Susan Corbett

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‘Digital equity’ opens internet for seniors

Les Stanwood is 80 years old and lives in Addison. Although he’s retired, he remains active in his community, serving on the board of a local health agency. The National Digital Equity Center is Machias may be contacted by calling 207-259-5010. Like many people confronted by the pandemic early on,… SEE MORE

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A new, old-fashioned way to serve school lunch

Lincoln Academy students who purchase lunch will now eat it out of what are known as “tiffin” containers. Tiffins are reusable stainless-steel lunchboxes that can be washed and sanitized every day which will significantly reduce schools packaging costs as well as plastic waste. Most schools use disposable plastic containers—thousands of… SEE MORE

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Truth-telling continues, even in online setting

Education practices have always involved responsiveness and adaptation, but those tenets have taken on new meaning this year. Along with a quick transition to online learning, conferences and professional development events have been reimagined for virtual settings. The Island Institute’s annual Island Teachers Conference for professionals from coastal and island… SEE MORE

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In age of division, a need to respect process and structure

In politics, there have always been deep differences of opinion and partisan divides. But processes and institutions provide opportunities for people to come together, follow behavioral norms established over generations, and see whether it’s possible to find common ground. Those institutions are in danger of being undermined and, indeed, forgotten… SEE MORE

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COA, Mount Desert 365 build student housing

The project will bring approximately 15 students and a guest or faculty member to live downtown, but it will be more than a simple space to house students, said COA President Darron Collins. “The center will be a catalyst for deepening COA’s mission to add to the cultural, intellectual, and… SEE MORE