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05.25.2016

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French is Valley Grange Citizen of the Year

By Stuart Hedstrom
Staff Writer

GUILFORD — A woman who gives back in countless ways was honored by the Valley Grange with the 2016 Community Citizen of the Year honor. Family and friends of Guilford resident Sherry French gathered at the Grange Hall on the evening of May 20 to recognize French and all she does for others.

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COMMUNITY CITIZEN OF THE YEAR Sherry French of Guilford was presented with the Valley Grange’s 2016 Community Citizen of the Year honor...
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Inaugural Walk to Wake the Silence raises $6,000 for JD Foundation

By Stuart Hedstrom
Staff Writer

DOVER-FOXCROFT — A group 75 walked over three miles through the streets of Dover-Foxcroft on the morning of May 21 in the Abbot-based JD Foundation’s first Walk to Wake the Silence. Those taking part in the five kilometer walk and ceremonies raised nearly $6,000 for the nonprofit organization serving Maine through suicide prevention and anti-bullying education by providing holistic approaches and helpful tools to individuals who seek such support.

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Post office delivers 8,000 pounds to food cupboards

By Stuart Hedstrom
Staff Writer

DOVER-FOXCROFT — Letter carriers working out of the Dover-Foxcroft post office picked up more than just out-going mail on Saturday, May 14 as they also collected yellow bags filled with non-perishables for the National Association of Letter Carriers’ annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Between the five rural routes, two city carriers and items dropped off in the post office lobby, 8,000 pounds of food was collected.

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A VISIT TO THE POST OFFICE

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SeDoMoCha Elementary School kindergartners took a field trip to the post office in Dover-Foxcroft, as well as Will’s Shop ‘n Save just down the street, on the morning of May 20.

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Man dies while fishing at Long Pond

By Nick Sambides
BDN Staff

TOWNSHIP A, Range 11, Maine — A Dover-Foxcroft man died after falling from a canoe into the water while fishing on Saturday on Long Pond, officials said Monday.

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Dual state singles qualifiers adds to Pirates’ tennis growth

GUILFORD — It wasn’t that many springs ago when the tennis courts were typically unoccupied at the recreation area across from Goulette’s IGA while the adjacent baseball field and playground were filled with kids after school each day.

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Local man suffers severe burns

By Judy Harrison
BDN Staff

ATKINSON — A local man suffered severe burns Saturday night, when his house at 405 Maple Road caught fire. James Wellington, 50, was being treated at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Department of Public Safety, said Monday.

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Tree plantings recognize Arbor Week

Club celebrates 80th anniversary

By Stuart Hedstrom
Staff Writer

DOVER-FOXCROFT — For the fourth year in a row, the town of Dover-Foxcroft has recognized Arbor Week (May 15-20) with the planting of a tree in the community. This year a hydrangea tree was placed at the Marion Doore Park on Pleasant Street during a May 18 ceremony. A second hydrangea tree was planted in recognition of the 80th anniversary of the Dover-Foxcroft-based GFWC/Miosac Club — the club maintains the green space fo

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