Entries by Dan Cassidy

RSU #18 receives delivery of propane powered buses

by Dan Cassidy That’s right … A fleet of three new propane school buses arrived at the Oakland School Garage recently. What used to be known as the “Blue Bird” fleet of diesel engines are now called “Green Birds,” according to Lennie Goff, transportation director of Messalonskee RSU #18 school district. “The biggest changes in […]

INside the OUTside: Bonjour, Québec

by Dan Cassidy It’s that time of year to start planning a vacation trip to ski country. If you haven’t ever been to Quebec, or maybe you’ve been in the summer for a visit but to make Ski Quebec City, Charlevoix, you’ll be amazed at what you’re in for. Winter Carnaval de Québec … If […]

Local trio cited at annual soccer banquet

by Dan Cassidy The Maine Soccer Coaches held their 45th Annual Maine Soccer All-Star Banquet Sunday in Bangor. Presentation of Awards included the 24th Maine Soccer Coaches Senior Bowl MVPs, Northern and Southern Maine Regional All-Star teams, Northern and Southern Maine State teams, Maine Soccer “Coach of the Year” Awards, United Soccer Coaches “Coach of […]

Veteran Messalonskee bus driver retires

by Dan Cassidy Donna Pullen, a 51-year veteran school bus driver for RSU #18 Messalonskee School Department was treated to a surprise retirement party by her fellow bus drivers and supervisors recently. She plans to retire at the end of this school year. Pullen began her employment in the nutrition department at the school. She […]