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Armed Ludlow man killed by investigating trooper

Second individual charged in home invasion
By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
    LUDLOW — A Maine State Trooper killed a 52-year-old Ludlow man Sunday afternoon following an armed confrontation with police.
    Sgt. Joshua Haines shot Alan Gillotti Sr. outside Gillotti’s home on the Town Line Road when the Ludlow man reportedly confronted troopers with a firearm, according to Lt. John E. Cote, commanding officer of Troop F.

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Council, school board candidate forum set

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
    HOULTON — Candidates seeking election to the Houlton Town Council and RSU 29 school board will have an opportunity to participate in a “Candidates Forum” on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. in the town council chambers.
    This year’s event is being sponsored and moderated by WHOU staff members. In previous years, the Greater Houlton Chamber of Commerce put on the forum. However, because Jane Torres, executive director for the Chamber, is running for town council, the decision was made to seek an alternative sponsor.

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Haunted Hayride scares up some fun

Pioneer Times Photo/Joseph Cyr
NE-CLR-Hayride-dc1-pt-42HAUNTED — The Linneus Haunted Hayride returned this past weekend with a successful opening draw of about 800 people. And no Haunted Hayride is complete without a chainsaw wielding maniac.

By Joseph Cyr

Staff Writer
    LINNEUS — When it comes to scaring up a good time, the folks who organize the Linneus Haunted Hayride are the best in the business.

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Bridge to Hope walk returns Saturday

    HOULTON — The ninth annual Bridge to Hope Breast Cancer Awareness Walk will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m.
    Held to commemorate October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the walk starts at the Gentle Memorial Building and begins with a pink balloon release, followed by a short walk through downtown Houlton, before finishing back at the rec center for awards and door prizes.

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Filming wraps on HGTV’s ‘Lakefront Bargain Hunt’

By Scott Mitchell Johnson
Staff Writer
    PRESQUE ISLE — Filming wrapped in Aroostook County yesterday for a future episode of the “House Hunters” series spin-off “Lakefront Bargain Hunt.” A production crew from the HGTV (Home and Garden Television) series was in the area over the last several days following Greg Doak as he looked at four different lakeside properties in the area with Jane Towle, real estate broker for RE/MAX Central.

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Houlton students ready to give back to community

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NE-CLR-HeidisHope-dcx-pt-42jpgGETTING READY — Southern Aroostook County’s 2014 Gauvin Scholar Jessica Tucker stands with the Heidi’s Hope sign next to the humble sign of Aid for Kids. Tucker will spend her day on Saturday with students from Houlton and Hodgdon doing community service projects.

    HOULTON — Students participating in the first-of-its-kind Heidi’s Hope Serve-a-Thon on Oct. 18 in Houlton are literally going to the dogs and reaching out to help other kids.

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This week's PDF - October 15, 2014

A PDF version of this week's Houlton Pioneer Times is now available for download.

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