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07.27.2016

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Citizens favor move to dissolve

 

Town will begin deorganization

ATKINSON — A straw vote held during an informational public meeting on July 19 at the town office indicated strong support for the Atkinson deorganization procedure. An estimated 40 out of approximately 50 hands raised favored the town dissolving, and the poll included five no votes and another five residents abstaining.

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THREE RIVERS KIWANIS SEBEC RIVER RACE

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Nine craft were paddled by canoeists and kayakers from below the dam in Sebec Village along the Sebec River to near the boat landing in Milo during the Three Rivers Kiwanis’ annual Sebec River Canoe and Kayak Race on July 23.

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D-F selectmen accept chief’s resignation

 

Dyer will continue to serve in interim

By Stuart Hedstrom
Staff Writer

DOVER-FOXCROFT — The selectmen did accept the resignation of Chief of Police Dennis A. Dyer - effective as of July 30 - during Monday night’s meeting, but the chief will be staying as the interim head of the Dover-Foxcroft Police Department for up to one year as a search committee works to fill the position.

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First steps taken in 2017 county budget process

By Stuart Hedstrom
Staff Writer

DOVER-FOXCROFT — With the current budget year having passed the halfway point — the spending plan for Piscataquis County follows a calendar year — work on the 2017 finances is well underway.

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RELAXING AND WATCHING SOME GOLF

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Eben DeWitt of Milo sits in his camp chair between the tee boxes on the ninth and 10th holes to watch the first day of the 50th annual Greater Bangor Open golf tournament on July 21 at the Bangor Municipal Golf Course.

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Near $6.9 million figure for SAD 4 moved to referendum

By Stuart Hedstrom
Staff Writer

GUILFORD — A proposed 2016-17 budget of $6,877,684 was approved — with all 20 articles ending up being passed as written— during a district budget meeting on July 19 at Piscataquis Community Elementary School. The spending plan was then moved to a referendum in the towns of Abbot, Cambridge, Guilford, Parkman Sangerville and Wellington on Tuesday, July 26 (please see the Piscataquis Observer Facebook page and next week’s edition for the referendum results)...
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SAD 46 voters OK $13.7M plan

By Stuart Hedstrom
Staff Writer

DEXTER — A proposed 2016-17 budget of $13,742,710 was approved — with all 17 articles passed as written — in about 15 minutes during a district budget meeting on July 21 at the Ridge View Community School. The total was then moved to a referendum in the towns of Dexter, Exeter, Garland and Ripley on Tuesday, July 26 (please see the Piscataquis Observer Facebook page and next week’s edition for the referendum results).

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Summer presents its own challenges for players, coaches

You’d never know it by looking at the thermometer, but the change of seasons already has begun for many high school athletes.

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More plead guilty to charges stemming from Dexter drug ring

By Judy Harrison
BDN Staff

BANGOR — Four more people charged in connection with a drug distribution ring that allegedly operated in the Dexter area for a dozen years pleaded guilty on July 20 in U.S. District Court to drug conspiracy charges.

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PDF Download 07.27.2016

A pdf version of this week’s 07.27.2016 is now available for download.

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