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10.15.2014

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Minister purchases the former Dexter Café

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer
    DEXTER — One of the vacant storefronts in downtown Dexter will soon be filled, thanks to action taken by the town council last week.
    Councilors voted unanimously to accept a bid for the former Dexter Café from Merlin “George” Dever, pastor of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, for $8,300. The restaurant has been vacant for several years and was acquired by the town for unpaid taxes. It also has an apartment on the second fl
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RIDING IN STYLE

Observer photo/Mike Lange
   LO-ColorDexFDRiding-DC-PO-42 RIDING IN STYLE — Allen Gatchell and Myalynn Curtis enjoy a driver’s view from a Dexter fire engine during Saturday’s open house.

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Dunton selected as Maine Technology Educator of the Year

By Stuart Hedstrom 
Staff Writer
    CHARLESTON — In recognition of the numerous ways she incorporates technology into her third-grade classroom at SeDoMoCha Elementary in Dover-Foxcroft, teacher Jessica Dunton has been selected as the Maine Technology Educator of the Year by the Association of Computer Technology Educators of Maine (ACTEM). Dunton was recognized for this accomplishment during an Oct. 7 school board meeting at the Charleston Community Center, several days pr
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Pair of brothers win Punt, Pass & Kick competitions

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    PUNT, PASS AND KICK STARS — Brothers Skylar and Tanyon Gibbs, 9 and 7 years old respectively, both won their age groups at a National Football League Punt, Pass & Kick sectional competition Oct. 4 in Dedham. The Gibbs brothers, who are the sons of Kevin and Lorrie Gibbs of Sebec, are now waiting to see if their performances qualified them for the New England competition scheduled for Oct. 26 in Foxboro, Mass. in conjunction with a New Englan

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Commissioners OK correction officer’s promotion and new clerk specialist

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer
    DOVER-FOXCROFT — The Piscataquis County Commissioners handled mostly routine business at their Oct. 7 meeting including the approval of a new supervisory position at the jail and the hiring of a new clerk specialist for the district attorney’s office.
    Commissioners also held two executive sessions after the public portion of the meeting including a one-hour conference with County Manager Marilyn Tourtelotte. Commissioners said tha
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Spending plan is off to the budget committee

By Stuart Hedstrom
Staff Writer
    BROWNVILLE — With the annual town meeting, held the third Monday of March, over five months away, the figures comprising the preliminary 2015-16 fiscal year budget are now in the hands of the budget committee following an Oct. 8 selectmen’s meeting.
    Town Manager Matthew Pineo presented the board members with an updated list of current department expenditures and revenues, which were a mix of increases and decreases. He said t
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Commissioner Woodcock addresses bear referendum

By Stuart Hedstrom 
Staff Writer
    DOVER-FOXCROFT — When Maine voters head to the polls Nov. 4, question one on the ballot will ask, “Do you want to ban the use of bait, dogs or traps in bear hunting except to protect property, public safety, or for research?” This question was the topic of an information seminar sponsored by the Piscataquis County Republican Committee on the evening of the Oct. 4 at the Morton Avenue Municipal Building, a seminar featuring guest speak
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Selectmen handle mostly routine business at Oct. 7 meeting

Staff Report
    GUILFORD — The Guilford Board of Selectmen had a rather routine agenda for their Oct. 7 meeting with only a few items requiring action or approval.
    The board received a letter from the Municipal Review Committee explaining their ongoing plans following the Department of Environmental Protection’s denial of their landfill permit.
    The letter reiterated that operating the Penobscot Energy Recovery Company plant in Orrington will
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