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04.16.2014

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Shoe manufacturing revival group now seeking funding

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    DEXTER — They have the desire, location, a ready pool of workers and a product logo.
    They even have companies “definitely interested” in doing business with them.
    But the major item that a group of local entrepreneurs who plan to revive shoe manufacturing in Dexter doesn’t have yet is funding. “Basically, we need $1.3 million to make this happen,” said Alisha Ames, who helped develop the group’s busin

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Middle-schoolers explore the world of science

By Stuart Hedstrom 
Staff Writer

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — Since submitting proposals at the beginning of 2014, grade 7-8 students at SeDoMoCha Middle School have been busy working on projects for the annual science fair. On the evening of April 8 the pupils, who could choose to work on their own or with a partner, presented their findings to the public with science fair projects on display in the cafeteria and adjacent multipurpose room.

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Selectmen’s election may be challenged in court

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    SANGERVILLE — The reelection of Sangerville Selectman Melissa Randall by a one-vote margin at the annual town meeting may be challenged in Superior Court by her opponent, Irving McNaughton.
    While some residents have asked the Board of Selectmen to order a recount or a new election based on alleged irregularities at the town meeting, an attorney with the Maine Municipal Association said it couldn’t be done.

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Audit, MCF presentation and incubator lease on Greenville agenda

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    GREENVILLE — The Greenville Board of Selectmen will hear a presentation from the Maine Community Foundation, a review of the town’s annual audit and discuss terms of a lease on the vacant incubator building at their April 16 meeting.
    The session gets underway at 6:30 p.m. in the municipal building.

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Board passes resolution pertaining to the closing of the Marion C. Cook School

By Stuart Hedstrom 
Staff Writer

    MILO — For the current school year SAD 41 enacted a district-wide realignment plan which included sending K-5 LaGrange students to Milo Elementary, all sixth-graders to the Penquis Valley School and opening two new programs at the Marion C. Cook School in LaGrange. “We have done a lot of talking as you know about the Cook School,” Superintendent Michael Wright said during an April 9 school board meeting.

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Dexter council sets rezoning proposal to May public hearing

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    DEXTER — The public will have one more opportunity to comment on a proposal to permit manufacturing in Dexter’s commercial zones, providing that any plans be approved by the town’s planning board.
    The Dexter Town Council voted last Thursday to set a public hearing on the ordinance at their May 8 meeting at 7 p.m.

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Local trio starting a spring tour for the love of music

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — The old saying “practice makes perfect” is certainly appropriate for classical music groups.
In addition to perfecting their own style, they have to be aware of each other’s tempo, nuances and pace.  “We practice together two hours a week,” said Susan Ramsey, violinist with the newly-formed Highlands Classical. “But we also practice a lot more on our own.”
    Ramsey, pianist Margery Aumann and celli

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Young scientists and inventors show their talent at PCSS

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    GUILFORD — Looking for a rugged but comfortable seat to watch TV, surf the Web, read or just have a snack?
    Ethan Moulton came up with a multi-purpose wooden chair just for that purpose. If he produced enough of them, he’d sell them for $79.95. “It’s great for kids age 5 to 15,” said Moulton. “With the tray, you don’t get crumbs all over the floor, either.”

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