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03.04.2015

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Greenville businesses look to expand with help from CDBG

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    GREENVILLE — Two existing businesses in Greenville are looking to improve their facilities and another one will be starting from scratch next year.
    All three have one thing in common, however. They’ve applied for Community Development Block Grants which help businesses expand, improve or purchase equipment.

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    UPGRADING — The owners of Katahdin Cookie Works and Back Country Bake Shop...
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Towns coping with near-record snowfall

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    With February going into the history books as the coldest and one of the snowiest winters in recent history, most public works crews are dealing with the challenges of keeping the streets clear with few problems.
    Some budgets are running close to the edge and dwindling sand and salt supplies are common, however.
    In Greenville, Town Manager John Simko said that while the last predicted blizzard missed his community,

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Foxcroft Academy receives $200,000 gift toward new humanities wing

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — Foxcroft Academy has received a $200,000 naming gift from lifelong educator Mary Fittig, whose contribution has jump-started the Mary Kammerer Fittig Humanities Wing capital campaign.
    The wing, which is scheduled for construction this summer pending completion of the capital campaign, will add two state-of-the-art classrooms and connect the academy’s main academic building to its detached industrial and fine arts building, creating an int

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SEDOMOCHA BACKPACK GRANT

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Preliminary injunction hearing March 9 in Sangerville election case

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — A hearing on a preliminary injunction to prevent the town of Sangerville from paying legal fees in a disputed municipal election case will be heard on Monday, March 9 in Piscataquis County Superior Court.
    Irving McNaughton, who lost a race for selectman to Melissa Randall by one vote at the 2014 annual town meeting, is attempting to have the results overturned, citing what he termed were irregularities in the way
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Food cupboard update

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — As many may know, the Living Word Food Cupboard is closing on March 31. A group is working on the new food cupboard to start in April. An announcement of the new location(s) and dates will be made by the week of March 23.

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FROZEN TREATS

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Penquis Valley School will welcome Paralympic athlete on Thursday

    MILO — Three Rivers Kiwanis of Milo and Brownville have sponsored a visit from a Paralympic athlete to the Penquis School on Thursday, March 5.
    Grades 6-12 will have an opportunity to hear Anjali Forber-Pratt, assistant research professor at the Beach Center on Disability and Kansas University Center for Developmental Disabilities at the University of Kansas.

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