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07.16.2014

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Council extends E-W moratorium, passes annual budget

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    DEXTER — The Dexter Town Council unanimously passed another 180-day extension of a moratorium at last week’s meeting, banning any construction of the east-west highway through the community at least through the end of the year.
    They also endorsed a new budget that could hike the tax rate from $15.40 per $1,000 of assessed valuation to as high as $18.20.

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Milo’s mil rate approved at $21.30

By Stuart Hedstrom 
Staff Writer

    MILO — The Board of Selectmen gave their approval to a tax rate of $21.30 per every $1,000 in assessed property, during a July 8 meeting. This figure represents an increase of $.95 from the previous mil rate of $20.35.
    The fiscal year and calendar year run concurrently in Milo, and the $21.30 mil rate will be for 2014 taxes to cover this year’s budget approved at the March annual town meeting. Town Clerk Betty Gormle

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Meeting set for July 17 on reduction of Abbot post office hours

Other post offices on Post Plan list
include Brownville

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    ABBOT — The U.S. Postal Service will hold a public meeting at the Abbot post office on Thursday, July 17 at 4 p.m. to solicit input on a plan to cut back the operating hours due to reduced customer traffic.
    The realignment of operating hours is part of the USPS Post Plan, designed to keep rural post offices open but at a reduced cost.

NE-AbbotPO-DC-PO-29Observer photo/Mike Lange

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Harmony Camp marks quarter century of building self-esteem and having fun

By Stuart Hedstrom 
Staff Writer

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — For the last 25 years children ages 6-9 in the region have had the opportunity to attend several sessions of Harmony Camp, which today is offered by the Spruce Run-Womancare Alliance. During a session held July 8-10 at the Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Camp about 20 boys and girls made crafts, shared stories, played games and enjoyed healthy snacks while building self-esteem and learning about how to interact with other

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Survey data will help area residents thrive and feel good

By Stuart Hedstrom 
Staff Writer

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — Over the last several months the Feel Good Piscataquis! initiative, using grant funds awarded by the Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF),  has worked to gather input from county residents on what they think would make their lives and the lives of others healthier. Information was collected through four community conversations as well as a survey through the University of Maine Center on Aging.

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Darn Good Yarn relocates but still keeping Maine ties

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Darn Good Yarn has physically relocated from Sebec to  Schenectady, N.Y., but owner Nicole Snow said that she still has “a strong Maine presence and intends to keep it that way.”
    In fact, she was a presenter at the Sustain ME conference on Chebeague Island last weekend, a workshop designed to stimulate business development and attract and create a network of Maine’s emerging entrepreneurs.

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Selectmen to meet new Moosehead Chamber director

Staff Report

    GREENVILLE — The Greenville Board of Selectmen meet Wednesday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m. and will be formally introduced to the new Moosehead Lake Chamber of Commerce interim Executive Director Angela Arno. She succeeds Suzanne Buchanan of Willimantic, who stepped down last month.

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Greenville Junction Depot restoration project continues

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    GREENVILLE — Thanks to public generosity and contributions from some major Maine corporations, the Greenville Junction Depot restoration project is continuing this summer, 125 years after the first passenger train stopped at the building.
    “Jewett Builders from Gardiner is replacing the sills and leveling the station,” said Greenville Junction Depot Friends chairman Jane Hall. “Concrete pads donated by Auburn Concrete, lumber

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