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04.09.2014

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Local bargain hunters featured in History Channel’s ‘Downeast Dickering’

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    GUILFORD — When the owner of an unoccupied apartment building in Guilford was looking for someone to keep the roof shoveled during the winter, Clint Rohdin made him a deal.
    “I said I’d keep it clear if he let me have whatever’s left inside,” Rohdin said. Since the building is going to be demolished to make way for a Family Dollar store later this year, the owner agreed.

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Superintendent will be leaving RSU 68 at the end of the current school year

By Stuart Hedstrom 
Staff Writer

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — After five years on the job, RSU 68 Superintendent Alan Smith will be leaving the district at the end of the current academic year.
    During the correspondence portion of an April 1 school board meeting, Vice Chair Jenny Chase read Smith’s resignation letter aloud. Smith wrote that he has accepted the superintendent’s position in SAD 61, the Lake Region School District in northern Cumberland County w

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Victoria competes at state spelling bee

By Stuart Hedstrom 
Staff Writer

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — Late last month SeDoMoCha Middle School sixth-grader Steffi Victoria put her spelling abilities to the test with the state’s best at the annual Maine State Spelling Bee on March 22 at the University of Southern Maine in Portland.
    Earlier in the school year Victoria finished as one of the top four grade 6 spellers at SeDoMoCha, and in January she earned a trip to the state bee over two months later af

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SeDoMoCha busy for Autism Awareness Month

By Stuart Hedstrom 
Staff Writer

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — Once again in 2014 events throughout April at and involving the SeDoMoCha School will help promote Autism Awareness Month. Activities include students and staff creating puzzle pieces for the Tree of Leaves, Light It Up Blue Day and the SeDoMoCha Helping Hands team taking part in the annual Walk for Autism on April 27 in Bangor.

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    GROWING AUTISM AWARENESS — All student...
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Big Moose Township rezoning decision on hold until May

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    GREENVILLE — After two consecutive meetings of the Maine Land Use Planning Commission were postponed due to bad weather in March, a decision won’t be made on the C&E Real Estate rezoning request in Big Moose Township until May.
    The LUPC staff has recommended approval of the revised zoning request, but the agency routinely takes a respite from meetings in April, said Rodney Folsom of Folsom Real Estate, who is representing C&

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Commissioners hear presentation on county tourism development

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — Tapping the multi-million dollar Maine tourism industry is a challenge, especially for inland areas like Piscataquis County.
    But some local representatives of organizations promoting tourism told the Piscataquis County Commissioners at Monday’s meeting that the time is ripe to encourage more people to visit rural Maine. “Instead of lighthouses and lobsters, we’re about lakes and loons,” said Janet Sawyer,

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LEGION HUMANITARIAN AWARD

 LEGION HUMANITARIAN AWARD

Frank E. Cochrane of Milo, center, was awarded the 2013 American Legion Humanitarian Award for outstanding volunteer service within the community during an April 2 presentation at the Milo Post.

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D-F looking at approximate 6 mil-rate increase in 2015 budget

By Stuart Hedstrom 
Staff Writer

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — On Saturday, April 26, at 9 a.m. in the gymnasium at the Morton Avenue Municipal Building, residents will vote on the warrant making up the 2014-15 fiscal year budget. Articles approved on the last Saturday of the month will then go out to a referendum ballot to be decided at the polls on Tuesday, June 10 at the town office.

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