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07.29.2015

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Piscataquis River Festival

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Observer photo/Stuart Hedstrom

The 11th annual Piscataquis River Festival in Guilford featured a parade through town on the morning of Saturday, July 25. Leading the procession was the color guard made up of members of Boy Scout Troop 61 of Parkman.

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$7.2M budget approved at district meeting

 

Referendum vote today

GUILFORD -- In June voters in the half dozen communities making up SAD 4 voted down an approximate $7.27 million budget, by a margin of about 75 to 25 percent, for the 2015-16 school year. On July 22 a new $7,201,600 spending plan, with a local assessment of approximately $3,736,000 or 6.38 percent more than last year, was brought forward to the district meeting at Piscataquis Community Elementary School.

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New sheriff’s office project to go voters in the fall

By Stuart Hedstrom
Staff Writer

  DOVER-FOXCROFT -- On Tuesday, Nov. 3, residents of Piscataquis County will vote on a referendum question concerning the approval of a financing package to fund a new home for the sheriff’s department. The estimated price tag being used at the present time is $610,000 and during a July 21 meeting of the county commissioners bank bids on interest rates for project financing were due.

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Selectmen authorized to look into railroad property possibilities

 

By Stuart Hedstrom
Staff Writer

MILO -- By a vote of 28 to 6, the selectmen were authorized to express an interest in a commercial railroad property on B&A Avenue during a special town meeting on July 23. With authorization granted, the board can now investigate the parcel, such as the condition of the land and its potential for the future, and come back to the town with its findings for possible future action.

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Milo may form block associations

By Stuart Hedstrom
Staff Writer

MILO -- During a July 21 selectmen’s meeting, Interim Town Manager and Police Chief Damien Pickel said he met with a resident of the Derby section of town earlier in the month to discuss the possibility of creating a “block association.”

In a July 15 post on the Milo Police Department Facebook page Pickel wrote a block association could have “residents of a neighborhood join together to make their block better by doing things like volunte...
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SOLD!

     

PO AUCTION 30 15601289Observer photo/Stuart Hedstrom

Once again the Dover-Foxcroft Kiwanis held its annual auction at the Pisctaquis Valley Fairgrounds with the event taking place on July 23-25. On the evening of Friday, July 24 the crowds braved some showers at the start of the auction to bid on items such as chairs, shelves, a couch, lawnmower and more.

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PDF Download 07.29.2015

A pdf version of this week's 07.29.2015 is now available for download.

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