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10.22.2014

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Tourtelotte departs as Piscataquis County manager

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — Piscataquis County Manager Marilyn Tourtelotte and the county commissioners reached an agreement last week to terminate her employment, effective Oct. 15 at 4 p.m.
    The surprise announcement came after a short executive session with Tourtelotte, the county commissioners and attorney Erik Stumpfel.

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Pair of ordinances on the ballot in D-F

Two police officers commended for their ‘heroic action’

By Stuart Hedstrom 
Staff Writer

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — “On Nov. 4 not only do we have a state referendum ballot with multiple questions but we have a local referendum ballot with two questions on it,” Town Manager Jack Clukey said during an Oct. 13 selectmen’s meeting, before the board voted to formally sign the warrant for Tuesday, Nov. 4. The pair of questions will ask residents if a fireworks ordinance an

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‘Dictionary Days’ still popular in today’s online world

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    NORTH GUILFORD — During the past 13 years, Valley Grange in Guilford has distributed more than 1,400 dictionaries to third-graders in four school districts as well as homeschooled students in the area.

NE-DictDaycolor-DC-PO-43Observer photo/Mike Lange

    YOU’VE GOT MAIL — Walter Boomsma watches as Justice Morel-Frias, center, and Kamryn Merrill open their “mail” during Dictionary Days at Valley Grange.

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Social media and student vehicle use spark long debate

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    GUILFORD — Is Facebook a valuable teaching tool or a waste of students’ time?
    If kids can ride snowmobiles to school, why can’t they bring ATV’s?

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Lizotte appointed as interim manager

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — The Piscataquis County Commissioners appointed Thomas Lizotte as interim county manager following an executive session Tuesday morning.

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Northern Maine Riding Adventures hosts pair of European instructors

By Stuart Hedstrom 
Staff Writer

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — Attendees of a recent multiple-day session at Northern Maine Riding Adventures had the opportunity to “Journey into the Horse’s World” with an international perspective as a pair of instructors from Europe joined stable owner Judy Cross. Cross and Piet Nibbelink, from the Netherlands, and Sarah Jane Clarke, who is originally from England and moved to Spain at the age of 18, had previously taught together in Finlan

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Steeplejack doing extensive work at Monson Community Church

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    MONSON — It’s not every day that Monson residents can watch someone climb up and down a church steeple.
    But for George Burgess, it’s just another workday.

NE-MonsClassic-DC-PO-43Observer photo/Mike Lange

    CLASSIC WEATHERVANE — George Burgess estimates that the weathervane on the Monson Community Church steeple spire was crafted in the 1860s. The directional device will be re-gilded and reinstalled.

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SCARING UP SOME CREATIVITY

Earning first-place honors in the scarecrow contest at the Sebec Village Apple Festival on Oct. 18 was the brother and sister team of Xavier and Madyson Warren of Atkinson, pictured outside the Reading Room.

 ne-scarecrowscolor-dc-po-43Observer photo/Jeannette Hughes

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Observer wins five MPA awards

    AUBURN — The Piscataquis Observer won five awards in the 2014 Maine Press Association Better Newspaper Contest as the organization held its annual fall conference Oct. 18 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Auburn.

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