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01.21.2015

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Bousquet hired as Penquis Valley principal

By Stuart Hedstrom 
Staff Writer

    MILO — Penquis Valley School Interim Principal Jeremy Bousquet will no longer be in an interim position after the school board voted to hire him for the principal’s job for the ensuing two academic years, during a meeting on Jan. 15.
    Before the board’s vote on Bousquet — who was approved in mid-July to lead the school for 2014-15 — several letters were presented. Superintendent Michael Wright, who has been out

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Woodbury leaves PCEDC for Sangerville town manager’s position

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

NE-ColorWoodbury-DCX-PO-3    SANGERVILLE — Dr. Kenneth Woodbury of Greenville, who has served as community development director of the Piscataquis County Economic Development Council since 2007, is the new town manager of Sangerville.
    Woodbury resigned from his position effective Friday, Jan. 16.

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Selectmen approve negotiable demolition on barn

By Stuart Hedstrom 
Staff Writer

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — In 2013 the Browns Mill Park on Vaughn Street was formally opened to provide four seasons of recreation space for the town, after a great deal of grant-funded efforts went into cleaning up the former tannery site. Near the parking lot is an old trading barn, which is in need of demolition.

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SAD 4 board extends pact with PVAEC

New health education classroom
under construction at Millworks

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    GUILFORD — School Administrative District 4 will remain a member of the Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative through 2017, thanks to action by its board of directors last week.
    Executive Director Thelma Regan updated directors at their Jan. 13 meeting on new adult education programs now being offered through Tri-County Technical Center.

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Early Head Start helps children and families get ready for school

By Stuart Hedstrom 
Staff Writer

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — Income-eligible families now have an opportunity for their young children to take part in a program designed to teach them the skills needed to be ready for later schooling, while also providing support for the rest of the family. Since the early fall Penquis Child Development’s Early Head Start program has offered these free services three days a week at the Morton Avenue Municipal Building.

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Some local DOT projects will have to wait until 2016-17

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Transportation released its work plan last week for the next three fiscal years which included several road and bridge improvements for Piscataquis and eastern Penobscot counties.
    While some have been carried over from last year’s work plan and are scheduled to be completed this year, others will have to wait for a while.

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ELM STREET FIRE

Firefighters from Milo, along with crews from Brownville, Dover-Foxcroft and Sebec, fought a fire at a three-story home on the corner of Elm and Belmont streets in Milo during the early evening of Wednesday, Jan. 14. According to media reports, the state fire marshal’s office ruled the blaze, which destroyed the home, was accidental.

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SeDo. in the midst of No Name Calling Week

By Stuart Hedstrom 
Staff Writer

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — From Jan. 19-23 schools and organizations across the county will mark No Name Calling Week with activities to focus on the problems of students calling their peers hurtful names and provide educators with the tools and inspirations to launch an ongoing dialogue about ways to eliminate the problem in their communities.

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