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08.26.2015

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Garland man killed in Afghanistan

 

By Stephen Betts
BDN Staff

   GARLAND, Maine -- Larry Hesseltine said it is difficult for him to talk about his friend and former colleague Corey Dodge, who was killed Saturday when a car bomb exploded in Kabul, Afghanistan.

   The two worked together for seven years at the Knox County Sheriff’s Office in Rockland. Hesseltine was both Dodge’s supervisor and friend.


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COREY DODGE - 40, of Garland.

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D-F bill of rights petition

   

Special select meeting set for Sept. 8

DOVER-FOXCROFT -- Recently Town Clerk Lisa Niles was presented with a petition of over 300 names requesting a secret ballot vote on a community bill of rights ordinance, stating that a community bill of rights for the residents of Dover-Foxcroft will be established to secure those rights by prohibiting corporations and governments from engaging in the acquisition of land for, or the siting of, private and public-private transportation ...
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Sheriff’s receives $35K grant

 
By Stuart Hedstrom
Staff Writer

DOVER-FOXCROFT -- For years, dispatchers with the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department have been working with an outdated and homemade console system. Now thanks to the efforts of Dispatch Sgt. Gary Grant, the department has been awarded a $35,000 grant from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation to update the communications area.



 PO DISPATCH 34 15761747

 Observer photo/Stuart Hedstrom

KING FOUNDATION GRANT FOR SHERIFF’S DISPATCH CENTER -- The Pisc...
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Sugar house will expand operations

Due to CDBG funds 

By Stuart Hedstrom
Staff Writer

BROWNVILLE -- In June Maine Highlands Sugarworks of Williamsburg Township was awarded a $50,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) microenterprise assistance grant for new equipment to expand operations. During an Aug. 18 meeting of the Piscataquis County Commissioners at the Brownville Town Office, a follow-up public hearing was held as part of the multiple phase grant process. CDBG applications are made through business host commu...
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Vets’ Memorial overseer to step down

 

By Stuart Hedstrom
Staff Writer

MILO -- During an Aug. 18 meeting of the Board of Selectmen, Interim Town Manager Damien Pickel told the board that Ron Knowles is looking to conclude his involvement in the town’s Veterans’ Memorial.

“I have been at it for eight years and it’s been a passion of mine but it’s time to give it up,” Knowles told the selectmen, after being asked by Pickel to attend following conversations between the two. Knowles said the m...
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Selectmen accept paving plan bid

 By Stuart Hedstrom
Staff Writer

DOVER-FOXCROFT -- The board of selectmen approved a proposal for a pavement assessment management plan during an Aug. 17 meeting.

“We solicited proposals from eight different firms,” Town Manager Jack Clukey said. He said five responses came back with two bids falling within budget and that of Gorrill Palmer of the town of Gray being the lower bid.

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CUSTOMER APPRECIATION AT NAPA


 PO NAPA 34 15740309

Observer photo/Keri Foster

NAPA Auto Parts held a Customer Appreciation Day at its Dover-Foxcroft location on Aug. 20 with a barbecue and tent sale.

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