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02.25.2015

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Milo town meeting set for March 9

By Stuart Hedstrom 
Staff Writer

    MILO — On the evening of Monday, March 9, starting at 7 p.m., residents will convene in the Ed Wingler Auditorium on the upper level of the town hall for the 2015 annual town meeting. During a selectmen’s meeting on Feb. 17, Milo officials began to finalize the remaining details for the town meeting.

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WINTER VISITOR

LO-ColorWinterVisitor-DCX-PO-8Garrett Conover photo

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Bonacasa leaving Center Theatre

Contributed Article

NE-ColorBonacasa-S-PO-8    DOVER-FOXCROFT—The Center Theatre for the Performing Arts has announced that Executive Director Angela Bonacasa has tendered her resignation and will be leaving to pursue her true passion of performing, teaching and directing.
    “Over the past two and a half years, Angela has proven herself a most valuable asset for not only Center Theatre, but our community as well.” according to a press release from the theatre’s board of director

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Plans under way for new D-F food pantry

Contributed Article

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — After Pastor Tom Bruce publicly announced he would be retiring from his post at the Living Word Food Cupboard, a concerned group of community and business leaders began making plans for the development of a new 501(c)(3) organization: the Dover Foxcroft Area Food Cupboard. The new food cupboard will help ease the burden for families who are in need of food assistance throughout the region.

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AED DONATION

Mayo Regional Hospital President & CEO Marie Vienneau, right, presents an AED unit to Milo Fire & Rescue Fire Chief Dave Preble, second from right. Also pictured are Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Black, second from left, and Cal Wilson, director of Mayo Materials Management and the co-chair of Mayo’s Service Excellence Committee.

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Photo courtesy of Mayo Regional Hospital

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Local parish priest steps down

    PORTLAND — Bishop Robert P. Deeley of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese has approved the request of Fr. Joseph W. Cahill to step down as the pastor of Our Lady of the Snows parish and St. Agnes parish in Pittsfield “in order to take part in a period of prayer, reflection, and renewal before accepting a new assignment.”

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Funds OK’d for new sheriff’s office design

‘This isn’t going to be a Taj Mahal’ – Sheriff John Goggin
By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — The Piscataquis County commissioners approved spending up to $6,800 at their Feb. 17 meeting for a schematic design of a proposed new sheriff’s office.
    But it will probably be a few years before the moving vans back up to the old building.

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Bill submitted to help schools make up snow days

Stearns supports
concept but Keane
has reservations
Staff Report

    AUGUSTA — With many Maine schools buried in feet of snow, a Washington County legislator has proposed a bill allowing school districts to add an extra hour onto the school day in order to make up the lost time.
    State Rep. William Tuell of East Machias has introduced LD 129, “An Act to Provide Schools Options for Making Up School Days” which allows school districts to extend up to 25 schoo

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LEAP OF FAITH

SP-ColorDexMALeap-DCX-PO-8BDN photo/Linda Coan O’Kresik

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