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Public feedback sought on broadband connectivity issues

WAILUKU — Maui County Council Chair Alice L. Lee recently announced a new survey to gather feedback from residents and businesses on broadband connectivity issues. The survey was developed by the Broadband Hui, a statewide consortium of businesses, organizations, educational ...

Maui Prep announces Honor Roll & Head of School’s List

NAPILI — Maui Preparatory Academy last week announced the Honor Roll and Head of School’s List for the Spring 2021 semester. Students who made the Honor Roll must have a minimum grade point average of 3.3 and achieve satisfactory grades in behavior and effort. They are: ...

Charter Commission now at work and looking for input

WAILUKU — Once a decade, the mayor and Maui County Council appoint a commission of 11 citizens to conduct a year-long review of Maui County’s governing document, the Maui County Charter. The goal of that review is to improve county government by looking for problems or ...

Free mental health telemedicine services for rural Hawaii

As the state begins to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, Hawaii UTelehealth, a free health service tool developed by the University of Hawaii at Manoa John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), is reminding the public its behavioral health telemedicine program is still available for ...

Maui Bus route and fare changes announced

WAILUKU — Beginning Thursday, July 1, a $25 fixed route reduced monthly bus pass will be available for purchase by Maui Bus riders who are seniors (55 and older), paratransit eligible and persons with certified disability fixed route cards, Medicare cardholders and students with valid ID 24 ...

State releases funding for Napili Beach Access Project

NAPILI — The Napili Bay and Beach Foundation last week announced that Hawaii Gov. David Ige released the $75,000 Capital Improvement Project Grant-in-Aid money awarded to the foundation in 2019. In addition, the County of Maui Mayor’s Office has granted NBBF $49,000 to cover the ...

Anella Saito-Takabayashi to speak at Rotary meeting

KAANAPALI — Anella Saito-Takabayashi will make an in-person presentation at the hybrid meeting of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15, at the Royal Ocean Terrace Restaurant at the Royal Lahaina Resort. The meeting will also be available via Zoom for ...

Go Green Recycling set for June 19

LAHAINA — Go Green Recycling is a monthly, appointment-required, bulky item recycling event hosted by Malama Maui Nui for residents of West Maui. This month’s event will take place on Saturday, June 19, from 9 a.m. to noon at 1870 Honoapiilani Highway in the parking lot behind ...

Foundation administers $142,500 in scholarships

LAHAINA — The Lahainaluna High School Foundation is pleased to announce that this scholarship season, it administered 67 student scholarships, including renewals, for a total award amount of $142,500. The recipients are as follows: New scholarships — Eugene Takenaga ...