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Wings and Wheels flies in Saturday
By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer

HOULTON — The fourth annual Houlton International Wings and Wheels festival takes off Saturday, July 23 at the town’s airport.

Throughout the day, vendors will be selling a variety of items, including handmade crafts to an assortment of concessions. In 2014, about 2,500 people came out for the event. Last year, inclement weather resulted in fewer attendees and a number of events, including the air show and skydiving, had to be cancelled.

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Community steams to Oakfield

Train ride helps cancer patient

By Jen Lynds
Staff Writer
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A line of ticket holders waits to board the Maine Northern Railway in Oakfield on Saturday. The company offered tickets for a passenger rail car ride first in house and then on social media to benefit one of its engineer-conductors, Marvin Collier, who has been fighting cancer. All of the money will help him in his battle against non-Hodgkin lymphoma.  
 

OAKFIELD — Up until this past spring

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United Vets group rides for a purpose
By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
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Motorcyclists with the United Vets Motorcycle Club of Houlton head out Sunday morning on their third annual Wounded Warrior ride.  
 

HOULTON — For members of the United Vets Motorcycle Club of Houlton, there are no greater joys in life than hopping on a bike to hit the open road or helping a fellow veteran in need.

So when those two elements come together in the form of the third annual Wounded Heroes Ride, it is the be

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Schools undergoing summer renovations
By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
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This area of Hodgdon Middle-High School shows where the new elevator system is being constructed. The project is one of several going on at the high school during the summer break.  
 

HODGDON — The summer break has been anything but uneventful for the two school buildings in SAD 70 as several renovation projects are under way.

As part of a bond issue approved by voters in the spring, a new elevator system is being insta

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Councilors consider tax-cutting options
By Jen Lynds
Staff Writer

HOULTON — Town Councilors on Monday evening introduced a measure to transfer $165,000 from the municipal surplus account in an effort to reduce taxes, holding firm to the suggestion despite some disagreement over whether that figure was the best choice to institute tax relief.

The town customarily sets its tax rate in July, and in the past, the town has dipped into its surplus fund to offset taxation and hold or lower the tax rate.

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Dedicated cemetery employees ‘unsung heroes’
By Jen Lynds
Staff Writer
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Ralph Boyington of Houlton mows the grass on a section of Evergreen Cemetery known as Angel's Hill while his colleague James Wallace trims nearby with a weed whacker on Friday, July 15, 2016. The two are a dedicated tag-team who carefully maintain municipal resting places with a sense of duty to the deceased while also caring for the needs of the living, according to Milton Cone, the town’s fire chief and cemetery superintendent. “They a
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