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Dare to Scare? | Print |
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 09:50

HALLOWEEN

A pair of frightening tales for the season

    The Piscataquis Observer thanks all who submitted entries for the annual Dare to Scare? story contest. While the staff is still recovering from all of the resulting nightmares, first- and second-place submissions were written by a pair of seventh-graders at the Ridge View Community School in Dexter. Medeau Gustin has the scariest story and will receive a pair of passes to the Dover-Foxcroft  Fall Boo-Nanza on Oct. 31.

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National Fire Prevention Week | Print |
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 08:31

NATIONAL FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

October 5 through October 11, 2014

Fire safety tips for the home

    The high cost of home heating fuels and utilities have caused many Americans to search for alternate sources of home heating. The use of woodburning stoves is growing and space heaters are selling rapidly, or coming out of storage. Fireplaces are burning wood and manmade logs. All these methods of heating may be acceptable. They are, however, a major contributing factor in residential fires. Many of these fires can be prevented.

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    KEEPING SAFE — While fire safety should be emphasized throughout the year, awareness is stressed duing National Fire Prevention Week on Sunday, Oct. 5 through Saturday, Oct. 11.

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