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Cary Plantation moves forward with plan to dissolve town

Pioneer Times Photo/Joseph Cyr
NE CLR Cary Deorg dc1 pt 30TOUGH DECISION — Residents from the town of Cary Plantation line up to sign in for last week’s special town meeting to discuss the benefits and negatives of deorganizing. The group voted unanimously to begin the process of becoming an unorganized territory.

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
    CARY PLANTATION — By a unanimous vote of residents, the town of Cary Plantation will move forward with its plans to deorganize.
    Last month, the neighboring town of Bancroft officially deogranized ending a three-year process. (See accompanying story.)

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Cloudy weather impacts event

Pioneer Times Photo/Joseph Cyr
NE clr Wings dc1 pt 30FIRE! — Terry Larson of Houlton fires off a blast from his hot air balloon burner Saturday morning at the third annual Wings and Wheels event at the Houlton International Airport. Poor weather put a damper on much of the aerial activities, but a good crowd still came out to see the aircraft and automobiles.

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
    HOULTON — The weather may have not cooperated with organizers of the third annual Wings and Wheels event at Houlton’s International Airport Saturday, but it did not seem to dampen the spirits of the many volunteers and spectators.
    Neither Vacationland Skydiving, nor the Jim Parker Airshows were able to attend the event because of the weather.

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Bancroft completes three-year process to disband

By Christopher Burns
BDN Staff
    BANCROFT — Some 126 years after the town of Bancroft was formed, July 8 marked the day it ceased to be a town and joined the vast tract of Unorganized Territory in northern Maine. But there was neither fanfare nor taps to mark the occasion.

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Lack of quorum prevents council from meeting

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
    HOULTON — For the third time in the past month-and-a-half, a meeting of the Houlton Town Council had to be postponed due to a lack of enough members.

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Summer adventures

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NE CLR After School dcx1 pt 29SUMMER FUN — Hunter Trecartin, a Hodgdon High School student participating in the 21st CCLC After School Program, paddles down the East Branch of the Penobscot River as part of the Outdoor Adventure week.

    Hodgdon High’s 21st CCLC After School Program recently ran a week of Outdoor Adventures for interested students. Maine Guide Tammi Matula gave two workshops — one for biking basics and another for canoeing basics.

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Peanut royalty

Houlton Pioneer Times Photo/Gloria Austin
NE CLR peanut dc pt 30PEANUT ROYALTY — The Just For Kids Playground will host its annual Peanut Carnival Thursday, August 6 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Rec Center tennis courts, with coronation following at 8 p.m. inside the building. A parade will also be Wednesday, August 5 at 10 a.m. Candidates for the title of King and Queen are, front from left, 7-8 year-olds

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This week's PDF - July 29, 2015

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

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