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End of an era

Town and Country to close its doors Dec. 24

By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer
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Town and Country Clothing and Footwear is closing its doors after 93 years of business in downtown Houlton. 
 

HOULTON — After nearly a century of providing Houlton area folks with top of the line clothing, shoes and much more, Town and Country Clothing and Footwear is closing its doors.

The store’s final day is tentatively slated for Christmas Eve, Dec. 24.

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A visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus after the Holiday Light parade
A visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus after the Holiday Light parade
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Mimi Weston, left, of Houlton visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus Saturday evening at the County Co-Op and Food Store following the town's Holiday Light Parade. The parade officially kicked off the start of the holiday season.
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Council receives EMS analysis
By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer

HOULTON — A seven-month review of the town’s ambulance department by an independent company has yielded more than 100 recommendations on things that could be improved.

Houlton Town Councilors were presented with the 107-page document during Monday night’s regular meeting. George Klauber of Municipal Resources Inc. of Meredith, New Hampshire went over the organizational analysis document with the council.

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Bell remembered as true gem
By Joseph Cyr
Staff Writer

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HOULTON — The Shiretown lost another of its cultural icons this past week as Catherine “Kay” Bell died Friday, Nov. 25, at the age of 97.

Bell left a lasting legacy in the minds of many Houlton residents for her integrity and love for Houlton. She started work at the U.S. Border Patrol in 1957, during a time when the agency was dominated by men, and spent 32 years in that capacity.

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Dinosaurs invade Houlton Elementary School
By Karen Donato
Special to the Houlton Pioneer Times
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Bob Liasaius shares his love of dinosaurs with students at Houlton Elementary School during a visit to the school Friday, Nov. 18, sponsored by the Houlton Parent-Teacher Organization.
 

HOULTON — More than 375 students crowded into the multi-purpose room at Houlton Elementary School Friday, Nov. 18, to enjoy an educational show with Bob Lisaius, “Dinoman” just before the Thanksgiving break.

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Black Friday in The County brisk for some
By Jen Lynds
Staff Writer

HOULTON — For the past three weeks, Helen McCormick has been on a mission.

The Houlton grandmother of nine knows that her youngest granddaughter wants a “Hatchimals” toy, one of the hottest children’s items on the market this holiday season. The toy comes in an egg shell and then opens into a snuggly toy of varying colors.

“I have looked everywhere for that toy and have tried various places online, but it is sold out every time I try,” she said. “She i

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PDF Download 11.30.2016

A pdf version of this week's 11-30-2016 is now available for download.

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