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Beer lovers unite at Blackfly Brewfest
By Jen Lynds
Staff Writer
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THOMAS WILSON, marketing director for Gritty’s, of Portland, hands a sample of one of Gritty's products to a consumer at the first Blackfly Brewfest in Houlton on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Sponsored by the Greater Houlton Chamber of Commerce, brewers brought more than 100 Maine beers to the event. 
 

HOULTON — Richard Hogan of Bangor drove more than 119 miles on Saturday just to try a new type of beer.

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SAD 70 voters approve budget
By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer

HODGDON — By more than a 2-to-1 margin, voters in SAD 70 approved both a $6.5 million school budget and a $1.3 million bond at the polls last Tuesday.

“The SAD 70 School Board and Administration would like to thank the citizens of SAD 70 for their support of their local schools,” Superintendent Scott Richardson said. “With this budget and this approval of a bond referendum, we are prepared to move forward and provide the very best possible education to our s

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Majestic!
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MAJESTIC — Kelsie Washington and Noah Brown perform as Princess Aurora and Prince Desire during the Houlton School of Dance's production of "Sleeping Beauty" Friday evening in Houlton. Three performances played to a packed house May 12-14. 
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SACS announces senior honor parts

DYER BROOK — Jonathan Porter, principal at Southern Aroostook Community School, has announced the Honor Parts for the Class of 2016.

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Valedictorian  

Kaitlin S. Small has been chosen as valedictorian, while Mariah M. Lane was selected as salutatorian. Joshua S. Perrin was named first honor essayist and Dakota R. Dickinson was chosen as second honor essayist.

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Houlton Police honor fallen law officers
By Jen Lynds
Staff Writer
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POLICE MEMORIAL — On Tuesday, local law enforcement officials gathered in Houlton to honor those who have fallen in the line of duty. Transporting a wreath to be placed are (from left) Lt. Brian Harris of the Maine State Police, Chief Joe McKenna of the Houlton Police Department and Sheriff Darrell Crandall of the Aroostook County Sheriff's Office.  
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Teen pleads not guilty to murder
By Jen Lynds
Staff Writer

HOULTON — During a hearing that lasted less than three minutes on Friday, the 17-year old charged with murder in the death of a 61-year-old Houlton man last year pleaded not guilty.

Samuel Geary, who was 16 when he allegedly was involved in the killing of Keith Suitter, entered the plea in Aroostook County Superior Court in Houlton before Superior Court Justice Harold Stewart II.

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Heroes honored
By Christopher Bouchard
Staff Writer
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TYLER FITZPATRICK of Houlton was given the Young Hero Award at the May 11 Red Cross Real Heroes Breakfast at the Caribou Inn & Convention Center. Fitzpatrick's award was presented by Karen Thibodeau, Branch Manager of Machias Savings Bank in Caribou.  
 

CARIBOU — Hundreds of audience members poured into the Caribou Inn & Convention Center last week, with late guests parking on the grass, to see p

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Sheriff’s Office begins inmate work projects
By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
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CLEANUP — Two inmates from the Aroostook County Jail work to pick up trash along the side of the road in Smyrna.  
 

HOULTON — The Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office has resurrected an inmate work program program that allows incarcerated individuals to perform limited work details under the supervision of jail guards.

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