Two Injured After Wednesday Car Accident

September 24, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgTwo people were hospitalized Wednesday after a single vehicle accident on State Road 101 near Fox Run Road.Franklin County Deputies responded to the scene shortly after 1 p.m. following a crash involving a 2012 Kia Sedona.36-year-old Jason Fletcher was operating the vehicle that traveling north on S.R. 101. According to crash investigators, the car went off the west side of the roadway and over a steep embankment.Fletcher was transported by Air Care to University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio for treatment of back injuries.A 21-year-old female passenger in the vehicle was sent to McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford for treatment.Police say Fletcher told them that he “blacked out” prior to going off the roadway.last_img read more

Middle Schools Seek Sports Team Equity

September 20, 2020 0 Comments

first_img Latest posts by Dick Broom (see all) Latest Posts Park visitation surged in July – August 26, 2020 Dick BroomReporter at Mount Desert IslanderDick Broom covers the towns of Mount Desert and Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island High School and the school system board and superintendent’s office. He enjoys hiking with his golden retriever and finding new places for her to swim. [email protected] Biocenter_img BAR HARBOR — The haves and the have-nots in the MDI school system are struggling with how to make sure students in the middle school grades who want to play a team sport have a chance to do so.The “have” is Conners-Emerson Elementary in Bar Harbor, which typically has plenty of students to field teams in every sport offered. The have-nots are the four schools with smaller enrollments that don’t always have enough interested students to put teams together.Pemetic Elementary in Southwest Harbor and Tremont Consolidated School have been pooling players in soccer and certain other sports for several years. But Mount Desert Elementary and Trenton Elementary are struggling, too, and are looking for ways to provide athletic opportunities for their students who want to play.Earlier this summer, the Mount Desert Island Regional School System (MDIRSS) board asked the five elementary school principals and athletic directors, along with high school athletic director Bunky Dow, to study the situation and recommend an equitable solution. They returned to the board Sept. 12 with four options but no consensus on which one should be adopted.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe five principals have endorsed a “hybrid” or “2-2-1” plan, in which Pemetic and Tremont would join together to form teams and Mount Desert and Trenton would do the same. Conners-Emerson would continue to operate its athletic program separately.Four of the five athletic directors favor a “combined” plan that calls for teams to be made up of students from all five schools.For more sports news, pick up a copy of the Mount Desert Islander. Gateway to address ‘too many cars’ – August 28, 2020 Acadia campgrounds won’t open this year – August 5, 2020last_img read more