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09.17.2014

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SAD 4 school year off to a good start, administrators say

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    GUILFORD — With new principals at the secondary and elementary schools, School Administrative District 4 directors may have anticipated some glitches at the start of the new school year.
    But the word at last week’s school board meeting was essentially “so far, so good.”

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Rusted Rooster Farm honored for innovation and commitment

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    PARKMAN — Sean O’Donnell wasn’t exactly sure how he came up with the name Rusted Rooster for his farm. “We wanted something that combined machinery and animals,” he said with a grin. “I think we represent a pretty broad scope of farming.”
    The Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District (PCSWDC) obviously agreed.

NE-ColorFarmGolden-DC-PO-38Observer photo/Mike Lang

    GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY — Participants at Friday’s ...
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Comprehensive plan committee to begin work in the fall

By Stuart Hedstrom 
Staff Writer

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — Last month the selectmen approved a contract with Gwen Hilton, for $12,000 from Sept. 1 through July 1, 2015, to serve as the consultant on the revisions to the Dover-Foxcroft Comprehensive Plan. During a Sept. 8 meeting, the board made the first half dozen appointments to the committee that will work on updating the decade-old document.

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Generations come together for school lunch

By Stuart Hedstrom 
Staff Writer

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — Kindergarten students at SeDoMoCha Elementary had the opportunity to share with some loved ones part of their school day during a grandparents’ luncheon on Sept. 12 — less than a week after National Grandparent’s Day which in 2014 was celebrated Sept. 7 or the first Sunday after Labor Day.

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    CELEBRATING GRANDPARENTS AT SEDOMOCHA — Grandparents and kindergart...
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New charter addresses nepotism and appointments

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    DEXTER — In addition to making choices for state and local offices, Dexter residents will also have an opportunity to vote on a new town charter at the November general election.
    Town Manager Shelley Watson outlined some of the recommended changes at last week’s town council meeting which include clarifications on eligibility to hold office and appointments of department heads.

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Beal’s Hospitality House open house on Sept. 28

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    AUGUSTA — When Lois Worcester of Kingsbury Plantation was state president of the American Legion Auxiliary in 2000, one of the highlights of her tour of duty was the opening of Beals Hospitality House on the grounds of the U.S.V.A. Hospital at Togus.
    “I was the first president of the Beals House board of directors,” Worcester said. “Even though I’m not on the board anymore, it’s still my highest priority.”

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