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Plane crashes in woods near airport

PT PLANEREMOVED2 15781029WRECKAGE - A worker from Westerdahl's Towing makes sure the wreckage of a crashed plane are secured to the flatbed trailer before leaving the crash site
HOULTON -- The
pilot found dead after his twin-engine plane crashed early Thursday morning in Houlton under foggy conditions has been identified as 30-year-old Bakary Doucoure of Le Blanc, France.
Doucoure was the sole occupant of the Piper PA34, which had taken off the previous evening from an airport in Goose Bay, Labrador, and was bound for Merritt Island, Fla., Houlton Police Chief Joe McKenna said early Friday evening.

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Houlton council OKs $250,000 loan for public works equipment

HOULTON -- The town’s public works department will be the primary beneficiaries of a $250,000 loan authorized by the town council Monday evening.
By a vote of 5-1, with councilor Brent Dickison opposed, the council agreed to take out a five-year loan with Machias Savings Bank to replace worn out or broken vehicles within the town’s public works department.

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Back to school

PT NE CLR FIRST DAY DC 35 15809891Cooper Willard steps off the bus at Houlton Elementary School Monday morning for the first day of classes. Area students returned to the classroom this week.

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Maliseets to hold annual Recognition Day event

HOULTON -- For those who have ever been curious about the Native American way of life, the Houlton Band of Maliseets will provide a glimpse when the group holds its annual 35th annual Recognition Day celebration Saturday.
Recognition Day is held each year to commemorate the anniversary of HBMI becoming a federally recognized tribe. On Oct. 10, 1980, the federal government officially recognized the Houlton Band of Maliseets as a Native American tribe.

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Bowdoin freshmen assist local groups

by Karen Donato
Special to the Pioneer Times
FS BOWDOIN1 DCLR PT 35 15807003BOWDOIN STUDENTS VISIT -- Bowdoin College students visited the Ross Ridge School at the Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum in Littleton. The students were learning about the history of the museum and information about the one-room school originally located on the Ross Ridge Road in the town. From left: Yuri Wantanabe, Rosa Rossi-Goldthorpe, Alec Ferguson-Hull, Eve Allen, and Monique Lillis. In back: Shu Shu Hsia, Railey Zantop-Zimlinghows, Jeff Joseph, Robert Caputo and Nevan Swanson.
HOULTON -- Sixteen Bowdoin College freshmen, along with four upperclassmen gathered at the Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum this past week. Following a presentation on the mission and history of the agricultural museum, the students toured the facility and grounds.

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Back to School Bash set for Saturday

HOULTON -- Students returned to the classroom this past week, but that does not mean the fun times of summer are over and done with.
The Houlton Salvation Army will host a “Back to School Bash” on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring a variety of food, fun and games for all area children.

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This week's PDF - September 2, 2015

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

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