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07.30.2014

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Planning board to revisit mass-gathering ordinance

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    DEXTER — The Dexter Planning Board spent numerous hours earlier this year crafting a mass-gathering ordinance designed to monitor activities drawing large crowds to the community.
    But the Town Council wasn’t happy with the ordinance with some members saying that the feedback from the public was overwhelmingly negative. So at their July 10 meeting, the council voted to send it back to the Planning Board “for further review.”

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PORK RUN

The Herring Brothers Pig Scramble was a huge hit at the Piscataquis River Festival once again, as youngsters competed to take home one of 19 porkers donated by the local meat packing company.

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Observer photo/Mike Lange

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Riverfront Redevelopment shifts from deconstruction to construction

By Stuart Hedstrom 
Staff Writer

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — For the last several months those passing by the Riverfront Redevelopment Project at the former Moosehead Manufacturing and Mayo mill property downtown have seen crews working on the exterior of the building. The public had the opportunity to see the numerous improvements already made on the inside to convert the site into a mixed-use facility during an open house on July 21.

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New Moosehead Chamber director no stranger to the area

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    GREENVILLE — The Moosehead Region Chamber of Commerce held a reception on July 22 on the steamship Katahdin to officially welcome their new executive director, Angela “Angie” Arno of Dover-Foxcroft.
    For Arno, it was definitely familiar territory. She and her husband, Scott, and two children have a camp on First Roach Pond; and her grandfather, Herb Snow, ran Kokadjo Sporting Camps for 20 years. “I’m actually more of a wint

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Grant funding earmarked for trio of area businesses

By Stuart Hedstrom 
Staff Writer

    Applications for three grants made by a trio of businesses in the region are successful, Piscataquis County Economic Development Council Community Development Direction Dr. Ken Woodbury Jr. said. Dr. Woodbury, who worked on the grant applications with the businesses, said the funding packages are $90,000 for BS Farms in Dover-Foxcroft, $60,000 for New Beginnings Residential Care and Assisted Living in Milo and $30,000 for the Center Coffe

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County EMA procures trailer for sheriff’s department

By Stuart Hedstrom 
Staff Writer

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — Thanks to the efforts of Piscataquis County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Tom Capraro, the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department now has a grant-funded, multiple-use equipment trailer — complete with a ramp on the back end.

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    READY TO ROLL — Piscataquis County Sheriff John Goggin, left, and County Emergency Management Agency Director Tom Capraro stan...
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Penquis Mental Health Association makes annual contribution to the town of Dover-Foxcroft

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — The Penquis Mental Health Association recently presented the town of Dover-Foxcroft with a check for $4,900. The contribution is made as payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) for properties in the community operated by the Charlotte White Center.

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    ANNUAL PILOT CONTRIBUTION — For the 17th year the Penquis Mental Health Association presented the town of Dover-Foxcroft with a contribution made as payment in lieu o...
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