Tuesday evening, “expressly disavow[ing] the following acts […]

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Seventh annual Spruce Mountain Sled-In and Winter Family Festival is Saturday

JAY – Sledding and other wintertime activities will take place at French Falls Recreation Area this weekend, as the seventh annual Spruce Mountain Sled-In and Winter Family Festival slides into town. Organized by the Jay Recreation Committee and the local snowmobile clubs, the event will run from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. […]

Ryder wins national award for teaching excellence

FARMINGTON – A teacher at Mt. Blue High School was recently honored as one of the country’s top educators, joining four other recipients in Washington D.C. for the Salute to Excellence in Education Gala last week. The NEA Foundation event recognized Success & Innovation Center Co-Director Dan Ryder as one of the five recipients of […]

A gem of a resource on UMF campus

FARMINGTON – In the basement of the Education Center on the University of Maine at Farmington campus, college students gather to work on a group project for their Math Concepts course. There is no one clicking away on a laptop, nobody huddled over a conference table or drawing diagrams on a wipe off board. Instead, […]

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