The Washington Post recently released the results of its annual high school challenge and a local school is on top.John Bapst in Bangor came in as the number one school in northern New England.The point of the challenge is to measure how good a school is at preparing students for college.Around 27,000 high schools in the nation were included in the challenge.john bapst did well overall, ranking in the top 50 in the entire northeast region and placing in the top 20% of schools nationwide.
One of New England’s largest insurance providers had an exciting announcement Monday.Bangor-based Cross Insurance announced their new partnership with the Kraft Sports Group.They’ve been working together for the past four years, but they are now the official insurance broker of the New England Patriots, the New England Revolution, and Gillette Stadium.While Cross Insurance has become well known in New England, they say they want to maintain their family-owned business feel.They think partnering with the Kraft family will keep them moving in the right direction.”It’s providing more resources to our employees, so when our employees go out and call on somebody in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, even Maine, you know, they’ve seen our name before.
City officials in Waterville will vote on yet another proposed site for a new police station at the city council meeting Tuesday night.The city council will vote on whether or not to build the new police station at one of two proposed sites at Colby Circle.Council members had voted back in February to build the police station across the street from the current location at Head of Falls, but changed their mind after that plan upset some members of the public.Waterville City manager Mike Roy says the council will vote on the Colby Circle plan Tuesday but the Head of Falls location is still an option.
At 1:32 Monday morning NASA’s mars science rover, Curiosity, landed in a crater on Mars.The goal of the 2.5 billion dollar mission is to find more evidence of life, previously or currently, on the red planet.Water has already been located, now scientists are searching for the existence of carbon.It’s the first astrobiology mission to Mars since the 1970’s and the Viking probes were sent there.According to UMaine professor Neil Comins, Curiosity could eventually be a landmark moment in space exploration.
It was an underwhelming end to a heated debate as former University of Southern Maine President, Selma Botman, was appointed to a new post by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees.Her new job title…Special Assistant to the Chancellor on Global Education.System Chancellor James Page explains, ” The U.S.