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08.20.2014

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FA grad working to reduce food waste

By Stuart Hedstrom 
Staff Writer

    SANGERVILLE — In the U.S. around 40 percent of all edible food is wasted. If this amount was cut by 15 percent then an estimated 25 million people in the country could be fed, while also lowering the amount of water and energy used in producing food that ends up being uneaten.

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Hilton family’s donation highlights Kate’s 100th birthday

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    GREENVILLE — A little rain couldn’t dampen the celebration of the steamship Katahdin’s 100th birthday in Greenville Saturday night as more than 200 people gathered for refreshments and tributes to the classic vessel.
    The real highlight of the evening, however, was a $250,000 donation from the family of the late Louis O. Hilton, a local philanthropist who was instrumental in the restoration of the “Kate.”

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Keane chosen as PCSS principal

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    GUILFORD — There will be several new faces at School Administrative District 4 this fall including a new principal at Piscataquis Community Secondary School.

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Shapleigh rides into the Century Club for a second time

By Stuart Hedstrom 
Staff Writer

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — Joan Shapleigh and her horse teammate Tuffy’s Business (also known as Simon Says) rode into history when the pair took part in a dressage show at Infinity Farm on Aug. 17.

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    CENTURY CLUB MEMBERS — Joan Shapleigh of Dover-Foxcroft and the horse Tuffy’s Business (also known as Simon Says) became members of the Century Club during a dressage show at Infinity Farm...
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Road conditions spark comments at council meeting

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    DEXTER — Road maintenance wasn’t listed on last week’s Dexter Town Council meeting agenda, but there were some heated comments on the issue during the public forum portion of the session.
    Council Vice-Chairman Michael Blake, filling in for Chairman Fred Banks, defended the town’s efforts to keep the roads as drivable as possible despite a severe budget crunch this year.

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‘Save the Depot’ celebration raises hopes and funds

By Mike Lange
Staff Writer

    GREENVILLE — It’s a common belief that people of all ages love trains, whether they’re the ones still chugging on the Amtrak rails today or finely-detailed model railroads passed down through the generations.
    So it was a pleasant coincidence that a freight train stopped for a brief time during the “Save the Depot” celebration last Saturday in Greenville Junction. Dozens of people rushed to take pictures of the silver-color

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Sebec residents approve $541K budget

By Stuart Hedstrom
Staff Writer

    SEBEC — Citizens gave their approval to a municipal budget of just over $540,870 for the 2014-15 fiscal year during the 38-article annual town meeting on Aug. 11 at the Harland A. Ladd Municipal Building. This gross budget total represents a decease of a little more than $20,400 from the previous year.

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