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Grange honors Citizen of the Year
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Observer photo/Mike Lange

 CITIZEN OF THE YEAR – Matt Hackett, center, was honored as the Valley Grange Community Citizen of the Year on May 15. Pictured, from left, is his wife Rachel; Hackett and Grange Master James Annis. The plaque was made by Grange Assistant Steward Roger Ricker.

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

  NORTH GUILFORD – Matt Hackett almost spoiled his own surprise party.

 The retired educator showed up early at the Valley Grange Community Citizen of the Year potluck dinner and award ceremony on May 15, not realizing that he was the honoree.

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Moratorium extension hearing set

By Stuart Hedstrom

Staff Writer

DOVER-FOXCROFT — At the June 2014 annual town meeting residents approved an ordinance concerning a moratorium regarding private distribution corridors, which includes paved highways, pipelines and high tension transmission lines. In December the selectmen approved a moratorium extension for six months, meaning permits for the development projects cannot be granted during the timeframe.

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Pre-K students get familiar with literacy

By Stuart Hedstrom

Staff Writer

DOVER-FOXCROFT — Students and family members of the pre-kindergarten program at the SeDoMoCha Elementary School spent a pair of recent evenings taking part in several activities designed to help get them interested in reading together and thinking about the entire process during Family Literacy Nights.

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Trees planted in honor of veterans
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Observer photo/Stuart Hedstrom

THANKING VIETNAM VETERANS AND FAMILIES -- The Tisbury Manor Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution donated two flowering crabapple trees, which were planted at American Legion Post 29 in Dover-Foxcroft during a ceremony on May 18. The trees were given in honor of those who served in the Vietnam War and their family members as part of the chapter’s work as a commemorative partner of the Vietnam War Commemoration initiative.

By Stuart Hedstrom

Staff Writer

DOVER-FOXCROFT -- In front of American Legion Post 29 on Park Street is an Honor Roll listing the names of local veterans who served from the Revolutionary War in the 18th century through the present in Operation ...
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Pour one for Jim
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Observer photo/Mike Lange

 A COLD ONE – Jim Jardine pours a draft beer at the Lakeshore House.

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

MONSON – When the Lakeshore House in Monson added draft beer to their beverage selection earlier this month, Jim Jardine was delighted.

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Greenville budgets could increase mill rate

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

 GREENVILLE – Residents of Greenville are facing the same financial challenges as many communities of similar size.

 The student population is decreasing, so both tuition income from unorganized territories and state aid to education are down.

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PDF Download 05.20.2015

The pdf version of this week's Piscataquis Observer is now available for download.

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