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Towns gather for annual meetings

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
    Last week was a busy time for local politics as a number of municipalities gathered Monday, March 16 for annual town meetings, while others convened this past Saturday. The following is a recap of those meetings.
    Island Falls — A group of 42 residents spent about two hours Saturday discussing town business at the annual town meeting. A total budget of $832,622 was approved. That budget figure is $8,476 above last year (1.03 percent increase).

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Community rallies to keep young cancer patient’s memory alive

NE-CLR-Kenna-dcx-ptsh-12Makenna Ward
HOULTON — Makenna (Kenna) Ward was a rock star in her community, said her father Kirk Ward. Everywhere she went, whether in the Greater Houlton area or at one of several hospitals across Maine and New England, people knew of her and her story.

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Hidden in plain sight

Pioneer Times photo/Gloria Austin
NE-CLR-exhibit-dc1-pt-11GUIDE — Mark Shea, acting director of the Aroostook Substance Abuse Prevention based out of Caribou, talks about some of the more obscure hiding places that are in plain sight of parents in a youth’s bedroom during the “Hidden In Plain Sight” exhibit at Furniture & Floors North in Houlton.

by Gloria Austin

Staff Writer
    HOULTON — What can be discovered in the open was shocking to those who attended last Thursday night’s “Hidden In Plain Sight” exhibit at Furniture & Floors North in Houlton.
    Kelley Fitzpatrick of Furniture & Floors North and her crew set up a mock teenager’s bedroom.

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SAD 70 to consider classroom move

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
    HODGDON — Should seventh- and eighth-grade students be moved from Mill Pond School to Hodgdon High School next year?
    That is the question weighing on the minds of SAD 70 board members as they begin preparations for the 2015-16 budget.

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Houlton couple outfits abused cat with wheelchair

Julia Bayly/BDN photo
NE-CLR-Shelter-dcx-pt-12FURRY FRIEND — Caroline Rossignol spends a few moments getting to know Emerson at the Houlton Humane Society. Disabled and confined to a special wheelchair due to past abuse, Emerson does not let that slow him down or stop showering people with affection.

By Julia Bayly
BDN Staff
    HOULTON — Abused, disfigured and abandoned. If anyone had good reason to have a massive chip on his tiny, furry shoulder, it’s Emerson the cat.

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Night of jazz

Pioneer Times Photo/Joseph Cyr
BS-Jazz-dc10-pt-12The Houlton High School Show Choir and Jazz Combo performed March 19 as part of a Night of Jazz event. Giving a

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This week's PDF - March 25, 2015

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

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