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Working Waterfront

Maine is choice location for Fresh Air Fund

Every summer for the last five years, Amy Goodwin’s son and daughter fight over the same thing: a treasured summer visitor from the Bronx named Simone. “They each wanted to do something different and they each wanted her to do something with them,” said Goodwin, a 38-year-old education technician who… SEE MORE
Damon Barker

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Washington Academy a Downeast success story

When Washington Academy first opened its doors in 1792, its namesake—yes, the father of our country, George Washington—was still president. The private high school in East Machias that serves students from 27 Washington County towns and a couple of dozen countries marks its 225th anniversary this year. In a region… SEE MORE

Working Waterfront

Lessons for our schools

This issue of The Working Waterfront features three education-themed stories. Our editorial eye on the coast and islands tends to linger on other matters, but we know that healthy schools are the antidote to many of our economic and demographic challenges; their success will help sustain the rich quality of… SEE MORE