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Monticello residents vote on whether or not they want to pull out of RSU 29

Monticello residents vote on whether or not they want to pull out of RSU 29

| March 16, 2015

“We’ve lost our sense of community,” said Monticello resident Laurice Grass-Bell. Grass-Bell doesn’t like what’s happened in her town. Since the Wellington school was shut down last June, she and others have worked to give residents the option of pulling out of Regional School Unit 29 and forming their own school district. “It’s the first year that […]

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Hammer’s Time Coming to an End

Hammer’s Time Coming to an End

| January 8, 2015

Houlton, Me – Mike Hammer is working hard for the students of RSU 29. Monday he announced his resignation. He says the choice to resign was hard but he has one big reason, “Primarily it is to get closer to my family. I have been up here for four years and I have got two […]

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Vacant Wellington School Building: Part 2

Vacant Wellington School Building: Part 2

| November 20, 2014

Wellington School in Monticello has been vacant since its closure in June. The upkeep of the empty building is costing the town thousands. A group of citizens has now started a petition that could solve the problem. With the closure of Wellington School, elementary students in Monticello are now bussed to other district schools in […]

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Three weeks into school year, Wellington students and staff say transition to Houlton has gone well

Three weeks into school year, Wellington students and staff say transition to Houlton has gone well

| September 17, 2014

For kindergarten teacher Susan McMann, every new school year brings something different. But this year more than most. “We were a little anxious this is so much bigger than what we’ve been used to however with everybody’s help, and just doing it for a few days it wasn’t as bad as we thought it was […]

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Students Have Last Day at Wellington School in Monticello

Students Have Last Day at Wellington School in Monticello

| June 17, 2014

“The last day of school is always an emotional one..it’s hard to know that your little ones are moving on..today of course has special significance because it’s the last kindergarten class,” said kindergarten teacher Susan McMann. McMann has been a teacher at the Wellington School for the last nine years. On Tuesday morning she soaked up […]

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