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06.22.2016

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Searchers find Greenville woman

GREENVILLE — A local woman who had been missing since the morning of June 13 was in good condition when she was found in the woods late in the afternoon on the following day officials said.

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200 YEARS AS THE TOWN OF DEXTER

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Dave Pearson reads the proclamation incorporating the town of Dexter on June 17, 1816 exactly 200 years later during a ceremony at the Dexter Town Hall.

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Next budget meeting July 19

 

Referendum would be July 26

GUILFORD — After a proposed $7,133,215 SAD 4 budget for the 2016-17 academic year was voted down at the June 14 referendum -- by a margin of 389-149 across the six district communities -- the school board will now be working to bring another version of the spending plan to the voters. A budget work schedule was set for the next month by the board during a June 15 meeting at Piscataquis Community Elementary School (PCES).

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BIG OL’ FISH AT THE BEAR’S DEN

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A 17.5-pound, 41-inch togue caught by Howard Altermatt of Willimantic two years ago in Sebec Lake will now be on display at the Bear’s Den in Dover-Foxcroft, joining a collection of hunting trophies at the establishment such as bear, deer and moose heads. In 2014 Altermatt netted his catch after a 70 minute battle, and in doing so he became the third generation of his family to boat a togue of 15 pounds or more from Sebec Lake.

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Residents approve near $4.59M budget

By Stuart Hedstrom
Staff Writer

DOVER-FOXCROFT — All 11 referendum articles were passed by a majority of the 418 residents at the polls on June 14. The financial articles make up a 2016-17 budget of $4,585,075, just over $346,000 or 8.17 percent more than for the current fiscal year. The spending plan includes a little more than $1.9 million in non-tax revenues — 0.81 percent less than in 2015-16 — for a net amount of $2,660,365 to be raised through property taxes. The difference in the am...
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June 14 school budget referendum results

RSU 68

Question 1: To approve a  2016-17 school budget
totaling $10,515,086?

   Town Yes No 
   Charleston 35 10
Dover-Foxcroft 306 94
Monson 20 13
Sebec 11 8
Total: 372 125

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ANNUAL FLAG BURNING CEREMONY

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American Legion Post 41 of Milo conducted its annual flag disposal ceremony on June 11.

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Summer game sets players up for future

GUILFORD — The gymnasium was warm Monday night, but not because it was packed with fans as it might be during the heart of winter.

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FIND THE WHOOPIE PIE

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Shannen Rhoda of Dover-Foxcroft, second from left, is the grand prize winner in The Piscataquis Observer’s annual “Find The Whoopie Pie” contest. Rhoda’s name was chosen from 10 weekly winners in which entrants successfully located a whoopie pie hidden in one of that week’s advertisments. Rhoda won a basket of goodies including Maine Whoopie Pie Festival and Piscataquis Observer prizes.

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Greenville names waste disposal option for 2018

GREENVILLE — After considering several options for solid waste disposal for after 2018 when the current agreement expires, the selectmen opted to enter into a five-year, renewable agreement with Waste Management of Norridgewock during a June 15 meeting.

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PDF Download 06.22.2016

A pdf version of this week’s 06.22.2016 is now available for download.

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