Bucksport Holds Off Hermon

first_img Bio admin Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Latest Posts Latest posts by admin (see all) This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text HERMON — The Golden Bucks withstood a two-run Hermon rally in the bottom of the seventh to escape with a 4-3 win on Saturday at Hermon.Leading Bucksport at the plate were Emily Lenor with two singles, Blair with a two-run single and Pelletier with a double.Yeo went the distance pitching for the Golden Bucks, striking out nine and allowing six hits. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.last_img read more

Schools spared payback of funds

first_imgAssembly Bill 2947 would have required districts to repay the state for part of the cost of constructing special education classrooms that were built with 100 percent state funding given to the Los Angeles County Office of Education when it ran the programs. Fourteen school districts in the Antelope and Santa Clarita valleys apparently will not have to reimburse the state up to $15 million for the construction of special education classrooms. Officials had feared a new law would unfairly penalize the districts for taking over the operation of special education programs for severely disabled students several years ago from Los Angeles County. But after nine local schools superintendents went to Sacramento to discuss the law, state officials assured them the law would not be applied retroactively. “The trip was effective. It was important to make. There was power in the room and they listened to us,” said Lori Ordway-Peck, deputy superintendent of the Palmdale School District, which stood to lose $6 million to $10 million. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Record domestic travel growth as more Aussies holiday in their own bac

first_imgRecord domestic travel growth as more Aussies holiday in their own backyardAustralia’s domestic visitor economy continues to set new records with the latest figures for 2017 revealing strong growth in overnight trips, nights and expenditure.The National Visitor Survey released today by Tourism Research Australia has confirmed that in the year ending March 2017 there were 91.7 million overnights trips (up three per cent), 335.5 million visitor nights (up four per cent) and $61.7 billion in overnight expenditure (up six per cent).Tourism & Transport Forum Chief Executive, Margy Osmond, said the latest data shows that the nation’s visitor economy continues to go from strength to strength with more Australians choosing to explore the beauty and attractions of their island continent than ever before.“With each set of data coming out it is becoming more and more apparent that the visitor economy is the Australian economy’s great success story,” Ms Osmond said.“The staggering growth we are seeing reflects the increasing number of Australians who are choosing to pass on an overseas holiday in favour of experiencing the wonders of their own backyard.“The data also shows that there is a real shift towards people heading interstate for their holidays instead of simply just heading down the coast for a few days, for example.”Ms Osmond said NSW continues to lead the charge with $16.17 billion in overnight visitor expenditure, followed closely by Queensland ($15.3 billion) and Victoria ($12.7 billion).“The ACT has recorded double digit growth (16 per cent) while Tasmania has seen a staggering 30 per cent rise, which is testament to the value of our state-based tourism bodies and their campaigns to encourage more Australians to holiday at home.“South Australia ($3.9 billion) and the Northern Territory ($1.9 billion) continue to perform strongly, despite the NT seeing a seven per cent decrease in overnight trips.“Western Australia has unfortunately seen a five per cent decline in visitors and a two per cent decrease in expenditure, which may be the result of fewer business trips to the state as the mining economy continues to cool.” Tourism & Transport ForumSource = Tourism & Transport Forumlast_img read more