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07.20.2016

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Flags of Honor Hike recognizes those who served

By Stuart Hedstrom
Staff Writer

MONSON — For the third year in a row a group, this year comprised of about 20 individuals, is hiking approximately 120 miles over 10 days from in-town Monson to the summit of Mount Katahdin through the 100-Mile Wilderness along the Appalachian Trail. This year’s themed “Flags of Honor Hike” supports the Wilderness Walk for Warriors, raising money for Maine veterans and service members and honoring the nation’s fallen heroes.

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Council approves near $4.4M budget

By Stuart Hedstrom
Staff Writer

DEXTER — The town council gave its approval, via a 4-0 vote with several councilors not in attendance, to a net budget of $4,386,211 for the 2016-17 fiscal year during a July 14 meeting at the town hall. The figure represents an increase of a little more than $43,300 (1 percent) from the previous year.

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Advisory referendum enables UT residents to weigh in on Atkinson deorganization

By Stuart Hedstrom
Staff Writer

GREENVILLE — With the town of Atkinson in the midst of the deorganization process, which if successful would change the community from a municipality to an unorganized territory (UT) falling under the jurisdiction of Piscataquis County, over 650 advisory referendum absentee ballots have been mailed by the county to registered voters in the UTs across the region. The ballot asks if these residents support the deorganization of the town of Atkinson — either yes ...
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SAD 41 has potential funding opportunities for school renovations

By Stuart Hedstrom
Staff Writer

MILO — Last month the SAD 41 board of directors opted to delay an approximate $10 million school construction project, with no timetable set to resume, based on the concept of a 25-year plan to address the facility needs in the district with pre-kindergarten through grade 12 all being housed at the Penquis Valley School campus. During a July 13 meeting of the school board, Superintendent Michael Wright said funds may be available to make some of improvements tha...
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Asphyxiation listed as cause of death in homicide

By Nok-Noi Ricker
BDN Staff

GREENVILLE — A local man who died in a June altercation, reportedly in a dispute over rental property, died of asphyxiation, according to the medical examiner’s office.

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National basketball group selects Dexter coach

The Sports OBSERVER
By Ernie Clark

DEXTER COACH PETER MURRAY 2884818DEXTER — Peter Murray has been the picture of stability on the sidelines as the boys varsity basketball coach at Dexter Regional High School for the past 23 years.

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ANNUAL QUILT SHOW

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For nearly three decades the Atkinson Lady Quilters have showcased members’ talents with a quilt show at the Atkinson United Methodist Church.

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PDF Download 07.20.2016

A pdf version of this week’s 07.20.2016 is now available for download.

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