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Everett Beals, Staff Writer | September 14, 2019

This Monday, September 9th 2019, the RSU 21 School Board moved to confirm the hiring of interim superintendent Dr. Maryann Perry. The motion passed with unanimous consent, with both student representatives voting in favor. The decision comes in the wake of the resignation of former superintendent Dr. Kathryn Hawes, who has since taken on a teaching position at the University of Southern Maine. Perry,...

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Jake Towne | May 15, 2019

Tuesday, May 14th was the date of the annual budget meeting for the RSU 21 district. The meeting was relatively quick compared to previous years. Before each vote, usually decided by a show of hands, the moderator, Durward Parkinson, would ask for discussion. Only three articles (4, 6, 11) had further discussion, all of which were simply explanations of the articles in question. Despite the impact...

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Grant Kull, Sports Editor | September 14, 2019

Football  Sep 13th: Kennebunk @ Westbrook. Kennebunk wins 70-30 Season Record 2-0 Next week: 9/20 Kennebunk vs Bonny Eagle 6:00 PM   Field Hockey  Sep 9th: Kennebunk @ South Portland. Kennebunk wins 3-1. Sep 10th: Kennebunk @ Marshwood. Kennebunk loses 0-1. Sep 12th: Kennebunk vs Portland. Kennebunk wins 3-2. Season Record 3-1 Next week: 9/18 Kennebunk vs Biddeford...

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Grant Kull, Sports Editor | September 7, 2019

Football Sep 6th: Kennebunk vs. Cheverus. Kennebunk wins 48-13. Season Record: 1-0 Next week: 9/13 Kennebunk @ Westbrook 6:00 PM   Golf  Aug 28th: Kennebunk vs. Marshwood. Kennebunk wins 11.5-1.5. Aug 30th: Kennebunk vs. Massabesic. Kennebunk wins 13-0. Sep 3rd: Kennebunk @ Noble. Kennebunk wins 7-6.  Sep 5th: Kennebunk vs. Biddeford. Kennebunk wins 11-2.  Season Record...

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Brian Foisy, Editor-in-Chief | September 18, 2019

2019 was shaping up to be one of the best summer movie years of all time. The season began with Avengers: Endgame, which would later become the highest grossing film in the history of planet earth. Some big films - like Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood, the Fast and the Furious spinoff Hobbs and Shaw, an Elton John biopic, and a Men in Black sequel - teased that the summer would...

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Lily McMahon, Staff Writer | May 8, 2019

Buy your Sprite in bulk now, theater kids, the Tony’s are on the horizon. For those who don’t know, the Tony Awards are an award show for Broadway musicals and plays. It’s like the Oscars or Grammys, but instead of Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga singing about being in the shallows, it’s Lin-Manuel Miranda rapping with a group of 20 people in very sparkly outfits dancing in the background. All...

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Grant Kull, Opinion Contributor | June 12, 2019

When you hear that children are being separated from their parents and locked in cages for weeks at a time, you probably wouldn’t expect for that country to call themselves “the land of the free.” Since May 2018 the Trump administration has enacted a “zero tolerance policy” for migrants crossing the border illegally.  This policy means that when migrants are found, the adults get prosecuted...

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Augustus Cote, Opinion Contributor | June 12, 2019

Measles, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, smallpox: these are some of the many contagious diseases that can infect you and those around you. In recent years, people have debated whether or not vaccines are safe for children and whether or not children should be required to be vaccinated. The answers to these questions are right in front of us: vaccines are safe for children and they should be required...

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