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12.10.2014

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Frenchtown and Lily Bay roads spark debate

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — A discussion of winter maintenance — or lack thereof — on Frenchtown Road sparked a lengthy debate at the Dec. 2 Piscataquis County Commissioners’ meeting and soon escalated into a debate over other rural road conditions.

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Noyes presented with Boston Post Cane

By Stuart Hedstrom 
Staff Writer

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — In recognition of being the eldest resident of Dover-Foxcroft, 101-year-old Corinne Noyes was presented with the Boston Post Cane by town officials and the Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society during a ceremony on Dec. 8 in the solarium at the Hibbard Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

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    THE MOST SENIOR CITIZEN OF DOVER-FOXCROFT — 101-year-old Corinne Noyes was pr...
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Fire Dept. to purchase ladder/ pumper truck

By Stuart Hedstrom 
Staff Writer

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — The Dover-Foxcroft Fire Department will be making an upgrade after the Board of Selectmen gave the department the approval to purchase a 1993 Pierce Arrow 100-foot tower ladder truck from a department near Chicago during a Dec. 8 special meeting. The vehicle, purchased for $50,000 with half of the funds coming from the Gray Estate and other $25,000 from fire department capital, will not only replace the current 1979 mod

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Dottie Tabor receives Monson Boston Post Cane

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    MONSON — Dorothy “Dottie” Tabor was all smiles last week as Monson Town Manager Lucas Butler presented her with the Boston Post Cane, recognizing her as the town’s oldest citizen.

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DOROTHY TABOR

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Jail funding formula may change with incoming legislature

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — During Piscataquis County Sheriff John Goggin’s reelection campaign, he noted that he was one of only three sheriffs in the state to oppose creation of the Maine Board of Corrections six years ago.

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County budget up 1.67 percent

Commissioners will vote on expenditures Dec. 16

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — The proposed 2015 Piscataquis County budget of $4.09 million is up 1.67 percent from last year, but the tax commitment will be 3.74 percent higher.
    The reason is that “revenues are down a bit and the county’s state valuation has declined for four straight years,” according to Interim County Manager Tom Lizotte.

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Free mid-day Christmas dinner

By Stuart Hedstrom 
Staff Writer

    MILO — A holiday tradition for the Milo/Brownville area continues in 2014, as the annual free Christmas Day dinner for the community will be served on Thursday, Dec. 25 in the early afternoon.

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Officials looking to balance road repairs with costs

By Stuart Hedstrom 
Staff Writer

    MILO — An ongoing discussion among many town officials across Maine is the need for work on municipal roads and how to pay for these improvements. The Milo selectmen have had similar conversations with the most recent taking place during a Dec. 2 meeting.

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