Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree says the grants will help rural parts of Maine access new technology. A $440,000 portion of the grant will be used to help set up a distance learning network with two hubs in Belfast. Pingree says it will connect to 30 other sites in counties around the state and on tribal lands.
A nearly $500,000 piece of the grant will help schools in Sanford purchase video conferencing equipment that will make interactive distance learning possible. Another $132,000 will fund a distance learning project of the New England Music Camp Association that focuses on performing arts education.
With weeks left to live, 19-year-old Dustin Snyder got the one thing he wanted: to marry his high school sweetheart.
Snyder, who lives near Tampa in Valrico, Florida, has a rare form of cancer called synovial sarcoma. With little time left to live, he and Sierra Siverio planned a wedding in four days, WTSP-TV reported.
“Probably after my first surgery when she was there for me in the hospital for 10 days straight, didn’t ever leave, that’s when I knew she was the one,” Snyder told Bay News 9.