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02.03.2016

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Brownville-KI and Beyond Sled Dog Race and Dog Days of Winter event

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OFF AND RUNNING The end of Railroad Avenue in Brownville Jct. went to the dogs over the weekend as the Maine Highlands Sled Dog Club and the town of Brownville hosted the seventh annual Brownville-KI and Beyond Sled Dog Race and Dog Days of Winter event on Jan. 30-31. New in 2016 were races on both Saturday and Sunday morning. Pictured is Carol Durant with her eight-dog team just after the start of the 30-mile race on Jan. 30. The weekend also included 20-mile...
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Budget being prepared for annual town meeting

By Stuart Hedstrom
Staff Writer

BROWNVILLE — With the annual town meeting taking place on the third Monday in March, in 2016 this date will be March 21, the selectmen and budget committee are working on a 2016-17 spending plan with the various town departments having submitted requested expenditures.

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Town meeting will be April 2

By Stuart Hedstrom
Staff Writer

SANGERVILLE — For a number of years the annual town meeting has been held on the last Saturday of March. In 2016 this Saturday falls on Easter Weekend, and during a selectmen’s meeting on Jan. 28 the board opted to schedule the 2016 session for the week after.

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Residents approve funding package

 

To help Abbie Fowler School be converted to assisted living facility

By Stuart Hedstrom
Staff Writer

SANGERVILLE — Since the Abbie Fowler School became the property first of Sangerville and now the Sangerville Historical Society after being closed by SAD 4 a number of years ago, the town has explored both redeveloping the facility and tearing the building down but options have been limited as a result of the hazardous material remaining in the structure.

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FA’s Smith to play football at UMaine

By Ernie Clark
Staff Writer

DOVER-FOXCROFT — Foxcroft Academy athletic standout Hunter Smith will experience one of the crowning moments of his up-and-down senior season of football Wednesday evening.

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FUTURE BLACK BEAR Foxcroft Academy senior Hunter Smith will be continuing his athletic career as a member of the University of Maine football team. Last week Smith verbally committed to accept a full athletic scholarship, and he is scheduled sign his National Letter of Intent to ...
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CHAMPS OF THE PVC

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The Foxcroft Academy wrestling team finished in first place at the 2016 Penobscot Valley Conference Championship on Jan. 30 at Ellsworth High School. Ten Ponies finished in the top three in their respective weight classes and five recorded victories in the championship finals to help the team tally 171 points, 25 more than runner-up Ellsworth.

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Caron’s wrestling success a mix of strength, aggression, technique and lifelong learning

ErnieClarkDOVER-FOXCROFT — Zach Caron nearly quit competitive wrestling as a sixth-grader but now is quite glad he didn’t.

The Foxcroft Academy senior, already a two-time individual state champion during his high school career, is undefeated in 42 matches this winter after winning the 145-pound weight class at last Saturday’s Penobscot Valley Conference championship.

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